ENHANCEMENT OF LIVELIHOOD STATUS OF THE TRIBAL AREA OF CHHATTISGARH THROUGH INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES
The project has been implemented by ASORD among the socially-backward tribal families of Gariyaband block in Raipur district in 50 villages. The major activities in the project were:
- Plantation of commercially important fruits and forest plants Aonla, Moonga & Bamboo in the homestead garden “Badi” or field.
- 1,000 tribal families were benefited by the activity.
PROMOTION OF MEDICINAL & AROMATIC CULTIVATION
The main emphasis in project is to promote the adoption of commercial medicinal & aromatic crops.
- Production technology demonstration on “Palma Rosa” in the 100 acres of cultivable degraded wasteland of the tribal families.
- Facilities of assured forward and backward linkage support.
- Establishment of Procurement & Value Addition Centre for medicinal & aromatic crops
- Establishment of procurement & value addition centre at “Village Kergaon, Gariyaband” for processing of minor forest, lac, medicinal and aromatic produce.
- Centre will provide the facilities to processing up to the level of end product like pulp, oil, lac, etc. to increase the income levels.
MULTIPLICATION OF LAC INSECT
- The tribal beneficiaries would be trained in the quality production of Lac with the mass scale multiplication campaign of Lac insect on “Kusum and Palas Plants”.
- The main aim of the activity is to regenerate the insects of lac as the tribes of these areas are actively engaged in the production of lac.
ESTABLISHMENT OF LAC PROCUREMENT, PROCESSING & QUALITY TESTING CENTRE
- Establishment of lac procurement, processing and quality testing centre at “Village Kergaon, Gariyaband”.
- The centre will provide assured forward-linkage support to the tribes by on-site buy-back facilities of lac at higher rates and to provide the facilities of local value addition & quality testing of lac.
SKILL-BASED TECHNICAL TRAININGS
- The beneficiaries were practically trained on various agriculture, horticulture, medicinal and aromatic crops & minor forest.
- The tribes were trained in cultivation practices and value addition techniques.