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Chhattisgarh Rural Livelihood Mission to link 18-lakh women with SHGs
22-05-2014

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission is planning to link one woman each from the 18 lakh families of 16 development blocks of the then undivided four districts of Rajnandgaon, Raipur, Sarguja and Bastar with self-help groups.

Panchayat and Rural Development minister Ajay Chandrakar on Wednesday reviewed the works of Chhattisgarh State Rural Livelihood Mission. Principal Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development department MK Raut, director State Rural Livelihood Mission Sangeeta P and other senior officers of the department were present.

In the meeting, officers said that there were a target to link one woman each from the 18 lakh families of total 16 development blocks of the then undivided four districts of Rajnandgaon, Raipur, Sarguja and Bastar with self-help groups under the mission.

During the last financial year, bank linkage sanction for Rs 166 crore had been given to about 14,000 self-help groups.

Chandrakar asked the officers to prepare action plan for the promotion of ‘Nagari Dubraj’ paddy cultivation in the districts included in the Rural Livelihood Mission. He said that first priority should be given for the marketing of materials produced by the self-help groups. He stressed on increase of livelihood source for the villagers under the mission and the need for their skill development.

For the implementation of the mission, the state government had registered ‘Chhattisgarh Gramin Aajeevika Samvardhan Samiti’ in 2011. Under the mission, 10 villages each from Balrampur-Ramanujganj and Rajnandgaon districts were selected for community management based farming. 231 small and marginal woman farmers were selected from these villages, as woman farmer empowerment project is an important link of this mission.