- The National Rurban Mission (NRuM) follows the vision of development of a cluster of villages that preserve and nurture the essence of rural community life with focus on equity and inclusiveness without compromising with the facilities perceived to be essentially urban in nature, thus creating a cluster of “Rurban Villages”
- With an objective to stimulate local economic development and enhance basic services, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission on 16th September, 2015.
- This ambitious bid to transform rural areas to economically, socially and physically sustainable spaces was launched by the Prime Minister on 21st February, 2016.
- Pedi (Ngwalwa) Cluster under Peren District in Nagaland was approved in the Phase I vide Govt. of India D.O. No. J-12011/20/2015/RURBAN, dated 29th April, 2016.
- Kohima Sadar cluster under Kohima District, Nagaland was approved in the Phase III (NonTribal) vide Govt. of India Letter No. J.12011/01/2016-RURBAN (Pt-1) part-I (Sl.No-48 dated 26th December 2017.
- Mission Objective :
The objective of the National Rurban Mission (NRuM) is to stimulate local economic development, enhance basic services and create well planned Rurban Clusters.
The larger outcomes envisaged under this Mission are:-
- Bridging the rural-urban divide-viz: economic, technological and those related to facilities and services.
- Stimulating local economic development with emphasis on reduction of poverty and unemployment in rural areas.
- Spreading development in the region
- Attracting investment in rural areas.
Desirable Components & Scheme Convergence
- The Rurban clusters would be developed by provisioning of training linked to economic activities, developing skills & local entrepreneurship and by providing necessary infrastructure amenities.
- The following components are envisaged as desirable in each cluster:-
i. Skill development training linked to economic activities.
ii. Agro processing, Agri Services, Storage and Warehousing.
iii. Fully equipped mobile health unit.
iv. Upgrading School/Higher Education facilities.
vi. Provision of piped water supply.
vii. Solid and liquid waste management.
viii. Village streets and drains
ix. Street lights
x. Inter-village road connectivity.
xi. Public transport
xii. LPG gas connections
xiii. Digital literacy
xiv. Citizen service Centres (CSC) – for electronic delivery of citizen centric services/e-gram connectivity.
During 2020-21, through the Mission a couple of works was completed after the lockdown was lifted which include Beautification of Sokhriezie Lake and acquiring of a Waste Disposal Truck under Phase 3 of the Mission in Kohima Sardar Cluster. All these were done in convergence with other rural developmment Programmes which was officially inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister of Rural Development, Nagaland, Shri Metsubo Jamir on 4th of December 2020