Following are a few of the livelihood development programme currently being implemented on various MYRADA projects.

This list is not exhaustive. Many programmes that are listed as programmes for Natural Resource Management have a very big component for livelihoods. All skill development and vocational education programmes are livelihood programmes too.

  • Building Family Ties

Donor: Hope Foundation, Canada

Project Objectives

Livelihood Promotion

Geographical Coverage and Area

—– villages in Kadiri in Andhra Pradesh and —— in Erode district of Tamil Nadu

The SAG members benefited through house construction and livelihood programmes like petty shop, milch animals, goat rearing etc

  • NABARD Tribal Development Fund (TDF)


Project Objectives

To increase the family income through

  • providing cow, goat, sheep, petty shop, skill development training
  • development & Management of natural resources

Geographical Coverage and Area

Covering —- tribal families in —- villages(in Kollegal 492 families) of Chamrajanagar, Yadgir, and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka and Dharmapuri and Erode districts in Tamil Nadu

  • Increase in crop yield, SAG member’s income, lives stocks
  • (Assets) created, IGA,
  • land developments programmes implemented

Like ever so many of MYRADA’s programmes, this is one where livelihood and environment/natural resource management components go hand in hand. Also included are skill training livestock rearing.

  • Services of Implementing NGOs for North Karnataka Urban Sector Investment Programme in Bidar town

Donor: KUIDFC (Karnataka urban infrastructure Development Finance corporation/NKUSIP (Northern Karnataka Urban Support Investment Programme)

Project Objectives

The main focus of the program is on improving the living conditions of the urban poor by providing/augmenting essential urban infrastructure and municipal services to meet the basic human needs and support the sustainable development of the town. The other objectives are as follows.

  • To optimize social and economic development in cities of North Karnataka.
  • To improve and develop basic infrastructure in the towns.
  • To achieve sustainable operation and maintenance of infrastructure.
  • To ensure better delivery of civic services by strengthening the management capacities of urban local body.
  • To ensure effective participation of all the stake holders for establishing appropriate planning, environmental and monitoring mechanism.