PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT OF TRIPTI PROGRAMME ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, LIVELIHOOD, EDUCATION AND HEALTH OF RURAL PEOPLE IN CUTTACK DISTRICT OF ODISHASeedari Ujwala Rani, Pramod Kumar and Jyoti Prakash Sethy
Upliftment and inclusion of poor, marginal farmers, tribal people in mainstream development have been the cherished goal of the national policy. Even though several developmental approaches have been taken up but reorientation becomes a limitation due to lack of empirical assessment of their impacts. Odisha is the state where villages are located in rural areas with little connectivity and extremes of seasonality with predominance of thirty eight percentage of marginal, small and tribal people. Financial inclusion is the pathway for providing banking services at an affordable cost to the vast sections of disadvantaged and low-income groups. In this situation of high level of poverty and unemployment, an attempt to promote livelihood options of the poor and women has significant importance, so keeping the developmental aspect in view, Government of Odisha in the year 2009 has implemented project under Orissa Poverty Reduction Mission (OPRM) programme and analysing primary data through with and without approach. It is resulted that in every aspect like Livelihood, Education and Health shows significant and reliable impact on EPVG (Extreme and Poor Vulnerable Groups) when people are part of TRIPTI and through applying Empowerment index it is resulted that Women members who are part of TRIPTI programme (Beneficiary) are more empowered when compared to women members who are not part of TRIPTI programme (non beneficiary). The study of Cuttack district at block level is suggesting that there is need to spread this programme to all the districts of the state so that there is upliftment of women in state.
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