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Tamil Nadu leads in urban poverty alleviation

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The Times of India        07.04.2017 

Tamil Nadu leads in urban poverty alleviation

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CHENNAI: From giving subsidised loans to forming self-help groups, Tamil Nadu leads other states in addressing urban poverty during the last three years, said Rao Inderjit Singh, minister of state for housing and urban poverty alleviation, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

The minister said the state was in the "forefront in assisting urban poor" with subsidised loans for self-employment through setting up of individual and group micro enterprises under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM (DAY-NULM).

From 2014 to 2017, the Tamil Nadu government provided skills training for 1.04lakh urban poor, the third highest after Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, and gave subsidised loans to 30.25 lakh beneficiaries. Around 24,000 self-help groups were also formed, way ahead of other states.

Other states that were commended for their performance in alleviating urban poverty include Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) was launched in September, 2016, to reduce urban poverty by enabling access to self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities on a sustainable basis. NULM was launched in 790 cities and towns in 2013. It was subsequently extended to all the statutory 4,041 cities and towns in February, 2016.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 April 2017 09:59

Poverty alleviation plan being implemented

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The Hindu     18.08.2012

Poverty alleviation plan being implemented

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The district administration has started implementing the Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission from August 15, according to Rajendra Ratnoo, District Collector.

In a statement released here, he said that objectives of the mission were to create strong and vibrant mechanism to improve livelihood sources, and, render legal assistance and other services to those wallowing in poverty to improve their income.

In the first phase it would be implemented in the Cuddalore, Anna Gramam, Panruti, Khammapuram and Keerapalayam panchayat unions during 2012-2013.

In the second phase, the remaining panchayat unions of Kumaratch, Kurinjipadi, Parangipettai and Mel Bhuvanagiri would be covered during 2013-2014.

Besides benefiting those living below the poverty line, it would also be of help to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and differently abled persons, the Collector added.

It will be implemented in five panchayat unions of Cuddalore district during Phase I


Last Updated on Saturday, 18 August 2012 04:50

Poverty alleviation programme to be implemented in 266 panchayats

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The Hindu    18.08.2012

Poverty alleviation programme to be implemented in 266 panchayats


Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission Scheme (TNSRLM), a programme to alleviate poverty in rural areas by improving the income of the households, is to be implemented in 266 panchayats in Nagapattinam and Ariyalur district.

In Nagapattinam district, this programme would be implemented in 199 panchayats in the blocks of Semmanarkoil, Kollidam, Vedaranyam, Sirkazhi and Keezhayur during the current financial year, and in Nagapattinam and Thalainayar panchayat unions during 2013-14.

In Ariyalur district, it would be implemented in 67 panchayats in Ariyalur and Aandimadam panchayat unions during the current financial year.

This programme hopes to release the targeted groups from poverty within five to seven years.Originally called Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana, it was implemented under the Ministry of Rural Development.

It has now been redesigned as National Rural Livelihood Mission.In Tamil Nadu, it would be implemented as Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission jointly by the State and the Central government.

The Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms for the rural pool enabling them to increase their household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.

It envisages poverty alleviation through creation of community assets and their sustenance through capacity building and self-entrepreneurial endeavours.

It envisions livelihood uplift through identification of the poor, bringing them under the self-help group umbrella and providing an institutional framework for imparting skills and training to beneficiaries.

The scheme is to be implemented with the objective of poverty alleviation among rural ‘below poverty line’ (BPL) households through ‘diversified and gainful self employment and wage employment opportunities’ that would enable sustainable income generation.

While the poor would be the targeted group, the Scheduled Caste and Tribe people, differently abled, the old and the destitute would be given priority.Even with regard to planning, execution, supervision and management the poor themselves would be involved.

One member each from the BPL families would be brought under the self-help group fold and the SHGs already formed would be strengthened and the poor, Scheduled Caste and Tribe, and differently abled would be integrated.

Under this programme, self-help groups would be formed at the village, block and district level.The programme envisages opening of bank account for all members, encouraging savings and thrift, creating loan linkages and ensuring insurance services.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 August 2012 04:35
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