Sanjeevini – NRLM

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On December 2, 2011, the Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission was formally launched. To implement DAY-NRLM, a flagship programme of the Ministry of Rural Development in Karnataka, an operational order no. RDPR 25 SJY 2011 (A1), Bangalore, dated 10th October 2011, was issued. As a result, the Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society was established and registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960. It is an autonomous NRLM implementing agency at the state level responsible for pursuing the NRLM Agenda and the NRLM Framework for Implementation.

The Mission’s goal is to eradicate rural poverty by establishing sustainable institutions for the poor and eventually leading them to sustainable livelihoods. In accordance with the National Rural Livelihoods Mission, the primary goal of KSRLPS is to establish a committed and sensitive support system from the national to the sub-district level that will focus on the poor, construct, and sustain their organisations at various levels.

This would give a forum for the poor to engage in collective action based on self-help and mutual collaboration, as well as ties with mainstream institutions such as banks and government departments to address the different facets of poverty. Furthermore, KSRLPS is tasked with carrying out all livelihood, skill development, and entrepreneurship-related programmes and initiatives of both the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka, including DDU-GKY, RGCY, RSETI, and others. It is currently part of the State Government’s newly formed Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, and Livelihood.


Sanjeevini works with the distinct goal of reducing rural poverty; it is a community-driven and process-oriented programme. The procedures encompass a variety of initiatives such as raising awareness, social mobilisation, and the establishment of Community Resource Persons (CRPs). The formation of CBOs, the strengthening of SHGs/CBOs/federations/Livelihood Collectives, the construction of linkages, and the promotion of livelihoods Traditional monitoring approaches focus on the physical, financial, and logistical components of projects, but do not capture the processes of community perception, satisfaction with project services, inclusion, and institutional dynamics. Because community processes do not adhere to pre-determined rules, timetables, targets, or blueprint approaches, a responsive and flexible implementation is required.

Key features

Social inclusion entails mobilising the impoverished and establishing their own institutions.

Financial Inclusion: SHG-Bank Linkages, Financial Literacy, and Non-Banking Banking

Economic Inclusion: Promotion of livelihoods and the creation of livelihood collectives such as producer groups centred on-farm and non-farm activities, self-employment and enterprise development, and placement-based skill development.

Sanjeevini prioritises the following tasks in order to meet the results indicators given out by NRLM:

  1. Setting a mission architecture; recruiting, inducting, and immersing staff; raising awareness and social mobilisation; mobilising the poor and poorest of the poor;
  2. Formation of community cadres;
  3. Building community institutions and promoting the internal functioning of community institutions;
  4. Preparation of micro-investment plans and demand articulation for CIF
  5. Convergence with other programmes; entitlement access and last-mile delivery;
  6. Promotion of income-generating cooperatives;
  7. Value Chain Development;

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