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Non-Farm Livelihood


  • Enable rural poor to establish their livelihood through livelihood generation activities.
  • Develop local resources by training a pool of village-level community cadre.
  • Help rural entrepreneurs access finance for starting their own enterprises.
  • Provide market linkages to rural entrepreneurs.
  • Convergence with other department and Corporates for economic upliftment

Schemes and programs under Nonfarm

A.    Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP):

  • Aims to encourage entrepreneurship initiatives among rural youth.
  • Provides knowledge, advisory, and financial support to rural start-up entrepreneurs.
  • Establishes systems for identification, assistance, and handholding support for setting up and sustaining enterprises.
  • Trains block-level community cadre (CRP-EPs) in business management to support rural entrepreneurs.

 B.   Pradhanmantri Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME):

  • Enhances the competitiveness of micro food processing enterprises.
  • Supports credit access, branding, marketing, formalization, common services, and institutional strengthening through SNA (GAICL).
  • Provides credit-linked capital subsidy and seed capital to individual and group Micro Food Processing Enterprises and self-help groups (SHGs) through State Nodal Agency (GAICL).
  • Offers training and handholding support to SHGs and other existing units under GLPC.

 C.   Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY):

  • A sub-scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
  • Enables SHGs to operate road transport services in remote rural areas.
  • Provides safe, affordable, and community-monitored rural transport services through CBO, and SHGs.
  • Connects remote villages with essential services, promoting economic development and creating livelihood opportunities.

 D.   Micro Enterprise Development (MED):

  • A component under SVEP to support SHGs and their family member enterprises in the non-farm sector.
  • Provides necessary hand-holding and post-enterprise grounding support.
  • Mobilizes & provided finance from the Community Investment Fund (CIF), Bank loan and through Convergence under NRLM, as well as banks/financial institutions.
  • Supports SHG entrepreneurs with training, and capacity building for micro enterprises.

 E.   Convergence with other Departments and Corporates

  • Collaboration between SHGs and multiple government departments and agencies.
  • Initiatives include Plastic Waste Collection, Fair price shops, Electricity bill  and meter reading, Neem seed collection, education transport services, Canteen & Catering services, AMUL Dairy centres, and Sheetal ice cream shops
  • These programs have empowered over 5.00 lakhs rural women in Gujarat through various non-farm livelihood activities, promoting entrepreneurship, market access, and sustainable economic growth in rural communities.