Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the members of Self-Help Groups promoted by J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED) under Deen Dayal Anthodia Yojana –National Rural Livelihood Mission and the beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Kaushaliya yojna through live Video Conference.
The Self-Help Group apprised the Prime Minister about various activities being undertaken by them under J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED) and how it has impacted their lives.
The members shared their experience and success stories on how being part of a self-help group ushered in a positive change in their lives. The SHG members promoted under J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED) shared their different success stories and how the Mission is helping them to come out of the poverty.
“Our Government is committed towards empowerment of women, today you take any sector, you will see women working in large number and the country’s Agriculture and Dairy sector cannot be imagined without the contribution of women”, said PM Modi during interaction with SHG groups.
Praising these SHGs, PM Modi said that “all of these women are example of determination and entrepreneurship. He said, for women empowerment, the most important requirement is to provide them the opportunity to recognize their own power, abilities and skills. He further said that Self-help groups are playing a very important role in rural areas of the country especially for small entrepreneurs and for labourers
While as NRLM has emerged as the largest institutional platform for women empowerment. The Mission has now initiated implementation in 4884 blocks spread across 600 districts more than 5 crore women have been mobilized into 45 lakh self-help groups in addition, 2.48 lakh village organizations and 20,000 cluster level federations have also been promoted.
The mission has created dedicated sensitive support structures in all the states. Every state now has a state rural livelihood Mission manned over by 20000 professionals at various levels providing training and capacity building and long-term handholding support to the women’s organizations. Under J&K State Rural Livelihoods Mission (UMEED) 70 blocks have been covered so far across Jammu and Kashmir and more than 28000 Self-help groups have been formed till date.