West Bengal Minister of State for Agriculture Becharam Manna on Wednesday said he was ready to shoulder the additional responsibility of looking after the National Rural Livelihood Mission stated to have been assigned by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday.
Linking sanitation to the safety, dignity and self-respect of women, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said Women Self-Help Groups should take up toilet construction as the sixth principle of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday unveiled the National Rural Livelihood
Mission to reach out to BPL families through self-help groups and said the network of such groups comprising women will be strengthened.
The National Rural Livelihood
Mission, an ambitious scheme of the UPA government to
eradicate poverty in rural areas, will be launched in October,
Rural Development Minister C P Joshi said on Wednesday.