International Fund for Agriculture Development(IFAD):

IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It was established as an International Financial Institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD's mission is to “Enable poor Rural People to Overcome Poverty”. Working with the rural poor people, governments, donors, non-government organizations and many other partners. IFAD focuses on country specific solutions, which can involve increasing rural poor peoples’ access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.
India is not only the largest recipient of IFAD's assistance, but is also one of its main donors having a permanent seat in its Executive Board. Working in close partnership with the Government of India and other donors, IFAD has been funding projects for rural development, tribal development, women’s empowerment, natural resources management and rural finance. Since starting operations in 1978, IFAD has invested more than US$ 9.6 billion in 738 projects and programmes that have reached more than 300 million poor rural people

Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT):
SRTT is a grant making foundation, which supports efforts for the development of society in several areas including Rural Livelihoods & Communities, Education, Health, Civil Society & Governance and Arts & Culture. The Rural Livelihoods and Communities (RCL) portfolio comprises of (i) Development of Land and Water Resources; and (ii) Micro finance which accounts for 70% of the Trust’s overall grant making.

Government of India / Government of Maharashtra:
The major part of the programme coat will come from ongoing government (Central & State) programmes and schemes through convergence. The schemes like NREGA, MREGS can help to create the water harvesting structures in off season of the farming. The landless community will also et employment through such schemes. This will not only solve the problem of unemployment but also check the migration of the unskilled labours from villages to cities.

Other Financing Partners:
Banks, Beneficiaries, Private companies etc.


1)AFPRO- Yavatmal Cluster
Action For Food Production, AFPRO FIELD UNIT I, Ros
e Cottage, Station Road, Ahmednagar – 414001
Tel: 0241-2451465 , Fax: 0241-2451532 &

2)Chaitanya -Kalamb Cluster
Moti Chowk, At. Post. Rajgurunagar, Taluka: Khed, Dist: Pune (M.S.) 
Smt. Sudha Kothari ,Smt. Kalpana Raut
Tel: 02135-223176, 226593
Fax: 020-25670838

3)Dhan Foundation- Ghatanji cluster
18, Pillaiyar Koil Street, S. S. Colony, Madurai – 625016, Tamilnadu  
Mr. M. P. Vasimalai, Executive Director 
Tel: 0452-2610794, 2610805 

4)Gramin Samassya Mukti Trust 
16, Sadhankarwadi, Wani, Dist. Yavatmal – 445304 
Dr. Kishor Moghe , Chairperson 
Phone no.07239-289246 , 9423434954