District Rural Development Agency

The DRDA is the principle organ at the district level in implementing various anti-poverty Schemes of Government of India as well as State Government. The DRDA is visualized as a specialized and professional Agency, capable of implementing the anti-poverty programmes, and effectively carrying out the objectives to the rural masses. It helps in strengthening the rural infrastructure and bringing up the economic prospective of the villages with a key for the eradication of backwardness and poverty. DRDA is implementing number of schemes with an aim of enabling the rural people, improving their standard of living and eradication of poverty. The main thrust of the programmes implemented are removing the economic disparity and bringing people above poverty line.

The Karur district was formed in 1995 and District Rural Development Agency was formed under Tamil Nadu Society act in 1980. The Governing body of DRDA includes Member of Parliament(MP) Member of Legislative Assemblies(MLAs), District level officers of Development departments, banks, NGOs meet once in a quarter and review the schemes which are implemented through DRDA.

The administrative cost of DRDA is met under the head “DRDA ADMN” shared between the central and state shared between the ratio of 75:25.