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Kudumbasree, Jeevika sign MoU for poverty eradication

Posted on Nov 06, 01:00PM | UNI

Kudumbasree Mission and 'Jeevika,' Bihar's rural livelihood mission, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh here today.

As per the MoU, Kudumbasree, the poverty eradication mission of the Kerala, will train men and women in two districts of Bihar.

The objective of the Jeevika is to enhance the social and economic empowerment of the rural poor by Creating self managed community institutions of participating households, Enhancing income through sustainable livelihoods, Increasing access to social protection including food security by enabling the rural poor to articulate a more effective voice in the implementation of such schemes.

The MoU was signed during the concluding session of the four-day workshop, which was attended by around 50 delegates from 15 States.

The delegates had toured 11 panchayats spread over four districts to study the working of the Kudumbasree eradication movement and several of them have shown interest in taking the Kudumbasree poverty eradication model to their States.

At the first stage, the Kudumbasree would provide training to 200 people from Gaya and Muzaffarpur districts.

These trained people would provide training to 64,000 villagers in various fields.

Stating that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 43 crore for the Kudumbasree this year, the Minister said Rs 75 crore would be allocated next year.