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DAY-NRLM Special Package for J&K and Ladakh

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    17th Oct, 2020

  • Recently, the Union Cabinet approved a special package worth Rs. 520 crore in the Union Territories (UTs) of J&K and Ladakh for a period of five years under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  • The Centre aims to universalise all centrally sponsored beneficiary-oriented schemes in J&K and Ladakh in a time-bound manner.
  • The package has been approved for a period of five years till 2023-24. 
  • It has been decided to ensure funding on a demand-driven basis without linking allocation with poverty ratio during the extended period. 
  • Around two-third rural women from the UTs will be covered and 10.58 lakh women will get the benefit from the special package.
  • Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission
    • It is a centrally sponsored programme,
    • Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development
    • Aim: (1) To eliminate rural poverty through the promotion of multiple livelihoods and improved access to financial services for the rural poor households across the country; (2)To reach out to all rural poor households and impact their livelihoods.
  • It involves working with community institutions through community professionals. 
  • It is implemented in a Mission mode by special purpose vehicles. 
  • The government plans to take the scheme to 10 crore women.

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