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Aajeevika to include all blocks by 2014

Aloke Chatterjee, Hindustan Times  Patna, August 23, 2012
First Published: 17:40 IST(23/8/2012) | Last Updated: 17:43 IST(23/8/2012)

The state rural livelihood mission (SRLM) is all set to anchor the implementation of Aajeevika - the national rural livelihoods mission (NRLM) - to scale up the Jeevika model of poverty alleviation throughout the state in a phased manner.

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Aajeevika would be operational in all 534 blocks of Bihar by 2014. The mission is to organise 11.25 crore rural poor families into 10 lakh SHGs and create 65,000 village organisations (VOs), 1,600 cluster level federations (CLFs) and 534 block level federations (BLFs).

Nearly 3 Lakh community para professionals and 75,000 community resource persons (CRPs) would provide services to the community institutions. The SRLM envisages the households to cumulatively save nearly Rs. 3,100 crore besides accessing Rs. 12,000 crore of credit from mainstream financial institutions.

This would lead to incremental annual income of Rs. 1 lakh per household with significant improvement in food and health security. In the current fiscal, all the existing projects have been put under the overall NRLM framework with cumulative approved budget of Rs. 9,200.23 crore.

It is also proposed to expand the model in remaining 60 blocks of six districts, namely, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Gaya, Nalanda, Khagaria and Purnia.

Similarly, the activities are to be scaled up this year in 53 new blocks in 29 districts In all, 113 new blocks would be entered this fiscal for a cumulative presence in 168 blocks across all 38 districts.

The cumulative number of SHGs would be 1,19,353 covering 13,88,470 poor households capable of accessing Rs. 333 crore from banks through community institutions.

Besides, 5,00,000 HHs would be linked with comprehensive agriculture, 75,000 households with dairy and livestock, while 15,000 households would be associated with non-farm activities. Nearly 70,000 youths would be trained and placed in organised sector jobs, the SRLM claimed.


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