State-Level Support to Livelihood Promotion Strategies in Rajasthan

What is the Project About

What is the Project About
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In partnership with the Department of Labour and Employment, Government of Rajasthan, the project aims to design innovative strategies to promote sustainable livelihoods for poor and other vulnerable groups such as women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state of Rajasthan.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
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  • Draft state policy for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) has been formulated and submitted to the state government

  • Close to 450,000 livelihoods have been supported through a range of activities including: 

    • Pilots in dairy, fishery, sheep rearing in five districts

    • Convergence of government programmes in Jhalawar district

    • Employment fairs, market-driven skill training, convergence initiatives and e-learning modules

  • Livelihood promotion institutions set up

  • Close to 200 course modules on skill training, developed in 32 sectors, are being delivered through 350 training institutions 

  • Mobile vans that provide training to rural youth in remote locations in Rajasthan have enabled over 400 youth to be better equipped to meet market demand for electrical and mechanical skills

  • Capacity of institutions such as the Indian School of Microfinance enhanced to train 10,000 women in Tonk district 

  • 1,500 tribal families in four districts in southern Rajasthan have benefited from improved productivity of cash crops, new practices in rearing livestock and poultry and enhancement of skill sets

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
United Nations Development Programme US$ 2,611,718


Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2012 US$ 1,31,456
2011 US$ 340,387

Stories of Change

Partnering to Build Skills: Evaluation Report Says UNDP’s Support in Setting Up the Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods has been Beneficial to the State

Partnering to Build Skills: Evaluation Report Says UNDP’s Support in Setting Up the Rajasthan Mission on Livelihoods has been Beneficial to the State
An evaluation of a project between the Government of Rajasthan and UNDP to support livelihood promotion strategies in Rajasthan has found it made a significant impact on marginalized communities through livelihood promotion and skill building initiatives undertaken.

Water in the Land of Extremes: Marwar’s People Find Solutions to Water Scarcity

Water in the Land of Extremes: Marwar’s People Find Solutions to Water Scarcity
UNDP project has reached out to water-scarce communities in 200 villages across Pali, Barmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan to address the water-related vulnerabilities.

In the News

Project Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Project Start Date:
2008
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
Rajasthan
Focus Area:
Poverty Reduction
MDG:
Goal 1- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Project Officer:
Ratnesh
Partners:
Department of Labour and Employment, Government of Rajasthan
Highlights
  • Growth in Rajasthan’s labour force is outpacing employment growth rates 
  • Many of Rajasthan’s two million “working poor” are employed for very low wages
  • Design of  innovative livelihood promotion strategies through identifying demand-supply gaps across sectors
  • 450,000 livelihoods supported through a range of activities
  • State policy for Persons with Disabilities has been formulated
  • Livelihood promotion institutions have been set up with the help of private sector
  • Close to 200 course modules on skills trainings have been developed in 32 sectors