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»Livelihood strengthening

NIWCYD reach out in about 4000 villages in rural and tribal areas. In 200 villages the food security of the people has increased from 4-5 months to 8-10 months.

Village level cope up mechanisms like grain and seed banks and village funds have been developed and strengthened in 200 villages. The strategies adopted by NIWCYD in livelihood strengthening are:

  1. Model resource development
  2. Developing linkages with the government programmes and schemes
  3. Influencing government policies
  4. Alliances with like minded organizations and stakeholders.

»Women Empowerment

  1. Around 150,000 women mobilized under different awareness programmes.
  2. Formed 1500 women Self Help Groups in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhatisgarh.
  3. Promoting 2600 women SHGs for livelihood and IGP in 11 districts of East Maharashtra.
  4. Around 1000 women have been trained in different skills and entrepreneurs.
  5. Around 500 SHGs started Income Generation Programmes. Most of the IGPs are related to agro allied and forest based.
  6. 248 SHGs linked with banks.
  7. Increased women participation in the village assembly meetings from 0-5% to 40%-50% in 600 villages. The strategies adopted by NIWCYD in women empowerment are:
  1. Mobilizing and organizing women groups
  2. Capacity building of women in participation at decentralized governance, addressing household level and community level social issues
  3. Capacity building in skills and education and working towards creating opportunities for their better working and work culture
  4. Sensitizing male (counterparts) towards gender equity, socio-cultural issues and creation of environment

»Education and Child Labor

  1. Over 3000 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe children have been brought up to primary level through the Creche cum Nutrition Programme.
  2. Over 15000 drop out children in the school going age has been streamlined into formal education system through Bridge support.
  3. Educationally backward children from the 111 schools of Zila Parishad in the Vidarbha have been encouraged to be at par with the normal children in those schools.
  4. 30% (120 out of 400) girl child labors workings in the stone crusher units and migrating for the work in the Jabalpur area have been withdrawn from the hazardous working situation.
  5. 400 child labor and rack pickers linked with primary education programme.
  6. 1000 children rehabilitated in to their homes.

»Community Institution Building

  1. Capacity building of grass root CBOs on right based issues & management.
  2. Campaign for right to livelihood of the people displaced due to dams and National parks.
  3. Formed and strengthened around 200 Village Development Committees (VDC) for livelihood.
  4. Networking with different NGOs on livelihood issues.
  5. Formation of around 1000 gramdoots in remote tribal and rural areas.
  6. 13 block level gramdoot associations formed for linkage of different government schemes. The strategies adopted for this are:
  1. Forming/Fostering institutions as vehicles of change
  2. Forming/fostering new forms of community institutions for action
  3. Building Overarching Advocacy systems
  4. Information-Knowledge Transfer and Sharing (IKTS)
  5. (Creation of) new Social Action Groups (SAG)
  6. (Creation of) new non-party political leadership


  1. Developing bank linkages.
  2. Linking with the schemes of the government and different financial institutions.
  3. Developing guidelines for financial management of self help groups.
  4. Supportive supervision of the groups.