Promoting greater role of the Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rajasthan to foster rural livelihood opportunities: Meeting the challenges of globalisation and economic liberalisation.
December 2006 – November 2007
- Mobilisation and capacity building of PRIs and poor rural community groups to effectively deal with sustainable livelihood/employment related issues in non-farm sector in Rajasthan State.
- Promotion of selected items in the handloom/handicraft sector through upgrading the skills of poor rural community groups in selected seven clusters/districts.
- Disseminating relevant knowledge/information amongst relevant stakeholders at grassroots on meeting the opportunities and challenges in the non-farm sector in the context of WTO, globalisation and economic liberalisation.
The members of the PRIs, SHGs members, weavers, artisans, craftsmen representing identified clusters in each division of the state.
- Formation of Project Consultative Group (PCG).
- State level workshop.
- SLOT cum base line survey and analysis.
- Selection and formation of targeted beneficiaries groups.
- Development of training module/s.
- Training of Trainers (ToT).
- Trainings for – Category I [Low Level Groups (LLGs), Trainings for Middle Level Groups (MLGs) & Trainings for High Level Groups (HLGs)].
- Trainings for – Category II [PRIs].
- Printing and distribution of the newsletters.
- Printing and distribution of the reports and resource material.
- Advocacy, networking and representation.
- Since the proposal is committed towards raising the living standards of the poor rural community groups by providing opportunities for earning income by availing options in non-farm sector which will substantially contribute in reducing poverty in geographical spread of the project.
- Also, simultaneously it will address the issue of local self-governance and building their capacities to plan the need based development for their respective area by exploring sustainable livelihood/employment opportunities for larger poor community groups in accordance to locally available skills and resources.
- The interventions envisaged in the proposal will directly hit towards the Goal 1. i.e. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger, of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
- Since the gender will be a key component of the project; a special emphasis has been laid down in the proposal for socio-economic empowerment of the women.
- The 74th Constitutional Amendment ensure 30 percent reservation for women members in local self-governance, they will get mandatory participation in planning, administering and receiving benefits out of the project. In handloom/handicraft production, there is a majority of women workers thus they will be able to get optimum chances in generating income. The improved economic status of women will further pave a way for overall welfare of their children, families and society at large.