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TNSRLM to eradicate poverty

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Aim is to identify the BPL people and eradicate poverty

P. Amutha, secretary, TNSRLM, speaking at a seminarPhoto: B. Velankanni Raj
P. Amutha, secretary, TNSRLM, speaking at a seminarPhoto: B. Velankanni Raj

Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission (TNSRLM) would be implementing from 2012-13 in the district in a phased manner with the aim of eradicating poverty in rural areas, said P. Amutha, Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation, and secretary of TNSRLM, on Wednesday.

Inaugurating a seminar to create awareness among officials of various departments of the implementation of the TNSRLM, Ms. Amutha said that TNSRLM would be implemented in the first phase in Thanjavur, Thiruvidaimaruthur, Pattukottai and Orathanadu taluks from 2012-13 for seven years. From 2013-14, it would be implemented in Papanasam, Thiruvaiyaru, Kumbakonam, Thiruppanandal, Thiruvonam, Ammapettai, Budalur, Peravurani, Madukkur and Sethubavachathiram panchayat unions for seven years.

The aim is to identify the people below poverty line and take measures to alleviate poverty. TNSRLM is a step towards achieving the goal of poverty free and prosperous Tamil Nadu envisaged by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the Vision 2023. “The Chief Minister's aim is to make the State number one in the country,” Ms. Amutha said.

To identify people below poverty line, women SHG members are roped in and trained, and they have conducted baseline survey in the project areas. At present, Participatory Identification of Poor (PIP) is done in the district. In this, SHG members would talk to people and identify poor with their participation. Manoharasingh, Additional Director, Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation Ltd, Sajeevana, Project Director, Pudu Vazhvu Thittam, K.Varadarajan, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, and Deivanayagi, Project Officer, Mahalir Thittam, participated in the seminar.

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