target of 100 per cent coverage of the rural poor households identified through Socio Economic
      and Caste Census (SECC) and through participatory processes of identification of poor
      households and approved by Gram Sabha.
            The key components of DAY-NRLM include: (i) Promoting Institutions of Poor: Strong
      quality institutions of poor such as SHGs and their federations are set up on a priority basis. In
      addition to generic thrift and credit based community institutions and their federations, DAY-
      NRLM promotes specialized institutions like livelihood collectives, producers’
      cooperatives/companies for livelihoods promotions. The institutions of poor empower their
      members and act as medium for transfer of knowledge and technology dissemination, and hubs
      of production, collectivization and trade; (ii) Training, Capacity Building and Skill Building:
      Systematic and multi-pronged approach has been adopted for providing capacity building to
      SHGs, their federations, government functionaries, bankers, NGOs and other stakeholders. The
      capacity building is aimed at providing poor with the knowledge and skills to manage their
      institutions, link up with markets, manage their existing livelihoods and enhance their credit
      absorption capacity and credit worthiness. Focus is on developing and engaging community
      professionals and community resource persons (CRP) in order to provide timely support and
      bring about reduction in poverty levels; (c) Community Investment Support Fund: Community
      Investment Support Fund is routed to SHGs through federations (primary and secondary level) to
      support development of suitable livelihoods of members and to initiate collective activities,
      wherever feasible. A part of the CIF is provided as Vulnerability Reduction Fund (VRF) for
      supporting the inclusion of very poor communities and making credit accessible to them with or
      without interest; (d) National Special Fund Support for Convergence under DAY-NRLP was
      provided to help states mainstream convergence as an effective method to reduce poverty and
      empower rural poor; (e) Infrastructure creation and Marketing Support: DAY-NRLM ensures
      that infrastructure needs for major livelihoods activities of poor are met with. It also provides
      support for marketing to institutions of poor. The range of activities in marketing support include
      market research, market intelligence, technology extension, developing backward and forward
      linkages, building livelihoods collectives and supporting their business plans; (f) Sensitive
      support structures: DAY-NRLM has set up sensitive and dedicated support structures at the
      national, state, district and sub-district levels. These support structures are staffed with dedicated
      professionals; (g) Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP): Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran
      Pariyojana (MKSP) is a sub-component of NRLM to meet the specific needs of women farmers
      and achieve socio-economic and technical empowerement of the rural women farmers,
      predominantly small and marginal farmers; (h) Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana: The
      Government of India has introduced a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-
      National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) entitled “Aajeevika Grameen Express
      Yojana” (AGEY) from the financial year 2017-18. The main objectives of AGEY are: to provide
      an alternative source of livelihoods to members of SHGs under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them
      to operate public transport services in backward rural areas, as identified by the states; to provide
      safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services to connect remote villages
      with key services and amenities (including access to markets, education and health) for the
      overall economic development of the area by making use of the supports available within the
      framework of DAY-NRLM.
      Rural Self Employment Training Institute
            It has been decided to set up one Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) in each