The Government of Bihar through the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS), an autonomous body under the Department of Rural Development, is spearheading the World Bank aided Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project (BRLP), locally known as JEEViKA with the objective of social & economic empowerment of the rural poor (Please visit: Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (brlps.in).
The Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY) was launched by the Government of Bihar on 5th August 2018 with a budgetary outlay of INR 840 crores. SJY is implemented by JEEViKA in partnership with Co-Impact Collab, and technical support from Bandhan-Konnagar. The objective of the Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY) is to empower ultra-poor households mostly belonging to SC/ ST and other communities through diversified livelihoods, capacity building, and improved access to finance. JEEViKA is implementing the Satat Jeevikoparjan Yojana (SJY) programme which is based on the ‘Graduation’ approach of creating entrepreneurs from the poorest of the poor that is ‘Ultra-poor’ households. The SJY model is based on the pioneering model of Targeting the Hardcore Poor (THP) programme implemented by Bandhan-Konnagar since 2006 in India.
Leveraging the community infrastructure already established by JEEViKA, SJY aspires to reach 2 lakh ultra-poor households by 2024. Bandhan-Konnagar is proud to be the Technical Assistance partner to JEEViKA for the SJY and continues to offer strategies, designs and tools in monitoring, supervision, training, and guidance for successful implementation of SJY.