Rural Livelihoods and Communities
    Water Sector Research
    Central India Initiative
    Sukhi Baliraja Initiative
    North East Initiative
    Kharash Vistarotthan Yojana
    Himmothan Pariyojana
    Reviving the Green Revolution
    Drought Proofing in Rajasthan
Home > Institutional Grants > Rural Livelihoods and Communities > Central India Initiative
Promotion of agriculture based livelihood with self help group members in Sarwan block of Deoghar district
PRAVAH, Deoghar
Project name
Promotion of agriculture based livelihood with self help group members in Sarwan block of Deoghar district
Grant operationalised
June 2010
3 years
Grant amount sanctioned
Rs5.04 million

Activities within the grant and expected impact:
The project covers 50 villages within Sarwan block, situated at an average distance of 20 – 25km from the Deoghar district headquarters. Here, PRAVAH is already implementing two development projects viz. Jharkhand Watershed Development Project (JWDP) in six villages and the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in 26 villages, with the support of Jharkhand Resource Centre of Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) to focus on community organisation and natural resource management. The project area comprises 1,878 households, out of which 1,600 would be covered within the programme. The project envisages enhancing food security and livelihood opportunities for households by developing a strong SHG base and intervening on kharif paddy stabilisation, vegetable cultivation, lift irrigation and livestock.

Key components of the project include:

SHG promotion and institution building
Agriculture based livelihood planning and intervention with SHG members
Developing veterinary services to support livestock
Developing irrigation facilities with soil and water conservation works
Training and capacity building of programme staff

The expected project outcomes are:

120 SHGs will be formed and strengthened in the proposed 50 villages covering 1,600 households
The SHGs will save Rs1.7 million and mobilise credit worth Rs4.8 million from the local banks.
All 1,600 households will have additional three months food sufficiency from present level of 6-8 months.
600 families in the project area will have an incremental income of Rs8,000 per year from agricultural interventions.
60 families in the command area of the irrigation systems will have an incremental income of Rs15,000 per year.
All the families in the 50 villages will have better access to veterinary services for their livestock.
One federation will be formed, which will house and maintain the agriculture as well as SHG related services.


back to top