“DRDA Administration” Scheme was introduced from 1st April, 1999. The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has traditionally been the principal organ at the District level to oversee the implementation of different anti-povertyprogrammes. Since its inception, the administrative costs of the DRDAs were met by way of setting apart a share of the allocations for each programme.

If effective programme design is critical to successful implementation of rural development programmes, so is an effective delivery agency. None of the anti-povertyprogrammes can have impact unless they are implemented with clarity of purpose and a commitment to the task. It is here that the DRDAs play a critical role. The DRDAs are not the implementing agencies, but can be very effective in enhancing the quality of implementation through overseeing the implementation of different programmes and ensuring that necessary linkages are provided. To this extent the DRDAs is a supporting and facilitating organization and needs to play a very effective role as a catalyst in development process.

The District Rural Development Agency is visualized as a specialized and a professional agency capable of managing the anti-poverty programms of the Ministry of Rural Development on the one hand and to effectively relate these to the overall effort of poverty eradication in the District. In other words, while the DRDA will continue to watch over theimplmention of RD Programme to ensure effective utilization of the funds intended for anti-poverty programmes, it will need to develop a far greater understanding of the processes necessary for poverty alleviation/eradication. It will also need to develop the capacity to build synergies among different agencies involved for the most effective results. It will therefore need to develop distinctive capabilities rather than perform tasks that are legitimately in the domain of the PRIs or the line departments. The role of the DRDA will therefore be distinct from all the other agencies, including the Zilla Parishad.

District Rural Development Agency Simdega

The following major Programmes are being operated by the Ministry of Rural Development in rural areas,

  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 was notified on Sep. 7 2005. The Mended of the Act is to provide at least 100 days of guaranted wage employment in a financial year to every rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual works.

  • Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna –Gramin (PMAY-G)

The Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojna –Gramin under this scheme Eligible beneficiaries gets     1, 30,000 for construction of Pucca house.

  • Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Awaas Yojna (BSBAAY)

Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Awaas Yojna Widow women and natural disaster affected family under this scheme Eligible beneficiaries gets 1, 30,000 for construction of Pucca house.

  • Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY)

Majority of SC Population village selected, in which village developed through infrastructure scheme.

  • Adarsh Gram Yojna (AGY)

Under this scheme though convergence infrastructure scheme implemented at selected village.

  • Integrated Watershed Management Programme ( IWMP)

Restoring the natural balance by conserving and developing degraded natural resources such as soil vegetation and water.

  • Rurban Mission

The objective of the National Rurban Mission (NRuM) is to stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services, and create well planned Rurban clusters