Department of Rural Development Govt. of Maharashtra

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The Department of Rural Development, Govt. of Maharashtra mainly deals with the promotion of a range of welfare activities designed for the betterment of the rural masses. These welfare activities are formulated to overcome the poverty line and oppression that has been a major threat to the rural areas.

The beneficiary programs developed by the rural development department in Maharashtra are focused upon enhancing the potentialities of the hidden talents of the rural youths who had no scopes to explore their skills so far. The rural development programs are designed in such a way so as to boost up the confidence of the rural poor to show their skills in their respective areas of interest.

Some of the major activities carried out by the Department of Rural Development, Govt. of Maharashtra are as follows:

  • It has ensured organic agriculture in the rural sections of the state by implementing a range of programs pertinent to that. A large number of organic farmers in rural India formulated the first set of organic standards pertinent to the agro-climatic and agricultural practices.

  • The state government also introduced bio-diversity in the rural sections of Maharashtra. Measures are taken by the rural development department to implant some staple food crops in the rural regions.

  • Organic farming was introduced in the rural regions by deeming the soil, climate, social, economic, and biodiversity of those areas.

  • The department of rural development in Maharashtra also ensured vocational training facilities for the rural poor to enhance their skills for employment.

  • The rural development department also set up a proper civic system in the rural section by activating various programmes comprising of national songs, government programmes of development, civic administration, rules of national flag, and other related festivals such as Republic Day and Independence Day.

  • It also established a range of village clinics and health camps in the rural sections along with providing community health education among the rural masses. It provided knowledge regarding the health lifestyles that will help the rural masses to identify some common diseases along with the prevention measures.

  • Enabling the community nutrition programme is a crucial activity of the rural development department in Maharashtra. The state government has also organized a range of nutrition demonstration programmes.

  • The state government also ensured security for the old-aged people so that they remain independent even if not involved in any job.
  • Another very important task taken up by the rural development department in Maharashtra is to ensure rural housing for the backward sections.

  • Empowering the women in rural regions has also been ensured by the department of rural development in Maharashtra.
These are some of the most important welfare programmes facilitated by the Department of Rural Development, Govt. of Maharashtra. The state government is also thinking about newer and innovative schemes for the betterment of the rural section of the state and till now all the schemes carried out so far, have been highly successful in amending these backward and underdeveloped sections of the state.

last Updated 25/05/2011