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Drought-Prone Areas Programme

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The Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP) aims at mitigating the adverse effects of drought on the production of crops and livestock and productivity of land, water and human resources. It strives to encourage restoration of ecological balance and seeks to improve the economic and social conditions of the poor and the disadvantaged sections of the rural community.


DPAP is a people's programme with Government assistance. There is a special arrangement for maintenance of assets and social audit by Panchayati Raj Institutions. Development of all categories of land belonging to Gram Panchayats, Government and individuals fall within the limits of the selected watersheds for development.



Allocation is to be shared equally by the Centre and State Govt. on 75:25 basis. Watershed community is to contribute for maintenance of assets created. Utilisation of 50% of allocation under the Employment Assurance Scheme (EAS) is for the watershed development. Funds are directly released to Zila Parishads/District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) to sanction projects and release funds to Watershed Committees and Project Implementation Agencies.


Village community, including self-help/user groups, undertake area development by planning and implementation of projects on watershed basis through Watershed Associations and Watershed Committees constituted from among themselves. The Government supplements their work by creating social awareness, imparting training and providing technical support through project implementation agencies.

How to Seek Assistance:

Non-Government organisations can approach the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) for appointment as Project Implementation Agencies.


New Notices::
Office Order No. 3682 dated 03/04/2010 Rural Development Department, Regarding Joining and SMS
प्रखंड विकास पदाधिकारियों के पदस्‍थापन से संबंधित अधिसूचना  Notification  No. 3681 Dated 03.04.2010
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Posting Details Extracted from Notification  No. 3681 Dated 03.04.2010 of Block Development Officers [  In Order of Application ID ]PDF File
Posting Details Extracted from Notification  No. 3681 Dated 03.04.2010 of Block Development Officers [  In Order of Application ID ] Excel File
विकास आयुक्‍त के अध्‍यक्षता में गठित चयन समिति द्वारा अनुमोदित 534 प्रखंड विकास पदाधिकारी, 147 कार्यपालक दंडाधिकारी, 49 अवकाश प्रशिक्षण रक्षित पदाधिकारी कुल 734 पदाधिकारियों की सूची एवं राजस्व एवं भूमि सुधार विभाग, बिहार, पटना, को उपलब्ध करायी गई 560 पर्यवेक्षी पदाधिकारियों की कोटिवार सूची।  ::
   1. General
   2. EBC
   3. ST
   4. SC
   5. OBC
   6. RCW
   7. Revenue and Land Reforms Department
List of Applications Received for the Post of BDO on Deputation Basis as Interim Arrangement
Gramin Vikas Vibhag
Panchayati Raj Vibhag
Anusuchit Jaati and Anusuchit Jan Jaati Kalyan Vibhag
Shankhyiki avam mulyankan nidesalaya[Yojana avam Vikas Vibhag]
Shram Sanshadhan Vibhag
Sahkarita Vibhag
Krishi Vibhag
All Departments
Result of Group-5 and Group 3
Final result of Group - 6 & Group - 2 (Junior Engineer & Panchayat Technical Assistant)
Rectification Letter of Panchayat Tech. Assistant


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