Adani Foundation’s intervention to support sustainable livelihood generation promotes growth and development of all sections of the society. It empowers lives and broadens people’s scope for economic opportunities through community-based approaches.
Its work is driven by the belief that a society made of empowered individuals with a decent standard of living leads to overall prosperity and development of the nation. The Foundation builds social capital by promoting self-help groups, supporting initiatives towards preservation of traditional art and organizing skill development training. Specific programmes are designed for fishermen communities, farmers and cattle owners, youth and women.
Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives
Machhimar Ajivika Uparjan Yojana
The ‘Ajivika Uparjan Yojana’ was implemented to promote and support alternative livelihoods among the fisher-folk communities during the non-fishing months. Adani Foundation introduced ‘Mangrove Nursery Development and Plantation’ in the area as an alternate income generating activity for the people of the region. Adani Foundation provided them with employment equivalent to 6,261 person–days.
Women’s Co-operative Mahila Udayami Bahuddheshiy Sahakari Samiti Limited
Mahila Udayami Bahuddheshiy Sahakari Samiti Limited is a rural co-operative whose members include 250 women from 10 Villages of Parsa in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh. Under this project, women connected with the co-operative are trained and supported through various livelihood-earning activities which include-
- White phenyl production
- Operation of water filtering plant
- Mushroom cultivation
- Stitching uniforms
- Preparing breakfasts and midday meals
Cattle are like family members for a farming community. Most of the families in the villages keep cows and buffaloes for milk as well as for manure through their dung. This Project started with an objective of improving the breed of these animals through various support and services which include:
- Artificial insemination
- Infertility treatment
- Feedstock demonstration