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About The Project

THDC India Limited, in collaboration with Mrida Group, has launched an initiative that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of rural India. The project recognizes and champions the people who have stepped forward in the areas of livelihood development and employment generation, in and around the 28 Project Affected Villages in the Pipalkoti region, Uttarakhand.

 

The 'Nayi Kiran' project marks a new dawn and the beginning of a new hope for villagers and beneficiaries, while also honouring the champions and torchbearers of next-generation rural entrepreneurship.

Objective

THDC has initiated the Project 'Nayi Kiran' in Uttarakhand to empower the rural people and turn them self-sufficient through positive interventions. 'Nayi Kiran' means the new rays of light, which epitomise hope and optimism regarding the future. The Project 'Nayi Kiran' focuses on aiding the project-affected families (PAFs) in rural areas of Uttarakhand to move towards a virtuous cycle consisting of sustainable livelihood opportunities, self-development and holistic empowerment through innovation in agriculture, education and training programmes, digital empowerment, livelihood interventions and women's empowerment.

 

The final goal of THDC's 'Project Nayi Kiran' is to establish sustainable functioning models that can be significantly scaled up in the future. 

 

The pilot projects have been implemented in different villages, where the PAFs live, through preliminary field workshops, training sessions, interactions between the beneficiaries and the stakeholders to identify focus areas and potential interventions, as well as issues, constraints, and challenges associated with such interventions. 

  

Throughout its duration, the Project 'Nayi Kiran' will receive all forms of support from the District Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Industry, and other government departments. It is estimated that the Project 'Nayi Kiran' will work as a harbinger of economic transformation and uplift the lives of the PAFs in the region.

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“What I like about my work is, it

changes the lives of others.”

Progress Through Purpose

As a part of the project, the pilots have initiated in the Phase I villages covering 7 villages, named Haat, Jaisal, Batula, Naurakh, Tenduli Chak Haat, Guniyala and Gulabkoti. The process of Beneficiary identification and second phase of pilot implementation has initiated in the remaining 20 villages and the activities are expected to initiated in the year 2022.


As the project progresses, success stories and best practices will be shared in order to build on previous pilots and engage additional members after making necessary course corrections.

Social Transformers

As part of Project 'Nayi Kiran', Mrida is assisting project-affected families in Uttarakhand in developing sustainable livelihood options.

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Devendra Nath Mandal

Asst. Manager - Program

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Vijay Kishore Butola

Community Interventions Associate

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Sunil Kumar

Manager-Program

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Sushil Kant

Community Interventions Associate

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