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TARA Livelihood Academy

TARA Livelihood Academy


TARA Livelihood Academy (TLA) was established in 2007 by the Development Alternatives Group (DA) as yet another vehicle to fulfill its mandate of disseminating Sustainable Development, by providing skills to the youth, women and community groups. Recognizing that skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development, TLA aims at supplying trained workers who are dynamically adjustable to the changing demands of employment and technologies to the market and create a workforce that is in demand. With fast changing skills in the labour market, TLA focuses on short, relevant and effective courses that would get candidates into the workplace, i.e. skill training must ensure a job for those who seek it. The placement of these skilled persons is also in the mandate of TLA where-in its own Placement Agency works with the industrial tie-ups to ensure jobs...

TARA Karigar Mandal

TARA Karigar Mandal


A dual objective for the formation of the TARA Karigar Mandal has been improved livelihoods of building artisans and efficient delivery of ‘green habitat services’ in Bundelkhand. The Mandal was formally launched at the International Habitat day on October 2, 2007. This association of trained and trainee artisans from 50 villages around the operations of TARAgrams in Orchha, Datia and Pahuj has begun in a  modest way to address the concerns of skill and workmanship improvement, introduction of green building skills and linking trained artisans with emerging job opportunities. Its list of activities in one year alone indicates a potential of organised services delivery for eco-building services in the Bundelkhand region..

DESI Power

DESI Power


DESI Power is a collaboration between DASAG, India and TARA (Technology for Action and Rural Advancement) which offers at a turnkey system to supply electricity and energy services using renewable sources of energy.  DESI, is a company which promotes decentralised Independent Rural Power Producers. It sets up independent Rural Power Producers (IRPPS) at the unit level, as joint ventures with local communities and private entrepreneurs. Its management and approach is similar to that of private sector power producers in the centralised sector...

Reinforcing Role of Women in Habitat based livelihood service

Reinforcing Role of Women in Habitat based livelihood service


South Asian Economies face many challenges. Amongst  these, inequity in distribution of developmental attributes, specifically related to gender and rural-urban, inequities, employment opportunities, inadequate basic education and technical capabilities to raise farm and non-farm productivity outcomes are crucial. Withing India, the largest of the South Asian Nations, with a rapidly transforming rural population, development of adequate affordable and reliable infrastructure and services has emerged as a priority strategy for Rural development and poverty alleviation...

TARAgram Store

TARAgram Store


A platform for the artisans to showcase their products made out of rescued materials

Handmade paper and products displayed at the store are produced by marginalized groups including Sahariya Tribal Women in Central India. The store has exclusive collections of…



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