Centre for Livelihood, Women Empowerment & Enterprises Promotion (CLWE)

Centre for Livelihood, Women Empowerment & Enterprises Promotion (CLWE)

The Centre for Livelihood, Women Empowerment and Enterprises Promotion  is one of the functional Centres at SIRDPR-Tamil Nadu. The centre focuses on providing institutional  platform for poor in rural areas to acquire knowledge and skills for empowerment and for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. 


CLWE is functioning with the following staff:


  • Faculty and Centre i/c – Lecturer (1)
  • MIS Specialist  (1)
  • Assistant (1)
  • Office Assistant (1)


Centre Activity:

  • To impart capacity building training for livelihood promotion in farm and non farm sector
  • To educate Cluster Based Organisations on product improvement for promotion of rural products
  • Training Farmer Producer Organisations promoted by TNSRLM for promotion and sustainability and training field staff involved in the promotion of Farmer Producer Organisations.
  • To conduct training programmes on ICTs and its applications to officials of Rural Development and panchayat raj
  • Conducting training on hybrid mode for certain training programmes
  • Conduct of Webinars on various thematic areas
  • Documentation of best practices  in the areas of livelihood and enterprises promotion
  • Facilitates learning on good practices & exploring experiences & ideas through exposure/field visit
  • Creating networking with Institutions/Organisations involved in Rural Development across the Country
  • Coordinate with colleges for   Students Internship in SIRD & PR
  • Coordinate for exposure visit for college students at SIRD & PR
  • To provide ICT solutions and state-of-the-art infrastructure (Video wall in training halls) at SIRD&PR
  • Conduct of Certificate courses
  • To send proposals to MoPR  on Innovation schemes to be implemented for the livelihood promotion in rural areas.
  • Facilitate automation of training and related activities to improve the efficiency( Mobile app for training)
  • Preparation of Training calendar, TNA book material, AAP for conduct of training programmes

Clientele for the Centre

  1. Officers involved in Livelihood promotion in the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj- Project Directors, Assistant Project Officers
  2. Field staff involved in livelihood promotion in rural areas- Block mission Manager, Block Coordinator, DSMS Assistants
  3. Cluster Based Business Organisations( Farmer Producer Organisations)
  4. Officers connected to data management in the IT Portals like e-gram  swaraj
  5. Resource Persons (Certified by NIRDPR/possessing PG/UG) on various thematic areas attending ToT (Training of Trainers).

Research Studies:  

Research Topics In coordination with
Capacity Building requirement of Women for Promotion of Sustainable Enterprises Loyola Institute of Business Administration(LIBA)/Tamilnadu State Rural Livelihood Mission (TNSRLM)
Study on Capacity Building on Soil test based fertilizer usage for increased crop productivity The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University(TNAU)/ A KrishiVigyan Kendra(KVK) Kattankolathur


Contact Details:

Faculty Name/Designation


Contact Details


Assistant Director/ Lecturer(Agri.)


E-mail: adhdclw.sirdpr@tn.gov.in

Mobile No: 94447 99785