Bisld is committed to promote sustainable livelihoods of the rural poor with an innovative and integrated approach to rural development and environmental conservation. the flexibility of the programmes enable bisld to serve the most disadvantaged by addressing the specific needs of each family, village and local area. community participation is the foundation of all the programmes. the relevance and effectiveness of this work is vindicated by the fact that presently it has the overwhelming participation of farmers in over 98,000 villages in 13 states. the programme outreaches to over 5.15 million families.