Inauguration of National Workshop on Experience Sharing Under SPMRM (Download PDF)


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An inauguration event was based on National Workshop relating to Experience Sharing under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission by Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture & Farmers.

By gaining the inspiration from Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and his vision SPMRM should bring in development thereby reducing the rural-urban divide.

SPMRM focuses on cluster based integrated development through Geo- spatial Planning for holistic development of the region while encouraging innovation and integrated and inclusive rural development.

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(SPMRM) Background & Features

  • The Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) is a scheme launched by Government of India in 2016 to deliver integrated project based infrastructure in the rural areas.

  • This will include development of economic activities and skill development. The preferred mode of delivery is through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) while using various scheme funds for financing.

  • This was following the Rurban development model of urbanization of the rural areas, adopted in the state of Gujarat through which people living in the rural areas are given efficient civic infrastructure and associate services. Ensuring availability of amenities to rural populace is on the top priority of the central government as 69 % of India’s population resides in villages.

  • The Government of India approved the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) with an outlay of Rs. 5142.08 crores.

  • Rurban Mission was launched at Kurubhata, Murmunda Rurban Cluster, Rajnandgaon and Chattisgarh.

  • A cluster of 15 - 20 villages having about 30 to 40 lakh population is referred to as Rurban areas. The clusters will be geographically contiguous Gram Panchayats 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.

  • These clusters are intended to be well delineated areas with planned layouts prepared following the planning norms (as laid down in the State, Town and Country Planning Acts/similar Central or State statutes as may be applicable), which would be duly notified by the State/UTs.

  • In the first year of SPMRM, 100 Rurban growth clusters will be developed.


  • To provide well planned basic amenities along with economic development activities is the main aim of the SPMRM.

  • The mission also aims at the comprehensive development of 300 clusters out of which Integrated Cluster Action Plans for 279 clusters have been approved.

  • A total investment in these 279 clusters is estimated at Rs. 26,258 Crores of which Rs. 5,150 crore has already been spent which includes Rs. 800 crore from Critical Gap Funding and the remaining from convergence.

  • The basic amenities in a cluster typically comprises of provision of 24/7 water supply to all households, Solid and Liquid Waste Management facilities at the household and cluster level, provision of Inter and Intra village roads within the cluster, adequate street lights and public transport facilities using green technologies.

  • The areas in the sectors include that of Agri Services and Processing, Tourism, and Skill development to promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 3, 2019


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