Current status of DAY-NRLM

  • NRLM has multiple, overlapping goals: poverty reduction, women’s empowerment, and improving outcomes in health, nutrition, and education.
  • As of May 2021, there are 6.9 million SHGs in India with 75 million members.
  • In the current era of COVID-19, the SHGs across the country’s rural districts are crucial in mitigating the manifold impacts of the pandemic.
  • Community kitchens in states like Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh have fed migrant workers and other poor families.
  • Women in SHGs who work as ‘bank sakhis (banking correspondents)’, facilitated access to cash transfers for the COVID-19 relief package.