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PRADAN has significant and wide-ranging experience in promoting livelihoods with the rural poor, through an approach that blends the socio-behavioural with the technical and managerial dimensions.

PRADAN’S livelihood programmes can be broadly classified into the following sectoral activities:
Microfinance through promoting and nurturing Self-Help Groups (SHGs) of women   Forest-based activities (Tasar sericulture, Lac cultivation, Siali Leaf Plate making and Farm Forestry)   Land & Water related activities (Agriculture,Horticulture, Irrigation, Watershed Development)
Promotion of SHG's:
PRADAN is one of the pioneers in the promotion of Self-Help Groups in India, having formed its first SHG in Alwar, Rajasthan, in 1987...
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  Forest Based Livelihood: PRADAN works mostly with adivasis and poor people who live near forests for whom forests and trees have, traditionally, been an important source of livelihood....
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  Natural Resource Management: PRADAN devotes a significant part of its intervention efforts on developing land and water resources.  The aim is to enhance productivity, incomes and sustainable livelihoods...
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Livestock based livelihoods (Dairy, Goat rearing)   Micro-enterprises (Tasar yarn production, Mushroom cultivation and Poultry rearing)    
Livestock Development: PRADAN works with rural families in the promotion of dairy and goat rearing activities in the project areas of Jharkhand, odisha, and Rajasthan...
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  Micro Enterprise Promotion: With continually diminishing outputs and declining farm sizes, it has become more urgent for the rural population to diversify their avenues of income...
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These programs seek to increase the livelihood options of poor people and advance the frontiers of their choices.