Stimulating Tribal And Rural Transformation(START)
“PRADAN’s engagement with tribal communities in the central India belt runs long and deep. Initiatives like the Stimulating Tribal and Rural Transformation (START) project supported by RBL Bank Ltd. are extremely important in stimulating a transformative change in the lives of the poor and marginalized communities, through well planned catalytic investment and support that leverages government schemes and programs to improve the livelihoods and lives of the tribal communities and women collectives. We look forward to RBL Bank’s continued support beyond a good START.”
Saroj Kumar Mahapatra - Executive Director, PRADAN
“We are proud to be partnering PRADAN in triggering growth nuclei in some of the economically disadvantaged regions of Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar under the START project. The project aspires to not only sustainably enhance the incomes of marginal farmers in the tribal regions through diversified livelihood options but also improve agriculture practices and irrigation facilities, and provide a voice and identity to women farmers in the region."
Balakrishnan Natarajan - Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, RBL Bank Ltd