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Ministry of Rural Development
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Ministry overview
Formed20 January 1980; 42 years ago (1980-01-20)
JurisdictionIndia Republic of India
HeadquartersKrishi Bhavan, New Delhi
Annual budget122,398 crore (US$16 billion) (2020–21 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Ministry executive
  • Nagendra Nath Sinha[2], Secretary of Department of Rural Development
Websiterural.nic.in

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, piped drinking water, public housing and roads.[3]

On 7 July 2021, during the first cabinet reshuffle of the Second Modi ministry, Giriraj Singh replaced Narendra Singh Tomar as the Minister of Rural Development.

Departments

The ministry has two departments: the Department of Rural Development and the Department of Land Resources. Each is headed by a senior civil servant designated as the Secretary of the Department. Anita Choudhry is the secretary of Land Resources and Jugal Kishore Mahapatra, a senior bureaucrat from Odisha, is the secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development.

Department of Rural Development

The department run three national-level schemes: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for rural roads development, Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) rural employment and for rural housing, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana It handles the administration of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), and has three autonomous organisations under it:[4]

The Minister of Rural Development is the Chairman of these three organisations and the Secretary of the Ministry is the Vice-Chairman. The Minister is currently Mr Giriraj Singh, and the Secretary is Subrahmanyam Vijay Kumar.[5]

Department of Land Resources

The Department of Land Resources runs three national-level programs:[6]

Ministers

No Portrait Name Tenure Prime Minister Political Party
1 Rao Birendra Singh 20 January 1980 29 January 1983 3 years, 9 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
2 Harinath Mishra
(Independent Charge)
29 January 1983 2 August 1984 1 year, 186 days
3 Mohsina Kidwai
(Independent Charge till 31 October 1984)
2 August 1984 31 December 1984 151 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
4
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Buta Singh 31 December 1984 25 September 1985 268 days Rajiv Gandhi
5 Ramanand Yadav

(MoS in Agriculture – Dept of Rural Development)

12 May 1986 14 February 1988 1 year, 278 days
6 Janardhana Poojary

(MoS in Agriculture – Dept of Rural Development)

14 February 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 291 days
7 Upendra Nath Verma

(MoS in Agriculture – Dept of Rural Development)

23 April 1990 10 November 1990 201 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
8 Ram Bahadur Singh

(MoS in Agriculture – Dept of Rural Development)

21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
9
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P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 11 June 1995 3 years, 355 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
10 Jagannath Mishra 11 June 1995 16 May 1996 340 days
11
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
12
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Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu 1 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 291 days H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Telugu Desam Party
13 Babagouda Patil
(Independent Charge)
20 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 207 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
14 Sundar Lal Patwa 13 October 1999 30 September 2000 353 days
15
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M. Venkaiah Naidu 30 September 2000 1 July 2002 1 year, 274 days
16
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Shanta Kumar 1 July 2002 6 April 2003 279 days
17
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Ananth Kumar 6 April 2003 24 May 2003 48 days
18
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Kashiram Rana 24 May 2003 22 May 2004 364 days
19
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Raghuvansh Prasad Singh 23 May 2004 22 May 2009 4 years, 364 days Manmohan Singh Rashtriya Janata Dal
20
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C. P. Joshi 28 May 2009 19 January 2011 1 year, 236 days Indian National Congress
21
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Vilasrao Deshmukh 19 January 2011 12 July 2011 174 days
22
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Jairam Ramesh 13 July 2011 26 May 2014 2 years, 317 days
23
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Gopinath Munde 26 May 2014 3 June 2014 8 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
24
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Nitin Gadkari 3 June 2014 9 November 2014 159 days
25
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Birender Singh 9 November 2014 5 July 2016 1 year, 239 days
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Narendra Singh Tomar 5 July 2016 7 July 2021 5 years, 2 days
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The Minister of State for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (IC), Shri Giriraj Singh addressing at the launch of the New Dress Code for Postman and Multi-Tasking Personnel of Department of Posts, in New Delhi.jpg
Giriraj Singh 7 July 2021 Incumbent 296 days

Ministers of State

Portrait Name Tenure Prime Minister Political Party
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Upendra Kushwaha 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Narendra Modi Rashtriya Lok Samta Party
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Sudarshan Bhagat 9 November 2014 5 July 2016 1 year, 239 days Bharatiya Janata Party
The Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav addressing the media after taking charge in his office, in New Delhi on July 08, 2016.jpg
Ram Kripal Yadav 5 July 2016 30 May 2019 2 years, 329 days
The Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti addressing at the concluding ceremony of the World Food India-2017, organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, in New Delhi.jpg
Niranjan Jyoti 30 May 2019 Incumbent 2 years, 334 days
Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste taking charge as the Minister of State for Steel, in New Delhi on May 31, 2019 (cropped).jpg
Faggan Singh Kulaste 7 July 2021 296 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "Union Budget 2020-21 Analysis" (PDF). prsindia.org. 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Who's who". Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Overview". Department of Rural Development. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ "TERI: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development - India". www.teriin.org.
  6. ^ "Schemes". Department of Land Resources. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2014.