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Rural Development Cell


The Rural Development (RD) Cell of SIPRD aspires to witness the transformation of Bengal villages into self-sufficient economies, growing opulent with its maverick knowledge and skills of production so as to attain the peaks of Human Resource Development and Livelihood Development using the expanding means of infrastructure.


The Rural Development (RD) Cell strives to kindle the spark among the RD facilitators serving in the domain of villages and Panchayats operating in different tiers and in different capacities.

Objectives of the cell:

1. To equip the RD facilitators with the updated knowledge of tradecrafts.
2. To continuously develop and transfer the skill of programme/project management in the field right from the process of envisioning - planning - budgeting - implementation - supervision to sustainable asset creation.
3. To inculcate the habit of good governance through prompt and improved service delivery mechanism
4. To strive for higher levels of transparency and accountability
5. To explore the best practices in the field for its rapid replication
6. To instigate the RD facilitators to explore every possibility of convergence for synergizing the efforts of rural development

Cell Activities:

1) To conduct training on RD programmes to PRI members & RD facilitators in field
2) To prepare training materials, books and modules for the PRI members & RD facilitators
3) To undertake Impact Study of the Trainings undertaken by the cell
4) To undertake continuous evaluation and updation of the Training content & methodology
5) To maintain continuous liaison with the facilitators of Rural Development in filed
6) To maintain continuous liaison with other Departments and gencies/ organizations working in the domain of Rural Development

List of Rural Development Programmes:

I.Food SecurityProgrammes:

a)Rationing system

II.Social SecurityProgrammes:

a)Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) & other Old Age Pensions
b)Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS))
c)Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS)
d)National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)
e) Provident Fund for Landless Agricultural Labourers (PROFLAL)
f)Aam Admi Bima Yojona (AABY)
g)Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojona (RSBY)
h)State assisted Scheme of Provident Fund for Unorganized Workers (SASPFUW)
i) Janani Suraksha Yojona (J.S.Y.)

III.Welfare programmes rendered by Backward Class Welfare Department & Minority Affairs & Madrasah Education Department

IV.Infrastructure Development programmes:

a)Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
b)Grants made by Central Finance Commission
c)Grants made by State Finance Commission
d)Grants made by local MP under MPLADS
e)Grants made by local MLA under BEUP
f)Own Fund of LSG
g)Grants made under various Regional Development & Backward Community Development schemes:
MSDP, IMDP, ....

V.Livelihood development programmes of Departments like:

c)Animal Resource Development
e)MSME (Micro Small & Medium Enterprises)

VI.National Rural Livelihood Mission & role of SHGs

VII.Financial assistanceprogrammes like:SCP, TSP, MSY, AMSY, SVSKP, etc.


IX.Mission Nirmal Bangla

X.Child Development Scheme (ICDS)

XI.Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

XII.Intyegrated Natural Resource Management- Watershed Programme

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.
-APJ Abdul Kalam

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