Ministry of Rural Development

Ministry of Rural Development


Duration of Program : 3‐12 months

Any Specific Socio Economic Group : Rural poor youth (18-­35 years)

Aajeevika – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in June 2011. Aided in part through investment support by the World Bank. The Mission aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor enabling them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial services.

NRLM has set out with an agenda to cover 7 Crore rural poor households, across 600 districts, 6000 blocks, 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats and 6 lakh villages in the country. Through self-managed Self Help Groups (SHGs) and federated institutions and support them for livelihoods collectives in a period of 8-10 years.

  • the poor would be facilitated to achieve increased access to their rights,
  • entitlements and public services,
  • diversified risk and better social indicators of empowerment.

NRLM believes in harnessing the innate capabilities of the poor and complements them with capacities (information, knowledge, skills, tools, finance and collectivization) to participate in the growing economy of the country.


Duration of Program : 1-­6 weeks

Any Specific Socio Economic Group : Rural BPL youth

RSETIs stand for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes. R.S.E.T.I’s are managed by Banks with active co-operation from the Government of India and State Government. Dedicated institutions designed as to ensure necessary skill training and skill up gradation of the rural BPL youth to mitigate the unemployment problem.

R.S.E.T.I concept is based on R.U.D.S.E.T.I (Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute)

  • A society established jointly by three agencies – Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank and Sri Manjunatheswara Trust based at Ujire in Karnataka.

One RSETI is established in every district in the country. Concerned bank is the lead bank in the district takes responsibility for creating and managing it. Government of India will provide one – time grant assistance, upto a maximum of Rs. 1 crore for meeting the expenditure on construction of building and other infrastructure.

Ministry of Rural Development


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