Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)
Implementing Strategy in Assam
DAY-NRLM is a highly process oriented programme and Government of Assam is committed to extend the outreach of poverty alleviation programs to the poorest of the poor. In its pursuit to pass benefits of the program, by enhancing the quality of implementation a definite intervention in the shape of organizing the institutions of poor, capacity building, creating livelihood opportunities for the poor and monitoring & evaluation of poverty alleviation schemes is envisaged. DAY-NRLM would reach all blocks & districts of Assam within 6/7 years in a phased manner.
Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission Society (ASRLMS) is implementing the DAY-NRLM in the State since November, 2011, with the objective of enhancing the social and economic empowerment of the rural poor in Assam. It has been designed as a multipronged approach to strengthen livelihoods of the rural poor by promoting SHGs, providing skill development and placement for youth for wage based occupations in different private/business organizations and imparting self employment oriented training.
ASRLMS has undergone various phases of learning and has demonstrated significant successes till date in terms of formation of quality Self Help Groups, their financial assistance and sustainability. Attention has been given on the assessment of the status of SHG movement in the state, bringing good SHGs into Village Organization and Cluster Level Federation fold, further support and facilitation required, on bank linkages to SHGs and on how the programme is to be implemented in a mission mode in a phased manner.
There are 88 Intensive Blocks under NRLM at present. In the first year, 8 districts and 44 blocks as intensive blocks have been covered. During the FY 2015-16, another 19 blocks have been covered. During FY 2016-17, 25 more Blocks and 6 more districts have been covered under Intensive Strategy making a total of 88 Intensive Blocks and 14 Intensive Districts. Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has approved 60 more Blocks and 10 more districts to be covered under NRLM Intensive Strategy in the FY 2017-18.
For rolling out the Mission in the State, three strategies has been considered