NORAD - Norwegian Agency for International Development) (Centrally sponsored scheme)
The Department of Women and Child Development under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has implemented a scheme, since 1998-99, to set up Employment-cum-Income Generating and Training-cum-Production Units (Women's Economic Programme) under externally aided NORAD Scheme, now called SWAWLAMBAN
The Scheme is targeted at the poor and needy women in urban and rural areas including migrant labourers, women from weaker sections such as scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, families headed by women and women BPL. If necessary, to enhance coverage, the age criteria can be relaxed up to 50 years and educational qualification confined to the primary level.
Swawlamban aims at providing skill upgradation training for such underprivileged women to take up income generating activities. The per capita training cost, however, is not to exceed Rs.8,000/-. The NGO implementing the Project is responsible for monitoring the economic status and placement of such trained beneficiaries.
PATTERN OF ASSISTANCE :
Under the scheme, assistance is provided to meet expenditure towards:
Construction of sheds, for Training cum Production purpose, if required
Stipend for trainees with attendance incentive
Tool kit for Training cum Production
Dormitory facility if required
Seed money as initial working capital if required
Day care centre
W D C has been appointed as the nodal agency in the state to receive project proposals from NGOs through district officers of DICs/assistant directors of W&CD. The proposals are processed at W D C after a technical appraisal and forwarded to the Government of India for consideration and sanction after clearance from State Level Screening Committee headed by the principal secretary, W&CD.
Total applications received by KSWDC: 220 numbers
Total applicants recommended to GoI: 74 numbers
Total applicants sanctioned by GoI: 25 numbers
Proposals received during 2003-04: 19 numbers
Proposals recommended to GOI: 14 numbers