Panchayat and Rural Development Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh


UNDP had ranked Madhya Pradesh very low on Human Development Index. It was a big challenge for the government to improve the life of the poor and vulnerable. The MPDPI, an ambitious world bank funded empowerment scheme of Madhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Department has transformed the life of over 7 lakh villagers of the 15 districts across the state by strengthening the village institutions like SHGs, development committees, financial organisations. The basic tenets of project include transparency, participation of stakeholders, accountability and for it being demand driven.  Now in the second phase, the project aims to widen its coverage and livelihood activities.