- Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)
- Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav
Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)
Focus: GS-III Indian Economy
Why in News?
Recently, the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to develop a sustainable model for promoting entrepreneurship at the grass roots by initiating the Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP).
Significance of the Partnership
- Rural entrepreneurs would have access to banking systems and will be able to get financial assistance, including from MUDRA Bank.
- To supplement the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India’s villages, integrated ICT approaches and tools will be offered for training and capacity building, as well as business consulting services.
- The beneficiaries of the project are from the Self-Help Group (SHG) ecosystem of DAY-NRLM and the scheme not only supports existing enterprises but new enterprises as well.
- The cooperation will assist the rural community by assisting them in establishing their trades and providing complete assistance until they have reached a point of stability.
- This practical intervention will give the public with information, advice, and funding, as well as assist in the formation of village-level community cadre.
About Start Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)
Nodal: Ministry of Rural Development
- The Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program is a sub component of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) of the Ministry of Rural Development, as a sub-scheme since 2016.
- With an objective to support the rural poor come out of poverty, supporting them setup enterprises and provide support till the enterprises stabilize, SVEP focusses on providing self-employment opportunities with financial assistance and training in business management and soft skills while creating local community cadres for promotion of enterprises.
- SVEP promotes both individual and group enterprises, set-up and promote enterprises majorly on manufacturing, trading and service sectors.
- Any Rural poor who is willing to be entrepreneurial and self-reliant is eligible to be part of this programme.
- Highly vulnerable beneficiaries under MGNREGA, marginalized sections, women, SC and ST communities and rural artisans will be given specific preference in selection, as part of this programme.
More about SVEP
- SVEP addresses three major pillars of rural start-ups namely – finances, incubation and skill ecosystems.
- Activities under SVEP are strategically designed to promote rural enterprises, one of the key areas is to develop pool of community resource persons – enterprise promotion (CRP-EP) who are local and support entrepreneurs setting-up rural enterprises.
- Another key area is to promote the block resource centre (BRC) in SVEP blocks, to monitor and manage the community resource persons, appraise SVEP loan application and acts as the repository of enterprise related information in the concern block.
- BRCs play the role to support sustainable revenue model to operate effectively and independently.
- To enable rural poor to set up their enterprises, in its proof of concept phase, by developing a sustainable model for Village Entrepreneurship promotion through integrated ICT techniques and tools for training and capacity building, enterprise advisory services and to provide loans from banks/SHG & federations.
- Develop local resources by training a pool of village level community cadre (CRP EP) and build the capacity of the NRLM and SHG federations to monitor and direct the work of the CRP-EPs.
- Help the rural entrepreneurs to access finance for starting their enterprises from the NRLM SHG and federations, the banking systems including the proposed MUDRA bank.
- Handhold the rural entrepreneurs/ enterprises in the initial six months of start-up, with visits from the CRP-EP’s supported by guidance from an advisory panel of experts for the relevant enterprise.
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana –National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)
- National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) is a poverty alleviation project implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
- This scheme is focused on promoting self-employment and organization of rural poor.
- The basic idea behind this programme is to organize the poor into SHG (Self Help Groups) groups and make them capable for self-employment.
- Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) is a new name given to Aajeevika – NRLM in November 2015.
- The initiative to move towards a demand-driven strategy enabling the states to formulate their own livelihoods-based poverty reduction action plan is at the core of the mission.
- The strength of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development, are the approximately 690 lakh women members of around 63 lakh Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the country.
Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav
Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance
Why in News?
Recently, the government launched a nation-wide campaign called Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav on the eve of the International Women’s Day (8th March).
About Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav
- The aim of the campaign is to bring back four lakh out-of-school adolescent girls in the 11-14 years age group into the education system.
- The project aims to work on a complete system for out-of-school girls by building on existing schemes and programmes such as Schemes for Adolescent Girls (SAG), BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP), and National Education Policy (NEP).
- The campaign is being steered by the Ministry of Women And Child Development in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
- The campaign focuses on convergence and coordination between ministries, departments and states.
- The campaign will be implemented as part of the BBBP project, with the primary beneficiaries being over 4,00,000 out-of-school adolescent girls.
- Over 400 districts across all states will be funded under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme for grassroots level outreach and awareness generation to sensitise communities and families to enrol adolescent girls in schools.
- Further, funding from Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, and Anganwadi workers (AWWs) will be further incentivised for counseling and referring out of school adolescent girls.
- It strives to collect data on out-of-school girls, based on their visits to anganwadi centres for nutrition, nutrition education and skilling.