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.
An enterprise owned by an individual or more than one individual in partnership.
Producers who are primarily engaged in farm, off farm and non- farm sectors that are already identified and mobilized into Producer Groups (PGs).
Producers who are primarily engaged in farm, off farm and non- farm sectors that are already identified and mobilized into Enterprise groups (EGs).
Producer Collective is a formal higher level collective of Producers for aggregation, value addition, marketing and service provisioning for economies of scale.
Individual (Differently abled and vulnerable) must belong to the Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project implementing block and should have been involved in an enterprise at least for 6 months.
CAP will support Nano and Micro enterprises in rural areas that are facing a crisis owing to the reduced economic activities and changed business scenario from COVID-19 and the lockdown. Interested and Eligible entrepreneur / enterprise shall apply here with relevant documents
A 10-day convergence training began at Podangupatti Panchayat, Trichy. RSETI training 35 participants to make incense sticks, phenyl, etc. 20 already part of an EG. District team offers market linkages & technical support in skill building for the rest to start enterprises
#Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project, Chennai entered into a MoU with #TNAU, Coimbatore, #TANUVAS, Chennai, #MSSW, Chennai and EDII-TABIF. This collaboration would link ‘lab to land and land to lab’, help #women #farmers increase productivity and also reduce input-cost in farming livestock and allied sectors
With start-up fund of Rs.75K from Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project-Thoothukudi, Shakti Enterprise Group with 18 women opened a centre in Thoothukudi Block to sell milk from indigenous breed. Team gave support in getting UDYAM registration, branding & labelling, accounts maintenance, group management etc
On World Pulses Day (10 February), TNRTP-Virudhunagar and KVK organised a programme at KVK premises in Aruppukkottai. It focused on varieties of #pulses and their #nutritional aspects seed hardening, inter-crop cultivation, value addition of pulses, seed treatment and soil application. 40 #SPARKs participated in it. A handbook titled ‘Pulses Package of Practices’ was released by KVK’s Regional Director
TNRTP-Trichy has enabled livelihood linkages for 20 visually challenged women beneficiaries with a coir factory that exports tablets of compressed coir waste. Beneficiaries have to fill packets with coir waste & place it on a mat. They earn Rs.100-200/day each.
The CEO-TNRTP, Tmt. Pallavi Baldev I.A.S., visited a CSS training prog on Aari embroidery being held at Inamkariyandhal Centre, Tiruvannamalai, since 5 Jan. She interacted with participants & enquired about their future plans in forming Enterprise Groups
District Collector Dr. A.Arun Thamburaj I.A.S. sanctioned start-up fund of Rs.4 lakh for 2 beneficiaries at Kolapadu Village in Thalainayaru Block.
Hon’ble Chief Minister Thiru. M.K. Stalin distributed a CSS training kit to, and interacted with, a trainer, who is also a differently-abled woman, in Tiruchy.
The district team conducted an event in Mappilaiyurani Panchayat to create awareness on human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants
Funding, schemes for SHGs in Tiruvallur
Hon’ble Chief Minister distributed #loans and welfare schemes worth Rs.2749.85 crore to 7,56,152 members of 58,463 SHGs in #Tiruvallur.
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana Thiru. K. Chandrashekar Rao called on Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru. M. K.Stalin at his residence.
Additional Collector participated in the meeting, which focused on finding ways to improve sales & marketing of Lantana furniture made by 30 tribal members in Thaalavaadi Block.
Held across project districts for the post of Enterprise Development Officer (EDO) and Enterprise Finance Officer (EFO) for One Stop Facility Centers
A training programme on making sanitary napkins is being held at Government School in Puliampatti Panchayat, Salem.
INDSETI conducted a free training programme for women in mushroom cultivation at Ekaadu Panchayat, Tiruvallur.
A skill development training programme on entrepreneurship of marine products was conducted in Thoothukudi.
National Academy of RUDSETI conducted ‘Domain Skill Trainers’, a 2-day training-cum–certification programme at the Indian Bank RSETI, in Dharmapuri district.
A training course on Mobile Phone Service for candidates identified via PGP was inaugurated. The District Collector visited the RSETI bazaar, where handicraft products made by youth (trained by TNRTP & RSETI) were being sold.
Hon’ble Speaker Thiru.M.Appavu, Speaker of the TN Assembly, and Hon’ble Minister Thiru.K.R.Periakaruppan, Department of RD&PR, visited Tirunelveli district on July 15, and reviewed schemes in the RD dept. The Hon’ble Minister also distributed Rs.46.95 lakh to 132 project beneficiaries.