Livelihoods

 Livelihoods Promotion

TNSRLM recognizes that the poor need to have multiple livelihoods. One of the key interventions of TNSRLM is to enhance and expand the existing livelihoods of the poor. More than 70% of the poor are dependent on agriculture either as cultivators or as agriculture labour. Besides, livestock rearing is also a key livelihood for the poor.

Key objectives of farm based livelihood promotion activities.

·         Every poor household is supported with at least 2 farm sector livelihoods

·         Assured annual incremental income of more than Rs.50,000 per family

per year after 2 years of intervention

·         Year-long food & nutritional security for the households

·         Income streams throughout the year

·         Creation of Social Capital for Agriculture, NTFP and Livestock from the

best practitioners.

TNSRLM has been working strongly towards achieving the above objectives. 

 

 

Progress in coverage of Blocks

Livelihood activities was initially started with Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) from the year 2015-16. It is a concerted effort to recognize the role of women in agriculture, to enhance their capacities and increase their income in agriculture and allied activities. MKSP was implemented in Tamil Nadu with a budget outlay of Rs.24.35 crore in the districts of Villupuram, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Karur covering 14 blocks.

 

From the year 2016-17, livelihood promotion activities were also being taken up from NRLM Annual Action Plan. Year wise and scheme wise progress in coverage of Livelihood activities is given in the table.

 

 

 

In the year 2020-21, it is proposed to take livelihood promotion activities covering 97,900 women farmers in 29 blocks.

 

                           Block Coverage Plan

SI.
No.

Year

No.of
Districts

Blocks

Mahila Kisans

MKSP

1

I Phase

3

10

16,800

2

II Phase

2

4

12,000

Total

4

14

28,800

NRLM

1

2016-17

14

7

38400

2

2017-18

9

15

28950

3

2018-19

9

29

47150

4

2019-20

30

65

271370

Total

30

116

385870

 

       

 

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