What will be the implementation framework for the Mission at District level?
A District Project Management Unit- (DPMU) may be set up at the District Collector's office with upto
three professionals, i. Regional Planning Specialist; ii. Convergence Specialist and; iii. Rural
Development and Management Specialist. The existing pool of Prime Minister Rural Development
Fellows (PMRDFs) of the State wherever present may also be engaged. The District Project
Management Unit will report to the District Collector. This unit shall be responsible for coordinating
with implementing departments/ agencies for ensuring notification of planning areas and related
spatial planning matters, convergence of schemes planned in the ICAP in an integrated and time-bound
manner. These DPMUs shall also work in close co-ordination with the SPMU
What will be the implementation framework for the Mission at Cluster level?
A Cluster Development and Management Unit (CDMU) will be set up for each Rurban cluster comprising
at least two professionals, i. Spatial planning professional and; ii. Rural management/development
professional. This unit will closely monitor the spatial planning aspects and the ICAP preparation for the
cluster and will also closely monitor the progress of the activities in the cluster and provide regular
updates to the DPMU/SPMU.
How are the PRIs/Gram Panchayat/ Gram Sabhas involved in the project?
The State Nodal Agency will consult the Panchayati Raj institutions at the Zilla, Panchayat Samiti and the
Gram Panchayat on the NRuM activities to be undertaken in the Clusters.
The Mission should be adopted by the Gram Sabhas of all the participating Gram Panchayats through
Gram Sabha and Panchayat Samiti resolutions.PRI members0020to be included at all stages of the project cycle from planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation and maintenance of assets created during the project period.
What is the role of Elected Representatives?
State Government are requested to ensure the participation of local elected representatives comprising
Members of Parliament (MPs), Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) etc, whenever 'Rurban'
Projects are inaugurated/launched.
What are the Steps involved to be followed by the States to kick start the Mission?