Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact directly with the members of Self Help Groups under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission(DAY-NRLM) and beneficiaries of DDU-GKY and RSETIs, through video conferencing, today on 12th July at 9.30 am. The interaction is expected to provide an opportunity to the Prime Minister to get to know, directly from the SHG members, about the various activities being undertaken by them under DAY-NRLM and how it has impacted their lives.
It will be telecast live by Doordarshan and NIC will be webcasting it through their network. The select beneficiaries include - Self Help Groups working on Anti-alcohol movement, maize value chain and marketing from Bihar, Brick making unit from Chhattisgarh, Business correspondent Sakhi and tamarind value chain and marketing and one beneficiary from Jharkhand Manufacturing and marketing of sanitary napkins and DDU-GKY from Madhya Pradesh. Manufacturing and marketing of solar panels and lamps from Rajasthan,PashuSakhi (animal para vet) and DDU-GKY beneficiary from Maharashtra will take part in the direct Samvaad. In addition, interventions for welfare of disabled persons from Tamil Nadu, External community resource person for the formation of SHGs from Telangana, Dairy farm from J&K and Collection and marketing of neem seeds from Gujarat will be a part of the interaction.
DAY-NRLM has emerged as the largest institutional platform for women’s empowerment. The Mission has now initiated implementation in 4884 blocks spread across 600 districts in 29 States and 5 Union Territories. More than 5 crore women have been mobilized into 45 lakh Self Help Groups (SHGs) by May 2018. In addition, 2.48 lakh Village Organizations and 20,000 Cluster Level Federations have also been promoted.