Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project (formerly Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project - TNRTP) is an innovative World Bank assisted Project that aims at rural transformation through strategies that look beyond poverty alleviation by building sustainability and prosperity of rural communities through rural enterprise promotion, access to finance and employment opportunities in the selected blocks of Tamil Nadu.
The Project will build on existing institutional capital and investments made by TNEPRP, TNSRLM and NRLP.
The Project will be operational in 120 blocks covering 3,994 village panchayats spread across 31 districts of Tamil Nadu.
The proposed Project Development Objectives (PDO) are to promote rural enterprises, access to finance, and create employment opportunities in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has launched the Covid-19 Assistance Package (CAP), a first of its kind rapid response initiative in the entire country on 28TH May 2020 for reinvigorating rural economy amidst Covid-19 Pandemic.
Launched the Covid-19 Assistance Package (CAP), a first of its kind rapid response initiative in the entire country on 28TH May 2020 for reinvigorating rural economy amidst Covid-19 Pandemic.
Target: 1,000 groups (10,000 beneficiaries)
Achieved: 1,000 groups (15,926 beneficiaries)
Target: 5,000 groups (3,00,000 beneficiaries)
Achieved: 5,000 groups (2,72,604 beneficiaries)
Target: 50 collectives
Reached: 53 collectives
Target: 7,170 enterprises
Achieved: 1,196 enterprises
Target: 1.80,000 beneficiaries
Achieved: 1,64,128 beneficiaries
Target: 40,000 beneficiaries
Achieved: 33,861 beneficiaries
Skilling/training given at the village level with minimal local infrastructure, in traditional, highly remunerative trades with master craftsmen/experts.
Are you a SHG member or from SHG member's family? Do you aspire to be an entrepreneur? Are you looking for support to accomplish your dream?
Reach out to your nearest District Project Management Unit or Women Livelihood Service Centre for any support to achieve your entrepreneurial dreams.
Thiru. Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hon’ble Minister for Youth and Sports Development and Special Programmes visited Namakkal and interacted with VKP MGP and PG beneficiaries and distributed demand drafts and equipments to beneficiaries.
In the Livelihoods India Summit 2022 held on 20th Jan 2023, on the session on ‘Re-imagining SHGs- Transformation to Strategic Business Enterprises’ session Tmt. Divyadharshini IAS., MD-TNCDW/CEO-TNSRLM and CEO-VKP spoke about the importance of giving women entrepreneurs an identity as Rural Women entrepreneur rather than SHG-poor run enterprises.
VKP’s stall at Vestry school, Trichy that began on January 13, was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Information & Publicity Thiru. M.P Swaminathan, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration, Urban and Water Supply Thiru. K.N Nehru and Hon’ble Minister for School Education Thiru. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi. During the event, 3 VKP beneficiaries received CFS kit for farm machinery, equipment service training and home appliance service training respectively from the Ministers.
Erode District Collector Thiru. H. Krishnanunni, IAS inaugurated the new office of the VKP-supported Shakti Bhavani Women Farmers Producers Company at their Annual General Body Meeting.
In a move to provide jobs as well as a regular source of income to more tribal people at Hasanur, the Erode District Collector Thiru. H. Krishnanunni IAS has initiated a project to convert the lantana camera, which they are currently making as furniture, into briquettes for fuel.
The 9th Implementation Support Mission (ISM) meeting between The World Bank and the project began on Jan 5, 2023 at district level and concluded on Jan 12, 2023, with field level observations and interaction with the State and district teams.
The Hon’ble Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Thiru. M.K. Stalin, issued financial assistance to VKP beneficiaries during the welfare scheme distribution ceremony at Trichy’s Anna Stadium
Thiru. Udayanidhi Stalin, Hon’ble Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports Development inaugurated the new-year and pongal sale exhibition which was held at Annai Theresa Women’s complex from December 30 to January 12, 2023.
In the Working Group meeting held on 29.11.2022 at Karur District Collectorate, the District Collector Dr. T. Prabushankar I.A.S. handed over Rs.41.62 lakh as financial assistance to 12 entrepreneurs for starting new business and for strengthening existing enterprises.
1200 members of the ‘Sreerangam Banana Producer Company, Trichy, have received project assistance of Rs. 9.19 lakhs under innovation promotion grant, for value addition and marketing of banana products.
Pudukotai District Collector Tmt. Kavitha Ramu I.A.S released funds for various VKP-supported schemes such as the community farm and skill schools, producer groups and individual entrepreneurs.