District Rural Development Agency

Sonitpur District Assam India

DISTRICT RURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY(DRDA)


DEPARTMENT NAME:- DISTRICT RURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY(DRDA)

DEPARTMENT GENERAL PROFILE:- DRDA is treated as the principal organ at the district level for implementation of the anti-poverty initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development. It was originally conceived to implement the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP).

SCHEMES (ABOUT CURRENT SCHEMES WITH DETAILS):-
DRDA implements the following schemes in the district:---

1. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS): The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) aims at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. The list of the sanctioned schemes wef. 06/07/16 is also put up in the district website: sonitpur.gov.in. The details of the schemes and its implementation in the district can be sourced from:

http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx.

2. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMAY): It was previously known as Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) which provided housing to the rural poor. It is one of the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development to construct houses for BPL households. In 2015-16, financial assistance of Rs. 75000/- is provided to BPL households to construct their own houses in three installments. The houses are allotted in the name of the wife or jointly in the name of husband and wife. The beneficiary is solely responsible for the construction of the house and cannot use any contractor for the same. The details of the scheme and its implementation can be sourced from:

http://iay.nic.in/netiay/home.aspx.

3. Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY - NRLM): It is a povery alleviation project implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development. It focuses on promoting self-employment and organization of rural poor. The idea is to organize the poor into Self Help Groups (SHGs) and make them capable for self-employment. More details of the scheme and its implementation in the district can be sourced from:

http:// nrlm.gov.in.


4. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY): It is a youth employment scheme of the Government of India. It targets youth, under the age group of 15-35 years and aims at enhancing the employability of rural youth. More details of the scheme and its implementation in the district can be sourced from :

http://www.ddugky.gov.in/.

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