Yuva Rural Association (YRA) is registered organization from Nagpur, as a Society, it has turned 14 years old now and continues to work hard for the development of the rural & tribal poor. The focus is to empower the deprived sections of rural and tribal society through interventions in the areas of livelihoods, gender, natural resource management (Environment) and advocacy to achieve its goals for the betterment of the constituencies. YRA’s current direct interventions are in more than 525 villages from around 18 blocks of 8 districts in Vidarbha region and Parbhani district from Marathwada region of Maharashtra. All these interventions were to address various development issues of the constituency groups- small and marginal farmers, women, youth, tribal and children.
YRA also have indirect interventions on various issues at state and national level through our collaborative partners. YRA has been successful in facilitating people’s Organizations and Institutions, thus increasing the participation, accountability, transparency, and ownership of our constituencies so that the social transformation process rolls on its own on sustainable mode. YRA has successfully completed diversion based irrigation project just last year with DILASA supported by Tata Trusts. Convergence of Government schemes for the livelihood of poor households is being successfully implemented under CAIM project in two clusters viz. Devli (Wardha district) and Barshi Takali (Akola district). YRA is part of many national level campaigns such as Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, VANI, ASHA, RRAN and also some state level networks. YRA is professional voluntary development organization working in partnership with International Development Organizations, National and State Government and Corporate Social Responsibility projects with HDFC Bank and Edelweiss towards Sustainable Development. YRA is actively involved in national and international development processes such as Millennium Development Goals and now Sustainable Development Goals etc.