Centre's rural poverty plan covers 10 Maharashtra districts

"The Centre has allotted Rs 250 crore for initial phase of NRLM," State Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil said at a press conference here. 

"We will spend Rs 5,000 crore under this scheme, which will benefit people living below the poverty," he said.

NRLM, a poverty-alleviating scheme, aims to reach out to all rural poor families through self-help groups.

The districts selected for the scheme are Gadchiroli, Gondia, Nadurbar, Osmanabad, Thane, Ratnagiri, Jalana, Wardha, Solapur and Yavatmal, Patil added.

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