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Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation

Posted by BHARTI on September 18, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation

(A partnership between Government, Corporate India,Academics and Civil society)

 

Industry's displeasure with the new land acquisition process isn’t stopping the rural development ministry from reaching out to them for help to counter Naxal influence. Cabinet gave its approval toset up the Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation-- a partnership betweengovernment, corporate India, academics and civil society. 

This is the first major initiative of the government to seriously engage withcorporate India on Naxals. The foundation will work to reduce the gap betweenoutlays and outcomes, ensuring better implementation of government programmes,reduction in leakages from schemes and creating strong institutions ofgovernance at the grassroots. Despitethe strained economic situation, the Cabinet approved a government contributionof Rs 500 crore for the Foundation's corpus. In the first instance, Rs 200crore will be given and the remaining Rs 300 crore after two years. Among thecorporate bigwigs, the Tatas are understood to have signed on. 

TheFoundation will focus, at least to begin with, on blocks with tribal populationacross 170 districts in the Central Indian tribal belt-- Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra. 

"The Foundation is an essential pillar of our development strategy in Maoist--affected areas, as it is based on the premise that an effective flow of flagship government schemes is the key to rapidly upscaling the most effectiveand proven interventions of civil society organizations to tackle thedevelopment deficit in the region," rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said. For the companies, the government hopes the projects undertaken by the Foundation will give greater depth to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts.Convergence with resources from government schemes will provide privateinvestments with greater leverage and richer partnerships with credible civil societyorganizations. Maoistor naxalite violence has become an endemic problem across the country, killingmore people each year than separatist terror. While large tracts of the hinterland remains under the control of naxals, severalcorporate groups have managed to do business in these places, some of them withthe help of goodwill earned by their CSR efforts and sometimes by payingprotection money. 


The government is hoping that initiatives such as the Bharat Livelihood Foundation will help reach out to the country's Adivasi or tribal population, which has been mostly excluded from the benefits of growth and, asa result, are vulnerable to Maoist propaganda. "Among those who have most acutely felt the sense of exclusion and alienation are theAdivasis, who perform poorly on every indicator of well-being, whether it bepoverty, health or education," said Ramesh. "What is worse, given the specific demography of Adivasi India, the pockets ofAdivasis concentration have witnessed an unprecedented upsurge in Maoistmilitancy in recent years. This is especially true of what may be described asthe Central Indian Adivasi belt."

 

Officials say the experience of the past two decades shows that some of the best innovation in improving livelihoods in thetribal areas has come from the civil society and the foundation is an effort tosupport these grassroots initiatives to empower tribals. The foundation is expected to help local people have sustainable livelihoods, haveenhanced access to and control over resources, and provide new opportunitiesfor the youth. The government is also hoping that this initiative will helpbridge development and governance deficits in these areas and boost theefficacy of its various welfare schemes. 

"The challenge is to transform systems of administration and levels of awareness at the grassroots to ensure that these well meaning pieces of legislation (Rightto information, Mahatma Gandhi NationalRural Employment Guarantee Act, and the proposed Food Security Act and MineralsAct) have the requisite impact on the ground," said Ramesh. The Bharat Livelihood Foundation's efforts will be geared to reducing the gap between outlays and outcomes, ensuring better implementation of government programmes, reduction in leakages from schemes and creating strong institutionsof governance at the grassroots. 

 

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10 Comments

Reply natarajan
4:38 AM on January 3, 2014 
I will be visit your office before a payment Hence you may send your office address we a small ngo from tamilnadu working for tribals
Reply SHAIKH IBRAHIM
8:37 PM on November 20, 2013 
Alqama society is working in muslim slum area in malegaon dist. Nashik maharashtra we r keenly intrested to collabrate with ur organisation hope for positive responce we are awaiting
Reply p.appala naidu
6:02 AM on November 14, 2013 
sneha is a voluntary organisation. we are working in adivasi,dalith, merinefisherfolk,and volunarable communities in remote area of vizianagaram distrect ,andhra pradesh.we are interested to work collabrate and network with your esteemed organisation. so we are waiting for your possitive responce.
Reply RBKS
6:44 AM on October 28, 2013 
It will be great opportunity to work together
Reply Sainath Pradhan
12:13 PM on October 17, 2013 
The Vidyapith aim and objects to teach the students that success merely doesn?t attain degree rather it means bringing smiles to the member of the society who are still unhappy and hungry, for this cited purpose Vidyapith is very much serious that ?HOW TO CARE AND HOW TO SHARE?. In absence of its children will never get to see the real work. Which includes various children steeped in the darkness of poverty the deprivation and shall be able to protest against all sorts of social evils. Vidyapith will teach to students How to became change-maker in society. As the Vidyapith is going to establish in rural area so we automatically become the part of ? Rural Development Schemes? introduced by the State Govt. or Central Govt. The Vidyapith will always been and always will be a great source of Inspiration towards the education and struck to the rule and provisions. So that Ideal Students will come out from Vidyapith to serve the Nation.
?OUR MOTTO IS NOT ONLY SERVE THE SOCIETY BUT ALSO ENRICH ACADEMICALLY TO ENRICH EACH AND EVERY ONE?


(SAINATH PRADHAN)











The Vidyapith aim and objects to teach the students that success merely doesn?t attain degree rather it means bringing smiles to the member of the society who are still unhappy and hungry, for this cited purpose Vidyapith is very much serious that ?HOW TO CARE AND HOW TO SHARE?. In absence of its children will never get to see the real work. Which includes various children steeped in the darkness of poverty the deprivation and shall be able to protest against all sorts of social evils. Vidyapith will teach to students How to became change-maker in society. As the Vidyapith is going to establish in rural area so we automatically become the part of ? Rural Development Schemes? introduced by the State Govt. or Central Govt. The Vidyapith will always been and always will be a great source of Inspiration towards the education and struck to the rule and provisions. So that Ideal Students will come out from Vidyapith to serve the Nation.
?OUR MOTTO IS NOT ONLY SERVE THE SOCIETY BUT ALSO ENRICH ACADEMICALLY TO ENRICH EACH AND EVERY ONE?


(SAINATH PRADHAN)
Reply Sri Bhargavi Unemployment Rural Integrated Development Society (SBURIDS)
6:29 AM on October 16, 2013 
SBURIDS is registered voluntary organisation, we are interested to collobrate and network with your esteemed institute 07842135135, 09247436471 sburids2000@gmail.com
Reply GRAM VIGYAN
2:13 AM on October 14, 2013 
Our NGO would like to be partner in that your project in MP
Reply GRAM VIGYAN
2:12 AM on October 14, 2013 
Good Idea
Reply KITTU
1:59 AM on September 20, 2013 
The Idea is good. I am working for 30 years single handedly with no support from any one. I hope doors will be opened now but my time is over as age has overtaken my energy. I appeal to some young person to come forward and continue what I have done so far
Reply Md.Saifuddin
5:01 AM on September 19, 2013 
want to apply for this project

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