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SPMRM Growth Clusters Reducing Urban Migration: Centre

Jyoti also said that out of a total of 76,973 projected works under the Mission, a total of 40,751 (55 per cent) works are either completed or near completion.

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Union Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Lok Sabha said that Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) an expenditure of Rs.15,072.34 crore, constituting 54.24 per cent of the outlay, has already been incurred.

Jyoti also said that out of a total of 76,973 projected works under the Mission, a total of 40,751 (55 per cent) works are either completed or near completion.

"To propagate planned development, the planning notification has been done for 248 clusters. Regarding the objective of having 'sustainable planned development of rural habitat on a spatial perspective' a spatial planning platform has been developed in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics and Ministry of Panchayati Raj," she said.

Joyti further added that mentor institutions have been onboarded for providing technical assistance to States/UTs in the implementation of the Mission apart from strengthening technological infrastructure in rural areas. Therefore, Mission is achieving all its goals steadily despite its inherent complexity and uniqueness.

NITI Aayog, while evaluating the implementation of SPMRM, found that “SPMRM growth clusters are playing a role in reducing urban migration by ensuring that basic infrastructure, utilities are provided and industrialization is promoted. It is very relevant for ensuring transformational developments as against transitional developments in India’s rural development sector," she said.

Under the Mission, presently, there are 109 tribal clusters and 191 non-tribal clusters under different stages of development across 28 States and 6 Union Territories (UTs) of the country. Out of 300 rurban clusters, 291 Integrated Cluster Action Plans (ICAPs) and 282 Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) have been developed by States /UTs with a proposed investment of Rs. 27,788.44 (Critical Gap Fund + Convergence Fund), she said. 

SPMRM was launched in 2016 in mission mode to develop 300 clusters in the country holistically by provisioning economic, social and physical infrastructure facilities. The goal of SPMRM is development of a cluster of villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness without compromising the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature, thus creating a cluster of ‘Rurban villages.

 


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