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Gender Samvaad: MoRD Organises Third Edition


Gender Samvaad: Relevance

  • GS 2: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States


Gender Samvaad: Context

  • Recently, Ministry of Rural Development has organised the third edition of Gender Samvaad as a part of Ministry’s Iconic Week celebration theme ‘Naye Bharat ki Naari’ under Amrit Mahotsava.


Gender Samvaad: Key points

  • Over 3000 State Mission staff and Self-Help Group (SHG) members attended the initiative, organised by the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  • The theme for this edition was ‘Promotion of food and nutrition security through women’s collectives’.
  • Gender Samvaad is a national virtual initiative under the DAY-NRLM to generate greater awareness on the mission’s interventions across the country with a gender lens.
  • The event enabled National and State Rural Livelihoods Missions (SRLM) to listen to voices from SHG women and for SRLMs to share and learn from best practices.
  • SHGs under the DAY-NRLM are working on multiple interventions to fight malnutrition including income enhancement of rural households, improving productivity, and diversification of nutrient rich food crops and social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) among SHG members.
  • SHG women can promote behaviour change, counsel women on care of low-birth weight babies, promote girl’s education, healthy diets, consumption of micronutrients, marriage at the right age, as well as spacing between pregnancies.


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जेंडर संवाद: ग्रामीण विकास मंत्रालय ने तीसरे संस्करण का आयोजन किया 

About NRLM

  • National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) was launched in 2011 as a flagship scheme of Ministry of Rural Development.
  • The scheme aims at mobilizing about 9-10 crore rural poor households into Self Help Groups (SHGs) in a phased manner and provide them long-term support such that they diversify their livelihoods, improve their incomes and quality of life.
  • In November 2015, the program was renamed Deendayal Antayodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM).
  • NRLM has a mandate to cover 7 Crore rural poor households, across 600 districts, 6000 blocks, 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats and 6 lakh villages in the country through self-managed Self Help Groups (SHGs) and federated institutions and support them for livelihoods collectives in a period of 8-10 years.
  • In addition, the poor would be facilitated to achieve increased access to their rights, entitlements and public services, diversified risk and better social indicators of empowerment.
  • NRLM believes in harnessing the innate capabilities of the poor and complements them with capacities (information, knowledge, skills, tools, finance and collectivization) to participate in the growing economy of the country.


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Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

  • The Government of India has introduced a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY – NRLM) entitled “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana ” (AGEY) from the financial year 2017-18.
  • Under the programme, the Community Investment Fund (CIF) provided to Community based Organisations (CBOs) under the existing provisions of DAY – NRLM scheme will be utilised to support the SHG members to operate the public transport services.


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