Shyam Prasad Mukherjee Rural-Urban Mission (SPMRM)

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    Context

    An expenditure of Rs.15,072.34 crore, constituting 54.24% of the outlay has already been incurred under Shyam Prasad Mukherjee Rural-Urban Mission (SPMRM).

    About SPMRM

    • It was launched in the year 2016 in mission mode to develop 300 clusters in the country holistically by provisioning economic, social and physical infrastructure facilities. 
    • The goal of SPMRM is the development of a cluster of villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with a focus on equity and inclusiveness without compromising with the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature, thus creating a cluster of ‘Rurban villages
    • Objectives: To stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services, and create well planned Rurban clusters.

                Following, significant achievements have been made:

    • Evaluation of NITI Aayog: It found that “SPMRM growth clusters are playing a role in reducing urban migration by ensuring that basic infrastructure, utilities are provided.

    Source: PIB