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  •  to promote Rural Non-Farming Enterprises (RNFE) which utilise local skills and/or resources and promote rural employment.
The Scheme works on?
The Scheme works on a 4P (Public-Private-Panchayat-Partnership) model and is applicable in all the BRGF districts and all the districts in the North Eastern Region.

How is the setting up of the Scheme done?
Setting up of RBHs is primarily done through convergence of resources from various ongoing schemes. Assistance under the RBH scheme is available for professional support services, training/skill development and for purchase of minor equipment. 

What are the salient features of RBH scheme?

  • Panchayats, the grass-roots democratic institutions, may prepare plans based on local resource endowments, felt needs of people and relative absorptive capacity and implement them
  • Ideally suited for agriculture / horticulture / handloom / handicrafts related activities, where production is decentralized. 
RBH scheme is operational since?
RBH Scheme is operational since September, 2007. Against a total approved outlay of Rs. 24.90 crore for the entire XI Five Year Plan, the annual allocation for the year 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 was Rs. 2.00 crore, Rs. 2.00 crore and Rs. 1.80 crore respectively. 

The Rural Business Hub (RBH) scheme, jointly launched by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, was launched in 2008 in which state?

Additional Reading

In August, 2008, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj signed a Memorandum of Co-operation with KVIC for jointly promoting Khadi and Village Industries in rural areas by converging the PMEGP and SFURTI and thereby generating employment and sustainable income for rural producers. However, there has been no significant progress in this regard.

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