Department of Rural Development

The Ministry of Rural Development, a branch of the Government of India, is entrusted with the task of accelerating the socio-economic development of rural India. Its focus is on health, education, drinking water, housing and roads. The Ministry of rural development has a major role in unified approach as they implement rural development programmes through various platforms including the SHGs under NRLM. According to the report available in there are about 7,29,80,811 SHG members in India. Engagement of SHGs in IEC and implementation and O&M of constructed plants will be a great economic support. Hence the role of NRLM and MoRD is very important in the Unified approach

Number of small projects set up through NRLM platform