BRLF is currently funding 14 projects in the Central Tribal belt of the country. These projects focus on building sustainable livelihoods of the most vulnerable sections of the society while focusing on tribes and women in the intervention areas. The focus of these projects is natural resource management, agriculture, horticulture, forest-based livelihoods, livestock development, improved local governance, strengthened community based organizations and improved delivery of social security schemes such as PMJDY, PMSBY, PMJJBY etc. Under these projects, pilots on Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM), Non Pesticides Management based agriculture (NPM) and Water and Sanitation Programme (WASH) are also being implemented.
The brief of projects being supported by BRLF is given below:
“Enhancing Tribal Livelihoods through Integrated Planning and Implementation of Flagship Rural Livelihoods Activities” is being implemented by AKRSPI with support from BRLF in 16 blocks of 10 districts of the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The project is covering 295 villages of 160 gram panchayats and a total of 23700 households with a focus on 100% tribal households.
BRLF is supporting “Adivasi Livelihood Project in Central India” which is being implemented by BAIF. The project will cover 30193 households in 237 villages of 9 blocks of 7 districts of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
BRLF’s association with CInI has positively impacted the Mission 2020 programme of CInI that focuses on bringing 300,000 households irreversibly out of poverty with increased quality of life. Through “Mission 2020”, CInI aims to develop 45 tribal blocks as regional drivers for growth across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Odisha.
With Digambarpur Angikar, BRLF is working on “Socio-Economic Empowerment of Tribal People at Sandeshkhali I & II Blocks in North 24 Parganas District, West Bengal”.
“Reaching the Last Mile: Strengthening Capacities in Tribal Areas” with FES. The project covers seven tribal blocks across Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
“Ensuring food security and sustainable livelihoods among Sahariya tribes through effective implementation of flagship programs in Gwalior-Chambal region” is a project focussing on the Sahariya community, which is a PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group). This is being implemented in 4 blocks of 4 districts of Madhya Pradesh by 4 organizations as a consortium project.
“Natural Resources Development and Livelihood Promotion through Convergence” with Lupin Human and Welfare and Research Foundation (LHWRF). The project covers 12,000 households in 183 villages of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
BRLF is supporting PRADAN in implementation of “Catalysing Large-scale Rural Transformation in Central Indian Adivasi Regions through Women Collectives”. The project is being implemented in 15 blocks of 6 districts of Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Rajasthan.
“Promoting sustainable livelihoods and wellbeing of households living in four blocks of Jalpaiguri district and one block in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal” with PRASARI. 11000 households of 5 blocks are targeted under this project.
“Integrated Livelihood Support Project” with SEWA. The project will impact 19,754 extremely poor rural households in 106 selected villages of Kolabira and Laikera blocks of Jharsuguda district and Kuchinda block of Sambalpur district.
“Jyotirgamaya Livelihoods Security and Building Capacity” with SRIJAN. The project covers 50,000 tribal households in five districts of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
“Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities and Entitlement Security” with Vikas Sahyog Kendra. The project covers 13,000 households in 190 villages in Manika and Chattarpur blocks of Palamu and Latehar districts of Jharkhand.
“People’s Action in Development” with Western Odisha NREGS Consortium is a consortium project being implemented by 7 organizations. It is focussed in the districts of Bolangir and Nuapada in Odisha.
“Enabling Tribal Community of Boudh and Bolangir Districts, Odisha” with YCDA. The project is aimed at enabling 17,660 tribal households of Boudh and Bolangir districts to get access to government schemes.