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The Insight Into Indian States (I3S) is a new initiative of CUTS International in partnership with the UNDP, New Delhi. The main features of the project are to create an interactive web portal, doing action research, networking and advocacy & dissemination of the documented practices for cross learning. To begin with there are four States Assam, Odisha, Rajasthan and Karnataka started from October 01, 2013.


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  • Mr. Subir Kumar, IAS, Former State Mission Director, Rajasthan GrameenAjeevika Vikas Parisad (RGAVP) Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur...

    The successful and not so successful practices documented and discussions happened under the I3S project will be helpful for the Mission in moving forward in Rajasthan at this initial stage and Mission is looking forward for that.   Read More...

  • Mr. Jagdananda, Former Information Commissioner, Gov. of Odisha,Bhuvneshwar

    Saying ‘Everything is fine’ is culture of government but bringing in public domain the discontent, problems and challenges faced by the beneficiaries of RNFS schemes must be done under I3S project.   Read More...

  • Mr. P. Shiv Shankar, Director,SIRD, Mysore, Karnataka

    It would be a real challenge before the I3sS to identify, collate and disseminate the successful and not so successful practices in RNFS since the cases are scattered and so many local factors are applicable.   Read More...

  • Mr. Prakash Kumar, State Programme Manager Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission Bangalore, Karnataka

    Successful schemes may not be working at local level and certain initiatives are innovative and very good but very costly therefore I3S must look in to the aspect of cost-effectiveness as well of the practices.   Read More...

  • Mr. Debaraj Behera, Mission Manager, NRLM, Govt. of India, Odisha

    Livelihood Interventions must be long term because in short run things cannot be achieved. In this sector as well professionals and broad based community organisations must be involved.   Read More...

  • Dr.Ambika Prasad Nanda, State Programme Officer,UNDP Odisha

    There is paradigm shift from the welfare based to Rights based employment schemes. There is need for capacity building of women from all walks in RNF sector.   Read More...

  • Mr. Amit Anand,
    State Project Officer, 
    UNDP, Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh

    Successful and Not So successful practices must be documented with inclusive approach. Web portal is mass source of knowledge and means of discussions and dissemination.   Read More...

  • Mr. Abdul Hai, FES,Odisha Bamboo Development Agency Govt. of Odisha, Bhuvneshwar

    The practice of OSHGs and other social groups is resulting in to success in Odisha.BDA to establish the Bamboo nurseries at local level through involvement of women, farmers.   Read More...

  • Mr. K.L. Paliwal, General Manager, RUDA,Jaipur, Rajasthan

    Engaging professionals and professional organisations by Rajasthan Non-Farm Development Agency (RUDA) in the value chain is resulting in producing quality products in Rajasthan.   Read More...

  • Mr.D.Nanda, Deputy Director, Department of Handloom Textiles, Govt. of Odisha, Bhuvneshwar

    Initiatives of state government like creating women forums and setting up raw material banks are good for 50,000 handlooms and 1, 10, 000 workers in Odisha and I3S must document these cases.   Read More...

  • Mrs. Manjula Saikia Bhuyan, Additional Director, Department of Industries Commerce, Assam

    RNFLS is directly linked with the rural and tribal culture so it important to understand the cultural context, local resources and traditional skills before intervening in this sector.   Read More...

  • Ms.Ritu Mathur, Programme Analyst, UNDP,India Delhi

    There are so many successful models across states but really what are we learning from them? Each state is different from other and at different stage of development so I3S is relevant initiative for these.   Read More...

  • Mr. M.L. Mehta, Former Chief Secretary Govt. of Rajasthan,Jaipur

    Rajasthan government was the only one who taken forward steps in 1990s for creating, strengthening and converging various institutions of banking, skill & overall development of RNFS in Rajasthan.   Read More...

  • Mr. K.K. Jha, Deputy Chief Executive (Marketing), ORMAS, Govt. of Odisha

    ORMAS is supporting in marketing, computer added designing, quality checks through ITC, insurance of artisans & workers of RNFS. There is shortage of Resource Persons at grassroots.   Read More...

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