Lakhpati SHG women initiative – UPSC Prelims

Lakhpati SHG women initiative:
  • The Ministry of Rural Development launched the Lakhpati SHG women Initiative.
  • The initiative aims to enable rural Self Help Group (SHGs) women to earn at least Rs.1 lakh per annum.
  • This will be achieved by focusing on diversifying livelihood activities at the household level ranging from Agriculture and allied, Livestock, NTFP (Non-timber Forest Products) and other interventions.
  • Target: To provide livelihood support to 25 million rural SHG women in the next 2 years.