We are happy to announce our initiative ‘SHG led Action to Facilitate and Augment Livelihoods by Transforming Agriculture eco-systems in Jharkhand (SAFALTA)’, in collaboration with Axis Bank Foundation. This is a five-year Project with its period is from July 2019 to June 2024. SAFALTA will empower women headed community institutions to make them self-reliant and promote community led change process for psychological, social and economic empowerment of women in 1076 project villages across seven districts, and 14 blocks in the state of Jharkhand.
The project aims to make the women’s institutions promoted under the aegis of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission by PRADAN directly or in partnership with Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) in Jharkhand state, especially the secondary and tertiary level ones, further strengthened and help enhance income generation from on-farm and off-farm livelihoods for those women small and marginal farmers.
The project objectives are aligned to some of the major programmes of the Central and State governments. The key programmes being the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The project aims at partnering with relevant departments of the State Government around these flagship programmes. Besides this the project aligns to a key government initiative of Doubling Farmers Income by 2022.