Empanelment of Agencies for SVEP Implementation

Last Date of Submitting Application is August 12, 2017

Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India is inviting applications from the non-profit agencies desirous of being empaneled, as implementation partners, for its State Rural Livelihood Mission's (SRLM) flagship program 'Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme' (SVEP). At present SVEP component is being implemented in 40 blocks covering 14 states. It is expected that over a period of next 4 years, SVEP component will be scaled up and implemented in 125 blocks across the country. Expression of Interest is invited from the potential partners for this purpose. A list of states where agencies are to be empanelled is given below.

List of States where agencies are to be Empanelled

Sr. No. Name of State
1 Andhra Pradesh
2 Arunachal Pradesh
3 Assam
4 Bihar
5 Chhattisgarh
6 Goa
7 Gujarat
8 Haryana
9 Himachal Pradesh
10 Jammu & Kashmir
11 Jharkhand
12 Karnataka
13 Kerala
14 Madhya Pradesh
15 Maharashtra
16 Manipur
17 Meghalaya
18 Mizoram
19 Nagaland
20 Odisha
21 Puducherry
22 Punjab
23 Rajasthan
24 Sikkim
25 Tamil Nadu
26 Telangana
27 Tripura
28 Uttar Pradesh
29 Uttarakhand
30 West Bengal


In India, more than 90% of the working population is engaged in the unorganised sector. In the case of rural area, a large section is self-employed and agriculture has served as one of the major sources of income for villages. However, agriculture comes with many uncertainties and is not an income source for landless household. It has been experienced that, poor families require 3-4 different income sources to get out of poverty. Amongst these the non-farm livelihoods, skill based work and small enterprises are important sources of income. It has been realized that in the absence of adequate business skills like understanding of market, domain knowledge, accounting, costing skills and lack of financial support, these micro/nano enterprises struggle to survive and often either fall or become stagnant generating sub optimal incomes. The plight increases in case of the poor as they do not have linkages with financial institution. In order to solve this problem and to provide support to small enterprises and skill based workers, both in terms of training and credit support, in the budget session of 2014-15 on July 10th, 2014 the Honourable Finance Minister initiated the idea of Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme. Please see guidelines on the website http://aajeevika.gov.in/content/start-village-entrepreneurship-program-svep-guidelines.

Vision and Scope

To help the rural poor come out of poverty by helping them set up enterprises and provide support till the enterprises stabilize. To provide them with business skills, exposure, loans for starting and business support during the first critical six months of the enterprises by using the NRLM SHGs and their federations. These skills shall be imparted by local youth who shall be trained in business management, monitoring and support using ICT and audio-visual aids.

The Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme shall benefit the households and communities even beyond the financial gains it provides. It shall help rural people specially the marginalized sections, women, SC & ST communities to gain a sense of dignity and self-reliance leading to great social change. Similarly, the wealth generated in the local economy shall have a multiplier effect resulting in strengthening the local economy and reduction in distress migration. It shall also encourage new age enterprises in ICT/infotainment.

Objectives of SVEP

The overall objective of SVEP is to implement the Government's efforts to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty and unemployment in the villages by helping Start and Support Rural Enterprises.

Key Objectives

  1. To enable rural poor to set up their enterprise, in its proof of concept phase, by developing a sustainable model for Village Entrepreneurship Promotion through integrated ICT techniques and tools for training and capacity building, enterprise advisory services and to provide loans from banks/SHG & federations.
  2. Develop local resources by training a pool of village level community cadre (CRP EP) and build the capacity of the NRLM and SHG federations to monitor and direct the work of the CRP-EPs.
  3. Help the rural entrepreneurs to access finance for starting their enterprises from the NRLM, SHG and Federations, the banking systems including the proposed MUDRA bank.

For any help, Organisation can send a E-mail to svep.ngohelp@ediindia.org or can contact on Mo. 07069399160 from Monday to Friday between 10:00am to 05:30pm