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Ministry of Rural Development (India)

Republic of India
Ministry of Rural Development
Department overview
Jurisdiction Republic of India
Headquarters Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget 74299 crore
Minister responsible Ch. Birender Singh

The Ministry of Rural Development, a branch of the Government of India, is entrusted with the task of accelerating the socio-economic development of rural India. Its focus is on health, education, drinking water, housing and roads.


  • History 1
  • Departments 2
    • Department of Rural Development 2.1
    • Department of Land Resources 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


As of May 2008, the Minister in charge of Rural Development was Vilasrao Deshmukh and Ministers of state were Miss Agatha Sangma, Mr. Shishir Adhikari and Mr. Pradeep Jain Aditya.

On 12 July 2011, the Ministry was given over to Jairam Ramesh, an IIT-B graduate.[1] On 13 July 2011 the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation was separated from the Ministry of Rural Development and named the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitaton.[2] Jairam Ramesh himself assumed additional charge of the Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation.[3]


The ministry has two departments, Department of Rural Development and Department of Land Resources, each headed by a senior civil servant designated as the Secretary of the Deportment. Mrs Anita Choudhry is the Secretary land Resources and Mr S. Vijay Kumar[4] is the Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development.

Department of Rural Development

The department run three national-level schemes:

  • Ministry of Rural Development, Official website
  • National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, website

External links

  1. ^ "Who is Jairam Ramesh", Utube (Video 3:29: NDTV), 2011-07-13, retrieved 2011-08-08 
  2. ^ "Ministry of Rural Development - About". New Delhi: Govt of India. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation - Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission, New Delhi: Govt of India, retrieved 2011-08-08 
  4. ^ Subrahmanyam Vijay Kumar
  5. ^ "Overview". Department of Rural Development. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  6. ^ Subrahmanyam Vijay Kumar
  7. ^ "Schemes". Department of Land Resources. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 


See also

  • Technology Development, Extension & Training Programme (TDET)
  • Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)
  • National Land Record Modernisation Programme (NLRMP)

The Department of Land Resources run three national-level programs:[7]

Department of Land Resources

The Minister of Rural Development is the Chairman of these three organisations and the Secretary of the Ministry is the Vice Chairman. The Minister is currently Mr Jairam Ramesh, and the Secretary is Mr S.Vijay Kumar[6]


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