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About the Department

Community & Rural Development was inherited from the State of Assam with 24 Blocks. The Community & Rural Development plays an important role in the process of accelerating the economic and social development of rural areas with a  view to increasing the income level and quality of life of the rural people. In bringing administrative closer to the people, new blocks were created from time to time and now the total number of Blocks has gone up to 43 nos.


The aims and objectives of the programme and schemes are alleviation of poverty, generation of employment, creation of durable community social and economic assets and providing social security for the rural people and general development to uplift the economic condition of people living in rural areas. The schemes implemented by the department are as follows:

 

Centrally Sponsored Schemes

  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment  Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

  • Indira Awaas Yojana (I.A.Y)/ Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G)

  • National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)

  • Dean Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY)

  • National Social Assistance Programme( NSAP)

  • Sansas Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)

  • Shyam Prasad Mukherjee National Rural Mission (NRuM)

State Sector Schemes

  • Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP)

  • Chief Minister’s Special Rural Development Fund (CMSRDF)

  • Chief Minister’s Blacktopping of Rural Roads Scheme (CMBTRRS)

  • Normal C.D. Schemes