The Rural Development Department in the UT of Ladakh is playing a vital role for poverty alleviation and providing rural infrastructures. The Department implement the most prestigious scheme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which provides 100 days guaranteed manual employment to every eligible household in a year.Under State Sector (Capex), the department besides other activities is providing all weather road connectivity to every villages/hamletand also sustainable approach paths by fixing of interlocking tiles.
Public libraries for every Gram Panchayat have been/are being provided under the State Sector Capex Budget. Procurement of books for competitive exams, General Knowledge, Catalogues and brochures are underway.Public Park and Public Sarais have been constructed under the scheme. Rural Development Department provides village Solar Street Lights for which ₹440.00 lakh have been approved in the Annual Action Plan, 2022-23.Under Special Development Package (SDP) the department has constructed office buildings for the Chairperson, Block Development Councils, Sarpanches and Block Development Officers with provision of drinking water facilities and electricity facilities in all these buildings.As a part of all round development and to meet out the demand of the local inhabitants, construction of Common Facilities Centre (CFCs), marriage hall, community hall, ice hockey rinks, playfield, Solid Waste Management Unit, irrigation khuls, tanks have been constructed under Special Development Plan.Further, the department is actively implementing a series of schemes under District Plan and other departmental schemes for betterment of rural population.
VISION & MISSION: –
Completion of ongoing schemes and focusing the left-out village in the developmental spheres is the top priority of the department.
The Government of India is signatory and committed towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and taking forward the UN Global Agenda 2030 of inclusive development. Further, taking India’s commitment seriously and transform this Global Concept into Local Context and Practices, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) adopted nine thematic approaches by grouping together 17 SDGs to localize Sustainable Development Goals (LSDGs) through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) at the grassroot level by 2030 in a mission mode. The nine themes are as under: –
- Poverty free & enhancing livelihoods village
- Healthy village
- Child friendly village
- Water sufficient village
- Clean and Green village
- Self-sufficient infrastructure in Village
- Socially secured village
- Village with good governance and
- Engendered development in village.