(District Rural Development Agency)
District Sirsa (Haryana)
The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has traditionally been the principal organ at the District level to oversee the implementation of different anti poverty programmes. The primary objective of DRDA Schemes is to professionalize the DRDAs so that they are able to effectively manage the anti poverty programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development and interact effectively with other agencies.
The main objectives of the agency are -
· To identify the families living below the poverty line through survey conducted by the govt. servants working at field level.
· To give financial assistance to these B.P.L. families through banks and govt. sponsored schemes.
· To draw up model plans through technical departments, for executing the labour generating schemes such as Employment Assurance Scheme.