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A. Summary of the proposal B. Chapters Project background, context and rationale Detailed intervention strategy and phasing Detailed Program Components Implementation Arrangements Implementation schedule Results framework- impact, outcomes and outputs Project monitoring and evaluation Budget estimates and financing plan

Chapter 1: Project background, context and rationale This chapter sets the context. Typically each section needs to have a qualitative analysis of the current context in the given area substantiated by data (both secondary and primary wherever possible) While providing the data, first provide the state level scenario and then provide the district level scenario and always indicate the source of data - disaggregated data to be used up to block level-wherever available 1.1 Demographic Profile of the area

Insert the map of the state and area; give a brief introduction to the demographic profile of the state and area- disaggregated data to be used up to block level wherever available Data to be used : State & district level data and block level- total rural population, District-wise % of female population, District-wise % of SC population, District-wise % of ST population, District-wise % of minority population, 1.2 Rural Poverty Context in the area a. Poverty and Human Development:

Briefly summarize the extent of poverty and status of human development in the state and the key challenges/constraints and opportunities for the intervention area Data to be used: District/block - % of rural households below official poverty line, District-wise average monthly per capita expenditure (in Rs), District Wise data on malnutrition, school drop-outs and migration. b. Vulnerabilities Household level vulnerabilities Briefly summarize the vulnerabilities that affect an individual household and/or its immediate community. For eg: disability, food insecurity etc. Data may be used : State level data on % of women with low BMI, % of married women with aneamia, % of children underweight, Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Coverage and reach of PDS, Off take of PDS among poor District wise data on % of children underweight, Under 5 Mortality rate, Food Security outcome District/state level vulnerabilities (explain) Summarize the vulnerabilities that affect the community as a whole; often a factor of the location (for eg. flood-prone, drought-prone, fragile ecological zone, LWE areas, proximity to extractive industries; coastal, remote hilly areas, areas with majority SC/ST/PVTG majority population). Data to be used: District wise data on Flood, Cyclone, Drought affected and LWE areas, 1.3 Context of Social Inclusion and Social Mobilization Briefly summarize the extent of social mobilization in the state and the context of exclusion (social, economic, geographic, caste based). The section needs to end with the key challenges and opportunities for social inclusion and mobilization in the state.
Data to be used: District-wise number of SHGs; number of SHGs from other government departments/other NGOs, quality of SHGs; no. of active and defunct SHGs, number of SHGs linked to credit; % of members who are SC/STs; District wise No of federations;

Note: For this section, any available primary data/sampled study on the quality of SHGs/SHG federations and the extent of social exclusion needs to be presented in addition to the secondary data 1.4 Context of Financial Inclusion

Briefly summarize the status of indebtedness of the poor, saving options, the sources of their credit, status of SHG bank linkage and the context of banking infrastructure in the state and the overall status of access to insurance for the poor. The section will end with an overall summary identifying the key challenges/constraints for financial inclusion in the state and outline the opportunities. Data to be used: State level and district wise % of household credit requirement serviced by moneylenders, banks (for SC/STs) , District-wise banking infrastructure (number of branches for commercial banks, RRBs and cooperative banks), District wise number of SHGs linked to credit , Bank wise data on SHG bank Linkage , districtwise) % of households accessing insurance products AABY/RSBY/JBY Note: For this section, any available primary data/sampled study on the status of financial inclusion in the state needs to be presented in addition to the secondary data 1.5 Livelihood Context Initially describe the existing livelihood profile of the poor, particularly the vulnerable communities (identified in earlier section). Based on the description, provide detailed information of various livelihood options for the poo in the area. a. Agriculture and allied activities (horticulture etc.) Describe agriculture scenario of the intervention location- landholding pattern, soil, rainfall, cropping pattern, agriculture lending situation, crop-livestock interaction, market linkages and value chain of major livelihoods Describe the current situation of agriculture specifically for the poor (lease farmers, small and marginal farmers).Firstly Describe the current levels of productivity, key constraints (access to seeds, extension services, credit, market linkages) faced by the poor in agriculture and the opportunities for the poor. Data to be used: District-wise: % of households that are landless/marginal holdings/small holders, District-wise productivity of the 3 major crops, District-wise cropping intensity, District-wise irrigation intensity, District wise fertilizer usage, District wise data on % of households able to access inputs (quality seeds, extension services, credit, fertilizer) , district-wise data on % of households who are members of agricultural cooperatives Note: For this section, any available primary data/sampled study on the value chain analysis of agriculture specifically in the context of share farmers, small and marginal farmers needs to be presented in addition to the secondary data b. Livestock Describe the current situation of livestock based livelihoods (big ruminants, small ruminants goats/ sheep, poultry, fishery) among the poor, the current productivities,

key constraints to access services like AI, vet care, marketing, etc; the participation of poor in the institutions, the value chain analysis of 2-3 important livestock sub sector Data to be used: District wise % of households owning milch cattle, Sheep, Goats among the marginal and small farmers. For state- average productivity of milch cattle, % o households that are members of dairy cooperatives; % of members who are women, milk produced, % consumed, % marketed (marketable surplus); % of marketable surplus sold to cooperative dairies/sold in the open market. District wise the number of vet care centers, their outreach (both in terms of services and population/ animals serviced). Note: For this section, any available primary data/sampled study on the value chain analysis of livestock sector specifically in the context of share farmers, small and marginal farmers needs to be presented in addition to the secondary data c. Non-Farm/NTFPs Briefly describe the major non-farm/NTFP clusters in the district and analyze the status of the poor who are part of these leading clusters in terms of key constrains (access to backward and forward linkages) faced by them and the opportunities for growth. Data to be used: District wise % of households engaged in the leading non-farm clusters and NTFP collection and marketing (separate data for SC/STs), Value chain analysis/input-output constraints for each of these sectors Note: Wherever available Primary data /sampled studies on the value chain analysis of the key non-farm clusters needs to be presented. 1.6 Performance of NREGA in the state

Describe the performance of NREGA in the state and substantiate that with data on the typical key indicators of NREGA performance both at the state and district level 1.7 Existing Livelihood Initiatives and social sector initiatives in the selected area ( by the State Government , NGOs and externally aided projects ) Describe briefly successful existing livelihood Initiatives and social sector initiatives in the State implemented by the State government, NGOs and externally aided projects 1.8 PIAs prior experience in developing the prototype for proposed interventions The rationale of the project is to be explained in this section. Describe previous experience on working with community and promotion of SHGs, on sustainable agriculture practices in this particular area and also in the state/country.

Basic PIA Information 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name of PIA Legal Status (NGO / Network NGO / CBO / Producer Co. / Section-25 Co. / Pvt. Co/ Other Please specify) If Network NGO, number of partners being supported? Registration No. & Date of Registration Name of Donors in the past 3 years, if any (give max3) Name with Size (Budget in INR) of relevant projects handled in the past 3 years (give max 3) Annual Revenue of PIA for the most recent audited financial year List ongoing projects (max 3.) and their Size (INR) Completion of last project (MM/YY) Total value of assets available with the PIA? Experience of working with (i) Women SHGs/Groups (Y/N)- 1(a) in Appraisal Sheet (ii) Agriculture based livelihoods with existing women groups (Y/N)- 1 (b) in Appraisal Sheet In the proposed project, what % of the implementation will be undertaken by existing capacities and what % will be leveraged from external community based organizations in the project area? 1 (d) in Appraisal Sheet If consortium a signed beforehand MOU is required

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If YES, please elaborate in section B.1 Existing - ____% External - ____%


13. Human Resource (Give details of staff with relevant experience proposed for deployment towards the proposed project. Details should also include availability of Community Resource Persons with relevant knowledge deployed under the project. Answer to this question may be put as Annexure. - 1(e)in the Appraisal Sheet Name Sex Position Education Relevant Experience (M/F) qualification (Years + Sectors)


Please attach following as Annexure (i) Last three years audited financial statements (ii) Description of training resources and infrastructure available with the organization

which is proposed to be deployed for the MKSP project e.g. brochure, training material, training hall, trainers etc)- 1 (f) in the Appraisal Sheet

Chapter 2: Detailed intervention strategy and phasing

2.1 Objectives of the project
This section should include

a. Vision of Success b. Goals c. Key Outputs

Briefly describe the main objective of the project, the guiding principles, the values /non negotiable 2.2 Project Strategy The project strategy has to be based on scaling up of PIAs previous experience and other best practices. 2.3 Community Institutions Architecture
(a) Past Experience of PIA 1. Past experience in forming / nurturing women based groups and /or collectives. Please also elaborate on experience of promotion of agriculture based livelihoods with existing women groups 2. Briefly elaborate the best practices adopted by the women groups promoted by your organization? More importantly, elaborate in greater detail how you ensured that the groups internalized these best practices? 3. Describe strategies undertaken in the past in enabling access to credit and markets through the women groups/federations? (b) Proposed Plans/Strategies as part of the Project 1. Proposed strategies to ensure implementation of the project community processes including use of community resource persons and enhancement of their capacities-2 b4 in the Appraisal Sheet. 2. Systems and checks put in place to ensure that the local resource persons are accountable to / managed by the women institutions- 2b1 in the Appraisal Sheet.

3. Plans to enable women institutions to put in place a transparent self monitoring and review mechanism internally for program improvement- 2 b3 in the Appraisal Sheet. 4. Briefly elaborate on systems/ and procedures that you propose to put in place for adoption of best practices by the women institutions 5. Building federations at different levels for sustaining collective action

What will be the levels and locations of federations - village, GP, cluster, block etc.- to be guided by the federating logic and best practices and experience, 6. Role of Community professional and community resource person Clearly detail the role to be played by the community resource persons and the community professionals and the strategy to identify, select, train and manage them. 7. Control of CBOs over the fund flow mechanism

Chapter 3

Detailed Program Components

3.1 Detail of Proposed Action

This section should include 1. Plans for promoting and enhancing food and nutritional security for women farmers? 2. Strategies addressing sustainable/evergreen/regenerative agriculture; may include (all /any) of the following strategies a. Soil Health improvement b. Soil & water conservation and ground water recharging c. Low cost sustainable practices such as NPM/ IPM/ Integrated Nutrient Management d. Management and control of seeds (identification & adoption of suitable farmer preferred varieties from a basket of choices) e. Mitigation of risk of exposure to hazardous farm practices f. Bio-diversity enhancement- - poly cropping, multi-layer farming etc g. Use of indigenous knowledge h. Suitability of technology to the local agro-ecology i. Resilience to climate change Integrated Natural Resource Management 3. Targeting : Approach and Details on landless, small and marginal farmers as project participants 4. Phasing: Progress of implementation over time to be worked out 5. Plans for Post-project Sustainability and Scaling-up strategies. It could also include 6. Plans aiming at drudgery reduction for women farmers.

7. Plans for awareness generation with regard to women farmers rights entitlements under different schemes related to her identity as women farmer. Any plans towards enhancing accessibility of land to women farmers. 8. Any plans to intervene in value chain development (endto-end solution) e.g. intervention in production / processing / marketing? Please also describe how the proposed project will increase market accessibility of women farmers 9. Strategies for disseminating knowledge. Including plans for skill upgradation among women. 10. Plans for increasing access of credit to women farmers and women groups 11. Please elaborate on the direct incremental income (returns) to women farmers through proposed project. The incremental income should be sustainable. Proposal may include cash flow projections to indicate changes at the level of project participant, the cash flows will include savings through reduction in costs - e.g. low external inputs use sustainable agriculture, reduced health outlays etc 12. Plans for community contribution of any kind, be it in-kind or monetary or regular thrift

3.2 Convergence with MGNREGA and other line departments: The plan needs to highlight what would be the plan for convergence at the state level, district level and at the level of the institutions of the poor 3.3 Training and Capacity building of communities Describe the methodology to be followed, main content of the trainings partnerships to be developed and implementation arrangements for training of the community based institutions and their members 3.4 Training and Capacity building of Community Professionals Describe the methodology to be followed, main content of the trainings partnerships to be developed and implementation arrangements for training of the community professionals

Chapter 4

Implementation Arrangements

4.1 Implementation Plan

a. Elements of Implementation Process b. Project Implementation Plan & Flow i. Internal structure for implementation ii. Role of CRP - including knowledge dissemination, monitoring and scaling up iii. Role of project staff and community professionals iv. Geography and Yearly Distribution

c. d. e. f.

Schedule of activities Social audit Development communication strategy Best practices Forward linkage initiatives

Chapter 5 Implementation schedule

Describe the implementation activities on a gantt chart. This may capture the phasing strategy Chapter 6 Results Framework Describe the outputs and outcomes clearly. A log frame to be put. Chapter 7 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 7.1 Web based MIS and real time input-output monitoring at various levels: How would data would be collected, entered, analyzed and used for decision making 7.2 Review Mechanism What would be the Internal/external review mechanisms to be put in place at various levels? Chapter 8 Budget Narrative should include
a. Project Investments and Support Requested under MKSP b. Rationale for the various line items related to Proposed Action c. All main cost components along with sub components to be analysed and presented on a time line d. Cost elements (natural heads of accounts) under each budget line item- Plan for leverage other sources of fund in the proposed project e.g. NRLM/ NREGS/ SGSY/ RKVY/ NFSM/ NABARD/ NHM/ Donors. e. Explanation of Cost Elements including description of capital expenditure items/ with break-up and unit cost for all items/ components. Please also clearly indicate what % of budget goes in capacity building of the women farmers. f. Analysis and Benchmarks of proposed costs.

The narrative has to be backed by worksheets.