Modi to interact with SHGs through video conferencing

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a ‘Direct Samvad’ 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 July 12.

The interaction will be telecast live at 930 am by Doordarshan and NIC will be webcasting it through their network. 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.

Some of the selected 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, Pashu Sakhi (animal para vet) and DDU-GKY beneficiary from Maharashtra, Interventions for welfare of disabled persons from Tamil Nadu, External community resource person for formation of SHGs from Telangana, Dairy farm from J&K and Collection and marketing of neem seeds from Gujarat.

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) is one of the flagship programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India to alleviate rural poverty. The centrally sponsored programme, seeks to mobilize about 9 crore households into SHGs and link them to sustainable livelihoods opportunities by building their skills and enabling them to access formal sources of finance, entitlements and services from both public and private sectors. It is envisaged that the intensive and continuous capacity building of rural poor women will ensure their social, economic and political upliftment.

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