Government of India signs MoU with BFIL to support rural livelihood

The Ministry of Rural Development under the Government of India has signed a MoU with the Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited to synergize livelihood intervention in the livestock sector.

Government of India signs MoU with BFIL to support rural livelihood

Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India has signed a Non-Financial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (BFIL) to support the livelihood intervention of DAY-NRLM by syncing their activities in livestock and fisheries development. 

The MoU was signed by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development Shri Charanjit Singh, and Executive Vice Chairman Shri J Sridharan at New Delhi. Senior Officials of MoRD Joint Secretary Smt. Smriti Sharan, Deputy Secretary Ms Nivedita Prasad, Deputy Director Shri Raman Wadhwa and National Mission Manager Dr. Vivek Kunj, Chief People Officer Shri Kishore Sambasivam, Chief Managers Dr. Prem Nath Singh and Shri Asad Ahmad from BFIL were also present in  MoU signing ceremony.

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As part of the MoU, in the initial phase, a centralized Project Monitoring Unit (PMU) will be established to support DAY-NRLM at the national level and State PMUs in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Bihar will be developed. The PMU will comprise specialists from livestock (as per the need in the respective state), Market Linkage, etc. BFIL will also strengthen the Pashu Sakhis (last mile extension workers at the village) developed under DAY-NRLM to provide basic healthcare support to animals.

The other area of intervention will be livestock cluster facilitation, developing an IT-enabled ecosystem, and also for providing veterinary care and facilitation support to SHG households of DAY-NRLM.

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