BRLF-Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation

Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation

The Union Cabinet on 3rd September, approved the proposal for setting up of the Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF) as an independent charitable society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 to facilitate and upscale civil society action in partnership with Government for transforming livelihoods and lives of rural households, with an emphasis on women, particularly in the Central Indian Tribal Region.

It will provide financial grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to meet their human resource and institutional costs for upscaling of proven interventions; invest in institutional strengthening of smaller CSOs and capacity building of professional resources working at the grassroots.

Projects supported by Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation would be able to reach 10 lakh poor families by the end of the fifth year. Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation would also have supported the capacity building of 1,000 CSO professionals and institutional strengthening of a significant number of smaller CSOs within the above time frame. 

Even though Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation will have an India wide mandate, the initial focus of the organization will be on the Central Indian Tribal Region, centered on blocks having significant tribal population across 170 districts in the States of Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. 

 Rs 500 crore will be released for creating the corpus fund of the new Society, in two tranches. The society will be constituted as a partnership between Government on the one hand and private sector philanthropies, private and public sector undertakings (under Corporate Social Responsibility) on the other hand. 

Check Your Knowledge
Which one of the following are true about Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation?
1. Govt of India recently approved the setting up of BRLF
2. It will be an independent charitable society under PPP model
3. It has special focus on Central Indian Tribal Region
4. It will be implemented through Civil Society Organizations

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 2, 3 and 4 Only
(b) 2 and 3 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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