National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)

Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM) 

The Government of Tamil Nadu is implementing a special scheme called   Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission from the year 2012-13. The Mission activities are funded by Government of India and the State Government in the ratio of 60:40. The objectives of TNSRLM is to build strong and vibrant institutional platforms of the poor in the rural areas which enable them to increase their household incomes through livelihood enhancements and access to financial and other services. Under this scheme the target group comprises of poor and vulnerable section of the community. The target people are organized into active Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities. 


 The salient features of TNSRLM  

  • Identification and mobilization of the left out poor into the SHG network.
  • Establishing and strengthening community organisations of the rural poor.
  • Social empowerment of the rural poor through capacity building.
  • Promotion of livelihoods of the poor including the vulnerable and differently-abled.
  • Improving the quality of the SHG products and providing marketing opportunities.
  • Providing financial assistance to SHGs for on-lending to their members for taking up economic activities.
  • Employment linked skill training for rural youth.
  • Convergence with the Government departments to leverage their financial and non-financial services and utilizing them in an effective manner.
  • Enabling the rural poor to access basic facilities and train them in conserving their environment and sanitation.



 Framework for Implementation of NRLM



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