Rural Development

Livelihood and dignity to India’s poorest village-folk

The State of India’s Rural Peripheries

A staggering 56% of India’s people, nearly 680 million lack the means to meet basic needs. A large majority of India’s poor remain concentrated in its over six lakh villages, the extent of rural poverty in the India reaching a contemptible 25.7%. And this when more than 70% of the country’s population remains predominantly rural – 833 million people, that is, live in India’s impoverished villages and continue to subsist on a dwindling agricultural economy.

Low agricultural productivity, striking lack of non-agrarian livelihood opportunities, lack of skills necessary for alternative occupations, environmental degradation precarious market-networks and the subsequent unremitting footloose migrations make for the relentless despair of India’s rural populace.

Sshrishti’s Initiative for Rural Development

Sshrishti reaches out to the poorest hill-villages of the state of Uttarakhand through its multi-pronged scheme of rural regeneration, Sshrishti Community Resource Network (CRN). Sshrishti’s comprehensive programme is being implemented in four villages in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

Sshrishti CRN currently incorporates initiatives in:

  • 1. Rural Livelihoods
  • 2. Women’s Empowerment and Capability Development
  • 3. Digital Literacy
  • 4. Learning and Education
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