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Posted on 11-07-2022

Strengthening State and Civil Society Participation

In the vision form of the 12th Five Year Plan, it is proposed to set up a dedicated institution for strengthening state and civil society partnerships  . This  is an important aspect of the governance system, without which  it is difficult to develop a quality governance culture. It is proposed to set up 'Bharat Rural Livelihoods Institute' (BRLF) to encourage civil society action in partnership with governments to bring about change  in the livelihoods and lives of people in the tribal areas of central India  . Its formation was approved by the Union Cabinet in September  2013. It was constituted as a charitable society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. This organization has established the CAPART (council For Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology). Mihir Shah was  elected the President of this institution with a tenure of 3 years.


The 12th Five Year Plan stipulates that the initial  BRLF assistance to civil society partners will be provided in the form of sponsored funding, i.e., to  develop proposals that reflect this partnership with State Governments/Panchayati Raj Institutions/Banks  .


BRLF helps its civil society partners to ensure  that their proposals are designed to work collaboratively with Governments / Panchayati Raj Institutions / Banks in style  . Its objective is to provide support at the grassroots level towards empowering the  people especially the tribal people  and also to establish approaches that are innovative both in terms of the program's content and strategy  .


Innovation for the empowerment of tribal people can be  done in many directions like-


* Innovation in technology.

* Attitudes towards social mobility.

* Local institution building.

* Partnership Architecture.

* Management techniques etc.


Under the 12th Five Year Plan, the Government of India will provide a fund of Rs.500 crores to BRLF in three tranches over the next 3 years, depending on the specific targets being achieved  , starting with an amount of Rs.200 crores. Funds will also be raised from the concerned state government and philanthropic establishments in India and abroad  as well as wealthy people and foreign nationals of Indian origin  .

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