Report of working group on National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)

India has unacceptable levels of rural poverty, estimated at 42%. In some of the northern and north‐eastern states, there is an even higher level of rural poverty. Government of India has been deeply concerned about rural poverty in India. To eradicate rural poverty, National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) has been established. By the end of 2010, the Mission Document of the NRLM has been finalized and the mission was formally launched in June 2011. The Working Group (WG) critically reviewed the NRLM Mission Document and the Framework for Implementation and followed a consultative process to make necessary recommendations for NRLM which could contribute to the formulation of the 12th Plan for the period 2012‐2017.