HEL puts considerable effort to facilitate small businesses by individuals and groups involving traditional and new skills with marketing linkages. Necessary training is imparted in trades like Jari hand work, Sewing, Poultry farming, Goat rearing, Pisciculture, Vegetable and Mushroom cultivation etc. Under 'Project Jeevika', HEL takes initiative for improving alternate employment & income generation.
HEL supports farmers by promoting modern agricultural technology for enhancing food security by diversified crop production. With the focus to address livelihood through diversified cropping practices and to increase their income sustainability, HEL has collaborated with Kendriya Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Purba Medinipur district.
HEL facilitates group based and individual based small businesses.The small businesses like Muri (puffed-rice)makiing, Masala making, Garment making, Goat rearing, Poultry, Small shops, Vegetable vending, Motorized rickshaw pulling etc.have helped the locals to earn their living.This has greatly changed their living conditions.