EP has set up Ajeevika Craft Centres in 10 villages which is a training cum production center where 300 women have been trained. These women stitch for villagers and do job work facilitated by EP. During the year main focus was on skill up-gradation training, streamlining the ACC operations, new product development, quality improvement and reduction in rejection, finishing. New products introduced during the year were i-pad and laptop covers, laundry bags, lunch bags, fashion pouches, and the total product range stands at 40. Women were given exposure and training at G.J. Creations and at Rangsutra, New Delhi. EP participated in a program organized by the Harvard South Asia Institute and TATA Trust on Rural Craft based Livelihoods and Capacity Building– Social Innovative Fund Program in Ahmedabad. In the year 2015-16 three companies STYLEM, UL Quality Assurance, and LEVIS donated raw materials to the project for training as well as making products. Women's work was promoted through exhibitions in corporate offices, residential areas, and online portals etc. Products were displayed at Dastkar Jaipur, Goa, Gurgaon, portals like Jabong.com under their social responsibility initiative. A new Brand Name was given to represent the area and new logo was designed, given as under:
Sustainable Agriculture Development
The focus of the sustainable agriculture development program is to guide farmers in scientific farming with a focus on sustainability. Several training have organized covering 2418 farmers. Exposure visits for farmers organized to Government Veterinary Hospital; Farm Patan Kalan; Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bawal; State Agriculture Department, Alwar.
As part of crop diversification and to reduce the water consumption in agriculture EP is promoting horticulture farming under the brand name of "Plant a Tree for Life" to improve the income of small farmers in a sustainable manner. 29710 horticulture saplings were distributed to 688 farmers from 55 villages.
The dairy development program trains dairy farmers in scientific dairy farming to improve animal productivity. Over 5500 dairy farmers have been covered under the program. Training was delivered with the help of Officers from the Government Animal Husbandry Department, ABS India, and other individual experts. The topics covered were animal health, protection from seasonal and contagious diseases, vaccination & immunization, breed improvement, animal nutrition, clean milk production, and Government schemes.
EP has registered with the Agriculture Skills Council of India under the government's Prime Minister's Kaushal Vikas Yojana that is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to conduct training in the states of Rajasthan and Haryana.
EP has also registered with AISECT for providing digital literacy under the National Digital Literacy Mission where we join the vision of the country to 'Make one person in every family digitally literate' as one of the integral components of the Prime Minister's vision of “Digital India”.
The Gurukul program builds up the skill of youths linked to employment by providing training that is designed to cover experiential learning. The program focuses on poverty alleviation by building strong 360-degree life skills, learning and economic foundation for poor in residential "Gurukuls", along with placement assistance. The curriculum includes life skills training, literacy & numeracy and livelihood skill training. Once youth become Gurukul alumni they are further assisted through life/guard which is a combination of alumni service, embassy support service. EP has successfully trained 2703 students and placed 98% with an average salary of Rs 12,000 per month.