The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the timeline for implementation of the Special Package under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) for Jammu & Kashmir for another period of one year during 2018-19.
The Cabinet also approved the allocation of funds to the State under DAY-NRLM on a need basis for the implementation of the Special Package without linking it with poverty ratio. There is no additional financial implication as the approval is to extend the timeline to cover two-thirds of the vulnerable households in the State within in the originally approved financial outlay of Rs. 755.32 crore. An amount of Rs.143.604 crore will be required for the period of one year during 2018-19.
This will help in covering all the vulnerable rural households in the State (estimated at two-thirds of the total number of households) within a definite time frame.
It will ensure mobilization of households under the auto-inclusion category and households with at least one deprivation category listed in the Socio-Economic Caste Census – 2011.
It will also ensure coverage of all the blocks in Jammu & Kashmir under DAY-NRLM and ensures social inclusion, social development, promotion of livelihoods leading to poverty alleviation in the State.
About Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM):
The Government is implementing DAY-NRLM across the country in all States and Union Territories (except Delhi and Chandigarh).
The financial support under the programme is mainly in the form of Revolving Fund and Community Investment Funds, given as grants to the Self Help Groups (SHGs) and their federations.
DAY-NRLM also focuses on bank linkage of the institutions.
The programme has a special focus on women empowerment including a dedicated component for promoting farm and non-farm based livelihoods for women farmers in rural areas.
In addition, start-up enterprises at village levels are also supported to promote entrepreneurial activities in those areas.