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National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM): Will it deliver the promise? – Part II

Like most poverty alleviation programs rolled out by the government, the NRLM has all the buzz words viz development of employable skills, training and placement of poor and needy and the involvement of the SHG Federations, banking correspondents, low-cost loans. The program is modeled on the Swaranjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana- (SGSY) (http://angul.nic.in/sgsy.htm) with the additional … Continue reading

National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM): Will it deliver the promise? – Part 1

(Source: Google Images)   The NRLM has been modeled on the current poverty alleviation program being implemented in the state of Andhra Pradesh called Indira Kranthi Patham (IKP[1]).The main idea of the programme is to use the Self Help Group (SHG) mechanism to mobilize the rural poor and to facilitate financial inclusion. The three tier … Continue reading

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