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  • Vermi-composting is one of the agricultural enhancement techniques promoted by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • The Self Help Group-run solar powered irrigation scheme in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India was set up in April 2016 with the support of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). The scheme is run by 12 SHG members.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Soni Kumar, a beneficiary of the adolescent girls empowerment programme, at her coffee station Aims Hospital in Patna where she earns a living.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • A farmer who benefited from a spreading canal maintained by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) promoted federation, Maha Sangh. Mangrol block, Junagadh block, Gujarat, India.
    AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer
  • Community-based savings groups in Bihar, India.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
Rural development

In India, The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and its sister agency, the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, India (AKRSP (I)) focus on  supporting marginalised communities’ economic development and environmental protection through community-based approaches to natural resource management (NRM) and livelihood enhancement at the village level. Particular focus is also put on facilitating wider learning and outreach at state and national levels. The programme currently works in over 2,500 villages, directly benefiting almost 1.4 million people,  in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.