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Women’s Empowerment through Agriculture – MKSP in Madhya Pradesh

PRADAN is implementing a project titled “Enhancing Farm Livelihoods of Women SHGs in Mahakaushal Region of Madhya Pradesh” under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), a sub-component of NRLM.


The project aims to achieve following goals:

  • Establish the central role of women in agriculture decision making
  • Enhance technical knowledge of women as practitioners of modern agriculture
  • Enhance Productivity
  • Establish farming as a profitable and sustainable livelihood
  • Reduce distress migration from families


The project will reach out to 8,000 and seek to enhance family incomes by Rs.10,000 to Rs 15000 for 60% of participant women (including money value of enhanced food production) through:

  • Crop intensification of paddy, maize, wheat and gram and diversification into pulses and commercial vegetable farming
  • Protective irrigation from harvested rainwater to 950 ha of cropland during kharif season and 380 ha during rabi and summer
  • Enhanced production of cereals by 100% with the intervened families
  • Multi-cropping including long-tenure plantations of fruit trees and timber plants in 300 ha
  • Introduction of small agricultural equipments/machines to reduce drudgery of women farmers
  • Creation of an appropriate mechanism for market linkage for crops produced

Area of the project

  • Implementation in two districts- Balaghat and Mandla
      • In Balaghat district Balaghat and Paraswada blocks
      • In Mandla district Mohgaon and Narayanganj blocks

Duration of the project

14th March 2012 to 13th March 2015

Project Investments

Ministry of Rural Development (GOI): Rs . 9.77 crores
Ministry of Rural Development (MP Govt.): Rs. 3.26 crores
Mobilized from other sources: Rs. 1.67 crores
Community Contribution: Rs. 5.27 crores
Total: Rs. 19.97 crores

Project Anchor

Rabindra Nath

Related Links

PDF Icon Village List Mandla District PDF Icon Women SHG Members in Mandla PDF Icon Staff involved in implementation of MKSP
PDF Icon Village List Balaghat District PDF Icon Women SHG Members in Balaghat PDF Icon Offices involved in implementation of MKSP
PDF Icon CRPs supporting MKSP PDF Icon MKSP UC 2011-12 PDF Icon MKSP UC 2012-13
PDF Icon DPR MKSP Pradan PDF Icon MKSP Inception Report Pradan  

Quarterly Progress Report MKSP

PDF Icon MKSP Physical progress and Financial Progress - April 2013 - June 2013
PDF Icon MKSP Physical progress and Financial Progress - Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
PDF Icon MKSP Physical progress and Financial Progress - Oct 2012 - Dec 2012