Andhra Pradesh Government has issued G.O Ms No 414 dated 04.06.2007, establishing a Mission called MEPMA , for formulating strategies to implement poverty reduction programmes in urban areas.
All the 30 lakh poor families will have improved quality of life by accessing services from all organizations through their own strong self-reliant and self-managed institutions.
Objective of the Mission :
To enable the urban poor particularly the poorestof the poor to eliminate poverty and vulnerability in a sustainable manner and improve their quality of life in urban areas.
MEPMA is registered as society under AP societies registration act bearing No: 1120/2007 dated 10.7.2007.
The Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA) is a Government of AP Society forming part of Department of Municipal Administration & Urban Development. It was launched on 1st September, 2007 by the then UPA Chairperson. Sri. Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Garu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is the Chairman of Governing body whereas Sri. Botsa Satyanarayana Garu, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department is the Vice Chairman. The Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration, is the chairman of MEPMA’s Executive Committee. Mission Director, MEPMA, and her team implement the urban poverty alleviation schemes. The district units are headed by Projects Directors.
Empowerment of urban poor women, especially those residing in slums, is the main objective of MEPMA.
MEPMA Provides services in 9 Urban Local Bodies
- Corporations – 1 No. i.e., Kurnool
- Municipality – 5 Nos. (i.e., Nandyal, Adoni, Yemmiganur, Dhone & Nandikotkur)
- Nagara Panchayath – 3 No. (i.e., Atmakur, Allagadda, Gudur)
MEPMA (Urban) – Operational Area
- Total Urban Population – 14 Lakhs
- Total House Holds – 61 Lakhs
- of Slums – 489
- Total Slum Population – 34 Lakhs
- Total No.of Slum HouseHolds – 99 Lakhs
- Total No. of Town Level Federations – 14
- Town Level Federation Corpus – 63 Lakhs
- Total No. of Slum Level Federations – 730
- Slum Level Federations Corpus – 18 Lakhs
- Total No. of Self Help Groups – 19820
- Self Help Groups Corpus – 55 Lakhs
- Total Self Help Groups Members – 204217
Components of MEPMA
- Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID)
- Financial Support ( SHG Bank Linkage, SEP &Streenidhi)
- Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH)
- Support to Urban Street Venders (SUSV)
- Social Security (PMJJBY, PelliKanuka& ABH)
- Health & Nutrition (HN)
Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID)
- Formation of Self Help Groups (SHG) with poor unorganised women 10 to 12 Members.
- Formation of Slum Level Federations (SLF) with 15 to 25 SHGs.
- Formation of Town level Federations (TLF) with 40 SLFs.
- The Revolving Fund is provided to the Self Help Groups (SHGs) to inculcate the habit of thrift and credit. The revolving fund also builds institutional capacity of the SHGs in managing funds. The revolving fund would form part of the corpus along with their own savings. The revolving fund can also be used for internal lending and interest may be charged similar to interest charged for lending from out of their own savings.
- Each SHG will get Rs. 10000/- and Each SLF will get Rs. 50000/- as Revolving Fund.
- Resource Organization:
- Being the lead state in SHG movement, MEPMA is hand holding other states in CBO strengthening.
- MEPMA is assisting in identifying, Training Local CRPs and Formation of SHGs, SLFs and TLFsin Other States.
SMID :: Community Based Organisation Structure
- Responsibilities of TLF
- Support services to SLFs
- Secure linkage with Govt. Depts
- CB of SLFs and SHGs
- Social security & risk management
- Development of social capital
- Total TLFs in the District : For more details please visit: Click here
- Responsibilities of SLF
- Support services to the SHGs
- Arrange line of credit to the SHGs
- Credit rating & Audit of the SHGs
- Social action and link with finance Institutions.
- Access services at Slum level
- Monitoring the group performance through
- SLF Resource person
- Total SLFs in the District : For more details, please visit Click here
- Responsibility of SHG
- Thrift and credit activities
- Group level poverty reduction plans
- Total SHGs in the District :
- Total SHG Members in the District: For more details please visit: Click here
Financial Support ( SHG Bank Linkage, SEP &Streenidhi)
Lending to SHGs (SHG Bank Linkage):
- Bank lending to SHGs should be included in branch credit plan, block credit plan, district credit plan and state credit plan of each bank. Utmost priority should be accorded to the sector in preparation of these plans. It should also form an integral part of the bank’s corporate credit plan.
- As per operational guidelines issued by NABARD, SHGs may be sanctioned savings linked loans by banks (varying from a saving to loan ratio of 1:1 to 1:4). However, in case of matured SHGs, loans may be given beyond the limit of four times the savings as per the discretion of the bank.
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Self Employment Programme (SEP)
- This component will focus on financial assistance to individuals/groups of urban poor for setting up gainful self-employment ventures/ micro-enterprises, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions. The component will also support Self Help Groups (SHGs) of urban poor to access easy credit from bank and avail interest subsidy on SHG loans. The component will further focus on technology, marketing and other support services to the individuals, group entrepreneurs, SHG members and Urban street vendors/ hawkers engaged in micro enterprises for their livelihoods. The component will also facilitate credit cards for working capital requirement of the entrepreneurs.
- Pattern of Financial Assistance: The financial assistance available to urban poor in setting up individual and group enterprises will be in the form of Interest subsidy on the bank loans. Interest subsidy, over and above 7% rate of interest will be available on a bank loan for setting up of individual or group enterprises. The difference between 7% p.a. and the prevailing rate of interest will be provided to banks under NULM. Interest subsidy will be given only in case of timely repayment of loan. Suitable certification from banks will be obtained in this regard.
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- StreeNidhi credit cooperative Federation Ltd., was promoted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Town Level Federation to provide Livelihood Finance to SHG women. StreeNidhi provides timely and affordable credit to the poor SHG women as a part of the overall strategy of SERP for poverty alleviation.
- SHGs are comfortable to access hassle free credit from StreeNidhi as and when they require and therefore do not see any need to borrow from other sources at usurious rates of interest. StreeNidhi is in a position to extend credit to the SHG women even in far flung areas of the state within 48 hours to meet credit needs for Livelihood activities. As credit availability is linked to grading of TLFs and SLFs, community is keen to improve functioning of the same to access higher amount of credit limits from StreeNidhi.
- For more details please Click Here
YSR Aasara :-
YSR Asara Scheme benefits-
- All loans taken before 11-04-2019 the loan outstanding pertaining to the women’s shgs would be waived.
- The amount of RS 15000 crore will be given to the 89 lakh self-help DWCRA women in the state.
- Under the YSR Aasara scheme, the female DWCRA group will get about 50,000 per annum with no interest.
- The state government will pay the interest of loans given to self-help groups.
- This money will be released to the self help groups (DWCRA) directly in four different stages.
- For more details please Click Here
Livelihood Units :
To achieve women empowerment, all the SHG women are encouraged to establish livelihood units and thus to enhance their living standards through Bank Linkage, SthreeNidhi and from the Corpus of the SHGs.
|Annual Target (Units)||Target (1st Quarter)||Achievement||% of Achievement|
Entrepreneur Development Programme (EDP) Trainings :
MEPMA providing EDP trainings on convergence mode to SHG women on large scale through identified organizations in self-employment and wage employment activities viz., Advanced Tailoring, Food Processing, Jute product, Handicrafts, Readymade garments, Glass Paintings, Bangle making and Catering etc.
|Annual Target (members)||Target (1st Quarter)||Achievement||% of Achievement|
Employment Through Skill Training and Placement (EST&P) :
The main aim of the scheme is to provide skills training to the urban poor for sustainable livelihoods and placement and thus to increase the income of the urban poor by providing salaried employment or self-employment opportunities.
|Target||Trained||Total Placement||% of Achievement|
Mepma Bazar are being organized every month in 9 ULBs of Regular to create Market to revenue to the SHGs and nearly 30 to 42 SHGs are availing this opportunity and the average sale each mepma bazar is around Rs.40000/- to Rs.50000/- per day.
City Livelihood Center (CLC):
- City Livelihood Center (CLC) are established to address the gaps in availability of services to the urban poor and to create a platform where the urban poor can offer their goods and services in an organized manner to the potential buyers.
- The CLC would bridge the gap between demand and supply of the goods and services.
- The CLC enables urban poor to access information & business support services.
- 2 City Livelihood Center (CLC) established at Kurnool, Nandyal .
- Services at CLC- Plumbing, Electrician, Tailoring, Beautician, Carpentry, Painting etc.,
GENERIC AND Prime Minister’s JAN AUSHIDHI MEDICAL SHOPS :
Generic drugs and medicines are sold over the counter at exorbitant rates by large pharmaceutical companies and private retailers so much so that the profit margins between dealer price and the Maximum Retail Price ranges anywhere between 50% to 100% or more. Given this scenario, it is being sought by the GoAP to create awareness amongst the poor that the high prices of branded medicines are not necessarily justified. These shops are established by the Town Level Federations to provide quality generic medicines with low cost to the poor people.
Generic Medical Shops : 3
- Dhone – 1
- Kurnool – 2
Prime Minister’s JAN AUSHIDHI Medical Shops : 2
- Dhone – 1
- Nandyal – 1
Support for Urban Homeless (SUH) :-
- The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy (NUHHP), 2007 aims at promoting sustainable development of habitat in the country with a view to ensuring equitable supply of land, shelter and services at affordable prices to all sections of the society. However, the most vulnerable of these are the urban homeless.
- The urban homeless persons contribute to the economy of the cities and thus the nation as cheap labour in the informal sector; yet they live with no shelter or social security protection. The urban homeless survive with many challenges like no access to elementary public services such as health, education, food, water and sanitation.
- Ensure availability and access of the urban homeless population to permanent shelters including the basic infrastructure facilities like water supply, sanitation, safety and security;
- Cater to the needs of especially vulnerable segments of the urban homeless like the dependent children, aged, disabled, mentally ill and recovering gravely ill, by creating special sections within homeless shelters and provisioning special service linkages for them;
- Provide access to various entitlements, viz. social security pensions, PDS, ICDS, identity, fi nancial inclusion, education, affordable housing etc. for homeless populations;
|Target||Achievement||No. Of inmates||% of Achievement|
Kurnool – 3(2-(Both Men & Women), 1 (Women)
Nandyal – 1 (Both Men and women)
Adoni – 1 (Both Men and women)
Yemmiganur – 1 (Both Men and women)
Allagadda – 1 (Both Men and women)
Nandikotkur-1(Both Men and women)
Note: One SUH at Nandyal ULB Yet to be Started and One SUH at Dhone ULB Building Identified
For more details please Click here
Support to Urban Street Venders(SUSV):-
Street vendors constitute an important segment at the bottom of the pyramid of the informal economy in cities. Street vending provides a source of self-employment and acts as a measure of urban poverty alleviation. Street vending also has a prominent place in the urban supply chain and provides inexpensive and convenient access to goods and services to all segments of the population including the poor. Street vending is therefore an integral part of the economic growth process in urban areas.
The objective of the component is to address the vulnerabilities of the urban street vendors through a multi-pronged approach. This includes:
- Survey of street vendors and issue of Identity Cards
- Development of city street vending plans
- Infrastructure development of vending zones in the city
- Training and Skill Development
- Financial Inclusion
- Access to credit
- Linkages to social security schemes
|No. of Street Vendors Identified||ID Card Issued||Accounts Opened No.||No. of JLGs Formed (5 Members)||Loan Amount in Lakhs||Total Members|
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In the year 2016 the Government of AP have notified accident death and disability Insurance Scheme to the all the unorganized workers in the State. The said scheme came into operation w.e.f. 02.10.2016.In the 2 nd year the scheme was converged with Central Government Schemes with more benefits has been launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister on 02.10.2017.
The main object of the scheme is to provide relief to the families of unorganized workers in case of death or disability of the unorganized worker leaving the families in great distress.
All unorganized workers in the State in the age group of 18 to 70 years, drawing monthly wage of Rs.15,000/- per month or less enrolled through PrajaSadhikaara Survey are eligible under the Scheme.
|Scheme component||Age group||Natural Death||Accident death||Total disability||Partial disability||Scholarship|
|PMJJBY||18 – 50||2,00,000||5,00,000||5,00,000||2,50,000||1,200|
|AABY||51 – 60||30,000||5,00,000||5,00,000||2,50,000||1,200|
|PMSBY||61 – 70||—||5,00,000||5,00,000||2,50,000||—|
For more details please visit YSR Bima Website
The scheme has been launched for the backward classes community to give them financial assistance for the wedding of their children and thus to get rid of them from difficulty in arranging funds for their children’s marriage.
For more details please visit YSR PelliKanuka Website
Dr. YSR AbhayaHastham is a co-contributory pension for the SHG women, which provides social security to its women subscribers and for incomesecurity (pension) in their old age. The Scheme is backed by the Andhra Pradesh Self HelpGroups (SHG) Women Co-contributory Pension Act, 2009.
The Scheme has commenced from 1st November 2009. It was launched by the then Hon’ble Chief Minster at a state level function held at Chevella, Rangareddy district on 1st November 2009 in united Andhra Pradesh.
For more details please visit YSR Abhayahastham Website
HEALTH & NUTRITION
Health & Nutrition:
Nutrition is the science of food and Food plays an important role in health as well as in disease. With the current increase in lifestyle disorders around the world, it is important to promote healthy nutrition in all age groups. Improving eating habits is not just for an individual but for the whole population..
MEPMA is playing a vital role in implementing Health and Nutrition in urban areas and the following schemes are being implemented through MEPMA for the Good Health of urban SHGs and their families.
MAHILA AROGYA SAMITHIS (MAS):
MAS in one of the key interventions under National Health Mission aimed at promoting community participation in health at all levels, including planning, implementing and monitoring of health programmes. MAS is expected to take collective action on issues related to Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and social determinants at the slum level.
OBJECTIVES OF MAS :
- Provide a platform for convergent action on social determinants and all public services directly or indirectly related to health.
- Provide a mechanism for the community to voice health needs, experiences and issues with access to health services.
- Generate community level awareness on locally relevant health issues and to promote the acceptance of best practices in health by the community.
- Focus on preventive and promotive health care activities and management of untied fund.
- Support and facilitate the work of community service providers like ASHA and other frontline workers who form a crucial interface between the community and health institutions.
- Provide an institutional mechanism for the community to be informed of various health programmes and other government initiatives and to participate in the planning and implementation of these programmes, leading to better health outcomes.
- Organize or facilitate community level services and referral linkages for health services.
Awareness camps being conducted by the MASs :
- MASs are organizing awareness Camps on ; Kitchen gardens, Cancer, Personal hygiene, Swachhabharath, Hand Wash, Organ donation, IMR & MMR, Global warming and conducting of Health Camps.
- MASs formed in Kurnool
|Sl.No||District||MAS – I||MAS – II|
|Sl. No||Name of the DPM Unit/ ULB||Name of the Employee||Designation||Date of Joining||Regular/Outsourcing||Contact Number|
|1||DPM Unit||Sri V.Thirumaleswara Reddy||Project Director||28.08.2019||Government Employee on Foreign Service||7901610399|
|2||DPM Unit||Sri A.V.Subrahmanyam||Accountant/
|01.08.2019||Government Employee on Foreign Service||7901610402
|3||DPM Unit||Sri S.Nagaraju||Senior Assistant||01.03.2019||Government Employee on Foreign Service||9398413972|
|4||DPM Unit||Sri J.Ramulu||District Mission Coordinator (DMC) Health & Nutrition||01.02.2018||HR Employee||7901610401|
|5||DPM Unit||Sri G.Zelan Basha||Technical Expert (TE)-Livelihood||05.04.2012||HR Employee||7901610344|
|6||DPM Unit||Smt P.Prameela Rani||Technical Expert (TE)-Bank Linkage||05.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610374|
|7||DPM Unit||Sri V.Hussaianiah||Community Organizer Kunrool ULB (Social Security Incharge)||06.06.2009||HR Employee||7901610398|
|8||DPM Unit||Sri N.Gaffar Khan||Data Entry Operator||01.05.2012||HR Employee||7901610397|
|9||DPM Unit||Kum E.Pushpalatha||Junior Assistant||25.04.2011||HR Employee||7901610400|
|10||DPM Unit||Sri B.Jambu Lingam||Office Assistant||24.03.2011||Outsourcing Employee||9701043065|
|11||DPM Unit||Sri K.Venkatesh||Office Messenger||06.01.2010||Contingent basis||9885765645|
|12||DPM Unit||Sri B.Ramanaiah||Night Watchman||01.10.2012||Contingent basis||9701145377|
|13||Kurnool||Sri G.Murali||City Mission Manager/
|14||Kurnool||Smt P.Vijaya Bharathi||Town Mission Coordinator (TMC) -1||07.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610342|
|15||Kurnool||Sri C.Venkateshwarlu||Town Mission Coordinator (TMC) -2||05.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610385|
|16||Kurnool||Smt T.Shanta Kumari||Town Mission Coordinator (TMC) -3||05.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610351|
|17||Kurnool||Smt K.N.Sujatha||Community Organizer||07.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610350|
|18||Kurnool||Smt Md.Archana||Community Organizer||01.06.2009||HR Employee||7901610346|
|19||Kurnool||Smt R.Suvarnamma||Community Organizer||06.06.2009||HR Employee||7901610363|
|20||Kurnool||Smt G.Saroja||Community Organizer||06.06.2009||HR Employee||7901610362|
|21||Kurnool||Smt R.Sarala Devi||Community Organizer||06.06.2009||HR Employee||7901610347|
|22||Kurnool||Smt D.Pushpavathi||Community Organizer||23.04.2011||HR Employee||7901610349|
|23||Kurnool||Sri Chakali Ashok Kumar||Community Organizer||22.10.2017||HR Employee||7901610386|
|24||Kurnool||Sri Banda Nagesh||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610391|
|25||Kurnool||Smt A.S.Sabeeha Sulthana||Community Organizer||22.10.2017||HR Employee||7901610352|
|26||Kurnool||Sri A.Riyaz Basha||Community Organizer||01.10.2008||HR Employee||7901610353|
|27||Kurnool||Smt N.Sreedevi||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610357|
|28||Kurnool||Smt Shaik Fathima Bee||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610354|
|29||Kurnool||Smt Gangavaram Ademma||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610364|
|30||Kurnool||Smt G.Ravi Kumari||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610359|
|31||Kurnool||Smt S.Venga Lakshmi||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610358|
|32||Kurnool||Smt Elluru Saritha||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610356|
|33||Kurnool||Smt K.Sireesha Rani||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610361|
|34||Kurnool||Kum S.Shakeera||Data Entry Operator||01.05.2018||Outsourcing Employee||7901610343|
(He appointed in Yemmiganur ULB, working in Kurnool ULB)
|Data Entry Operator||01.05.2018||Outsourcing Employee||7901610384|
|36||Nandyal||Smt S.Saralamani||City Mission Manager||05.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610393|
|37||Nandyal||Smt R.Sujatha||Town Mission Coordinator (TMC)||01.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610348|
|38||Nandyal||Smt K.Lakshmi Devi||Community Organizer||16.12.2009||HR Employee||7901610367|
|39||Nandyal||Sri P.Chandra Vidya Sagar||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610373|
|40||Nandyal||Sri G.Idurus Basha||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610369|
|41||Nandyal||Smt Narsari Hima Bindu||Community Organizer||04.12.2017||HR Employee||7901610372|
|42||Nandyal||Smt K.Lakshmi Kumari||Community Organizer||04.12.2017||HR Employee||7901610360|
|43||Nandyal||Sri G.Sreenivasulu||Data Entry Operator||01.10.2008||HR Employee||7901610368|
|44||Adoni||Sri M.Veera Reddy||Community Organizer||07.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610381|
|45||Adoni||Sri G.Md.Javeed Hussain||Community Organizer||29.05.2009||HR Employee||7901610375|
|46||Adoni||Smt Kamle Lalitha||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610376|
|47||Adoni||Smt B.Anithamma||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610377|
|48||Adoni||Smt I.Krishnaveni||Community Organizer||01.12.2008||HR Employee||7901610380|
|49||Adoni||Sri Narra Venkata Subba Reddy||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610392|
|50||Adoni||Sri M.Taher Basha||Data Entry Operator||09.02.2019||Job Work Basis||7036227842|
|51||Yemmiganur||Sri M.Sudhakar||Town Mission Coordiantor (TMC)||05.01.2008||HR Employee||7901610366|
|52||Yemmiganur||Sri L.Pullaiah||Community Organizer||01.12.2008||HR Employee||7901610382
|53||Yemmiganur||Smt P.Narayanamma||Community Organizer||27.07.2009||HR Employee||7901610379|
|54||Yemmiganur||Smt Gopi Reddy Aruna||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610383|
|55||Yemmiganur||Smt P.Arunamma||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610378|
|56||Dhone||Smt.M.Sameena Begum||City Mission Manager||10.02.2012||HR Employee||7901610403|
|57||Dhone||Smt P.Jayanthi||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610371|
|58||Dhone||Smt Nagarani||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610387|
|59||Dhone||Sri G.Suresh||Data Entry Operator||05.12.2017||Job Work Basis||7989406382|
|60||Gudur||Sri N.Surya Narayana||Town Mission Coordinator||02.03.2019||HR Employee||7901610365|
|61||Gudur||Smt Maddamma||Community Organizer||08.02.2019||Outsourcing Employee||9959793260|
|62||Gudur||Sri G.Vijay Kumar||Data Entry Operator||02.07.2012||Job Work Basis||9603441826|
|63||Atmakur||Sri G.Jayavardhan||City Mission Manager||01.08.2009||HR Employee||9505488671|
|64||Atmakur||Smt.K.Pamuletamma||Data Entry Operator||01.07.2012||Job Work Basis||7794934258|
|65||Nandikotkur||Kum Y.Prameelamma||City Mission Manager||10.02.2012||HR Employee||7901610406|
|66||Nandikotkur||Sri Srinivasulu Mummadi||Community Organizer||24.07.2017||HR Employee||7901610390|
|67||Nandikotkur||Sri A.Vinay Kumar||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610355|
|68||Nandikotkur||Sri Nanda Kishore||Data Entry Operator||01.05.2018||Job Work Basis||8919413454|
|69||Allagadda||Smt P.Shobha||City Mission Manager||12.01.2012||HR Employee||9701385416|
|70||Allagadda||Smt Dudekula Hussain Bee||Community Organizer||14.11.2017||HR Employee||7901610394|
|71||Allagadda||Sri Chatla Venkata Subbaiah||Community Organizer||22.10.2017||HR Employee||7901610370|
|72||Allagadda||Sri S.Gunu Sekhar||Data Entry Operator||08.08.2019||Job Work Basis||8497969207|
MEPMA – Kurnool District.