• Implementing Village Poverty Reduction Plan
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The Village Poverty Reduction Plan (VPRP) is a comprehensive community demand plan prepared by the Self-Help Group (SHG) network and its federations for projecting their demands for local area development. The preparation of VPRP is long and tedious as the entire process from data collection to entitlement request submission is paper-based, making it difficult to rank priorities and monitor data collection.

CDFI has developed a mobile & web-based application to digitalise the preparation of VPRP. The application helps compile the demands of the community through building VPRP across the four parameters- Entitlement Plan, Livelihood Plan, Social Development Plan and Public Goods, Services & Resource Development Plan.

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  • current-vprp-applicationCurrent VPRP application
  • VPRP application was launched last year across Assam, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bihar & Puducherry
  • Over 1.8 million SHGs captured the entitlement & livelihood requests through the app
  • This year an enhanced version of the app has been launched which is being used by 23 states to capture the demands
  • The enhanced version includes household-level data capture for Comprehensive Village Livelihood Planning (CVLP)
  • Livelihood data for households across five (5) livelihood domains have been made available in the app viz Farming, Non-Farm, Non-Timber Forest Produce, Animal Husbandry, Medium Enterprises
  • The application now allows periodic livelihood data to be captured
  • Since September, over 1.94 million SHGs have recorded their demands for Govt. schemes through the enhanced VPRP application

Benefits to Stakeholders

CBOs & CRPs GPs NRLM Other Agencies
Easy and timely
collection and
maintenance of data
Clear view of
demands from
various SHGs
At-source availability
of data at a single
Baseline info available to
departments to ensure that
targeted interventions are
planned wherever needed
Automatic ranking
and re-ranking of
priorities at VO
and Panchayat levels
Clear understanding
of types of demands
Baseline of saturation
of Govt. Schemes
trainings required,
requirements in
public goods and
social issues
Digital report
Easy recording and
dissemination of
Input for planning
Targeted response to the
needs of both farm and
non-farm livelihoods such
as training, seeds,
fertilisers, market access,
Easy tracking with
GP and line
ministries of
demands at
individual level
Tracking allocated
Easy tracking of
Comprehensive baselining that replaces the
current methods that rely on anecdotal information and
isolated sampling studies
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VPRP dashboards for monitoring data capture