National Rural Livelihoods Mission

The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) was established in June 2010 by the Government of India, to be implemented in all States of the country to establish efficient and sustainable institutions of the rural poor that enable them to increase household income through livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial and selected public services. Since 2010, Vrutti has worked on a few projects related to NRLM.

Updates on current projects are provided below

Vrutti is supporting the Jattu Trust, based out of Parvathipuram in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh, to implement the Annapoorna crop model in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh boasts some of the most fertile land in India, but cultivation has been losing favour as a profession due to the increasing cost of agricultural inputs, relatively low yield, and the frequent changes in climate. The Annapoorna model seeks to increase the yield from ½-acre crops using special farming practices, thereby ensuring food security and livelihoods for marginal and tenant farmers.

Vrutti has produced a detailed project report entitled, 'Tribal Economic and Food Security Enhancement through ½-acre Annapurna Crop Model and Medicinal Plants', and is developing a Technical Protocol for the Annapoorna Crop Model.

Vrutti is working with Kovel Foundation to produce a detailed project report including a business plan for Producer Centric Decentralized Supply Chain Management For Tribal Women’s Sustainable Economic, Food And Health Security. Kovel Foundation is a trust formed by indigenous people for research on sustainable technologies, focusing on Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP). While Kovel is based out of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, the project will be implemented in East Godavari, Kurnool, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Chittoor and Khammam Districts.

Vrutti is training the Kovel Foundation Team on result-based management principles through regular workshops. Vrutti is also developing Human Resource and Management Information System manuals and Organisational Projection Documents (Brochure and Presentation) for Kovel Foundation.

The Sahayog Community Coordination Network is a voluntary organisation working for indigenous tribal development. Sahayog CCN seeks to support lac farmers to adapt efficient and effective lac cultivation practices, develop lac-based marketable end products, and ultimately empower tribal communities and groups through collective enterprises. Vrutti has worked with Sahayog CCN to develop a strategic Business Plan for Lac Producer Organisations, and is currently training the staff on the Business Plan and on results-based management principles.

Vrutti has also partnered with the Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) based in Bhubeneshwar, Odhisha. RCDC and supported them in developing a Detail Project Report and a Strategic Business plan for the Intensive development of lac-based livelihood of the tribal women in Odisha.

Highlights
Locations
Andhra Pradesh, Odisha
Partners
Jattu Trust, Kovel Foundation, Sahayog Community Coordination Network, Regional Centre for Development Cooperation
Donor
Government of India
Objective
To establish efficient and sustainable institutions with the rural poor that enable them to increase household income through livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial and selected public services
Vrutti's Role
1) Promote the Annapoorna crop model to increase yield
2) Develop sustainable business plans for lac-based livelihoods
Vrutti Strategy
Collaborative Actions for Scale Implementation