The project focuses on two inter-related sets of activities (i) improvements and upgrades of social and productive infrastructure; and (ii) improvement of capacities of communities, project line agencies at the local and state levels, and to a lesser degree at the central levels.
The envisaged interventions include the following:
Support will also be extended to traditional cottage/home based small scale industries for which there is an increasing demand such as lacquer work and handicraft production. Training for enhanced livelihood opportunities will include functional English literacy training, skills development for the emerging tourism market, and training for improved crop production, agricultural diversification, and agribusiness, especially in the Delta and the Dry Zone. The primary focus is on confidence building at local levels by re-invigorating cooperative societies, self-help groups, and traditional rural level leadership as key local level centers for planning and development.