Award for Assam project

The Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM), under the panchayat and rural development department of the Assam government bagged a national award for its outstanding performance under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM) in the category of institutional and capacity building.

By Raja Das in Guwahati
  • Published 12.09.18
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Guwahati: The Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission (ASRLM), under the panchayat and rural development department of the Assam government bagged a national award for its outstanding performance under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM) in the category of institutional and capacity building.

The mission envisions that each underprivileged family should have an annual income of Rs 50,000 per annum by enabling the poor households to access self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. The award has been conferred by the Union ministry of rural development on Tuesday.

"Till date, under ASRLM, more than two lakh self-help groups (SHGs) and consequently their higher-level federations like Village Organisations (VOs) and Cluster-Level federations (CLFs) have been formed for the institutional and capacity building at various levels," an official statement said here.

All these community-based organisations have been provided with sufficient training and capacity building programmes by ASRLM to become the catalyst of overall socio-economic development of rural Assam.

"In an award ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Union minister for rural development Narendra Singh Tomar in the presence of other dignitaries presented the award to ASRLM," stated a press release issued here.