Jharkhand

WOTR commenced its work in the Indian state of Jharkhand  in June 2010  In Jharkhand, we have worked on 3 completed and 3 ongoing projects till date, across the thematic areas of natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and livelihoods of tribal community.

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is implementing   1 watershed development project, covering an area of 845 hectares (ha.), thus, impacting over 994 people across 3 villages. Its involvement in over 12 women run Self Help Groups (SHGs), micro-finance, trainings and other initiatives have benefitted over 250women. 500 farmers have been benefitted through trainings, farmer field schools, agriculture demonstrations.

Major projects undertaken in the region

 

Name of the project

Aim of the project

Project details

1

 

Agriculture Production Stabilization of Tribal Families

 

 

To organize women in self-help groups (SHGs) and to form farmer clubs for handholding support in agriculture productivity stabilization for two crops each in Kharif and Rabi season

 

Villages - 9

Districts - 1

Farmers Benefiting - 255

2

Productivity Enhancement through Community Based Natural Resource Management

 

 

To enhance agriculture production through demonstration of SRI of Basmati variety and local varieties

· Villages - 2

·Districts- 1

· Families Benefiting  - 165

People Benefitting- 833

3

Watershed Development

 

 

In situ soil conservation through ridge to valley approach in tribal villages

Villages -3

Districts - 1

Families Benefiting  - 268

People Benefitting - 1278

3

Wasundhara Livelihood Development Project

 

Natural resource management, through agriculture productivity stabilization etc. and promotion of  diversified livelihoods including livestock and lac promotion

Villages - 11

Districts - 1

Families Benefiting- 2900

People Benefitting- 4597

5

Promotion of Farmer Producer Organisation

 

 

To organize farmers into clusters for agriculture promotion in Kharif and rabi season and to promote lac cultivation with backward-forward linkages to the market and financial institutions through setting up a company

Villages - 11

·Districts - 1

·Families Benefiting - 2900

·Farmer Members - 110 and growing

6

Capacity building of Watershed Development Team, Self Help Groups and Village Watershed Committee of Tribal Sub Plan Districts

 

To conduct trainings for men and women on watershed management as well as Self Help Groups (SHGs)

Districts-12

Trainings Conducted-45

Participants-1800

List of partners:

Funding Partner:

Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CINI), Jamshedpur

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Regional Office, Jharkhand

Er. Bacher Foundation, Germany

Andheri Hilfe Bonn, Germany

Summary of coverage through Projects

Year

No. of District covered

No. of villages Covered

Area Covered

(in ha.)

No. of beneficiaries benefited

2012-13

-

-

-

-

2013-14

01

09

2579

4869

2014-15

01

11

2912

4597