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OVERVIEW                                                  KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

                             As part of its Rural Upliftment portfolio, the Trusts work   • Starting from a base income of  `40,000 to  `45,000,
                             with rural poor, particularly women, in an equitable and   most of the families covered under interventions have
                             sustainable manner to  ensure better access to assets      seen  a  jump in  their  annual  income  to  `75,000  per
                             and services, and control over productive capital. The     annum, while a substantial portion fall in the `100,000 to
                             focus is largely on poverty alleviation by increasing      `130,000 brackets.
                             incomes and through the creation of a basic social and
                             economic infrastructure.                                  • Close to 24,000 village-level community institutions,
                                                                                        with a membership of over 285,000 members were
                             This is supported by training rural women and youth, and   operational in project areas.
                             skilling and employing marginal farmers. The creation
                             of embedded entrepreneurs within a production                  •  Annual turnover of `980 million was achieved by
                             framework, where their trainings are linked to ongoing             82 federations, comprising 155,000 members.
                             job creation activities, allows for introducing long-term           Similarly, annual turnover of  `3.79 billion
                             sustainability  in  the  system.  A  ‘from  the  ground  up’         was reported by 29 Farmer Producer
                             approach to resource production and job creation                      Organisations, comprising 115,000 members
                             implies that jobs are created as a response to a felt                 across the Trusts’ project areas.
                             need, while allowing for outward growth of the
                             market. Sparks of innovation either evolve                                   • Out of a total outreach of 785,000
                             or are  brought in through  research and                                     households,   various  agriculture
                             development  during  various  stages of                                        interventions were undertaken
                             resource   use,  processing,  marketing,                                        with 524,000 households. Water
                             entrepreneurship,  and   in  programme                                          harvesting structures, such as
                             management processes itself. These lead to                                    farm  ponds,  check  dams,  gully
                             successful pilot projects, which are then                                     plugs, etc., were completed to cater
                             scaled up, often across geographies.                                           to  the  irrigation  needs  of  33,000
                                                                                                          acres of farming land, belonging to
                             The portfolio has grown around a central                                       28,000   households.  Improved
                             theme of community strengthening and                                           irrigation management practices
                             growth.    Integrated   community-based                                         (drip irrigation/sprinklers) were
                             interventions that strive to improve rural                                    adopted by 26,000 households
                             incomes by improving farming practices,                                       across 18,000 acres.
                             water management, soil conservation,
                             livestock and animal husbandry, market                                        • High value agriculture initiatives
                             linkages,  crafts, etc.,  form  the core  of  the                              with 172,000 households covering
                             portfolio.  Working  closely  with  locally                                  95,000 acres resulted in higher
                             influential  stakeholders,  including  relevant                             incomes. High value horticulture (fruits
                             government departments, civil society, and market                       and  vegetables)  was  adopted  by  92,000
                             influencers, is also an important aspect of the process.            households and covered 31,000 acres of
                                                                                        orchards and fields. Other agriculture interventions were

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