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ANSWERED ON:  08.03.2018
Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission
Will the Minister of

RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) for the development of basic infrastructure in the villages across the country is under implementation;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) the total number of villages of Madhya Pradesh proposed to be covered under the first phase of this mission;

(d) whether the villages of Sidhi district in the State are also proposed to be covered under the said Mission and if so, the details thereof; and

(e) the steps taken/being taken by the Government for effective implementation of the said mission to augment basic infrastructure facilities in villages of the country particularly for supply of water through pipe line, solid and liquid sewage disposal, construction of concrete water drainage pipes, setting up street lights, strengthening educational institutions, cleanliness in the villages and for strengthening the inter-connectivity between the villages?


(a)&(b): Yes Sir, the Union Cabinet approved the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) with an outlay of Rs. 5142.08 crores on 16th September, 2015. The Mission was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on February 21st, 2016.
SPMRM is a unique programme, designed to deliver catalytic interventions to rural areas on the threshold of growth. 300 Rurban clusters with thematic economic growth points, are being developed across the country under this Mission, with a funding support of upto 30% of the estimated investment for each Rurban cluster, given as Critical Gap Funding (CGF), while 70% of the funds is mobilized by the States through convergence with synergic State and Central programmes as well as private investment and institutional funding.

The Mission has progressed at a fast pace since the launch in 2016, with Rs 1031.85 crores of Central Share of CGF, Rs 387 crores as corresponding State share and Rs 88.20 crores of Administrative Funding, released to 29 States and 6 Union Territories over the last two financial years. Till date, of the mandated 300 clusters, 267 clusters have been identified and approved across the country. Further, through intense engagements with the States, 197 Integrated Cluster Action Plans (ICAPs), which are the blue prints of investment for each cluster, have been approved for 29 States and 2 UTs.
Rs 19,961.81 crores of investment has been estimated in the first 197 ICAPs, to be met by the funds mobilized through Convergence as well as the Central and State share of CGF. Of the total investment proposed, nearly 78% is targeted towards saturation of Economic and Basic Amenities. Various Thematic Areas have been identified for saturation of Economic Amenities, such as Agri Services and Processing, followed by Skill development to promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises and Tourism.

(c): 7 Clusters have been allocated and approved in Madhya Pradesh in the 1st phase of the mission. Village of Sidhi district have not been selected in any cluster under SPMRM. The details of these 7 Clusters and list of villages covered are given in the Annexure-I.

(d) &(e): Various activities are taken up under SPMRM such as supplying water through pipelines, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, streets and drainage system, Street lights, Sanitation, upgrading school education facilities and inter- village road connectivity etc., Many of them support cleanliness drive in villages. Works proposed amounting to Rs 2752.32 crores under 24*7 piped water supply, 737.14 crores under Solid and Liquid Waste Management,931.98 crores under sanitation, 2508.58 crores under village street with drains, 633.56 crores under street lights, 2114.68 crores under inter- village road connectivity and 780.77 crores under strengthening educational institutions in approved ICAPs.


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