GOVT. WELFARE SCHEME
There are many beneﬁt schemes implemented for the welfare of poor and needy by State and Central Governments. The welfare schemes were not utilized by the rural villages due to lack of knowledge and accessibility. The ICEP team realized the gap between the people and Government and through conducting awareness meetings they have disseminated various Govemment schemes, as result of that the SHG members especially the BPL and mar- ginalized communities tapped the schemes like marriage assistance, housing, toilets, goats etc.
FORMAL MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
The ICEP staff created a strong linkage with the District Social Welfare Board, Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women, District Disability Rehabilitation ofﬁee, District Rural Development Ofﬁee, District Industrial Centre, Block Development ofﬁce and local Panehayat ofﬁee to avail the resources. Group leaders and CLF leaders wene introduced with the government Oﬂieials and strengthened the rapport. As a result of this bank loans were sanctioned, Government welfare schemes were allotted to the Self Help Group members.
FACILITATE THE NIEMBERS TO AVAIL THE GOVERNMENT WELFARE SCHEMES
The following services were availed from the Govemment. people received Aged Pension, women received Marriage assistance, Pregnant women received Matemity assistance, members received Ration card, One differently abled person received ID, families received free housing, widows received pension, families received free toilet’s and poor families received support for funeral.