Since from the independence, the government has been formulating policies , programs , projects and schemes to accelerate the rural development. All these programs are run by the central and state government in the areas of education, health, drinking water, sanitation, etc. The policy and programs of rural development aim at alleviating rural poverty, generating employment and removing hunger and malnourishment
The aims of the Rural Development Department are:
Brief introduction of Schemes implemented by RDD Kashmir are summarized as under:-
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA) was notified on September 7, 2005. The mandate of the Act is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
Some features of MGNREGA are:
Housing is one of the basic requirements for human survival. For a normal citizen owning a house provides
significant economic and social security and status in society. For a shelter less person, a house brings
about a profound social change in his existence, endowing him with an identity, thus integrating him with his
immediate social milieu.
In pursuance to the goal - Housing for all by 2022, the rural housing scheme Indira Awas Yojana has been revamped
to Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin and approved during March 2016. Under the scheme, financial assistance is
provided for construction of pucca house to all houseless and households living in dilapidated houses. The scheme
is being implemented in rural areas throughout India.
The main objective of PMAY is to provide pucca house to all who are houseless and living in dilapidated houses in rural areas by March, 2024.
Identification of beneficiaries eligible for assistance and their prioritisation has been done using information from Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) ensuring total transparency and objectivity. The list were presented to Gram Sabha to identify beneficiaries who have been assisted before or who have become ineligible due to other reasons. Annual list of beneficiaries has been identified from the total list through participatory process by the Gram Sabha
Currently all the eligible beneficiaries as identified under SECC have been benefitted, now the focus is on the left out beneficiaries and in Kashmir Division there are almost Seventy Thousand households who need to be assisted under PMAY. During 2022-23 a target of 13297 has been allocated to Kashmir Division for construction of new Houses for houseless beneficiaries.
Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) was launched on 24th April 2018 as an umbrella scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India. It is a unique scheme proposed to develop and strengthen the Panchayati Raj System across India in the rural areas.
Objectives of RGSA