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Campaign on rural livelihood mission to target 254 village panchayats

Educating rural masses:Collector P. Sankar flagging off the campaign at the Collectorate in Vellore on Thursday. Project Director of Mahalir Thittam G.K. Lokeshwari is in the picture.
Educating rural masses:Collector P. Sankar flagging off the campaign at the Collectorate in Vellore on Thursday. Project Director of Mahalir Thittam G.K. Lokeshwari is in the picture.

In an effort to take information on Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM) to the rural population, Collector P. Sankar on Thursday flagged off a campaign on wheels.

It was with the objective of eradicating poverty that the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) - Aajeevika - was being implemented at the national level. The NRLM had come into force after re-structuring the then existing Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana.

Accordingly, this scheme had taken the form of TNSRLM in Tamil Nadu keeping in line with the national mission, according to a release.

TNSRLM was being implemented in Vellore district since August 15, 2012. Works under TNSRLM was going on in full swing in 254 village panchayats in six blocks – Anaicut, Nemili, Kaveripakkam, Tirupattur, Kandhili and Jolarpet. As part of this, a vehicle has been rolled out to create awareness of the mission among rural population, the release said.

Information about the mission would be taken to 254 village panchayats where it is being implemented.

Once the vehicle completes its visit to a village panchayat, cultural programmes on TNSRLM would be staged. The programmes would be held at two different places specified by the respective panchayat presidents.

Pamphlets would be distributed to the public. After the cultural programmes, Participatory Identification of Poor (PIP) would be conducted at the village panchayats, the release added.

Project Director of Mahalir Thittam G.K. Lokeshwari and Project Manager of Pudhu Vazhvu Thittam Sivakami Srikrishna were present.

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