Nabard Supported Projects

Bosco Reach Out has developed strong alliance with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). This alliance for community support is grounded on need assessment of communities and seeks to address key issues of housing, income generation and environment. NABARD supported project activities of Bosco Reach Out can be broadly divided into two categories,

  • Housing for SHG members
  • Orchard Development

Project Brief

Bosco Reach Out has availed revolving fund assistance from NABARD for construction of dwelling houses by Self Help Group members. Bosco Reach Out’s Housing project covers 6 districts in the states of Assam and Meghalaya. In each of the two states, the project covers 75 beneficiaries as it aims to provide affordable dwelling houses to Self Help Group members.

The Housing project has originated in realization of housing need of Self Help Group members, as safe and strong house still eludes a number of Self Help Group members. Considering the need for a safe shelter, the project has been formulated to provide SHG members a viable loan source for construction of new house or strengthen the existing housing structure complemented by an easy repayment schedule. It is expected that with implementation of the project, Self Help Group members in rural areas will have access to safe shelter, indirectly benefiting people on health front and one that will go a long way to ensure better social standing.

Project Brief

Bosco Reach Out has carried out Orchard Development at programmatic level in three districts from the states of Assam and Meghalaya. The programme has three component projects that are being implemented independently in the two states. The Brisoh project is implemented in Ri-bhoi district of Meghalaya, the Thesere Apaibari project is implemented in Karbi Anglong district of Assam and the Bitegrim project is implemented in West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya.
The Orchard Development programme is aimed towards development of tribal population in the two states. The programme seeks to skilfully engage tribal population in horticulture activities and promote its cultivation for income generation. The purpose is to utilize fallow land deriving benefit on income and environmental front. The attempt is to make beneficiaries inculcate the values of appropriate resource management.

  • 713 families have been engaged in horticulture cultivation
  • 69 SHGs have participated in project activities
  • 15944 orange trees have been planted
  • 112048 arecanut trees have been planted
  • 5880 mango trees have been planted