As a part of plans to scale up, 240 villagers have begun their training at Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh and Gadag in Karnataka in October 2011.
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With a population of 10.65 lacs, Gadag district has pockets of poverty in regions where the soil is black and the irrigation is non-existent. The project at Gadag is being done in partnership with Deshpande Foundation. Gadag is also the birthplace of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and a legendary Kannada poet Kumaravyasa.
In Gadag, Karnataka, 120 villagers with little or no education, from the most vulnerable backgrounds have begun the training in October 2011.
Head Held High at Hindupur, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh
With a population of 40.8 lakhs, Anantapur is one of the most backward districts in India. The training will be conducted in a small town called Hindupur in Anantapur district. Hindupur is located at a distance of 100kms from Bangalore. This project is being done in partnership with K Raheja Corp.
120 villagers with little or no education, from the most vulnerable backgrounds have begun the training in Hindupur in October 2011.