The overall objective of ILSP is to reduce poverty in hill districts of Uttarakhand. This would be achieved via the more immediate development objective to “enable rural households to take up sustainable livelihood opportunities integrated with the wider economy”.
The strategy behind ILSP is to adopt a two pronged approach to building livelihoods in hill districts. The first of these is to support and develop the Honey production which remains the main means of support for most households. The second main thrust of the project is to generate cash incomes by supporting non-farm livelihoods, especially community involvement in rural areas.