Rural Development Programmes


Following is the list of Rural Development Programmes:

S.No. Rural Development Programme Year of Beginning Objective/Description
 1 Community Development Programme (CDP) 1952  Over-all development of rural areas with people’s participation. 
 2 Rural Electrification Corporation 1969  Electrification in rural areas
 3 Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme(ARWSP) 1972-73  For providing drinking water in villages 
 4 Crash Scheme for Rural Employment 1972-73 For rural employment 
 5 National Institution for Rural Development 1977  Training, investigation and advisory organization for rural development 
 6 National Rural Employment Programme (NREP) 1980  To provide profitable employment opportunities to the rural poor 
 7 Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) 1982  To provide suitable opportunities of self-employment to the women belonging to the rural families who are living below the poverty line.
 8 Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme (RLEGP) 1983  For providing employment to landless farmers and laborers 
 9 National Fund for Rural Development (NFRD) 1984  To grant 100% tax rebate to donors and also to provide financial assistance for rural development projects. 
 10 Council for Advancement of People’s Actions and Rural Technology (CAPART) 1986  To provide assistance for rural prosperity. 
 11 Service Area Account (SAA) 1988 A new credit policy for rural areas
12 Jawahar Rozgar Yojana 1989 For providing employment to rural unemployed.
13 Agriculture and Rural Debt Relief Scheme (ARDRS) 1990 To exempt bank loans upto Rs. 10,000 of rural artisans and weavers.
14 Supply of Improved Toolkits to Rural Artisans 1992 To supply modern toolkits to the rural craftsmen except the weavers , tailors , embroiders and tobacco laborers who are living below the poverty line.
15 District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) 1993 To provide financial assistance for rural development.
16 Mahila Samridhi Yojana 1993 To encourage the rural women to deposit in Post Office Saving Account.
17 Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana 1999 For eliminating rural poverty and unemployment and promoting self-employment.
18 Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana 2000 To fulfil basic requirements in rural areas.
19 Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 2000 To line all vilages with pakka road
20 Bharat Nirman Program  2005 Development of Rural Infrastructure including six components : irrigation, Water supply, Housing, Road, Telephone and Electricity.
21 National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) 2006 To provide atleast 100 days wage employment in rural areas.
22 Indira Awaas Yojana 1999 To help construction of new dwelling units as well as conversion of unserviceable kutcha houses into pucca/semi-pucca by members of SC/STs, freed bonded labourers and also non-SC/ST rural poor below the poverty line by extending them grant-in-aid.
23 National Livelihood Mission 2009-10 To reduce poverty among rural BPL by promoting diversified and gainful self-employment and wage employment opportunities which would lead to an appreciable increase in income on sustainable basis.
24 Pradhanmantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) 2010 Integrated development of scheduled castes dominated villages in the country.
25 Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojana 2001 To provide additional wage employment in the rural areas as also food security, along with the creation of durable community, social and economic infrastructure in rural areas.
26 Twenty Point Program 1975 Poverty eradication and and raising the standard of living.
27 Draught Prone Areas Programme (DPAP) 1973-74 To minimise the adverse effects of drought on production of crops and livestock and productivity of land, water and human resources ultimately leading to drought proofing of the affected areas.
28 Annapurna Scheme 2000 To ensure food security for all create a hunger  free  India in the next five years and to reform and improve the Public Distribution System so  as to serve the poorest of the poor in rural and urban areas.
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