The Special Livelihoods Programme (SLP) is a comprehensive livelihood planning approach taken up by Kudumbashree Mission in partnership with the urban local governments and the community organization network in urban areas. The objective of the Programme is to enable creation of sustainable employment and enterprise opportunities for the urban poor families. Comprehensive livelihood plans are developed through a participatory and consultative process involving stakeholders from the local governments, community organizations, private businesses, industry associations and government departments and agencies.
The SLP was initiated in Malappuram and Perinthalmanna Municipalities in 2009-10. Later Kanhanagad Municipality undertook SLP. In February 2011, Kudumbashree Mission organized a State-level orientation programme for the newly elected ULG leadership to motivate them to undertake SLP in their Municipalities. About 25 Municipalities are currently in the process of SLP preparatory activities.