Adani Foundation’s intervention to support sustainable livelihood generation promotes growth and development of all sections of the society. It empowers lives and broadens people’s scope for economic opportunities through community-based approaches.
Its work is driven by the belief that a society made of empowered individuals with a decent standard of living leads to overall prosperity and development of the nation. The Foundation builds social capital by promoting self-help groups, supporting initiatives towards preservation of traditional art and organizing skill development training. Specific programmes are designed for fishermen communities, farmers and cattle owners, youth and women.
Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives
Cattle are like family members for a farming community. Most of the families in the villages keep cows and buffaloes for milk as well as for manure through their dung. This Project started with an objective of improving the breed of these animals through various support and services which include:
- Artificial insemination
- Infertility treatment
- Feedstock demonstration
Facilitating Co-operatives and Companies
Adani Foundation is facilitating farmers and women entrepreneurs to register as federations, such as companies and producer clubs. For example, the women’s Co-operative Mahila Udayami Bahuddheshiy Sahakari Samiti Limited (MUBSS) is a rural co-operative whose members include 250 tribal women from 10 villages of Parsa in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh.
Strengthening Women’s Self-Help Groups
Adani Foundation prides itself in facilitating home-based and other entrepreneurial ventures of women in their bid to be self-reliant. It imparts thorough training to help improve production techniques, accounting and book keeping practices as well as branding, packaging and marketing support. From the women entrepreneurs of Vizmart, Vizhinjam to the members of numerous self-help groups in Mundra, Dahej, Hazira, Kawai, Dhamra, Raigarh and Raipur,
Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and a major source of livelihood for rural populations. Adani Foundation works with farmers to upgrade their skills and equip them with organic techniques, such as System of Rice Intensification (SRI), so that they can earn a higher amount sustainably out of their lands or take up different agribusinesses.