Date : 07/03/2013 -
A project named ‘Muktidhara’ was launched in Purulia district on March 7, 2013 under the administrative control and patronage of SHG & SE Deptt. The objective was to create and maintain sustainable livelihood of SHG members. The project is being implemented in association with NABARD.

On a pilot basis, members of 139 SHGs from Balarampur and Purulia-I Block in Purulia district was trained. A 5-member women training team (ACRPs of Rajib Gandhi Mahila Vikash Poriyojana) from Raibarely, Uttar Pradesh conducted the training and awareness camps.

After training, the same number of SHGs has got credit linkage with the Banks. Up to 31-7-2014, 109 SHGs have got the sanction of Bank Loan & 92 SHGs have got the disbursement of Rs. 7585 lakh as loan from Banks in Purulia-I and Balarampur Block of Purulia. One District Project Manager, two Block Project Managers, one Nodal Officer from the District Administration, respective Block Supervisors (SHG & SE), DDM-NABARD etc. are providing necessary support for successful implementation of Muktidhara in Purulia District. The department has now implemented a pilot project (Muktidhara) for Paschim Medinipur in Purulia Model with the assistance of NABARD with a plan to extend the same to other districts later. The Project is aimed at providing sustainable livelihood to the Self Help Groups on their selected livelihood activities viz. – Homestead garden, Poultry, Goatery, Vegetable Cultivation etc. Society for Self Employment of Unemployed Youth, W.B. has been entrusted to execute the Scheme.


SHG members.


Livelihood augmentation of the SHG households by providing support for micro firms and micro enterprises. Skill up-gradation of SHG members in both production and service sectors. Support to individual youth through skill development and bank loan subsidy-linked projects.

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