100&Change: 2020

Irreversibly Lift out of Poverty, Underprivileged Tribals of Central India

Sustainably uplift out of poverty marginal tribal farmer populations in central India through community-led income enhancement interventions hence, enable them for better quality of life.

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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2020
Current Work Location
  • State of Gujarāt, India
  • State of Mahārāshtra, India
  • State of Jharkhand, India
Proposed Work Locations:
  • State of Rājasthān, India
  • State of Odisha, India
Priority Populations:
  • Children and youth
  • Adults
  • People of South Asian descent
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Executive Summary:

Small and marginal farmers constitute 86.21% of farm households in India[1]. Despite producing about 80% of the country’s food, these farmers are continually plagued by high production costs, low yields, unpredictable rainfall, lack of quality farm inputs and inefficient supply chain leading to the vicious cycle of debt trap. These difficulties are compounded for indigenous farmers in India’s central tribal belt constituting 73% of the country’s tribal population[3]. The ‘Lakhpati Kisan’ initiative, spearheaded by women is a five-year program that aims to confront these challenges and ensure tribal households are irreversibly brought out of poverty by earning a steady annual income of $1450– a three-fourfold increase from their current income. The program espouses a multi-pronged approach layering various livelihood activities like market-linked agriculture, floriculture, livestock, Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP), etc. Moreover, to optimize the efficacy of the program, 70% of the households are assured with irrigation throughout the year.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

website: https://www.tatatrusts.org/
Organization Headquarters
Mumbai, State of Mahārāshtra, India
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$100 to $199 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
100 to 299

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