Livelihoods News

The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) will be held in Hyderabad, India from January 10th to 14th, 2011. The programme will be inaugurated today by Professor Elinor Ostrom, founding member of the International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC), was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Governance in 2009 "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the Commons." And Mr. Jai Ram Ramesh Minster for Environment and Forest  Goverment of India, at Hyderabad.Mr. G.Murali (Chief Mentor Akshara Network Hyderabad) will represent the programme on behalf of Akshara.

The development objective of the National Rural Livelihood Program is to assist the rural poor in increasing their household incomes through improved livelihood systems and improved access to services.The project comprises the following components,Institution Building and Implementation Systems Development,Knowledge Management and Capacity Building, Partnership Development, Livelihoods Investment Support. The World Bank estimates the total project cost at US$ 3,500 million.The appraisal authorization is scheduled on 18 January 2011. The project is expected to go to the Board for approval on 24 March 2011.



Indicraft Promotions: Inauguration of Silk sutra exhibition – traditional sari weaves from across the country, Kamma Sangham, Ameerpet, 3 p.m from 1st January.....2011.

The fisheries sector of any country has huge potentials in the promotion of sustainable livelihoods of the people.It helps to enhance multiple social structures of families by providing them with opportunities such as food and employment. In India due to its vast coastal area, their is a huge potential to develope various livelihoods options in those areas.

With prices skyrocketing for last few days in the country in almost all the places, had raised a concern on the management by the officials and managers of this nation.

The business of MFIs was badly affected following the intervention of the government in the wake of suicide by rural borrowers due to coercive recovery methods in October - November. The cap on interest rates and slow down in recovery caused the rundown on profits.

All over the country grave injustice was being done to the tribal communities because of the vey complicated procedures in getting scheduled tribe certificates. 

A comprehensive action plan would soon be evolved for developing Gridhakut hills and the nearby Ghorakatora lake as a model of eco-tourism in this key Buddhist tourist centre at Rajgir in Bihar's Nalanda district, officials said on Monday.

Demanding recognition to community forest rights, hundreds of tribals in Bhubaneshwar on Monday staged a demonstration and urged the State government to ensure that the historic Forest Rights Act was implemented in true spirit.

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) headed by ecologist Madhav Gadgil has given  the summary report, which raises environmental concerns in the Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri regions of Maharashtra and emphatically supports the rights of its people, while strongly criticising the government's role, the WGEEP gave voice to the years of protests witnessed by the regions. The report seeks to answer various questions related to the ecologically sensitive area under consideration, and the role of the ‘development projects' there.