Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, Rajasthan


A Consortium Project

To empower 25,500 women farmers (SHG members) in 450 villages, 7 districts in Rajasthan

Centre for microFinance (CmF), Jaipur as a lead agency and six consortium partners are implementing MKSP project titled “Empowering women farmers through agriculture based livelihoods in Rajasthan”. MKSP is a sub component of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and it is supported by Ministry of Rural Development (Government of India) and Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai.




Project title

Empowering women farmers through agriculture based livelihoods in Rajasthan


A women led agriculture intervention system is established strengthening the livelihood of rural poor.


To empower women farmers, enabling them to adopt improved farming practices to strengthen livelihood.



-  Promoting sustainable livelihoods of rural households through an improved farming system approach (agriculture and livestock).

-  Enhancing household level income through enhancing productivity in agriculture and livestock.

-  Building market linkages through women-led Producer Companies.

Proposed Output


Upscaling livelihood interventions under Sakh-Se-Vikas Initiative to additional 25,500 women farmers by organizing them into producer collectives in 450 villages across 19 blocks of seven districts of Rajasthan.

-  25,500 families will be covered under agriculture productivity interventions; and 6,000 out of these would be under livestock interventions.

-  Increase in productivity to the tune of 30-50% for various crops, namely Pearl Millet, Sorghum, Maize, Pulses, Wheat and Mustard.

-  Four Producer Companies will be formed - two for milk marketing and two for input linkages and marketing produce. Federations would play a critical role of supplying inputs to households

-  150 Trained Livestock Service Providers (Pashu Sakhi) will be available within the villages for providing healthcare services to members.

-  900 Trained Agriculture Service Providers (Krishi Sakhi) will be available for providing technical support to farmers on improved Package of Practices (PoP).

-  Formal linkages with agricultural universities to strengthen the capacity of extension workers under the project.

Area of the project

Implementation in seven districts Alwar, Ajmer, Bundi, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungarpur and Tonk

Consortium Partners




People’s Education & Development Organization (PEDO)

1. Dungarpur

Bicchiwara, Simalwara; Dungarpur, Aspur

Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN)

2. Dholpur

Dholpur; Bari; Basseri;

Self-Reliant Initiative for Joint Action (SRIJAN)

3. Tonk

4. Bundi

Deoli; Uniyara; Niwai;

K. Patan;Nainwa and Bundi

Ibtada (IBTADA)

5. Alwar

Ramgarh; Umren; Lakshmangarh; Thanagazi;

Grameen Development Services (GDS)

6. Ajmer


Saheli Samiti (SS)

7. Dausa


Duration of the project

23 May 2013 to 24 May 2016

Project Investments

Ministry of Rural Development (GOI)


Rs. 8.42 crores

Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT)


Rs. 2.28 crores



Rs. 11.24 crores

Project Anchor

Saurabh Kumar -



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