Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Projects, 30/03/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Projects, 30/03/2017. The Ministry of Rural Development, inter alia, is implementing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), Deen Dayal Upadhyay - Gramin Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana –Gramin (PMAY-G), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) to bring about overall improvement in the quality of life of the people in rural areas through employment generation, strengthening of livelihood opportunities, promoting self employment, skilling of rural youths, provision of social assistance and other basic amenities. Proposals related to these programmes are received from State Governments/UT Administrations time to time which are examined and actions are taken on them as per the programme guidelines. Identification and planning of works, developing shelf of projects including determination of the order of their priority under MGNREGA is done by Gram Panachayat. The Development Plan including the shelf of project to be undertaken under MGNREGA is approved by the Gram Sabha. The status of project proposals with regard to different Rural Development Programmes are given at Annexure-I. The State/ UT-wise funds allocated, released and expenditure incurred under various rural development schemes during last three years and current year are given at Annexure-II. The State/ UT- wise physical achievements made under various rural development schemes during the last three years and the current year are given at Annexure-III. Specific provisions have been made under rural development programmes for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Separate earmarking of funds is done for SCs and STs under PMAYG and DAY-NRLM. The numbers of beneficiaries belonging to Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes, State/UT-wise, under MGNREGA, IAY, now restructured as PMAY-G and DAY-NRLM are given at Annexure-IV.