National consultation on transforming lives through livelihoods thrust and Strategy for Poverty Free Gram Panchayats

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By Accommodation Times Bureau

Deendayal Antodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission is an important rural poverty alleviation program implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development with the support of State Governments. The Mission is currently being implemented in about 3400 blocks 2.3 lakh villages spread across 520 districts of 29 States and 5 UTs. The Mission has mobilized about 3.63 crore households into 31 lakh SHGs. The women from rural poor households are provided financial assistance in addition facilitating access to bank loans for undertaking livelihoods activities.

The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India held a national consultation with SHG women of all States and UTs on “transforming lives through livelihoods thrust and Strategy for Poverty Free Gram Panchayats” at Pragati Maidan on 14th April, 2017. The event also marked the inauguration of a 10 day Aajeevika Mela that is being organized to promote exhibition and sale of products produced by SHGs from different parts of the country. As part of the mela, 500 Stalls have been set up in Hall No. 18 of Pragati Maidan. About 3,500 SHG women from all states and UTs participated in the consultation.





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