Ms. Alka Upadhyaya

Ms. Alka Upadhyaya

Additional Secretary, MoRD
Govt of India

Alka Upadhyaya is the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development, Director General of the National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency, CEO of the National Rural Livelihood Mission, and Director General of the Council for Advancement of Peoples’ Action & Rural Technology. She is an IAS officer since 1990. She has been instrumental in the implementation & policy making of various rural development programs - Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, IT platforms for geospatial planning of rural roads & corroborating pre- & post-construction status using remote sensing technology etc. In her current role at NRLM, she works on promoting capacity building & developing skills of rural women & youth to catalyze opportunities for rural livelihoods & create an enabling environment for rural entrepreneurship.

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