Our programmes like Skills to Livelihood focuses on equipping individuals with employable skills and competencies, transforming their communities, and enhancing their livelihoods.


Decent Work

Decent work for youth is pivotal in achieving equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development. India has one of the largest youth populations in the world, with a substantial informal economy sector of 85% of the total working population. The country grapples with the challenge of low-paid jobs, poor working conditions, subsistence-based work, and more importantly, a spectrum of unemployment. With most opportunities based in urban areas, creating regional imbalances in job creation, and limited access to jobs and skilling opportunities, especially for rural population. The country needs effective and innovative solutions to deal with the decent work deficit and empower young people to take up aspiration-driven opportunities.TARA is working directly with rural educated-unemployed youth for skill development and trainings to connect them with mainstream job market. With women, we are working to form SHGs to develop entrepreneurial skills in women to become self-reliant.


Flagship Projects


Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation

The Uttar Pradesh Power Distribution Network Rehabilitation Project supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by CRISIL aims to improve the quality and reliability of electricity supply, reduce the aggregate technical and commercial (ATC) losses in electricity distribution, and restore the financial sustainability of the rural electricity supply. While also building institutional capacity to

  • enhance the community participation in rural electricity distribution and especially in promote gender-inclusive workplace practice in executing and implementing agencies covering both direct employees and contract workers
  • improve financial management capacity focusing on revenue recognition and collections of past receivables; and
  • enhance capacity building on project management and safeguard compliance.

The overall impact of the project is to improve the quality and financial cost recovery in the power supply in Uttar Pradesh thereby leading to 24X7 power for all. In this project four model divisions have been chosen to pilot the new replicable strategies. For this purpose, four divisions have been selected, namely, EDD-II Varanasi, EDD-II Barabanki, EDD-II Kosi and EDD-II Meerut.

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