IFAD Helps India's Rural Poor

Around 95,000 poor families in India’s western Rajasthan state will benefit from a USD40 million International Fund for Agricultural Development project aimed at increasing agricultural production and employment opportunities in the area. The initiative will develop income-generating activities for landless livestock, handicraft and tourism laborers, small and marginal farmers, marginal land owners, traditional artisans, women and youth in the districts of Jokhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Pali, Sirohi and Jalor. (“Western India’s rural poor to benefit from nearly USD40 million UN-backed project” - United Nations, Oct. 20, 2008)

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