In addition to our conventional developmental activities with our various partners, we also produce eco-friendly and organic tribal products consisting of honey and vinegar. We do this through Maikal Hills Natural Products Company(MHNPC). The company, set up and registered in 2005, is a non-profit organization that empowers the Bhil and Gond community by giving them access to livelihood options and establishing both forward and backward linkages, linking them with the companies and FPOs at the apex level.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AND LIVELIHOOD ENHANCEMENT
The Focus of Our Efforts
PMKK- PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL KENDRA YOGNA
NTI - NODAL TRAINING CENTER UNDER ACABC
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) is an effort by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to create state of the art infrastructure in order to deliver quality skill development training in every district / parliamentary constituency of India. PMKKs shall be a benchmark facilities that will not only be exclusive, iconic and marketed as the best-in-class skill development centers but also demonstrate aspirational value for competency based skill development training. CARD, with National Skill Development cooperation (NSDC) and state agency’s support has started and is running 5 PMKKs in Chhindwara, Balaghat, Dindori, Mandla and Ujjain. CARD, through these modest facilities offers a numerous courses across different industries such as agriculture, apparel, IT, construction, health care and security. CARD, through its centers, has trained more than 16000 candidates and has placed more than 8500 candidates, providing livelihoods and playing its part in the developmental process.
The Employment through Skill Training and Placement (EST&P) project
State Urban Livelihood Mission (SULM), under Directorate of urban administration and development, Government of Madhya Pradesh has implemented the DAY-National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) programme in the state in 70 mission cities. The program is designed to provide sustainable livelihood to urban poor through skill training and to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households. The Employment through Skill Training and Placement (EST&P) component under the scheme is designed to provide skills to the unskilled urban poor as well as to upgrade their existing skills, enabling setting up of self-employment ventures and jobs placement in the private sector. Under this scheme, CARD is currently running 2 NULM centers in Dindori and Chhindwara, filling the gap between the demand and availability of local skills. We have trained more than 800 candidates across different industries like apparel, beauty and wellness, IT, healthcare, and electronics in different job functions and roles through our training courses. For the total certified candidates of around 500, we have a placement record greater than 65%, a statistic that shows the diligent efforts we are making to improve living conditions and alleviate urban poverty on a sustainable basis.
The Agri-clinics and Agri-Business Centers (ACABC) initiative was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It’s a unique program to take better farming methods to every farmer across the country through a large pool of available agriculture professionals. In addition, the program creates gainful self-employment opportunities for the unemployed agricultural graduates and establishes linkages for income generation and entrepreneurship development. This initiative involves setting up Agri-Clinics to provide expert advice and services to farmers on various technologies, including cropping practices, plant protection, crop insurance, and post-harvest technology. Agri-Business centers, commercial units of agricultural ventures established by trained and certified agriculture professionals, are also set up under this scheme. Such ventures may include maintenance and custom hiring of farm equipment, sale of inputs, and other services in agriculture, including post-harvest management and marketing and selling of the produce. This program is being coordinated by National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), responsible for providing training to eligible candidates through Nodal Training Institutes (NTIs). CARD is one such NTI in Bhopal and is running the training program since 2016. CARD has completed over 20 residential courses and has trained over 550 candidates, helped establish over 350 Agri-ventures, facilitating 15 loans worth 2.5 crores to its students.
ddu-gky : Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
DDU-GKY aims to skill rural youth who are poor and provide them with jobs to earn regular monthly wages at or above the stipulated minimum wages. It is one of the many initiatives of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, and is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). This initiative seeks to promote rural livelihoods and reduce poverty by providing job-specific skills required by the market and then linking the rural youth to the market.
CARD has started running the DDUGKKY center in Ghugrri in District Mandla in March 2021 and plans to train over 600 rural youth in Data entry, Duty assistance, and Nursing. CARD has also got approval for the Haryana SRLM to commence operations in the DDUGKKY center in Karnal, Haryana.