The Rural segment of the PRIME Program aims at incubating 10,000 MICRO and NANO Enterprises (Imitation Based) over a 5 year horizon through business development, market and technology access, credit linkage as well as supporting 50,000 Livelihood Enterprises.
“PRIME HUBS” (PH) across all blocks work as the epicentre of this strategy which will provide the necessary support for these farm and off farm enterprises. These will comprise of Enterprise Facilitation Centres (EFCs), Rural Technology Park /Mini Industrial Estate and Incubators for enterprises. PHs will provide services ranging from training and capacity building, knowledge services, facilitating credit linkages, market linkages, business infrastructure etc to interested citizens.
Community Anchors (CAs) are an integral part of this architecture consisting of local Non Government/ Not for Profit Organizations/ Cooperatives/Societies/Charitable Trusts/ Village Organisations active in the block/ district with grass root level presence and good rapport with the community. CAs will act as a catalyst in the effective implementation and delivery of services in the GHs.
The PRIME Program has been implemented in 29 blocks of the state.
The primary activities for the CAs in the preliminary phase are consisting of: