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The Community and Rural Development programme was launched in the country in 1932. It is a programme of self help for individual and collective welfare of the vast rural population. The objective of the programme are to promote all sides  developments of the village communities relating to economic, social, and cultural improvement. The aim is to develop a spirit of Community life among the people by promoting cooperation and community works and instilling enthusiasm among them to participate both in planning and execution of development works to improve their own lot. Emphasis is on development of self reliance so that the people are able to manage and run their affairs themselves, thus making the village self governing units.

Agriculture being the mainstay of the rural population, receives highest priority in the programme. Among other activities are included the provisions for the better communication improvement live-stocks and birds, health and sanitation, better housing wider educations, measures for women and child welfare, development of cottage and small scale industries and promotion of life. At present there are 39 numbers of  Community & Rural Development Blocks in operation in the entire State.

The Community and Rural Development Department is therefore mainly responsible for the administration of Community & Rural Development programmes and other development programmes entrusted to it from time to time.

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Guidelines for Implementation of Clean and Green Village Awards


Related Website
Ministry of Rural Development 
National Institute of Rural Development
Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
State Institute of Rural Development, Meghalaya
Online Monitoring of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
Department of Drinking Water Supply


Contact Us

Community & Rural Development,
Government of Meghalaya,
Addl. Secretariat Building,
Shillong - 793 001,
East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya.


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