PURA Scheme (Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas)

Updated on Jul 29, 2020

Overview

PURA scheme is the concept that is presented by Dr Kalam in Indian national science congress in the 90th conference which was held in Chandigarh in January 2004. Pura scheme is the shorter version of providing amenities to all rural areas. Tackle the problem of the rural regions by migrating people from urban to rural areas. It provides the basic needs to rural areas like right roads and drinking water accessible to all people, even in remote villages also. 

Background

The ministry of rural areas and the government of India has re-launched the scheme by giving all provisions to rural areas. PURA scheme is under the hands of public-private projects between all the local authorities like gram panchayat and private sector partners. These schemes mainly focus in particular, providing benefits like rural infrastructure, the development of economic re-generation activities.

 PURA scheme is the first attempt in the event by the government to all the rural areas by delivering basic amenities and infrastructure to remote the rural areas. All these efforts are directed to obtain the dual benefits like the efficient implementation of agricultural infrastructure and providing the efficiencies in the management of assets and delivery of services to rural areas.

Objectives

  • Providing high advanced technology to rural villages.
  • The government also planned to build roads for better connectivity to urban areas. It's also beneficial for bus services.
  • Developing rural areas as a corporate social responsibility.
  • Developing an agricultural department with the latest techniques.
  • All rural areas' funds are used for the growth of the city, not for consumption.
  • Industry and services should be given priority in the job creation for all rural areas. Our main aspects of creating maximum jobs for rural people.
  • Our characters are providing compensation to farmers for the land acquired by an annual fee charge. 
  • Giving land to employers for sub-leased both for business purposes and for residences for all employees within walking distance. It helps in solving the problem by commuting daily to work.
  • Providing the other facility with the same per capital investment just as urban areas.
  • PURA scheme is for rural area development as most of the population lives there. So, it's our central aspect of looking forward to all remote villages.

Features

  • By creating several job opportunities for all employers, especially the youth.
  • By building the institutes, school, and colleges for the betterment of the people plus adding the employable skills and knowledge regarding the work.
  • Provision of providing new techniques for health-care centres.
  • By generating the electric-power plant to follow the water in the area.

Mission

The mission of PURA is the holistic and accelerated development of compact areas around a potential growth centre in a Gram Panchayat through public-private partnership framework for offering livelihood opportunities and urban amenities to improve the quality of life of people in rural areas. 

Vision

The vision of PURA is to change developed India can only be realized if we launch a mega mission for strengthening the rural people. The building of physical, electronic, and knowledge connectivity results in economic connectivity in the village. A model of making circular connectivity around the rural villages' complex will increase the agricultural development process by empowerment. 

Reports

  • Based on the PURA scheme, all the development regarding plans is reported under the PURA project.
  • Interact with agencies for funding as much as possible for the growth of the village.
  • To achieve the objective based on developing a proper master plan is prepared.
  • Prepare an appropriate structure of management for the implementation of the PURA Scheme by including many agencies including NGOs, financial institutions, local and district authorities, and other government agencies. 

Business model

PURA scheme is a business proposition deals in both public and private sectors for five years within an estimated budget of 100 crores with private and public partnerships over a project period of five years. Although, in starting, the rural development ministry is planning to make two PURA groups in every 600 districts in the country with seed funding. It may attract the public-private participation for offering value-added services in the three sectors of the economy and run as sustainable business propositions. Some states such as Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Karnataka have implemented the PURA scheme because government initiatives and also some private enterprises have established working this scheme in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh.

Frequently Asked Question

Q. What is the main objective of the PURA scheme?

The main objectives of the PURA scheme are the provision of livelihood opportunities and urban facilities in rural areas to bridge the rural-urban divide. 

You can learn more about this scheme in this document.

Q. What is the full form of the PURA scheme?

The full form of the PURA scheme is Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA).

Q. Which ministry launched the PURA scheme?

The Ministry Of Rural Development launched the PURA scheme.

Q. What is the vision of the PURA scheme?

Empowering rural people is the only way through India to become a developed country.


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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