Mahalir Thittam Project is implemented in Tiruvallur District from the year 1997 with the participation of NGOs. The objective of the scheme is to improve the Socio Economic Development of Women.
The Objective of Mahalir Thittam
Under Mahalir Thittam the women SHGs are formed in the age group between 18-60 years with the BPL family members. The number of members are 12 to 20. The bank account shall be opened after formation of the new group. Group Formation Cost Rs.350/- per SHG will be paid to the NGO (or) affiliated PLF
Supply of Registers
The set of Registers will be issued by Mahalir Thittam to the new groups formed through the NGOs/PLF. The group accounts will be entered in these registers.
Community Resource Person (CRP)
The success of Mahalir Thittam is due to the capacity building training provided to the SHG members as well as to the Animator and Representative of Self Help Group. Trainers are selected among the Staff and 6 days will be given to those trainers by the District Level Master Trainers.
A & R Training
The Animator and Representative will be given training of 3 modules for 6 days. The same amount of Rs.45/- per day will be paid as stipend and Rs.12.50 per day as institution cost
After the formation of the groups SHG training consisting of 4 modules for 4 days will be given. During the training period they will be paid a stipend of Rs.45/- per day. The training is conducted by the NGO. Institution cost will be paid to the NGO @ Rs. 12.50 per day member.
Entrepreneurship Development Training will be given for minimum one month for the interested women among the Self Help Group through reputed Institutions. The Stipend @ Rs.25/- per day/member will be paid to the participants. Institution cost will be paid to the Institution separately.
Youth Skill Training (YST)
Youth Skill Training is given to the youth male & female age between 18-35. The Stipend @ Rs.25/- per day/member will be paid to the participants. With this amount the training is given for minimum 45 days to 6 months through the reputed institutions and Colleges.
Skill Upgradation / Specialized Skill Training
This training is given to start Economic Activity. A sum of Rs.5,000/- per trainee has been fixed. With this amount training is given for 2 to 3 months through reputed institutions and Colleges.
To enable SHGs to sell their products, Block Level Exhibitions are organized during local festival days. District Level Exhibitions are also conducted during Navarathiri festival and New year festival. Regional and State level Exhibitions are also arranged by Project Monitoring Unit.
Key Economic Activities
After passing in the credit rating linkage will be provided under the following schemes
Every year training will be given to the all bank Managers for successful Implementation of Mahalir Thittam.
SHG's Credit Rating
The groups over 6 months are eligible for credit rating. Every month a schedule for credit Rating will be arranged by the district administration and published in all Tamil Dailys. A grading team consists of APO concerned Bank Manager and Block Development Officer will grade the SHG's in the following parameters
Marks will be awarded according to the performance of the groups
RESTRUCTURING OF PANCHAYAT LEVEL FEDERATIONS
In Tiruvallur District so for 367 Panchayats were restructure in a phased manner as follows:
Achievement of Mahalir Thittam - Tiruvallur District from Inception