Key Features of NRLM

Universal Social Mobilization

50% SC/ST, 15% Minorities, 3% PWD, 100% coverage of BPL families

Promotion of Institution of the poor

Village & higher level federations, livelihoods collectives, producers’ cooperatives/companies, forward-backward linkages etc.

Training for capacity/skill building

Management, Market linkages, CRPs, ICT

Revolving Fund & Capital Subsidy

10-15000/SHG , 70% ST/SC BPL member

Universal Financial Inclusion

Both demand & supply side, insurance, remittances, Bank Mitras, Bima Mitras

Provision of Interest Subsidy

> 7% PA (>70% BPL families) till every member avail cum. Loan of 1 lakh.


Look at the entire portfolio of livelihoods and work towards stabilizing & enhancing existing livelihoods and subsequently diversifying it.

Infrastructure creation & Marketing support

Market research, market intelligence, technology extension, backward-forward linkage, Rural Haats ( 25% of fund).

Skills & Placement Projects

Partnership with Public, Private, NGO/CBO, NSDC (15% of central allocation)

Rural Self Employment Trg. Institute(RSETIs)

PSB to set up RSETIs in all dist. need based experiential learning program followed by handholding support and partner with CBOs


Innovation which have potentials for reaching out specifically to POP with largest nos. for maximum impact with limited resources. (5% of central allocation)

Convergence & Partnership

Convergence with other programs of MoRD & other central/state govt. programs. Partnership with NGOs/CBOs at strategic & implementation levels.

Linkages with PRIs

Formal platform to be established for regular consultation for advice, support, sharing of resources. Traditional Local village institution to replace PRIs where PRIs are not available.

Technical Support

Build a national pool of experts, practitioners and advisers in all the relevant disciplines to provide handholding support to SLRM for developing & executing SPRS.

Sensitive Support Structure

Dedicated & sensitive structure at National, State, Dist. & Sub-district levels staffed with professionally competent and dedicated human resources. Suitable linkages with DRDA and PRIs.

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Monitoring & Learning

Web enabled comprehensive MIS, visit by senior colleagues, Process monitoring studies, thematic studies, impact evaluation

Funding Pattern

75:25(90:10 for NE, 100% for UTs) to be distributed in relation to the incidence of poverty in the states.

Phased Implementation

Pilot blocks, Intensive and Non-intensive blocks. The program to reach all blocks & districts by end of 12th FYP.

Transition to NRLM

All states/UTs would have to transit to NRLM within a period of 1 Yr. from the date of formal launch of NRLM.

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