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This project was an innovative public private partnership model to address poverty which is one of the primary drivers of insurgency in the districts known as the ‘red corridor’ in India. The vision of the Project was to empower, train and place at least 1000 disadvantaged young girls in red corridor districts in the states of Bihar, Orissa, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, in IT linked livelihoods and assess the socio-economic impact of the same.

The beneficiaries included disadvantaged women in the age group from 18 to 25 yrs, working women involved in agriculture sector, women with disabilities, young women dropped out of school, un-employed women, migrant women and female casual workers

Under this project, training centres were established in the
districts of

  • Khammam and Adilabadin the state ofAndhra Pradesh
  • Gaya, Munger and Patna in the state of Bihar
  • Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada, Kawaedha, Narayanpur, Rajnandgaon and Surguja in
  • the state of Chhattisgarh Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Ramgarh, Ranchi and Saraikela in the state of Jharkhand
  • Gadchiroli and Gondia in the state of Maharashtra Keonjhar, Koraput and Rayagada in the state of Orissa

The training program of 6 months included an on the job training component for 3 months and focused on IT linked skills and placements.