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Exclusive 'Rural Livelihood' scheme for Northeast Launched

The Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region  Dr Jitendra Singh launched an exclusive "Rural Livelihood" scheme for the Northeast.


  • The unique scheme called “North East Rural Livelihood Project” is supported by the World Bank.
  • Primarily it will benefit the tribals and the lower socioeconomic groups, including women, in the North-Eastern Region (NER). 
  • Initially, four states, - Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, will be taken up for helping the tribal and even the non-tribal lower groups living in remote areas. 
  • The project is aimed at assisting over 10,000 Self Help Groups (SHGs) and benefit about three lakh poor households. 
  • The special focus is on Women, particularly tribal women, woman-headed households and single woman households.
  • The more vulnerable tribal groups like Reang in Tripura and Lepsha and Bhutias in Sikkim are also going to benefit from it
  • A delegation of the "Forum of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Legislators and Parliamentarians" led by its National President, Shri Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal m Dr Jitendra Singh and presented a memorandum focusing on the issues of empowerment of tribal communities in Northeast. 
Exclusive 'Rural Livelihood' scheme for Northeast Launched Exclusive 'Rural Livelihood' scheme for Northeast Launched Reviewed by insiya yadav on November 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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