Livelihood Promotion program

1. Swarna Jayanti Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)-(2000-2006)

Promoting livelihood opportunities for BPL Families in rural areas through over 500 Self Help Groups in Dehradun , Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal . Major initiatives included Dairy , poultry , off Season Vegetables , Sericulture , Floriculture , Micro Enterprises etc .

2. Uttarakhand Livelihood Improvement Program (ULPH) -(2006-2012)

Livelihood Initiatives in Organic Farming , OSV , Poultry , Dairy , Food , Processing , Micro Enterprises through 125 SHGs in Devprayag Block of district Tehri Garhwal availability of water in off rainy season for use of toilets, household purpose, kitchen gardens. this promoted construction of over 500 new toilets by community itself and also regular use of individual toilets to make the 60 villages open defecation free (ODF). Community Mobilisation was done through formation and capacity building of 60 water and Senitation user groups (WSUGs) in project .

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VARDAN, a non profit, public welfare, development and research oriented organization stands for the holistic development of the unprivileged and poor section of the society. Rural poor are the prime beneficiaries of the organization.