Rural Nagaland takes part in ‘Direct Samvad’ with Modi

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/14/2018 12:20:49 AM IST
With the rest of the country, Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), on July 12, organized a “Direct Samvad (dialogue)” between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs).
A press release by state program manager, NSRLM, Nagaland, Imonenla Imkong Phom, stated that the members’ interaction, gave them an opportunity to discuss with the Prime Minister the various activities undertaken by them, and how these had impacted their lives. The interaction was  telecast live by Doordashan in over 418 locations in Nagaland and a webcast by National Informatics Centre (NIC) was watched by over 30,000 members of SHGs under 29 Intensive Blocks of 9 Districts, the release added. The beneficiaries in the program were Self Help Groups from across the country working on anti-alcohol movement; maize value chain and marketing; brick-making unit; Business Correspondent Sakhi and tamarind value chain and marketing; and manufacturing and marketing of sanitary napkins. 
The release reported that in Nagaland, DAY-NRLM is implemented in 43 Blocks under nine Districts. As of June 2018, more than 40,000 women have been mobilized into 4409 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) which has federated into 211 village organizations and 12 cluster level federations. Furthermore, Rs. 305 lakh has been accessed as bank credit and 1200 rural enterprise and 1733 rural youths are supported under SVEP and RSETI respectively. More than 700 community members in Nagaland have been trained and are engaged to provide support to community institutions in a variety of aspects; such as training and capacity building, book-keeping, livelihoods, financial services and FNHW/Gender.

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