Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project
The Project management and implementation is governed by Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Society (TNRTS) formed under the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Tamil Nadu. TNRTS was formed and registered on 07.07.2017 under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975. At the district level, the District Rural Transformation Societies (District Society) were formed under the Chairmanship of District Collector, to guide and facilitate the implementation of the project. The Governing Body (GB) and Executive Committees (EC) of the TNRTS will provide guidance on policy level decisions, coordination and direction to the SPMU Team. The Project will be implemented through the State, District and Block level Project Management units.
The Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project (Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project) is an innovative World Bank assisted project that aims at rural transformation through strategies that focus beyond poverty alleviation by building sustainability and prosperity of rural communities through enterprise promotion, access to finance and employment opportunities. Vaazhndhu Kaattuvom Project is built on existing institutional capital and investments made by Tamil Nadu Pudhu Vaazhvu Project (TNPVP), Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihoods Mission (TNSRLM) and National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP).
Community Driven Development
Tamil Nadu Pudhu Vaazhvu Project
This project has been built on the success of the earlier World Bank assisted Tamil Nadu Pudhu Vaazhvu Project (2005-2017)), which was implemented in 4,174 Village Panchayats of 120 Backward Blocks in 26 Districts of the State at a cost of Rs.1871.85 Crore benefiting 9.8 lakh rural families and achieved woman empowerment and poverty alleviation in the rural areas through Community Driven Development approach (CDD).