Goat Based Livelihoods- The Path out of Poverty for Rural Families - CSR Projects India
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last Updated:  20/12/2019

 

Project Pitch By: Ambuja Cement Foundation

 

Proposed Project Title


Goat Based Livelihoods- The Path out of Poverty for Rural Families

 

Thematic Area

Gender equality, women empowerment , senior citizens and economically backward groups

Sub Thematic Area

Women Empowerment

Project Synopsis

The Project aims to enhance the annual income of 1000 goat gearing Households in Farakka Block, Murshidabad (WB) through improved goat rearing practices, breed improvement, provision of veterinary extension services and access to credit and markets. Building a vibrant goat sector is critical to reducing poverty, and meeting India’s rural development goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 1.0 Cr - INR 5.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Farakka

Key Project Partners
Government

Project Status
Proposed
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): Women
Beneficiary Type (Secondary):
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000 and above Families
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Livestock rearing is a primary economic activity in rural India and plays a major role in the rural economy. Women, landless agriculture laborers, and marginal farmers rear 2-3 goats as a source supplementary income. A preliminary assessment of goat management practices in Farakka reveals that goat keepers have been experiencing high mortality of their herd and very poor returns. This can be attributed to the largely traditional, unscientific goat rearing practices and the absence of reliable veterinary extension services.

 
 

Salient Features

  1. Proven results of the initiatives
  2. Community involvement and contribution towards project cost
  3. Empowerment of Women and other economically marginalised groups
 

About Ambuja Cement Foundation

 

Set up in 1993, The Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) started out as corporate foundation, actively engaged in a wide range of community development services in the areas where its parent organization, Ambuja Cements Ltd (ACL), has set up manufacturing units (Ambuja Cements Limited is part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, and is among the leading cement companies in India).
Recognising the extent of deprivation and therefore developmental initiatives  needed in rural India, the geographical scope  of the foundation’s work has grown far beyond its plant operations to areas where the need is the greatest. Today ACF  is a Pan-India implementing organisation, operating  in 11 states, across 32 districts, covering 2073 villages. ACF works with  1,75,000 Farmers, has trained 45,000 rural youth in their Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes,  collectivized 28,000 rural women and has about 400 community health workers working in villages.

Set up in 1993, The Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) started out as corporate foundation, actively engaged in a wide range of community development services in the areas where its parent organization, Ambuja Cements Ltd (ACL), has set up manufacturing units (Ambuja Cements Limited is part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, and is among the leading cement companies in India).

Recognising the extent of deprivation and therefore developmental initiatives  needed in rural India, the geographical scope  of the foundation’s work has grown far beyond its plant operations to areas where the need is the greatest. Today ACF  is a Pan-India implementing organisation, operating  in 11 states, across 32 districts, covering 2073 villages. ACF works with  1,75,000 Farmers, has trained 45,000 rural youth in their Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes,  collectivized 28,000 rural women and has about 400 community health workers working in villages.

 

 
 

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