Income Generation Programmes under Sampoorna Gramin Rojgar Yojana (SGRY) for SC/ST
The Central Government has launched the SGRY to provide employment to labourers including Agricultural labourers in drought affected areas. The plan envisages generation of employment by executing various infrastructure development and maintenance works. In additions to cash, Rice is also supplied / paid to the labourers as a portion of wages. The DRDA – Coimbatore had entrusted Infrastructure development and maintenance works to COODU, which have all been successfully completed by engaging the landless and agricultural labourers in Pongalur block, achieving more than 1200 man days.
Women Self Help Groups (SHGs)
With the support and guidance of Mahalir Thittam of Tamilnadu Corporation of Development of Women, COODU organization has organized rural and urban women, who are marginalized and un-organized, in 89 habitations and formed Self Help Groups, as the grass root level functional forces. The women SHGs are successfully managing the groups with the guidance and support of the staff team and with the local banks.
Micro – credit for Income Generation Activities
In order to develop the economical independency of women and to provide alternate employment opportunities to retain the women work force by preventing migration,
COODU has guided the women SHGs to avail credits from financial institutions to establish their own employment units by utilizing the available local resources in order to ensure their economical sustainability such as,
In the target area agriculture is the only and predominant life sustaining source and the secondary occupation such as rearing milch animals and goat and sheep rearing, based on the concept that many times in the lives of rural people,
the secondary occupation have meet out the losses occurred in the primary occupation, that is the agriculture.
The success of the IGP in terms of repayment and sustainable income for the house to meet out the emergency needs.
Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance & Development for Women (TREAD)
The ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises has sanctioned the TREAD programme to empower the rural poor women through capacity building in the year 2010-2011. The plan envisaged imparting managerial and technical skills to the poor women and also equips them through experiential learning to enable them to start micro-enterprises.
Technologies have been chosen keeping in view the absorption capacity of the beneficiaries, its commercial viability and market demand for the products. Beneficiaries who are already into thrift activities and micro credit with experience in group management and accounting have been chosen. COODU, through its multi-dimensional teams imparted training to 190 women SHG members on the following activities:
To start enterprises the government had given a grant of Rs.8.31 Lakhs and COODU had beneficiaries in obtaining bank loan to the tune of Rs.18.84 Lakhs. As envisaged 190 poor families have attained sustainable livelihood.