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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 831
ANSWERED ON:  20.07.2017
Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)
HEMANT TUKARAM GODSE
Will the Minister of



RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) the extent to which the Government has achieved the success to bridge the rural-urban divide through implementation of the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) in the country;

(b) the details of the works/projects commenced under the said scheme so far along with the present status thereunder, State/UT-wise;

(c) the details of the funds provided under the said scheme during each of the last three years and the current year along with its utilization as reported by the implementing agencies across the country, State/UT-wise;

(d) the number of projects under the said scheme which have been stuck due to dispute between the implementing agency and respective State/UT/Panchayat during the said period, State/UT-wise;

(e) the mechanism developed by the Government to settle the said disputes amicably along with the number of such disputes resolved during the said period, State/UT-wise; and

(f) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government for effective implementation of the said scheme across the country?



ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAM KRIPAL YADAV)

(a): The Government has launched Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) on 21.02.2016. The objective of SPMRM is to stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services and create well planned Rurban Clusters. The development of these clusters under the mission includes economic activities, developing skills and local entrepreneurship, providing infrastructure amenities and generation of direct and indirect jobs across the country. The Mission aims at development of 300 Clusters in all States and UTs. As the programme is progressing, it is too early to assess the success of the Mission.
(b): Ministry has allocated 300 Clusters, 100 clusters each in 3 phases in 29 States and 6 Union Territories. Out of 300 Clusters, 196 Clusters have been approved under Phase-I and Phase-II till date. Ministry has also allocated 100 clusters recently under Phase III, and the respective States are identifying clusters to be developed. A total 122 Integrated Cluster Action Plans (ICAPs) for Phase-I and II have been approved and Detail Project Reports (DPRs) for 50 Clusters have been approved by respective States. Details of work commenced in 54 Clusters are given at Annexure- 1.
(c): As the scheme was launched in 2016, the funds released in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 till 3rd July, 2017 and utilization of funds till June, 2017 are given at Annexure- 2.
(d): No dispute has been reported by any State so far under this Mission.
(e): Does not arise in view of (d) above.
(f): Ministry of Rural Development has already issued guidelines for setting up State Institutional Framework comprising State Project Monitoring Unit (SPMU), District Project Monitoring Unit (DPMU), Cluster Development and Monitoring Unit (CDMU), and their constitution for effective implementation of the scheme. Apart from this, within the existing administrative framework at Gram Panchayat (GP), block and district level, Coordination and Monitoring Committees have been constituted to facilitate speedy approval and implementation of the scheme.

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