The Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP) is the sub-scheme under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission initiated by the Ministry of Rural Development with the objective of addressing the issue of poverty and unemployment by encouraging entrepreneurship initiatives among the rural youth in the country. SVEP aims to establish systems that work on knowledge disseminition, advisory and financial support to the entrepreneurs that can lead to, identification and assisting of rural start-up entrepreneurs and provide handholding support to set up the right enterprise and sustain the same in the long run. For this purpose, a pool of block level community cadre will be trained in business management to support the rural poor to set up their enterprises and handhold them for at-least six months of start-up.
In the year 2016, Kudumbashree NRO was entrusted with the task of implementing SVEP in Kerala along with three other states- Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Bihar by NRLM. The MEC model implemented by Kudumbashree in Kerala and in partner states was among the models that went into the design of SVEP. Kudumbashree NRO played a crucial role in the development of the concept of SVEP.
Kudumbashree NRO has been implementing SVEP in Kerala, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Bihar since 2016. It has also been entrusted to implement SVEP in four more states- Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
|No. of states||11|
|No. of districts||51|
|No. of blocks||62|
|No of CRP-EPs trained||243|
|No. of mentors||60|