THE GOAL OF DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
India’s soul resides in the villages. Rural economy and development works in villages reflect the progress of a country.
The Ministry of Rural Development operates a number of development programs for eradicating rural poverty through the seamless efforts of the Government of India and the State Government. In addition to programs funded by the Government of India in Uttarakhand, the State Government has launched several innovative public welfare programs from its financial resources to eradicate poverty. Rural Development Department implement several programs in the area of self-employment, employment, rural housing, rural connectivity, village developments, etc. for rural economy and infrastructure development.
Under the innovative initiative taken by the state government, Deendayal Uttarakhand Rural Housing Scheme is being implemented with state financial resources in the area of rural housing. Under the 12th Five Year Plan, the State Government is determined to make the residential facility to all poor people, local employment to every unemployed and self-employment by connecting each family with self-employment.
In the implementation of poverty alleviation programs, there is an active role in the selection, planning, execution and maintenance of various welfare schemes of three-tier Panchayats-Gram Panchayat, Kshetra Panchayat and Zila Panchayat of the state. Efforts are being made to make Swavalambi continuously by giving training to the three-tier Panchayats as well as providing training for awareness of duties.