Livelihood Enhancement Under
RBKS is committed to helping poor rural and tribal households that have been suffering because of the problems like low productivity and degradation of natural resources, water resources, livestock & agricultural land in rural areas. The organization understands the importance of natural forest resources for the survival of rural and tribal households in tribal areas and works towards preserving natural resources like water, forests, agricultural land in tribal areas with an aim of enhancing the livelihood of poor rural households.
Years of Programme
Villages of Jhadol
Villages of Dungarpur
The Programme is. Aimed at.
RBKS focuses on natural resource management in tribal areas by preserving these resources by using integrated watershed development approach that involves the participation of the local inhabitants and builds confidence and trust among the local community. Some of the achievements of livelihood enhancement program using natural resource development by RBKS.
RBKS successfully initiated & is operating a 7-year livelihood enhancement program for 5500 households in remote villages of Dungarpur & Udaipur in Rajasthan with the help of NABARD under Tribal Development Fund.The initiative involved giving away thirty plants of Awnola species in whole WADI to tribal families and provide training for agriculture. The program also involved making tribal families aware about improved agricultural techniques & equipment, forestry plants, fruit plants, seed distribution, intercropping demonstration involving gram & wheat along with SWC work. Currently, 18 villages are covered under this programs and the organization aims at development of an Anwola processing unit post production of Anwola for processing of Anwola juice, oil, murabba, etc.
Promotion of Ginger Cultivation in Jahdol Block
In association with Access Development, RBKS promoted the cultivation of ginger in 5 villages of Jhadol block in Rajasthan. The organization introduced farmers cultivating ginger to latest cultivation technologies for improving productivity. Also, the organization is planning to register a company by the name of Udaipur Agro Producer Company for promoting products cultivated by farmers under this scheme.
Life Skill Development Programme and Water Resource Development Project in Remote Villages
RBKS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Binani Cement Ltd. with an aim to promote lifeskills development programme and set up a water resource development project in 5 villages in the first phase. Coming under the radar of CSR activities, the organization set up special tailoring training center for women in Amli village, provided vegetable seeds for cultivation to farmers and formed village development committees in different villages. These initiatives were taken to promote the development of essential lifeskills among women as well as to promote water conservation among village folk.