Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana
- The Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) was launched in 2010-11 under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
- It was launched to improve the current status of women in agriculture and to enhance the opportunity for their earning and empowerment.
- The scheme facilitates small-scale projects with systematic investments to enhance women’s participation, skill and sustainable productivity in agriculture and allied activities.
- These projects are undertaken by State Rural livelihood Missions (SRLMs), NGOs, Community-based organizations as Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).
- The scheme promotes sustainable practices like community-managed agriculture, zero budget farming and non-pesticide management, and creation of Community Resource Persons (CRPs) and Pashu Sakhis selected from the community of women farmers.
- MKSP is a membership-based programme in which women farmers are formed into groups. Hence, for a woman farmer to be eligible to join such groups, she should be resident actively engaged in agricultural activities in the same village.
- The scheme targets the poorest and the most vulnerable women farmers (landless, SC/ST minorities.)
- Priority is given to women-headed households; resource poor households and women groups engaged in agriculture and allied activities.
- The Ministry of Rural Development provides financial assistance of up to 75 % to the project cost submitted by the Implementing Agencies.
- Since its inception, the scheme has reached out to more than 33.35 lakh women farmers across 119 districts and 20,632 villages with a project outlay of Rs 822 Crore. Specific benefits for women farmers are as follows:
- Capacity building in improving the skills and capabilities of women farmers to participate in farming activities;
- Increased food production by women and ensuring food and nutrition security at their household and community;
- Women have more control over production resources and greater access to services and schemes of the government and other agencies;
- With improved managerial capabilities, women have increased access to market, credit, technology and information and increased income.
- Women are increasingly visible as an interest group in agriculture in terms of increase in number of women institutions and increase in their entrepreneurship.
If you want to become a Project Implementing Agency under MKSP, you need to submit:
- Experience certificate of 3 years
- Financial Statements of 3 years (annual turnover of over Rs 25 lakhs in three years)
- Proof of working with atleast 500 farmers
- Prrof of forming at least 100 SHGs/community organizations for promoting livelihood in proposed area
- Non-political/ Non- secular affiliation declaration
How to Apply
Women farmers need to join a group/cluster working actively with State Rural Livelihoods Mission.
For the project to be sanctioned, the Implementing Agencies (PIAs) need to submit a proposal indicating the proposed project area, project description and budget summary, to be submitted to the State Rural Livelihood Missions of the concerned state.
Guidelines for submitting application can be found under Partner with Us, here: http://www.mksp.in/
You can find the detailed information at:
Natural Rural Livelihoods Mission,
Ministry of Rural Development (NRLM),
Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021.
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