Livelihood Programme

While 60% of India’s population is directly depending on agriculture, its contribution to the country’s gross domestic products (GDP) is only 20%, indicating overdependence, unemployment and underemployment in the sector. With more than half the country’s populations’ direct dependence on this sector, the READ believes that only with development in Agriculture and related livelihoods will …

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Women Empowerment

Two major initiatives taken by READ with regard to the empowerment of women are the formation of various Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) and the initiation of the Women SHGs Federation in the Gram Panchayat level.Since the financial services of the formal banking system have traditionally remained inaccessible to a majority of the poorer sections of the …

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