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National Rurban Mission

Vision Statement

The Rurban Mission follows the vision of "Development of a cluster of villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness without compromising with the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature, thus creating a cluster of "Rurban villages”.

Mission Objectives

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

Mission Outcomes

The larger outcomes envisaged under this mission are:

  • Bridging the rural-urban divide-viz: economic, technological and those related to facilities and services.
  • Stimulating local economic development with emphasis on reduction of poverty and unemployment in rural areas.
  • Spreading development in the region.
  • Attracting investment in rural areas.

Rurban Cluster

A ‘Rurban cluster’, would be a cluster of geographically contiguous villages with a population of about 25000 to 50000 in plain and coastal areas and a population of 5000 to 15000 in desert, hilly or tribal areas. As far as practicable, clusters of village would follow administrative convergence units of Gram Panchayats and shall be within a single block for administrative convenience.

Desirable Components

The following components are envisaged as desirable components in each cluster:

  • Skill development training linked to economic activities.
  • (ii) Agro Processing, Agriculture Services, Storage and Warehousing.
  • (iii) Fully equipped mobile health unit.
  • (iv) Upgrading school /higher education facilities.
  • (v) Sanitation.
  • (vi) Provision of piped water supply.
  • (vii) Solid and liquid waste management.
  • (viii) Village streets and drains.
  • (ix) Street lights.
  • (x) Inter-village road connectivity.
  • (xi) Public transport.
  • (xii) LPG gas connections.
  • (xiii) Digital Literacy.
  • (xiv) Citizen Service Centres- for electronic delivery of citizen centric services/e-gram connectivity.

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