Social Mobilization around Natural Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation
This publication is a fact sheet containing details of UNDP India's Poverty Reduction efforts, in relation to Millennium Development Goals 1 (Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) and 7 (Ensure environmental sustainability).
The project is designed to support national efforts articulated in the Government of India’s 10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007) that relate to empowerment of communities for poverty-alleviation through a process of social mobilization and gender equality.
The special SGSY (Swarn Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana) scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development – a major poverty alleviation scheme – provides the broad policy framework that places emphasis on social organization. This project builds on lessons learnt from GOI-UNDP programmes under the previous Country-Cooperation Framework (1998-2002): (a) Community Based Pro-poor Initiatives Programme – Ministry of Rural Development (11 states) and (b) Food Security/Women in Agriculture Programme – Ministry of Agriculture (3 states).