[Economy Lecture] GS3: Urban & Rural Infrastructure- Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat, Rurban Mission, Prasad, Hriday

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Mrunal's Win22 Series for Economy Updates for UPSC Prelims & Mains 2022
  1. Prologue
  2. L7/P4: Rural infrastructure: roads & electrification
  3. L7/P5: Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Indira Awas, GRAM, BRGF, RGPSA
  4. L7/P6: RURBAN Mission & Sansad Adarsh Gram
  5. L7/P7: Urban: Housing & legal reforms
  6. L7/P8: Smart: Cities, Prasad, Hriday


  • On 29th May 2015, I started the session on Urban and Rural infrastructure from Budget-2015 & Economic Survey.
  • Total 2:30 hours, split into 5 parts.
  • PowerPoint of the lecture, available at mediafire.com/folder/2bb433i58hp2v/General_Studies_Mrunal
  • Medium of instruction- Hindi.
  • English version not possible for the moment, because I’m required to teach at this batch, in Hindi/Gujarati only. Besides, same content is available in English-text articles or English PPTs on the site.

L7/P4: Rural infrastructure: roads & electrification


  1. recap of the previous lecture
  2. Self-study topics from India yearbook 2015 chapter 24. on urban and rural development
  3. Rural India: census -related GK
  4. rural electrification: Rajiv Gandhi gramin vidhyutikaran Yojana and Din Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana: nodal ministry, salient feature, cost:sharing
  5. rural roads: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
  6. Rural drinking water and irrigation water schemes in Budget 2015

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/kxoui25_kj4

L7/P5: Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Indira Awas, GRAM, BRGF, RGPSA

Swachh Bharat Mission

  1. Chronology of sanitation –related schemes since the 80s.
  2. Clean India Mission: targets and deadline
  3. One Purpose but to implementing ministries: Swachh Bharat Mission, Din Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, Prasad-Hriday
  4. organisational structure at national, state, district, PRI and ULB level that will implement SBM or Clean India mission
  5. Swachhta Doot: foot soldiers to generate IEC- information, education and communication.
  6. Provision for public and private funding in clean India mission
  7. Rural toilets: separate toilets at schools, individual household toilets (Rs.12,000), community sanitary complexes (Rs.2 lakh)
  8. Urban toilets: individual household toilets (Rs.4000), community toilets, public toilets and temporary toilets.
  9. Provisions for municipal waste Management, transport, storage, recycling and treatment.
  10. Rural housing: Indira Awas Yojana and the proposed GRAM (National Graming Awas mission)
  11. Macro Rural Development: backward region grant fund (BRGF) and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Shashktikaran Yojana (RGPSA) – implementing Ministry, funding pattern, removal under Modi-raj.
  12. Mock Questions for UPSC Prelims

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/QZgeiaJOLj4

L7/P6: RURBAN Mission & Sansad Adarsh Gram

Rurban Mission

  1. Sansad Adarsh gram Yojana: criteria for village selection, separate provisions for elected MPs and nominated MPs.
  2. Why this scheme has no monetary allotment?
  3. How will it improve Public participation and value system?
  4. Mock question for Mains: Socio-economic transformation of Rural India can’t be achieved without inculcating the sense of pride & volunteerism among its citizens. Discuss the importance of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in this regard.
  5. UPA’s PURA: providing urban amnesties in rural areas
  6. Modi’s Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM): implementing Ministry, funding pattern, salient features
  7. Gujarat’s Rurban centre-cluster Development model and the process of Rurbanization.
  8. Mock question for Mains: Discuss in brief, the importance of Rurban mission for bringing down the divide between India vs Bharat OR promoting reverse migration (GS1)
  9. Historic Figures: Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukhrjee and Pt. Din Dayal Upadhyaya- their contribution in building modern India.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/s_tcYDel3mk

L7/P7: Urban: Housing & legal reforms


  1. difference between statutory town and census town
  2. census definition of a city
  3. National Housing bank (NHB)’s RESIDEX index
  4. Rajiv Awas Yojana, Rajiv Rinn detergent Yojana, Sardar patel urban housing mission: implementing Ministry and salient provisions of.
  5. Legal reforms for urban housing: Draft Tenancy Act 2015, Real estate Development bill 2015
  6. urban infrastructure development: Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)- implementing Ministry, salient features of

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/mQ-ob-y65NA

L7/P8: Smart: Cities, Prasad, Hriday

Smart Cities Prasad Hriday

  1. Mains GS1: urbanization, their problems and their remedies- an overview
  2. Definition of smart cities.
  3. Why do we need smart cities? some real examples.
  4. Benchmark and pillars of Smart cities- smart electricity, water and sanitation, public transport, housing infrastructure, education infrastructure, healthcare, connectivity and economic infrastructure- benchmarks for each
  5. Three documents required for applying as smart city, process of shortlisting and selection by states and union government.
  6. Funding mechanism for Smart city: budget allotment, user fees, FDI, REITs, InvITs mechanism and SEBI norms
  7. Criticism against Smart city project: (1) ghost towns of China (2) Activist Opposition (3) Sociologist Opposition
  8. Prasad: Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive by tourism Ministry – salient features of
  9. Hriday: Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana- salient features of.

Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/DUmkvjatdbw

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69 Comments on “[Economy Lecture] GS3: Urban & Rural Infrastructure- Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat, Rurban Mission, Prasad, Hriday”

    1. Sir please revert back to your notes method….. as that is convenient to memorize and we are savd from notes making which we have to in lecture method…. theewhilerst Gist method was convenient in all respects….easy revision, faster memorization and organisation…rest is upto you.Hope this humble feedback is taken cognizance of..thanks!

      1. Learn to go with the flow, Mr. Mrunal is already putting in so much effort in making available all the information to the aspirants. People like you always come cribbing. The PPTs are always there if you want ready-made notes. Stop cribbing and start studying.

  1. Thank u sir..!! It will be a great help sir if you can provide some details and topics to be covered in upcoming lectures .. just a request to you Guru Dronacharya from Eklavya. :)

  2. Sir,can you please tell us when will ma’am continue here much awaited geo session.?? And thanks sir for making economics a cake walk for us!!!!!

  3. Sir please update if you’d be giving articles on economic survey + budget? Or we should watch the lectures only? It’d be helpful in adjusting the strategy for CAPF and UPSC prelims.

  4. hello sir….i had filled up my form for civil services prelims exam. I have completed both the phases of registration and got the print out for the same. UPSC notified me that i have successfully submitted it and i received a mail. But the very next day i have received a mail from upsc which says that i have not filled the part II and have not successfully submitted the form. Now when i log in with my registration id and try finding my mistake if any to complete and submit the form it is being said that my form is complete. Am worried. Please help.

    1. Dear friend, I think you have successfully submitted Part-II registration also.You got that message because some technical problem with UPSC server.anyway please check your registration status by going to the page of part-II registration in UPSC online site,and enter your id,its shows present status that “you have already submitted part-II”.All the best for CSE.

      1. whenever i type in my reg. id along with my date of birth it is being shown that part II registration is already complete and i have an option to view/ print application….so shall i consider it to be submitted??

    2. Solution 1: Re again register from beginning once to avoid confusion and ur all effort and preparation will in water
      Solution2: Had u registration number? if, then please go to part 11 step and proceed accordingly as shown
      Solution 3: call to UPSC desk help cell, he can guide u better than us

  5. Sir please csat english ke tayari ke liye koi advice dijiye

  6. Mrunal sir ,
    Your effort is really appreciating but along with vedio lecture plz provide pdf files of same lecture rather than synopsis of that lecture .That wll be more valuable and easy to revise and memorise that in print form.

  7. mrunal sir , pls update economy survey and budget articles…many of our friends are from tamilnadu particularly chennai circles preparing for civilservice.. for us lecture in hindi s difficult .. we egarly waiting for ur articles from jan please do favour in updating soon as possible…

  8. Sir please notify about summary of economic survey,whether it will be in form of lectures or written material.The lectures from revision point of view are very time consuming in comparison to written material.

  9. the work is certainly very good but problem is i am not getting the powerpoint presentation of any of your lecture……..i follow the link every time and get the response “the folder is empty”……….youtube video is not possible (for me) to download. Please help. May be you have changed the way of presenting the study material………….last year it was like detailed information in a complete write-up including pros and cons and etc………i followed it extensively and it was very benificial too……i remember the terms like Chidu,Rajan,Lord Curzon , photograps of movies in animated and innovative style………..but this time ,a three hour lecture, divided into subparts, just mentioning of impotant points in the write-up in one line, a PPT and a youtube link, and that ppt link is not working too…………..if there is another alternative method to reach those PPTs then please tell me, it would be immensely helpful. Otherwise, for each point and sub-points, I will have to google it, which would be cumbersome……………..pichhli dfa aisa bilkul nahi tha, I found all the stuff at one place.
    Also, your article section, I request you to update it……..abhi bhi uspe bahut kuch puraane articles hain.

  10. Awesome videos. Sir i (from south) didnot know hindi much before i used to watch these videos. I am so much addicted to your classes, i find it a cake walk to listen and digest hindi classes. kudos to your concerns ! I call it a revolution, as far as those who could not afford to join costly coaching classes are concerned. Looking forward that geography classes would be resumed as soon as possible. Mrunal sir your initiative would definitely reflect in results of upcoming exams.Thank a lot :)

  11. Sir we would like to watch videos of other subjects also, if you are willing to post them here in your website, someone rightly called it treasure trove. Thank you :)

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