Community Interventions


With several socio-economic and cultural barriers, Project Udyogini in partnership with Humana People to People India was born. The primary objective of this initiative to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic security to cover rural women in Jhajjar.

So far, Udyogini project helped form and co-opt over 239 Self Help Groups (SHG) across 12 villages. Several women have successfully completed their Entrepreneurial Development training, linked to social security schemes, and established and scaled-up micro and home-based enterprises.

Beneficiary story:

Deepa from Dhalanwas village in Jhajjar was unaware about women rights and the opportunities that can help women grow independently. Today with the support of Project Udyogini, she setup a shop in the village. “Initially, I used to sell clothes, then slowly I expanded and started selling cosmetics and many other products for women.” says, Deepa.  

With Udygoini’s guidance, Deepa also developed nutri-garden, where she grew vegetables and sells it in the market, enabling her to save and make money

Wrestling Academy

Apraava Energy’s sports programme in Jhajjar has grown and evolved over the years, during which the company has established robust sports infrastructure in catchment villages.

The academy has made champions who currently represent the nation on the global stage and win medals. The number of wrestlers training at the Apraava-supported Krishan Akhara, Khanpur Khurd village at Jhajjar has increased exponentially across the years. The academy, with its gender-agnostic approach, offers high quality training in wrestling by certified trainers, for both girls and boys at the village level. It continues to encourage local communities to enroll interested girls into the training programme.

The academy was set up in 2014-15 by JPL in partnership with a community-based organization and the village leadership.


Crop Residue Burning

CII Foundation and Apraava are working closely on the ground to address the issues of air pollution with the farmers to be aware, train, and adopt sustainable farm practices. This is a multi-stakeholder project by engaging each group of society, government agencies, and technical partners together.

Apraava Energy works closely on the ground to address the issues of air pollution by implementing Crop Residue Management programme in four districts of Haryana. The programme spreads awareness on ‘zero stubble burning approach’ by working closely with farmers’ clubs and aiming to bring about behavioural changes and motivates them to adopt technological tools.

Key interventions included provision of technological tools bank, behavior change training and exploring locally relevant ex-situ options for straw management.

A total of 21,000 acres of farmland in 16 villages were covered. On completion of the first year, nearly 80% of intervened area remained stubble burning free. Given the success of the program, it has now scaled up to 34 villages in Jhajjar, Sirsa, Rohtak, and Fatehabad districts in Haryana, covering a total land area of 52,710 acres.


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