Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)

Published on Monday, September 28, 2015
Shyama Prasad Mukherji

In a bid to transform rural areas and provide sustainable growth opportunities in rural areas ,Government of India has started new scheme known as Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban(rural-urban) Mission .

This scheme aims at transforming rural areas as growth engines for development to provide sustainable development and urban facilities in rural areas with an outlay of Rs 5142.08 cr.
This scheme will be administered by the Rural Development Ministry.

This scheme aims at developing 300 clusters at village level till 2020 . The funding for these clusters come by converging of various schemes at village level into these clusters and additional funding for these clusters will be provided by Central Government.For selection of clusters in various states ,ministry of rural development will adopt a scientific method of cluster selection involves an objective analysis at the District, Sub District and Village level, of the demography, economy,tourism and pilgrimage significance and transportation corridor impact, based on this ministry will provide suggestive list to State Government ,based on set principles State Government will than select clusters in District and Sub-district.

To ensure optimum level development of these clusters and also to integrate in village economy , this scheme will focus on 14 mandatory components.

  • Skill development training linked to economic activities 
  • Agro Processing/Agri Services/Storage and Warehousing 
  • Digital Literacy 
  • Sanitation 
  • Provision of piped water supply 
  • Solid and liquid waste management 
  • Village streets and drains 
  • Street lights 
  • Fully equipped mobile health unit 
  • Upgrading school /higher education facilities 
  • Inter-village road connectivit 
  • Electronic delivery of citizen centric services 
  • Public transport 
  • LPG gas connections.
The scheme aimed at development of rural areas as growth engines for village economy and also support overall regional growth .To meet twin objectives of urban facilities in rural areas , decongesting urban areas by stopping migration of people from rural areas.

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