Category: Livelihoods

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Jan Kalyan Yojana

In early January 2016, job forums on the Internet started reporting about a Jan Kalyan Yojana announced by the Uttar Pradesh Government for recruitment of 72,530 Vikas Karmi or Development Managers. Many users paid money to register on the different websites to become eligible for taking part in the written selection test. So is the […]

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G20 launches US$100 Million Innovative fund to boost Farmer Livelihoods

An innovative initiative that will enhance global food security and improve the livelihoods of developing country farmers through prizes and other market-based incentives was announced yesterday by G20 Leaders. With a results-driven funding model that rewards innovators for tackling some of the biggest problems in food security and agricultural development, AgResults addresses global challenges in […]

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Walmart Foundation gives Rs 50 Lakh to help cashew-based livelihoods in India

The Walmart Foundation announced a USD 100,000 (Rs 50 Lakh) donation to a project to help small scale farmers , including 900 women, affected by Cyclone Thane in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, where the Walmart Foundation’s Cashew Value Chain Initiative is currently underway. This project will be implemented by CARE, a leading international humanitarian organization. Through the […]

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National Urban Livelihoods Mission to setup Aadhar Kendras

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has envisaged to launch a National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM). This will replace the existing SJSRY from the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan. National Urban Livelihoods Mission NULM would be target-oriented with specific focus on the primary issues pertaining to urban poverty such as skill […]

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State Of India’s Livelihoods Report 2011

The fourth volume of the State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) Report 2011 was released in December 2011 by Access Development Services. The Report is focused on the 4Ps – Poor, Promoters, Policies and Potential with reference to livelihoods of the poor. The report is currently not available for download in PDF format and can be […]

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National Urban Livelihoods Mission in India 2012

The Ministry for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India has released a draft concept note on the National Urban Livelihoods Mission which is expected to be launched in 2012. The proposed National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) is expected to focus on the primary issues pertaining to urban poverty in India such as skill up-gradation, […]

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Share of women in employment : India

The Government of India last week released data on share of women in employment as per National Sample Survey Office data. According to this survey conducted in 2009- 2010, the share of females employed on usual status basis was 26.1% in rural area and 13.8% in urban area. This share was 29.9% in rural area and […]

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Get subsidy under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

Khadi and Village Industries (KVI) production has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.80% over the last 10 years. This is as per the data relating to KVI Sector compiled by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory organization established under the KVIC Act 1956 for promoting and developing khadi and […]

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Rs 700 Crore multi-state North East Rural Livelihood Project approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs last fortnight approved the implementation of the North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) at an estimated cost of Rs.683.2 crore (US $ 144.4 million) comprising assistance as a soft loan from the World Bank of Rs.614.8 crore (US $ 130 million) and central Government funding of Rs.68.4 crore (US […]

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Youth Employability Skill – Pilot project for livelihoods launched

The Government of India has initiated a Pilot project namely Youth Employability Skill (YES) Project with the objective to enhance the employability of youth by running a variety of employable skills based training courses through recognized Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) for nearly 1000 rural youth and 7000 youth club members in all the 59 districts […]

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Sankar Datta, Dean of the Livelihood School on need for integrated financial services

Following his presentation at the the 2011 SEEP Annual Conference, Dr. Sankar Datta, Dean of the Livelihood School set up by BASIX India, discusses how the Indian microfinance industry has recently focused only on finance, overlooking technical assistance and institutional services. Datta reminds practitioners that we are not here to tap the market at the bottom […]

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Labour shortage, stiff competition hurting handicrafts industry in India

India’s lucrative handicrafts industry is in distress amid perennial labour crunch and exodus of skilled workforce due to irregular and low wages, steep and steady rise in input costs and current slowdown in the United States (US) and European economies, according to an industry specific analysis of apex industry body ASSOCHAM. Handicrafts Industry in India […]

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Unitus Labs releases new case study on Livelihoods by Partners in Prosperity

Early Introduction of Livelihoods Found to be Critical Factor In Moving Large Numbers Out of Extreme Poverty. For years, ultra poor interventions built around subsidies and skill-building activities have helped to move households living below the extreme poverty line toward some productive activity or eligibility for microfinance schemes. For all their individual successes, these interventions […]

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Government of India launches Free Driver Training Scheme

Pursuing its commitment to create employable skills in tourism and hospitality sector, the Ministry of Tourism has launched a Scheme providing for the training of drivers. The Scheme is part of the Ministry’s larger initiative namely Hunar Se Rozgaar. Hunar Se Rozgaar The Scheme now launched draws upon the fact that drivers with skill and […]

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Livelihoods India Conference 2011 – Registrations now open

Livelihoods India Conference is an annual event of two days, wherein the issues related to sustainable livelihoods of the poor are discussed. Every year, the Conference has a dedicated theme, to allow one issue to be dealt and discussed in detail. Sector experts, academicians, innovators, practitioners as well as policy advocacy leaders and policy makers […]

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World Bank Approves US$ 1 Billion credit to National Rural Livelihoods Project

The National Rural Livelihoods Project will also support specific investments in 12 states which account for 85 percent of India’s rural poor The World Bank this week approved US$1 billion (Rs 4500 Crore approx) credit for the National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP) aimed at strengthening the implementation of the Government of India’s newly launched National Rural […]

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India sets target of training 500 million skilled workers by 2022

The Government of India, after taking into account the existing vocational training facilities and realistic demand for skilled workers in the country, has introduced a new Skills Policy. The aim of the Policy is to achieve rapid and inclusive growth through enhancing individuals’ employment prospects and ability to adapt to changing technologies and labour market […]

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Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project gets Rs 732 Crores from World Bank

The Government of India and the World Bank last week signed an IDA credit of US$ 162.7 million (Rs 732 Crores approximately) for Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project, which will finance livelihood opportunities for some 400,000 village households in 17 districts of Rajasthan. The Project will build the capacity of community institutions to deal more effectively […]

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World Bank Supports Rural Livelihoods and Forest Conservation in India

The World Bank last week approved a $15.36 million credit and $8.14 million grant for the Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihood Improvement Project to support the Government of India in its efforts to conserve high-value forest areas while improving the livelihoods of forest dependent communities. The project will conserve biodiversity, while improving rural livelihoods by applying culturally appropriate and […]

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Rural poor youth to be trained for jobs by Rural Development Ministry

Decks have been cleared by the Ministry Of Rural Development to train and provide job placement for around 80,000 youth from the rural poor families across the country. Under the Ministry of Rural Development’s scheme of Special Projects under Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) now restructured as National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), 14 projects have […]