Porject Jatara Tikamgarh
To develop effective systems through planting horticulture species to improving and stabilize livelihood of Tribal families in jatara block of district Tikam Garh of Madhya Pradesh.
Jatara is in Tikamgarh, one of the remotest districts of Bundelkhand at the borders of
two states, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The agro climatic zone is Bundelkhand
Plateau which is a semi-arid region. Average rainfall of the area is 800 mm. The area is
notorious for its feudal structure. Majority of the population, close to 50%, belongs to
OBC category and SC population is the second highest, about 35-40% and rest are ST
and general category. Major crops in kharif are Black gram; Soybean and Sesame (Til),
in Rabi farmers grow gram and wheat according to the rain fall in the respective year.
Sources of irrigation in the district are well and tanks of Chandel dynasty. Soil type
varies widely, even in a village there is 2-3 types of soil. Most of the soil is sandy soil
that has less water retention capacity. Migration percentage is the highest in the state,
39% people migrate to Delhi and other big cities. Due to feudalism, casteism and
corruption in the region, low caste people are suppressed and development of the
region is very slow.