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Rashtriya Aajeevika Mission

Date: 24 July 2019 Tags: Education

Union Minister for Rural Development in written reply recently informed Lok Sabha about the Rashtriya Aajeevika Mission. It was notified that Union Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) across the country in mission mode with  objective of organizing the rural poor women into Self Help Groups (SHGs), and continuously nurturing and supporting them to take economic activities till they come out of abject poverty and attain appreciable increase in income over a period of time to improve their quality of life.

About Rashtriya Aajeevika Mission

It is poverty alleviation scheme implemented by Union Ministry of Rural Development to promote self-employment and organization of rural poor.

It was launched in 2011 as National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and was succeeded by Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana in 2016.

It is supported by World Bank. It is one of world’s largest initiatives to improve the livelihood of poor. It is being implemented across the country in a mission mode.

Objective: (i) Organizing  rural poor women into SHGs, and continuously nurturing and supporting them to take economic activities so that they come out of abject poverty. (ii) To create efficient and effective institutional platforms for rural poor to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services. (iii) Help rural poor to set up self-employment ventures by ensuring easy access to credit. It organizes poor into SHGs and make them capable for self-employment.

Sub-schemes under DAY-NRLM

  • Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs): It enables a trainee to take bank credit and start his/her own Micro-enterprise.
  • Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP): It aims at facilitating rural poor for setting up of micro enterprises.
  • Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY): It aims to facilitate transport facilities in the rural areas which also provides self employment opportunities to the rural poor.