MITIGATING POVERTY IN WESTERN RAJASTHAN
MPOWER, JODHPUR
Need and Justification
• To achieve the goal of inclusive growth,
efforts for poverty mitigation need to be scaled
up.
• Strategies for direct attack on poverty have
proved to be more effective in poverty reduction
(Trickle down effect of growth does not happen
automatically).
• Poverty in Tribal and Desert areas is not only high
but entrenched more in certain pockets
requiring saturation approach.
Project Area
six poorest blocks of the Jodhpur division (one per district)
Sankada
Bap
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur,
Districts
Bayatu
Pali
Barmer
Jalore
Sanchor
Selected poorest blocks
Bali
Sirohi
Aburoad
Project Objectives
The overall goal of the Project is to improve the quality of
life of the poor and create sustainable livelihood
opportunities for vulnerable and marginalized groups in the
project area.
The specific objectives are
(i) Drought mitigation and water securitization
(ii) Income enhancement and employment
generation
(iii) Market led productivity improvements
(iv) Favorable market access in terms of
realizing better producer prices (farm gate
prices) and backward –forward linkages
(v) Empowerment and mainstreaming of women,the
marginalized and vulnerable groups and
(vi) Leveraging substantial govt. funds through
convergence and dovetailing.
Project Rationale
The project region is beset with a harsh arid
climate with low erratic variable rainfall;
drought is a recurrent phenomenon across
the region at least once every three years.
The core problems faced are severe water
insecurity, poor agricultural, livestock and
IGA productivity, low investable surpluses
and a social system that greatly
discriminates against women and the
socially disadvantaged.
Project Components:
(I) Strengthening of Grassroots Institutions,
divided in 2 sub-components:
(i) Mobilisation and Capacity Building
(ii) Community Infrastructure Development Fund (CIDF).
(II) Livelihoods Support, divided in 2 sub-components:
(i) Income Generating, Marketing and
Employment Creation and
(ii) Development Finance
(III) Project Management
Core Approach
The core approach of CIDF component, in particular, is
convergence. All applicable and relevant on-going
schemes of the Government are to be dovetailed and
implemented in this project. Given that allocated
resources are very limited in comparison with what
Government will provide for infrastructure
development (land and water resources development,
afforestation, etc), the project funding will be for ,
“gap filling and complementary financing”. Where
gaps or slippages that would compromise the quality,
impact or targeting in regard to beneficiaries occur,
Project funds will complement the effort.
Target Group.
The target group consists of all BPL households in the
project area, as determined by the GOR (100%
saturation is the goal).
S.N
Total BPl
population
Name of the Block
Name of District
1
Jaiselmer
Sankra
11066
2
Jodhpur
Baap
3
Jalore
Sanchore
33973
4
Barmer
Baitu
24317
5
Sirohi
Abu road
6
Pali
Bali
8637
9152
12800
Total
99945
Innovative Features
(i)
It attempt to make markets work for the poor by securing better
access and better producer prices
(ii) It seeks to let markets signal and provide the incentives for people to
adopt new technologies and better management regimes
(iii) By growing SHGs into Marketing Groups and making them into micro
entrepreneurs, the project transforms a mechanism of social
empowerment into one for economic empowerment
(iv) It seeks to make equity a concern of the village elite also (not only
that of the project)
(v) It uses project resources to provide the incentives as well as the follow
up to leverage govt. funds through dovetailing and convergence of
govt. schemes, especially NREGA.funds. This results in substantial
augmentation of project resources.
Pilot activities
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Farmer Field Schools
Promotion of Opuntia Ficus
Tropical Sugarbeet Cultivation Trial
Pilot Juliflora Processing
Crop Demonstrations
Fodder Storage & Treatment
Promotion of Feed & Fodder Practices
Fodder Crop demonstrations
Breed Improvement and Vaccination Camps
PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
Nodal Office,Jaipur
STATE PROJECT STEERING
COMMITTEE (Headed by
Hon’ble Minister(RD&PR)
PROJECT STEERING
COMMITTEE( Headed by
Divisional Commissioner, Jodhpur)
SPMU, JODHPUR
DPCC(Headed by
District Collector)
BPMUs at Block
GPDC(Headed by
Sarpanch)
Project Partners (NGOs)
MARKETTING
GROUPS
SHG
VDC
Target groups (BPLs)
Clusters/
Federation
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Financial Outlay
FINANCING AGENCY
IFAD
(Rs in Crore)
CONTRIBUTION (Crore)
124
(Rs. 2.4 Crore as Grant)
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
13
(as grant)
Beneficiaries Contribution
10.5
Bank Credit Leverage
180
Govt. of Rajasthan
87.5
Total Project Cost
415
• Not Credit alone: Holistic approach to address root cause of
poverty i.e Education, Health, Natural Resources, Skills and
Empowerment.
• Creating ownership.
• Diversifying risks & Enhancing productivity.
• Ensuring good governance.
• Involving NGOs and Private sectors for market linkages.
• Mainstreaming gender.
• Convergence with ongoing programmes like NREGS, BRGF,SSA,
NRHM, Nutrition, Social Security etc.
• Decentralized Participating Planning at village level for
Convergence.
• Building Public Private Partnership.
IMPLEMENTATION STRATGY
Grassroot level implementation will be assigned to NGOs on
task based agreement for the entire project period
PROJECT COORDINATOR
Team leader
Team leader
Team leader
( for 10-12 GPs)
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SHGs-Target groups
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KEY TASKS
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Preparation and approval of Village plan (includes target house holds survey in
prescribed format) - 5 months
Formation of SHGs , opening of bank A/C for imparting basic orientation
trainings on SHG concepts, group dynamics, maintenance of records and books
of accounts, conducting group meetings &financial transactions and approval
from BPMU.- 18 months
(i)Formation of VDCs, identification of livelihood based infrastructure, land based
activities and facilitate the sanctioning committee to get approval of the proposal
and release of funds by concerned line depts.(ii)Successful completion and
submission of CC- 24 &30 months
Group qualifies for revolving fund and gets linked to the bank by way of availing
credit and subsidy from Project and continues to work satisfactory. Grade-I- 24
months
After the SHG takes up an economic activity by formulating a Sub-Project and
getting it financed from bank along with Project subsidy ,completion of requited
Skill based trainings and submission of CC-Grade-II- 36 months
Successful execution of sub-Projects by the SHGs and repayment of first 6
instalments as per repayment schedule of the Bank- 42 months
Ensure each member of SHGs to get benefits from minimum 5 different
identified schemes as per schedule.- 60 months
Formation of Marketing groups and SHGs linked with cluster/federation &
Sustainability of the Clusters.- 60 months
Project Interventions and Benefits
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Number of villages benefited
1040
Number of BPL households benefited
86880
Total Population benefited
432660
Number of VDC promoted and empowered
1040
Number of CID interventions
1040
Number of target group households benefited by CID
20880
Number of SHGs organised and linked to bank
6000
Number of micro-enterprises supported
5500
Number of Marketing Groups organised
125
Number of market enterprises supported
125
Number of target group households involved in MG
2250
Number of Partnerships promoted
20
Number of households benefited by SME training
4160
Number of households benefited by NFA training
4160
Farmers benefited by Para vet training
245
Household benefited by village demonstrations
5200
Households benefited by vocational training
5200
Households benefited by partnership training
3600
Number of women benefited from FFS
750
Road traveled so far
 IFAD Loan effective from 11th December 2008.
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GoR allocated Rs 8.39 crore budget for FY 2009-10.
PMU established at Jodhpur.
BPMUs established at all project blocks.
Base line &RIM survey work completed through CmF(Nodal agency of
Project Co-financier SRTT).
Project staffs two days orientation training and two days workshop on
M&E completed.
All Project managers trained through HCM,RIPA,Jodhpur on Rajasthan
Service Rules and financial Management.
Project staffs two days two days workshop on Financial management and
Procurement guidelines of IFAD completed.
Livelihood related community infra structure work and individual benefit
scheme under NREGS identified and included in MGNREGA action plan
for the FY2010-11.
Proposal submitted for budget allocation of Rs 14 crores for F.Y 2010-11.
FNGO selection is under progress.
Action plan for 2010-11
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After NGOs deployment start up workshop to be scheduled by
Apr’10.
After FNGO deployment village planning exercise which includes
100% target HH survey will be carried out.
Capacity building of FNGO staffs/ PRIs carried out with the help of
SRTT co financing part.
Sensitization workshop for bankers ;
Need assessment study has to be carried out;
Gender workshops carried out in state level as well as in blocks
level;
Infra structure works carried out in 300 villages;
Drudgery reduction activities carried out in 200 villages;
Demonstrations at Gram panchayat level carried out with the help
of concerned line departments/FNGOs;
Some 3000 SHGs will be formed and more than 1000 SHGs
credit linked with banks.
Reasons for slow Progress
Due to election code of conduct (Since loan
effectiveness Parliament, state legislative
and PRI elections held in our state)preimplementation activities delayed.
Concurrence on NGO selection procedures
cause delay in grassroot implementation.
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