Monthly Archives: December 2010

BAIF helps 69,000 villages to increase income levels through dairy husbandry

Dairy farming is a reliable source of livelihood for small and marginal farmers, who are unable to earn substantial income from agriculture. India has the largest cattle population in the world, but the average milk yield is less than 900kg … Continue reading

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BAIF’s wadi programme model rehabilitates tribals and small farmers

Over 150 million Indians representing 250 different tribal communities are living on the edge of the forests, struggling for survival. Traditionally, these tribal communities were living in the forests, dependent on rich forest produce for their livelihood. With the rapid … Continue reading

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Benefits of working in rural India — Dr. N.G. Hegde (Trustee & Principal Advisor, BAIF) shares his views

YFI: Dr. Hegde, in your opinion, how can a YFI Programme Fellow benefit from his/her experience of working in rural India? Dr. Hegde: Working in rural India will be an invaluable experience for the YFI Fellow. S/he can gain a … Continue reading

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On what ails rural development programs — Dr. N.G. Hegde (Trustee & Principal Advisor, BAIF) shares his views

YFI: Dr. Hegde, what according to you are the factors impeding the success of rural development programs in India? Dr. Hegde: Rural development programs in India face multiple impediments: Benefits not reaching poor: Although, several development programmes are launched to … Continue reading

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Companies today are looking for people with more rural exposure says Shiv Agrawal, CEO of ABC Consultants

1) What kind of placement assistance will be provided to the SBI Youth for India program fellows to help them re-integrate into mainstream careers? In ABC Consultants, we firmly believe in a holistic approach to assisting people in their career … Continue reading

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Thinking of what it will take for you to bring change to rural India? YFI partner NGO, Seva Mandir shares its views

YFI: For a person with no rural management background, what kind of training is required and what essential qualities would help him/her to effectively contribute to rural development projects? Seva Mandir: The most important quality needed in anyone wanting to … Continue reading

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India’s rural development challenges — Dr. N.G. Hegde (Trustee & Principal Advisor, BAIF) shares his views

YFI: Dr. Hegde, what according to you, are the primary developmental challenges facing rural India? Dr. Hegde: Rural India is faced with multiple developmental challenges. The critical ones include: • Population: Increasing population, causing severe pressure on natural resources and … Continue reading

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