Need of NRLM
Out of the estimated 7.0 crore rural BPL households (2010 projections of BPL households), 4.5 Crore households still need to be organized into SHGs.
Even the existing SHGs need further strengthening and greater financial support.
The magnitude of the unfinished task is enormous.
It was in this background, Government has approved the restructuring the SGSY as the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), to be implemented in a mission mode across the country.