National Rural Livelihoods Project

NRLM has been designed to be implemented in all States and Union Territories except Delhi and Chandigarh. However, it would be difficult to implement NRLM which involves a fundamental systemic reform simultaneously in all the 28 States and 7 Union Territories in India, unless a ‘proof of concept’ is established and the states are prepared to transit from SGSY to NRLM. Apart from creating an enabling environment in the states, the institutional capacities of the Central and State governments need to be developed to understand, adopt and implement the NRLM to produce significantly higher outcomes. Further, not all the states have similar community institutional environment which is central to NRLM.

In this context, Government of India has availed credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for implementing the, National Rural Livelihood Project (NRLP), under NRLM.  National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP) has been designed as a sub-set of NRLM to create ‘proof of concept’, build capacities of the Centre and States and create an enabling environment to facilitate all States and Union Territories to transit to the NRLM.

In case of Odisha,NRLP is being implemented in 33 blocks of 7 districts.