According to website of the World Bank, the project aims to establish efficient and effective institutional platforms to increase household income for rural poors in 100 districts of 13 states in India through additional financing of National Rural Livelihoods Project.
The activties of the project are covered under the following four components.
Component 1: Institutional and Human Capacity Development
This component will continue to finance technical assistance consultancies, human resources, training and development of training material/approaches. Financing under this component will endeavor to place skilled professionals to work with National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) at the national, state and district levels.
Component 2: State Livelihood Support
The activities to be financed under this component will remain essentially the same but with further refinements to focus on the next generation institutional and investment support.
Component 3: Innovation and Partnership Support
The component will finance pilot initiatives and technical assistance consultancies that support innovative livelihoods activities in agriculture, livestock and youth employment for rural households.
Component 4: Project Implementation Support
This component will continue to strengthen the National Mission Management Unit for effective project management at the national level, finance the Monitoring and Evaluation activities and ICT initiatives.
The proposed objective of the project is 'to establish efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor that enable them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial and selected public services'.
Lead Rural Development Economist
Vinay Kumar Vutukuru
Sr Agricultural Spec.
National Rural Livelihood Mission
Joint Secretary and Mission Director
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