We are among the fortunate few who have access to electronic media in this dynamic era of information technology, otherwise the digital divide has marred the opportunities for the oppressed poor, mostly living in the rural India.
I feel privileged to launch the website of National Livelihood Resources Institute (NLRI) promoted by Krishak Bharti Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) and managed by Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT). I hope that NLRI will put in all-out efforts to bridge this digital divide sooner than possible.
GVT in its Centenary Celebration Year 2008 has resolutely pledge to continue its “Crusade against rural poverty”. The NLRI shall prove a “lethal weapon to combat this war by building capacities of the rural community especially youth”.
I believe that the indefatigable efforts of NLRI will bear the sweet fruits of success when young aspirants from the villages will become the professionally trained “Rural Livelihood Managers” and provide much needed professional assistance to needy and poor to augment their resources in such a fashion that enable them to enhance the quality of life.
I feel that in due course of time the Hindi version of the website with all information in usable format will be available to rural poor. I wish that the Institute grow from “strength to strength” and carve a niche for itself in the Sustainable Rural Livelihood Knowledge Management Domain.