NRLM/NERLP

Development and welfare initiatives in rural areas continue with unmatched zeal and vigor throughout the state, and in this the RM&DD has done a lot to bring about the involvement of the common people. Various segments have been set up under the department which caters to distinct needs of the particular area at a particular time. Various cells like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) grant better employment opportunities for a larger number of people in rural Sikkim even as State Gramin Sadak Yojna (SGSY) provides people in rural Sikkim to connect better. Likewise innovative schemes like Chief Minister Rural Housing Mission (CMRHM) for housing the rural poor and Dhara Vikas Yozna to rejuvenate the drying water springs and to provide provisions for safe drinking water are some laudatory efforts of the state and the department. All these flagship programmes have served to make it a major player in the overall development strategy of the state.

The other directive of the department is to ensure progress, prosperity and self reliance amongst the people while providing them with basic infrastructural and training support. To address the various social and economic inequalities in the state, the state government has initiated a number of initiatives funded both by the Central government and the state government.

Understanding the vastness of the scope of work that entails the Rural Management & Development Department and to ensure that work is done in a much more structured manner, the department is divided into eleven cells/directorate/missions and each headed by a senior officer. The responsibility of each body is to ensure that the various schemes, policies and programmes of the department effectively reaches out to the end beneficiaries. The eleven bodies are as under –

  • MGNREGA
  • DIRECTORATE OF PANCHAYATI RAJ
  • SBM-GRAMIN
  • PMGSY
  • SIRD
  • RURAL HOUSING
  • SRDA/NRLM
  • NATIONAL RURAL DRINKING WATER
  • GRIEVANCES CELL
  • NATIONAL RURAL LIVELIHOODPROGRAM
  • SPECIAL PROJECT