The Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj is directly associated and involved in Socio economic upliftment of rural masses through the implementation of various developmental schemes of the Govt. It implies both the economic betterment of people as well as greater social transformation. Increased participation of people in the rural development programmes, decentralization of planning and greater access to credit are envisaged for providing the rural people with better prospects. The Rural Development Department largely works to enhance livelihood opportunities, address chronic poverty, provides social security and works for economic inclusion of rural poor families. The vision and mission of the Directorate is sustainable and inclusive growth of rural areas through a multipronged strategy for eradication of poverty by increasing livelihoods opportunities, providing social safety net and developing infrastructure for growth. This is expected to improve quality of life in rural areas and to correct the developmental imbalances, aiming in the process, to reach out to most disadvantaged sections of the society.
The role of the directorate involves strengthening the administrative infrastructure, basic services etc. by leveraging technology and capacity building of the functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions. The aim of the directorate is to make Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) an effective, efficient and transparent vehicle for local governance, social change and public service delivery mechanism meeting the aspirations of local population.

Our mission is to have holistic development of Halqa Panchayats by way of proper planning through Gram Panchayat Development Plans and to ensure a holistic planning process encompassing all three tiers of local self-government by way of addressing critical gaps identified under Mission Antyodaya survey.