Rural Development in India, with Tata Trusts

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– In India, areas inhabited by tribals tend to be the poorest even though the lands are among the wealthiest districts in terms of natural resources.

– The tribal belt through the Central Indian heartland is home to 75 percent of India’s indigenous tribal communities.

– Of the 900 blocks present here, 72 percent have a Poverty Head Count Ratio exceeding 50 percent, and 64 percent of the blocks are rain-fed.

– The communities live in abject poverty, with small and fragmented land holdings, face persistent and acute food insecurity, and also have few employment opportunities beyond rain-fed agriculture and forest based livelihoods.


– Alleviate poverty by multi-sector interventions such as education, water, sanitation and hygiene, and nutrition, along with ongoing livelihood activities for households, thereby holistically improving quality of life.

– Location of the project: Central Indian Tribal Belt – Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Odisha


– Soil and water conservation and management

– High value agriculture integrated with drip irrigation and mulching along with poly house nurseries for healthy seedling, solar irrigation, market linkages

– Animal husbandry with focus on small ruminants towards health management, breed improvement, better management practices and market linkages

– Non Timber Forest Produce

– Irrigation assets creation for families to take up year round crops, along with focus on water management for long term benefits to the community

Entrepreneurship education among families

The project is based on learnings from the successes of the ‘Lakhpati Kisan’ model.


Main Key Performance Indicators to be reached (KPIs)

– Average Annual Income from $556 to $1667

– Net Irrigated Area from 11% to 35%

– Mortality of Livestock from 45% to 5%


KBF CANADA is working with Tata Trusts on this project. Established in 1919, the Tata Trust is one of the oldest philanthropic institutions in India. Through the century, the Tata Trusts have constantly endeavoured to achieve societal and economic development for attaining self-sustained growth relevant to the nation. They support an assortment of causes such as health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, livelihoods, social justice and inclusion, skilling, migration and urbanisation, environment, digital literacy, sports, arts, craft and culture, and disaster management to name a few. They seek to empower, enable and transform communities across India, while improving the quality of life of the tribal, underserved, underprivileged, backward and minority sections, and laying special emphasis on women and children.


How to support this project?

By credit card: At the top right of this page, indicate the amount you wish to donate, and make the donation online by credit card. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes by e-mail just a few minutes after making the donation. Simple and fast!

By cheque: Mail the cheque to the KBF Foundation CANADA, mention ‘Project B504 – Rural Development in India with Tata Trusts ’ in the ‘For’ section and send it to: KBF Foundation CANADA, 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 1670, MONTREAL, QC, H3B 2B6  – CANADA.

By Direct Deposit: Send an email to the KBF Foundation CANADA [email protected] or call +1 514.481.2000.

All donations are eligible for a tax receipt in Canada.

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