Agrani started as a response to Uttarakhand Floods in 2013. Agrani’s intervention was primarily livelihoods generation and direct cash relief.The work was predominantly focussed on Guptkashi Region where Agrani invested in women’s training program and enterprise development. Since then Agrani has been working across many themes.
Education: Agrani has been focussed on infrastructure development and teacher training in rural schools in Uttarakhand. We have constructed school buildings and computer labs and organised teacher training programs for rural school teachers.
Livelihoods: Agrani has been working on enterprise development. Through “Udyam” its flagship program on Enterprise development, Agrani works with rural micro entrepreneurs in Uttarakhand. Selected entrepreneurs are given returnable grant and provided mentoring through local entrepreneurs along with training.
Cash Transfers: Agrani is currently in the process of executing India’s first pilot on Unconditional cash transfers. The pilot is called ” Cash Relief” and it tries to see if unconditional grants can help a ultra poor family come out of poverty.The pilot is functional in Udaipur, Rajasthan. To know more please visit http://www.cashrelief.org
Social Entrpreneurship: Agrani runs an early stage incubator for social entrepreneurs called UnLtd Delhi. Through this incubator so far more than 30 social entrepreneurs have been provided with grants, coaching and mentoring support. To find out more please visit http://www.unltddelhi.org