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Panchayat Raj and Rural Development

Headed by the Commissioner of Panchayat Raj, the Department of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development is responsible for planning and execution of programs for rural development.

The main functions of the Department are as follows:

  • Implement schemes for rural development
  • Improve the coverage and quality of infrastructure facilities in rural areas
  • Make provision to provide clean drinking water
  • Execute minor irrigation and poverty alleviation programs

The Department is implementing several schemes to improve living conditions of people in rural areas and to create economic awareness in rural areas. Some of these schemes include:

  • Rural Water Supply
  • Rural Sanitation
  • Jawahar Gram Samrudhi Yojana (J. G. S. Y)
  • Community Development
  • Construction of Mandal Buildings
  • Construction and maintenance of rural roads
  • Employment Assurance Scheme (E. A. S.)
Department Structure of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development
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