Published on: February 12, 2022




Only one-fourth of the required number of Disha meetings have taken place, Union Rural Development Minister informed Lok Sabha


WHAT IS DISHA – District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee

WHAT IS ITS SIGNIFICANCE – Responsible for monitoring the implementation of 43 government schemes and programmes including NREGS and PMGSY

WHO HEADS IT – MP elected from the district


  • Formed to fulfill the objective of ensuring a better coordination among all the elected representatives in Parliament, State Legislatures and Local Governments for efficient and time-bound development of districts in our country.
  • Monitor the implementation of the programmes and promote synergy and convergence for greater impact.
  • For years, District Vigilance and Monitoring Committees had the oversight mandate of a handful of schemes run by the rural development ministry but in 2016, they were superseded by DISHA which was charged with monitoring 41 central schemes, ranging from infrastructure and power, education and food security to rural development.
  • This committee will have coordination and Monitoring powers. Its role is to facilitate the timely execution of approved projects. It will have powers in seeking effective follow up of issues raised during the deliberation.