Project In Shahdol
To develop effective systems through planting horticulture species to improving and stabilize livelihood of Tribal families in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.
Shahdol is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in east central India. With a total area of 5,671 square kilometres and a population of 908,148. Shahdol is an important district of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Shahdol is the district headquarters.
District is very backward in the field of agriculture. Tribals of the district prefer the cultivation in the old traditional method. The size of the fields are very small and mainly the tribals are marginal farmers. The yearly yield of the products from the fields are not enough for their home use. Hence, for the rest part of the year they work on daily wages. Mahua fruit, wood & seeds are source of income for tribe area people. The climate varies with temperature of 26o and 46o. Nearly 33% of the district is covered by forest consisting of trees such as Sal, Teak, Sarai, Sisham and Mahua. There is trade in agricultural and forest produce. Agriculture is rain fed and exposed to vagaries of monsoon.
This project will positively affect the lives of the 1000 small and marginal tribal families of Shahdol block. Nearly, all of the families will involve in plantation activities, take care of the plantation, and are benefitted in future. This plantation would also help to counter balance the carbon, generating through mining activities going on in these areas.