CFLI Project

Project Title

Promoting greater role of the Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rajasthan to foster rural livelihood opportunities: Meeting the challenges of globalisation and economic liberalisation.

Project Duration

December 2006 – November 2007

Project Objective(s)

  • 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.

Project Beneficiaries

The members of the PRIs, SHGs members, weavers, artisans, craftsmen representing identified clusters in each division of the state.

Key Activities

  • 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.
  • Evaluation.
Project’s Contribution Towards Poverty Reduction

  • 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).
  • Evaluation.
Project’s Contribution Towards Women Empowerment

  • 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.
  • Evaluation.