Identification of water
bodies for aquaculture activities- Allotment of
water-bodies of small areas to Women Aquaculture SHGs.
2) Preparing plan of action
for small-scale fish breeding, seed production, fry
and fingerling production, transportation to
facilitate expansion of aquaculture.
3) Support to beneficiary
groups in implementing the activity.
4) Involvement in Farmers'
5) MoU with Tribal
Development Society for action research.
Livestock are wide spread in the
project area and are central component of livelihood
system across the spectrum of household wealth status.
They also feature greatly in natural resource
management systems and connect to most if not all
components of farming systems. The project livestock
component proposes to overcome the major existing
constraints so as to pave the way for poverty-focused
and environmentally-sound livestock development in a
holistic watershed context, through the following
1. Support to livestock
production improvement through village animal health
programme. The project aims one Village Livestock
Worker (VLW) in each village. These VLWs will be
trained and will be provided first-aid kits.
2. Individuals from project
villages will be trained in basic animal health care
and disease prevention so that they may return to
their villages to provide services.
3. Livestock are widely
preferred as small investments by poor tribal
households in the project area. Poor households are
provided small credits from the Village Credit Fund.
4. Fodder development
programme to increase the nutritional status of
5. Grazing management is
fully discussed as part of the Gram Sabha Resource
Management Plan. Emphasis on managed grazing rather
than free grazing.
6. Action research on fodder
and breeding development.
7. Small fund to pay for
vaccinations through camps.
Preparing plan of action
for training etc of VLWs.
Action research in fodder
Vaccination of animals
(on payment if necessary) in health camps
for livestock system
Support to VLWs by supply
vaccines and linkage with veterinarians,
First-aid kits supply.
Health & Family
Health awareness, namely, that health
is a right of every person living in the village, will
be promoted. To bring health within the reach of the
people, health promotion and prevention of disease
will be emphasised. Nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene
will have to be addressed. Given the poor nutritional
status of the people, specially the children and
pregnant mothers, food securing would have to be
addressed. The health project would be gender and
equity sensitive and would be closely linked to the
grass-root organizations. There will be one Community
Health Volunteer (CHV) per village or for a population
of approximately 500 inhabitants. There will be one
trained Dai (TBA) per village or more in the case of
dispersed hamlets. An initial training of CHVs for
about 4-5 days in the block centre will be conducted.
The initial training will be followed by another 4-5
days training after every 6 months for the next 2
years. These CHVs will be provided medical kits. For
the distance villages, where usually health services
are not available, the Mobile Health Team would be
visiting. Combining western (allopathic) medicine with
the accepted and beneficial herbal remedies would
increase the confidence and participation of the
tribals in the health project.