Chhattisgarh Rural Livelihood Mission to link 18-lakh women with SHGs
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.