The SHG movement has grown from strength to strength over the years bringing about substantial social change among women in the State. It would be the endeavour of the Corporation to extend the benefits of the SHG approach to the uncovered areas of the state and uncovered sections of society. The immediate goal of TNSRLM is to ensure that all poor women particularly widows, destitute and marginalized are included in SHGs in the next three years.

TNSRLM has been very successful in bringing about social empowerment of women which has not fully translated into economic empowerment. The DMMU, will strive to promote more economic activities among SHG women by converging Mahalir Thittam and TNSRLM implementation.

Strengthening the Federations of Self help groups is the key to achieving sustainability in the long run. TNSRLM’s vision is to build strong and self reliant SHG federations at the Village Panchayat, Block and district levels throughout the State.

National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)
Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM)

The Government of Tamil Nadu is implementing a special scheme called Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission from the year 2012-13. The Mission activities are funded by Government of India and the State Government in the ratio of 60:40. The objectives of TNSRLM is to build strong and vibrant institutional platforms of the poor in the rural areas which enable them to increase their household incomes through livelihood enhancements and access to financial and other services. Under this scheme the target group comprises of poor and vulnerable section of the community. The target people are organized into active Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities.

The salient features of TNSRLM
  1. Identification and mobilization of the left out poor into the SHG network.
  2. Establishing and strengthening community organisations of the rural poor.
  3. Social empowerment of the rural poor through capacity building.
  4. Promotion of livelihoods of the poor including the vulnerable and differently-abled.
  5. Improving the quality of the SHG products and providing marketing opportunities.
  6. Providing financial assistance to SHGs for on-lending to their members for taking up economic activities.
  7. Employment linked skill training for rural youth.
  8. Convergence with the Government departments to leverage their financial and non-financial services and utilizing them in an effective manner.
  9. Enabling the rural poor to access basic facilities and train them in conserving their environment and sanitation.
Amma Two Wheeler Scheme

The Scheme to empower working women by enabling them to purchase women friendly two wheelers to ease their commute to their enterprises, Places of employment, engagements with banks and community based institutions. Ease of use is a key consideration and therefore the vehicle is gearless /auto geared. The differently abled may avail retro-fitted three wheelers scooters. Each year one lakh working women will be benefited through this scheme. A maximum subsidy of 50% at the cost of two wheeler or Rs.25,000/- whichever is less will be provided.

Priority given to beneficiaries from remote places, hilly regions, women headed households, deserted women, destitute widow, differently abled women, unmarried women aged above 35 years, scheduled caste/tribes and transgenders.

National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM):
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)

The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) intends to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor. The scheme is being implemented from the year 2014-15. DAY-NULM is a centrally sponsored scheme funded by both the Central and the State Governments in the ratio of 60:40.

The components of the DAY-NULM are:
  1. Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID).
  2. Capacity Building and Training (CB&T).
  3. Employment through Skill Training and Placement (EST&P).
  4. Self Employment Programme (SEP).
  5. Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUH).
  6. Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUSV), and an exclusive component, Innovation & Special Projects (I&SP)
Administrative Setup
Admin Setup - EN
Contact Address

Project Director,
District Mission Management Unit,
Tamil Nadu State Livelihood Mission,
II Floor, Collectorate,
Ariyalur District.
Contact No. : 04329 – 228505