National Institute of Women Child and Youth Development

  • 34, Unnati park, Besa, Nagpur - 440037
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January 25, 2021

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:

  • Model resource development
  • Developing linkages with the government programmes and schemes
  • Influencing government policies
  • Alliances with like minded organizations and stakeholders.

Women Empowerment

  • Around 150,000 women mobilized under different awareness programmes.
  • Formed 1500 women Self Help Groups in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhatisgarh.
  • Promoting 2600 women SHGs for livelihood and IGP in 11 districts of East Maharashtra.
  • Around 1000 women have been trained in different skills and entrepreneurs.
  • Around 500 SHGs started Income Generation Programmes. Most of the IGPs are related to agro allied and forest based.
  • 248 SHGs linked with banks.
  • 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:
  • Mobilizing and organizing women groups
  • Capacity building of women in participation at decentralized governance, addressing household level and community level social issues
  • Capacity building in skills and education and working towards creating opportunities for their better working and work culture
  • Sensitizing male (counterparts) towards gender equity, socio-cultural issues and creation of environment

Education and Child Labor

  • Over 3000 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe children have been brought up to primary level through the Creche cum Nutrition Programme.
  • Over 15000 drop out children in the school going age has been streamlined into formal education system through Bridge support.
  • 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.
  • 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of 400) girl child labors workings in the stone crusher units and migrating for the work in the Jabalpur area have been withdrawn from the hazardous working situation.
  • 400 child labor and rack pickers linked with primary education programme.
  • 1000 children rehabilitated in to their homes.

Community Institution Building

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


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