The Madhya Pradesh Deen Dayal Anthyodaya Yojana State Rural Livelihood Mission operates under the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), which was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. The Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.
NRLM has set out with an agenda to cover 7 Crore rural poor households, across 600 districts, 6000 blocks, 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats and 6 lakh villages in the country through self-managed Self Help Groups (SHGs) and federated institutions and support them for livelihoods collectives in a period of 8-10 years.
To achieve this, NRLM is putting in place dedicated and sensitive support structures at various levels. These structures will work towards organising the poor, building their capacities and the capacities of their organisations, enabling them access to finance and other livelihoods resources. The support institutions will play the roles of initiating the processes of organising them in the beginning, providing the livelihoods services and sustaining the livelihoods outcomes subsequently. The support structures will also work with the unemployed rural poor youth for skilling them and providing employment either in jobs, mostly in high growth sectors, or in remunerative self-employment and micro-enterprises.
The NRLM builds on the core strengths of the Swarnajayanti Grameen Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY)(launched in 1999), the programme of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), India, which is superseeds. It will incorporate the important lessons learned from large scale experiences in the country.
DAY – NRLM Mission
“To reduce poverty by enabling the poor households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots institutions of the poor.”