Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalyan Areas (SUVIDHA) in collaboration with HDFC Parivartan is implementing Holistic Rural Development Project in 15 villages of Maheshwar Block, Khargone District, Madhya Pradesh since 2020.
Maheshwar, was once a thriving handloom capital of the Marathas. Even today livelihood of the villagers basically depends upon Handloom along Agriculture and Allied activities. Post independence, this craft, and style did witness a major decline in productivity and popularity. Now with the little change in time, there is a major export market in France, U.K, and Germany. Since Maheshwari saree is available in both Silk and Cotton, it can be adorned for both casual and formal events. From weddings, engagements, parties, conferences, to religious festivities, a Maheshwari saree can make anyone look classy and effortlessly graceful. As Maheshwari saree is a fairly light wear saree, it is suitable for any season year round.
In agriculture, major crops in the region are Maize, Cotton, Gram and Wheat. As farmers here have small landholding, the farm output does not yield good returns. The farming practices requires immediate intervention in form of integrated farming which introduced commercial farming.