UMEED Scheme

UMEED Scheme

Why In News?

  • Recently a flower nursery has been started by a Self Help Group (SHG) under UMEED Scheme in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir.

UMEED Scheme

Regarding UMEED Scheme:

  • UMEED Scheme under Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) is a centrally sponsored scheme to encourage women to become self-reliant.
  • The main objective of the scheme is to help the rural poor across Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It also encourages women to make small savings, so that their Self Help Groups (SHGs) can eventually become bankable at lower interest rates.
  • It helps women entrepreneurs in showcasing and marketing their products.

Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM):

  • JKRLM is a poverty alleviation program focused on women empowerment through self-managed and sustainable institutional platforms, financial inclusion and sustainable livelihoods, aimed at alleviating rural poverty.
  • This scheme focuses on promoting self-employment and organization of the rural poor. The basic idea behind this program is to organize the poor into SHG (Self Help Groups) groups and enable them to become self-employed.
  • The scheme provides various platforms (Self Help Groups, Village Organizations, Cluster Level Federation and Block Level Federation) to the rural women at the block level.
  • To reduce poverty by enabling poor households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, which will result in appreciable improvement in the livelihoods of the poor on a sustainable basis through building strong grassroots level institutions.

Source – The Hindu

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