The Ministry of Rural Development – MORD

Ministry of Rural Development – ग्रामीण विकास मंत्रालय भारत सरकार

The Ministry of Rural Development or MORD is available with two departments. They are the Department of Land Resource and the Department of Rural Development. This Ministry is a nodal Ministry that is accountable for the welfare and development of various activities in the different rural areas of India. MORD has an exceptional contribution to India’s development strategy. This particular Ministry has only one vision, the development of the rural regions. They want to eradicate poverty and increase different livelihood opportunities. They also provide social safety to the rural people and also develop infrastructure so that it can improve the quality of rural people’s life. Also, it’ll correct imbalances related to the development and aims to reach the poor section of the society.ministry of rural development

The Ministry of Rural Development has various aims. These are
  • Providing multiple livelihood opportunities to the poor section of the society including women. They mainly focus on the BPL households.
  • Providing homestead and primary housing to BPL households.
  • They provide 100 days wage employment in each year to improve the livelihood security.
  • They also upgrade the roads of rural areas to improve rural connectivity.
  • This Ministry provides social assistance to disabled persons, widows, and seniors.
  • They arrange various training for the development of rural areas.
  • They promote individuals as well as various voluntary agencies for rural development.

Apart from that, they have various responsibilities. In short, this Ministry entirely concentrates on rural development. Various schemes come under this Ministry including Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. Let’s take a look.

Schemes, Programmes, and Missions

  • Bank of Ideas and Innovations, Government of India (GOI)
  • DISHA – District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committees
  • Grameen Internal audit Portal (GRIP), Ministry of Rural Development



The Central Government introduced District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee or DDCMC to develop Central Government’s various programmes on time. The other name of DDCMC is Disha. It monitors total 28 schemes and their implementations. Along with that, they monitor multiple programmes and schemes of rural development. This Ministry coordinates with both State and Central and also with Panchayet Governments to monitor the implementation of various schemes on time. Disha’s first meeting held on 13th August 2016.

Department of Land Resources – (DLR)

Schemes, Programmes, and Missions

  • Integrated Watershed Management Programme – IWMP, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development
  • National Land Records Modernization Programme –  NLRMP
  • Watershed Programmes Monitoring Information System – WPMIS

Department of Rural Development – (DRD)rural development

Schemes, Programmes, and Missions

  • Computerised Rural Information Systems Project – CRISP
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana – (DDU-GKY)
  • Indira Awaas Yojana – IAY
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee ActMGNREGA
  • National Land Record Modernization Program
  • NRuM – National Rurban Mission
  • National Social Assistance Programme – NSAP
  • Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awaas YojanaPMGAY
  • PMGSY – Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
  • Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas – PURA
  • Rural Diksha – MORD
  • Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana – SAANJHI

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojanadeendayal antyodaya yojana

The Government of India launched a scheme worth 50000 crores. The name of that scheme is Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana to help the needy people. Under this Antyodaya Yojana, the Government provides skill training to them. Mission Antyodaya is a remarkable step by the Government.

Commissions, Committees, and Missions

  • National Rural Livelihoods Mission – NRLM – Aajeevika

Autonomous and Apex Institutions

  • Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology – CAPART
  • National Institute of Rural Development – NIRD

PSUs and Joint Ventures

  • National Rural Roads Development Agency – NRRDA

Regional and Field Offices

  • Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Rural Development, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • North Eastern Regional Centre of National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj – (NIRD & PR – NERC)

SECC 2011secc 2011

SECC 2011 or Social Economic Cast CCencus 2011 comes under The Ministry of Rural Development. It was the first paperless census, and the Government launched it in West Tripura district’s Sankhola village.

Ministry of Rural Development Website: https://rural.nic.in
Contact Number: 011 2338 3880
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaRuralDev
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mord_goi
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/MORD
Address Info:
Krishi Bhavan,
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi-110001