A Lesson In Self Dependence

Tribal’s percertion of climatechange and agricultural adaptation strategies

A Lesson In Self Dependence

Initiative:

Implementation of Maa Thota Project through Vanasamakhya(NGO)s  with assistance from Tribal Development Fund of NABARD

Beneficiaries:

Koyas, the native tribals of Govindaraopet  mandal ( Jayashankar Bhupalapally district), Telangana

The Challenge:

Tribals are given land pattas by State Government. However these land pattas, largely undulating wastelands, are usually located just below the hillocks. Covered with stones, pebbles and bushes these inaccessible tracts of lands were not cultivable traditionally!

The Solution:

NABARD came forward to support 500 Koya tribals with an acre of horticulture orchard development per family as a sustainable source of livelihood

The Impact:

  • The 500acresof wasteland has been brought under green cover and put to productive use
  • Increased household income and confidence levels of tribals(12villages) through wages, intercrop, selling of mango fruits and taking up other income generating activities
  • The migration has completely stopped as the nomadic tribals have become farmers with sustainable livelihoods

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