Sharad Pawar Rural Prosperity Scheme

To create job opportunities and thereby achieve integrated development of villages

Maharashtra government has come up with a new initiative named ‘Sharad Pawar Rural Prosperity Scheme’. This scheme after NCP chief Mr. Sharad Pawar, also to memorialize his 80th birthday. This scheme will run in similar line with MNREGS -Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS). It aims at development of villages, thereby doubling the income of farmers by the year 2022. It will also create more rural employment opportunities. This scheme will lead to holistic development of villages in the state.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Sharad Pawar Rural Prosperity Scheme
Scheme Under:Maharashtra Government
Applicable to:Villages across the state
Major Objective:To create job opportunities and thereby achieve integrated development of villages

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Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is development of rural areas/ villages in the state
  • Construction of cowsheds, goat rearing sheds, poultry sheds will be done under this scheme
  • It tends to focus on organic agriculture with the use of organic composting
  • New employment opportunities are aimed to be generated in rural areas under this scheme
  • Permanent assets will be generated for villages
  • Thus, this scheme will also enable to stop migration from villages in search of jobs
  • It will boost the rural economy of the state in the long run

Key Points:

  • Maharashtra government has sourced Sharad Pawar Rural Prosperity Scheme after the name of NCP Chief Mr. Sharad Pawar
  • This is also to memorialize 80th birthday NCP president Mr. Sharad Pawar on December 12, 2020
  • This scheme aims to attain rural development in the state
  • Under this scheme construction of sheds for cows, goats etc will be undertaken
  • Tree plantation, organic farming, use of organic compost, horticulture will be also undertaken under the scheme
  • It will lead to infrastructural development in villages
  • It aims at generating employment opportunities in villages
  • It aims at generating employment for skilled as well as unskilled workers in the villages
  • This scheme will thereby improve their standard of living
  • Migration rate will drop as people will stop migrating for employment purpose
  • It aims at doubling the income of farmers in the villages by 2022
  • The scheme will thus lead to development of rural economy


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