An amount of Rs 755 crore under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) has been approved for Jammu and Kashmir, official said.
The scheme is being launched in state in a special mode by increasing the allocation from Rs 110 crore to Rs 755 crore with the allocation for the current year being provided to the tune of Rs 30.38 crore.
A special emphasis is to be given to Two-Thirds of the families in the state under the ambit of the scheme with the target of 90,000 Women Self Help Groups (WSHG) over a period of 5 years.
The union government has approved special norms exclusively for the state under 'Umeed Project' as part of the mission.
Officials said there is special dispensation of allocating the funds on the pattern of 90:10 (Centre-State share) whereas in the rest of country it is being implemented on 75:25 pattern.
Further as an off shoot of the mission 'HIMAYAT' Programme is under implementation in the state where placement oriented skills are provided to the youths through reputed organizations and till date 7,000 youths have been trained and 5,000 of them placed within and outside the state.