SVEP – Start Up Village Entrepreneurship Program

The Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) was initiated in Jakhama block and Chumukedima block as pilot blocks in the 1st Phase of SVEP implementation in the country. SVEP is a flagship programme of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Rural Development and a sub-scheme under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM). The overall objective of SVEP is to implement the government’s effort to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty and unemployment in the villages by helping start and support rural enterprises. Nagaland was the only state selected from the North-eastern region for the pilot phase.

Start Up Village Entrepreneurship Program

The Entrepreneurs Associates (tEA) was the empanelled “Project Implementing Agency” (PIA) to implement the project in the state. SVEP was launched in Chumukedima block on 28th November 2015 with Shri Jacob Zhimomi, Parliamentary Secretary, Irrigation and Flood Control as the chief guest. The same was launched in Jakhama block on 30 th November 2015 with Shri C L John, Minister for RD and REPA as chief guest and Shri. Vikho-o Yhoshii, MLA as guest of honour. SVEP was implemented in 12 villages in Jakhama block and 42 villages in Chumukedima block. In Jakhama block, there were a total of 221 SHGs and 1950 SHG households, and in Chumukedima block, there were a total of 505 SHGs and 4969 SHG households 1 , targeting which the project was implemented.

The project was implemented for 4 years – (1st July 2016 to 30th June 2020)
Total : Jakhama – 1612, Chumukedima – 2413

Total Community Entreprise Fund (CEF) Disbursed :
Jakhama – ( 30.5 millions)
Chumukedima – ( 50.8 millions)