IFAD – UNDP – TNCDWL

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD) – UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) THROUGH TAMIL NADU CORPORATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN LTD (TNCDWL)

This is a Nationwide Programme launched by the IFAD – UNDP through Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd (TNCDWL) to support the Rural Women to organize themselves as SHGs and to usher in Socio and Economic development among them.

Five Districts were selected for this programme like Dharmapuri, Salem, Madurai, Viluppuram and Ramnad.

Separate District project officers and sub staff were appointed in all these Districts. Loan was distributed by the Nationalized Banks with Subsidy.

The other development departments were also involved in the programme to select the beneficiaries to obtain loan and subsidy. The NGO’s were involved in the project to form SHGs and to select the beneficiaries.

To obtain all the benefits through this programme, we were able to form about 6500 SHGs and promoted those SHGs to become federations in each Development Blocks, later the federation began to establish their own Banks to avail micro credit.