For category II districts, comprising of districts other than the above 150 districts, all women SHGs under NRLM
will continue to be eligible for interest subvention to avail the loan facility at an interest rate of 7 per cent.
6) The national flagship programmes like MGNREGA, Bharat Nirman, PMGSY, NRLM
, NRHM etc.
As much as `1,650 crore will have to be spent to implement the Cabinet decision on NRLM
that covers 25 lakh women SHGs
There were multiple plenary sessions discussing in detail the following topics at the conference: Livelihoods of the Poor - Impediments to Scale and Sustainability; NREGP - Livelihoods Security or Wage Employment; Rolling out NRLM
- The Human Resource Challenge and Land and Livelihoods of the Poor.
NRLP would extensively support implementation of NRLM in 100 districts and 400 blocks of 12 high poverty states including Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, accounting for 85 percent of the rural poor in the country.
The large part of NRLM, the core of NRLM is based on the experience of Andhra Pradesh and to a lesser extent Kerala.
Referring to the government's major decision to restructure the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) to be converted into the National Rural Livelyhood Mission NRLM, he said the multi pronged strategy of the programme is to reduce poverty in a time bound manner by providing sustainable lively hood to rural BPL families.
He further said that the NRLM is intended to achieve the next level of security, i.
The Blocks will be selected by States from among the Blocks where NRLM
is being implemented intensively and where mature CBOs are already functioning.
focus is to promote self-help groups with exclusive women membership, so as to reach out to all family members through them.