What is DPIP?
- The District Poverty Initiatives Project (DPIP) is an ambitious project
of the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the alleviation of poverty in the State.
The State Government is committed to reforms in governance and improved access to social services. The project would complement this objective by strengthening decentralization and a more effective demand based
approach to poverty alleviation. The project is based on the needs and demands of
Total Project Budget
financial outlay of the project is US $ 110 million with state government share
of US $ 10 million.
The basis of selection of project
villages - Based on Human Development Report by the Govt. of MP.
The project has a decentralized structure with key decision-making and implementation
responsibility at the village level. All other levels in the project structure are set up to facilitate and support this process.
Project Targeting people
- The project targets at poor and BPL families, The objective
of the project is to provide such opportunities to poor people, especially women,
that they can participate in their own development and can have control over
the direction of development. They can develop their capacities as per their needs
and move towards improving their conditions and the quality of life.
Major Objectives of the project
- To improve
capacity and opportunities for the targeted rural poor to achieve sustainable livelihoods.
The State Project Support Unit (SPSU), is the executive arm of the Society and monitors
and supervises project implementation. SPSU is headed with a Project Coordinator.
What is Self Help Group (SHG) -
groups of the poor, formed on the basis of social affinity.
Each SHG will have a minimum of 10(ten) members.
What is Village Development Committee
It is a village level federation
of SHGs. The grant for productivity enhancement from the project is transferred
to the VDC which subsequently inter-loan to the member SHG and SHG in turn on-lend
to their members and in the process develop a revolving fund to ensure sustainable
What is Community Financial Organization
(CFO) - Village Development Committees
would federate as a Community Financial Organization (CFO) at Cluster level.