Apart from coordinating the activities of various development departments coming under Zilla Panchayat administration, the zilla panchayat is entrusted with the responsibility of executing all rural development schemes of central government and the state governement . Also, rural water supply works form an important responsibility of the zilla panchayat . Rural housing is another important sector. Execution and maintainence of village roads, of Minor Irrigation tanks having command area of less than 40 hectares is also entrusted to zilla panchayat. Monitoring of activities of Taluk Panchayat and Gram Panchayats is also assigned to Zilla Panchayat.
The Government has introduced various development schemes for development of rural areas and improving the living standard of people living in the rural areas. The information about various development schemes and works, the objectives of the schemes, and the implementation details should reach the targetted people.