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State of India's Livelihood Report 2016
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State of India's Livelihood Report 2016

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December 2016 | 256 pages | SAGE India

State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) Report is an annual publication that addresses contemporary issues in the livelihoods sector. It is the only document that aggregates the experiences and challenges of the sector, analyses case studies and reports progress of both government and privately run programmes.

This volume provides an overview of the livelihoods situation from a macro viewpoint and includes an update on the policies, financing, and legal and fiscal framework for livelihoods. It also provides a review of important government programs in the past year. Apart from this, the report covers some new and topical themes such as the likely effects of climate change in India with a focus on agriculture, and delves into the handloom sector to look at the production and employment trends in the sector and the current government’s initiatives and challenges in the marketing of handloom products. Further, the report analyses the current opportunities and challenges for people in the Northeast in various sectors such as agriculture, sericulture, livestock, forestry, arts and crafts, and tourism. A concluding chapter summarizes the key challenges for livelihoods of the poor in the future.

 

 
Foreword by Vipin Sharma
 
Preface
 
Overview: Changing Context of Livelihoods
 
Policy and Fiscal Framework
 
Important Government Programmes and Schemes
 
A Decade of Rural Employment Guarantee
 
Climate Change Adaptions: Farming in a Hotspot
 
Handlooms: Need for Result-oriented Policy Support
 
Livelihoods in the Northeast
 
Financing Livelihoods: Search for Alignment
 
The Practitioner Roundtable
 
Conclusion: Continuing Concerns and a Wish List
 
References

It is the only document that aggregates the experience and trends within the livelihoods sector, analyses case studies, and reports progress of both government and private-run programmes aimed primarily at poverty alleviation…On the whole, the report is informative and insightful.

 

Free Press Journal, 30 July 2017

This report is an annual publication and it explores the contemporary issues in the livelihoods sector. It provides an overview of the livelihoods situation from a macro viewpoint and includes an update on policies and finances on livelihoods in India. Another key feature of the report is it presents a legal and fiscal framework of livelihoods. This is the only report that aggregates the experiences and challenges of the livelihood sector, analyses case studies, and reports the progress of both government and privately run programmes. It reviews and updates the important government programmes in the past one year. Another key aspect of this report is it analyses the current opportunities and challenges for people in the North East in various sectors. As the report gives a glimpse of the progress and problems of rural livelihoods in India, this may help policy makers for corrective measures in implementing different rural livelihood programmes, which ultimately benefit the rural poor.

 

Journal of Rural Development, July-September 2017

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Narasimhan Srinivasan

Narasimhan Srinivasan has been pursuing his personal interests in financial inclusion, rural finance and livelihoods after three decades in RBI and NABARD. He is currently active as an expert adviser and international consultant for different multilateral and national organisations. He had authored the well-known publication on microfinance, State of the Sector Report on Microfinance in India, for five years and the 2015 and 2016 edition of SOIL Report jointly with Girija Srinivasan. He serves as an independent director on boards of a bank, a few companies and trusts. He is a member of several industry forums on the themes of financial... More About Author

Girija Srinivasan

Girija Srinivasan is an expert in development finance and rural livelihoods with more than 30 years of extensive experience of development banking, consulting, technical assistance and studies. After an initial career as a development banker for 14 years, she had taken to consulting working with a wide variety of international and national organisations. She has authored books and documents on community-based approaches in development finance and livelihoods. She has authored the Social Performance Report in Microfinance for four years, from 2011 to 2014. She authored the SOIL Report 2015 and 2016 jointly with N. Srinivasan. She serves on... More About Author

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