Promise Tracker

Grama Shakthi and Poverty Eradication Programme 

Budget Speech para. 76: "It is in this context that the Government, in line with the Grama Shakthi initiative of the President which is part of the national poverty and unemployment eradication drive, has decided to extend support mainly to the farmers, fisherman, youth and women who are already engaged in small businesses, individually or as a community to harness their entrepreneurial capacities. At the same time, the President’s initiative of introducing development programmes to address the regional issues will be further strengthened."
  • Allocation (Rs. Mn)2,000
  • SectorSocial Welfare
  • Ministry / Government Institution : Presidential Secretariat

Openness Tracker


Information was obtained through the Action Plans, Financial Plan and Progress Report received from the responsible agency in response to a request under the RTI Act. However, information in response to the request required significant effort to assess, since the Action Plan and Progress Report did not employ a consistent reporting framework and could not be easily reconciled.

Progress Tracker


Some activities under the promise have been initiated. However, progress for the first six months falls short of target. Based on the information made available, only 78 Grama Shakthi societies were established as at 30 June 2018. In contrast, the targeted number of Grama Shakti societies for 2018 is 1,000.

Sources of Information

  • Budget Tracker - Website RTI