• 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 across Assam, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bihar & Puducherry
  • 1.8 million SHGs captured the entitlement & livelihood requests through VPRP app
  • VPRP 2.0, a second version of the application is in the development stage
    • The newer version is more livelihood focussed, has Entitlement and livelihood as separate streams, has better validation and ranking, making it more user-friendly
    • It is also to include household-level data capture for Comprehensive Village Livelihood Planning (CVLP)
    • Instead of one-time data capture on entitlement, livelihood, social development, etc., multiple times such data capture shall be enabled

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
individual demands
Comprehensive baselining that replaces the
current methods that rely on anecdotal information
and isolated sampling studies
recorded cannot be

VPRP dashboards for monitoring data capture