Rural Livelihood

Rural Development Activities undertaken by JKTGVY
Chhattisgarh District Poverty Reduction Project (CGDPRP)

The Govt of Chhattisgarh launched the Chhattisgarh District Poverty Reduction Project, also called The Chhattisgarh Gramin Garibi Unmulan Pariyojan "Nava Anjhor", with the help of the Department for International Development, UK (DFID) in 2005. The J.K. Trust Gram Vikas Yojana was selected as the implementing agency of the project in the Kurud block (Dhamtari district), which was one of the areas under the scope of the project.

By 2007, the project facilitation team (PFT) of the J.K. Trust Gram Vikas Yojana was able to cover 52 villages belonging to 42 Gram Panchayats in the area. The team members of the PFT facilitated the community in their journey towards development. By 2009, we were successful in forming 429 Common Interest Groups (CIGs)/Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to carry out various livelihood-activities. The project was able to create an impact on the lives of over 2,000 households.

The activities included facilitation of village industries like readymade garment stitching, pottery, piggery, shoe making, papad making, mini dal mill etc. This created extensive livelihood opportunities in the area. Services delivery was also encouraged like provision of daily needs, welding works, septic works, saloon, masonry and carpentry

Agriculture-related activities were preferred by many groups owing to a predominant agrarian economy. Activities like Systematic Intensification of Rice (SRI), floriculture, setting up of tube wells, creation of check dams etc. were also carried out.

Under the same scheme, a budget was allotted to Panchayats for infrastructure development. Diverse activities such as concretization of roads, Panchayat-Anganwadi-Community hall building construction/maintenance, drainage construction, dam and water tank construction, village electrification and various other activities were carried out. The village infrastructure, tremendously improved by the efforts supervised by the PFT of J.K. Trust, had ripple effects on the local economy.

The project, which ended in 2009, was able to generate hundreds of new jobs, many had new livelihood opportunities; it had large-scale women participation and the infrastructure of villages improved. The activity positively impacted livelihoods of most of the villagers in the area.

Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Mission (MPRLP) - Phase One

The project, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), U.K, was initiated in June 2004 in four predominantly tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh – Mandla, Dindori, Shahdol and Anuppur. The objective of the project was to create sustainable livelihoods in selected villages of these districts by focusing on regeneration of natural resources and through the capacity building of local communities.

The project has resulted in bringing positive changes in the lives of the beneficiaries in the target districts.