Bhopal,FMNews - Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will interact directly with the members of self-help groups formed under MP State Rural Livelihood Mission today (Thursday).
About 500 women group members from different districts of the state will participate in this dialogue program organized at the Chief Minister's residence from 10.30 am.
Also, in all the districts of the state, the group members will be virtually involved in the program at the gram panchayat level. The Chief Minister will share experiences with self-help group members and also discuss with product buyers.
Public Relations Officer Laxman Singh said that under the Panchayat and Rural Development Department, MP. In the State Rural Livelihood Mission, social and economic empowerment is being done by connecting women members of poor families living in rural areas with self-help groups.
Three lakh 33 thousand groups have been formed by the mission in about 44 thousand villages of the state. About 37 lakh 94 thousand families have been linked to these groups. Out of these, about 13 lakh families have been linked to agriculture based activities and about 4 lakh 90 thousand families to non agriculture based livelihood activities.
He said that it is generally seen that people in rural areas are deprived of the benefits of various schemes despite being eligible due to the difficulty of documentation and other formalities in the procedures of banking services. Efforts are being made by the state government to make this process easier by coordinating with banks on a large scale and making adequate bank loans easily available for self-help groups.
He informed that every effort is being made by the State Government to provide maximum livelihood opportunities by further empowering the groups. Even during the Corona period, Chief Minister Chouhan has been interacting with the group members through virtual mediums.