Livelihood Reconstruction : Shashya Shilpa Abhiyan Project
AISD in collaboration with VAL implemented the Livelihood Reconstruction in order to trim down the poverty through Sustainable Agriculture project in Lanjigarh, Kalahandi district in the year 2006. A total of 914 farmers were involved in this sustainable livelihood project throughout the years of project implementation (2006-09).
Vedanta Aluminum Ltd (VAL) is committed towards raising the quality of life and ensuring social well being of communities in the peripheral villages of Lanjigarh, the site of Bauxite Mining and Alumina Refinery Plant. VAL was working in partnership with Asian Institute for Sustainable Development (AISD), Ranchi, which took up several initiatives with the aim to bring qualitative improvement in the lives of the community residing in the vicinity of the Plant area. With this objective, AISD launched Shashya Shilpa Abhiyan project in June 2006. AISD implemented the project in Lanjigarh with the support of VAL. The aim of the project was to enhance livelihood opportunities for the poor farmers through vegetable cultivation, cash crop cultivation, cultivation of medicinal plants, remunerative fruits (Banana, Strawberry, etc.), and promotion of fish farming. The project aimed to double the annual household income of poor households through the above-mentioned activities. The project as a withdrawal strategy ended in 31st of May 2009.
Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP)
Asian Institute for Sustainable Development (AISD) in consortium with Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development (SPWD) initiated the implementation of Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP) from 1st of April 2014.
The Project Objective is to Increase the income of Households of small and marginal women farmers through capacity building around lac, agriculture and animal husbandry in Ranchi and Simdega districts of Jharkhand.
AISD is implementing the project in two districts of Jharkhand, Bero Block in Ranchi and Thethaitangar block in Simdega. The Panchayats include Jaria, Hariharpur Jamtoli and Nehalu Kaparia in Ranchi district and Thethaitangar, Taraboga and Konmenjara in Simdega district. Encompassing the project area, AISD is covering 95 Women SHGs in 34 villages of 6 panchayats in the two districts.
Implementation of MGNREGA-CFT Project in Bero block of Ranchi district in Jharkhand” under support of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)
The Project area villages of Thethaitangar block in Simdega district and Bero block of Ranchi district have been associated as an MKSP partner of NRLM. Keeping this in view, as an existing partner in MKSP Project, the CFT had intervened implementation of MGNREGS in Thethaitangar block and Bero block.
The Cluster Facilitation (CFTs) has been formed to help in mobilising the communities in the NRLM- MGNREGA convergence programme. Convergence between the two will cover