In March 1952, Community Projects Administration was set up in India under the Planning Commission to administer the programmes relating to community development. The Community Development Programme was inaugurated on October 2, 1952. It was an important landmark in the history of the rural development. In Kerala Rural Development department started its functions in 1987. Now the Rural Development Department has separate ministerial service in Block Offices, DRDAs, Extension Training centres and in the Offices of the Assistant Development Commissioners (General). The charge of the rural development activities at district level is held by concerned District Collectors. But the overall control and supervision of their activities are entrusted with the Commissionerate of the Rural Development. A separate ministerial wing is also formed for Commissionerate of Rural Development.
Website : www.rdd.kerala.gov.in