FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department is responsible for planning and execution of the programs for rural development including communications, provision of drinking water, minor irrigation and poverty alleviation programs.
The main schemes undertaken by the department can be classified under the following heads:
Rural Water Supply
Jawahar Gram Samrudhi Yojana (J. G. S. Y)
Construction of Mandal Buildings
Construction and maintenance of rural roads
Employment Assurance Scheme(E. A. S.)
Backward Regions Grant Fund
Maintenance of secondary, upper primary and primary schools in rural areas
Maintenance of minor irrigation tanks with an ayacut upto 40 hectares
Construction of school buildings from the grants released by other departments are attended to by Zilla Parishads and Mandal Parishads
The Gram Panchayats provide civic amenities to the people living in the respective villages and also maintain the Panchayat roads and other assets.