Tripura State Initiative
The ‘Tripura State Initiative’ is a multi-thematic collaborative intervention initiated by the Tata Trusts and its associate organization Centre for Microfinance & Livelihood (CML)
The proposed work under the collaboration presently includes intervention in Fishery and Dairy sub-sector, skill development and Education. Initiatives in other areas may also be included in due course.
Brief details of the Interventions:
In fisheries the project is to develop a comprehensive participatory aquaculture development model for enhancing livelihood of small holder fishers by intervening in all the value chain to increase productivity and net income of fishers. It is being implemented in 6 blocks of three districts – Dhalai, Khowai and Sephaijala of Tripura
In Skill Development, the project aims to increase the employability skills of the trainees and thereby enhance their income earning opportunities. This would be done specifically for the youth undergoing training in the Automobile trade at ITI, Indranagar and Food processing trade at ITI, Ambassa with due support from Tata Motors and Taj Hotels respectively.
In Education, the project aims to improve the learning levels of students in classes I to VIII to achieve grade appropriate competencies in English, Mathematics and Science, and increase the number of students passing Madhyamik (10th class) examination. It is being piloted in all schools of Tulasikhar block of Khowai district.
In dairy, the project aims to promote dairy as a livelihood option and strengthen the landless, small and marginal farmers by upgrading of local non-descriptive cattle. To support regular procurement of milk from farmers, projects purposes to setup a dairy plant. The project is being planned in the Dhalai, Gomati and South Tripura districts of Tripura with technical support from Youth Volunteers’ Union (YVU), a NGO which has already implemented similar initiative in Manipur.
Some more similar initiatives are in process of finalisation.