“DISHA is a crucial step towards good governance through which we will be able to monitor everything centrally. It will enable us to effectively monitor every village of the country.”
- Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committees (DISHA), have been constituted by the Department of Rural Development in all the districts, each under the Chairmanship of concerned Member of Parliament. These DISHA Committees are meeting on quarterly basis to monitor the efficient and time-bound development of the districts through proper implementation of 43 Central Schemes/ Programmes and ensure better coordination at all the levels of elected representatives.
Similarly, State Development Coordination and Monitoring Committees also have been constituted under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister to attend to the matters which need to be resolved at the highest level in the State. Meetings of the State Level DISHA Committees should be held at least once every six months, after giving sufficient notice to the Hon’ble MPs/MLAs and all other elected representatives and other Members.
Ministry of Rural Development is responsible for most of the welfare and development activities in the rural areas. The vision and mission of the Ministry is sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India through a multipronged strategy for eradication of poverty by increasing livelihoods opportunities, providing social safety net and developing infrastructure for growth. The following major schemes are being operated by the Ministry of Rural Development in rural areas:
NRLM aims to help the poor by providing skill training by enabling poor households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis.
DDUGKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana) is tasked with the dual objective of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to occupational aspirations of the rural poor and to equip them to participate in Global Job Market.
MGNREGA aims to enhance livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
NSAP Scheme provides financial assistance to the elderly, widows and persons with disabilities in the form of social pensions.
PMAY-G aims at providing a pucca house, with basic amenities, to all houseless householder and those households living in kutcha and dilapidated houses.
PMFBY aims to provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities, pests & diseases.
PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) aims to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected habitations as part of the poverty reduction strategy.
PMKSY- IWMP is to mainly undertake rain water conservation, construction of farm pond, water harvesting structures, small check dams and contour bunding etc.
PMUY introduced with an objective to make clean cooking fuel such as LPG available to the rural and deprived households which were otherwise using traditional cooking fuels.
RKVY scheme for ensuring development of agriculture and allied sectors by allowing states to choose their own agriculture and allied sector development activities as per the district/state agriculture plan.
The mission aimed at eliminating open defecation in rural areas through mass scale behavioural change, construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets.
Government of India has proposed the Shyama Prasad MukherjiRurban Mission (SPMRM), aimed at developing such rural areas by provisioning of economic, social and physical infrastructure facilities.