About the Event  | Brochure

Livelihood security is invariantly linked to food security in general and India in particular as 70% of Indian population is predominantly dependent on local ecosystems for its basic subsistence requirements. Undoubtedly India has made tremendous progress since independence in the area of food security. Paradoxically in spite of regular adequate food production, nearly 40% of the population still lives in poverty sometimes without two meals a day. The policies and schemes introduced by Government from time to time have been mostly good and far sighted; however, due to lack of effective implementation their impact is often limited in scale and scope. The limited scale & scope calls for strategic collaboration with social enterprises like NGO’s among other solutions which though exists but are marred by diverse origins & varied institutional interests with a view of up-scaling of their efforts.
Coupled with strategic orientation with NGO’s, industry contribution is also an important factor especially in the wake of compulsory CSR spending under the new Companies Act 2013. The involvement of industry can directly and indirectly help the vulnerable/ poverty struck sections through increased income and employment opportunities, improved access to infrastructure, and knowledge sharing.
ASSOCHAM through organizing this Convention on Livelihood Security aims to bring stakeholders cutting across domains including but not limited to Central and State Governments, industry, & social enterprises together to deliberate on issues pertaining to food & job security ultimately leading to livelihood security.