NRLM

Concept:  NRLM
Topic: Poverty
Category: Issues related to development
Related News: IE, Mar 25
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NRLM

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) was a scheme promoted by the Indian government under its Ministry of Rural Development. It was basically a poverty relief project. The scheme promoted self-employment and organisation of the poor in rural India. The scheme sought to organise poor people in rural areas into SHG or Self Help Groups and turn them self-employment-ready. NRLM was a rehashed and improved version of the previous poverty alleviation scheme, the Swarnajayanti Grameen Swarojgar Yojana. NRLM was started in 2011 and also had World Bank support. In September 2015, it was replaced by the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana.