Launch of JKRLM - SAATH Initiative

About the Program

"SAATH :Together for a Better Tomorrow"
Jammu & Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) initiated this initiative for Strengthening JKRLM Intermediary Network & Targeting 500 Rural Women residents of J&K, above 18 years of age, member of SHGs, exhibiting demonstratable interest in Scaling up the Livelihood Source into an Enterprise, each with potential of providing employment to more than 50 rural women / persons.

Launch of the Initiative

Objectives of the Program

Enabled Self Employed Women from SHG’s across J&K to Start and Scale their own Scalable enterprises for value creation & enabling Labour Intensive Employment Opportunities in Rural Areas.
Enabled Intermediaries to play a pivotal role in offering network based enterprise support to rural Enterprises under the JKRLM.
Enabled Networks, Digital & Physical Platforms & Other Interventions for Access to Markets – Local, National & International for showcasing products of SHG Women with Direct to Consumer (D2C) & Direct to Buyer (D2B) access.
Enabled Cluster based Producer Co-operatives and FPOs in both divisions with Common Facility Centers supporting rural enterprises in production planning, packaging, branding and go to market channels.

Program Benefits

Two Weeks - Business Workshop for identifying and evaluating enterprise Opportunities.
Seven Weeks - Sectoral Training for Scaling up Livelihood activities into Rural Enterprise
Seven Weeks - Parallel Workshops for SHG Members on
• Innovation & Intellectual Property for Value Creation
• Packaging & Product Design for Competitive Edge
• Enabling Brands for Exponential Business Valuation
• Financial Inclusion & Functional Banking for Rural Women Entrepreneurs
• Ecommerce enablement for nationwide markets
• Ecommerce enablement for nationwide markets
• Cluster based Entrepreneurship Development

Six Weeks - Mentoring and Handholding for the selected outstanding women entrepreneurs.
Support Mechanism through FPOs –
• Technology
• Production
• Branding
• Packaging & Distribution

Eligibility Criteria

Any women SHG Members from J&K, between 18 – 50 years of age.
Engaged in Self employment activities / Rural enterprises.
Women Interested in scaling up the existing livelihood activity into enterprise.

Execution & Implementation Partner

India SME Forum, India's largest not for profit organisation for Small & Medium Enterprises.
Formed in May 2011, with the objective to propel a Small and Medium Business Movement across the country, India SME Forum is a non - governmental, non-political, non-trade union, not for profit organisation.
Starting out with 400 members in 2011, today we have over 86,000+ MSMEs as members, 270+ Sectoral, Regional Associations as Supporters & International Network organizations as partners.
Our aim is to provide a voice to small and medium entrepreneurs, advocate changes to the entrepreneurial ecosystem and to support and recognise innovative, globally competitive, SMEs in India.