Rural Development Schemes/Yojanas Focusing on First Common Review Mission: A Discussion

Shankar Chatterjee


In 2016, Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development, the Government of India has reviewed some of the rural development programmes. The review Report under the title of “First Common Review Mission” as thematic report has been published by the Ministry and based on this Report few issues are presented here for the benefit of readers. So this article is purely based on secondary sources covered four schemes/yojanas viz., Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS),   Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna –Grameen (PMAY-G), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

  The review was carried out in eight states in 2016 and the states are Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Tripura.  Again from each state, two diverse districts were selected for the study based on the criteria of agriculturally backward, high level of poverty, tribal dominated areas vis-à-vis industrially advance or located in coastal areas. In each state four CRM members visited in two diverse districts from 5th May to 9th May 2016. Based on the study and the discussions carried out by the officials and local persons, Report was prepared under the title of “First Common Review Mission”. This author based on the Report few issues pertaining to MGNREGS, DAY-NRLM, PMAY-G and PMGSY has presented for the benefit of readers and scholars. 

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