INTEGRATED TDF- WADI MODEL

With the support of "NABARD" Integrated Tribal Development Project in Bishnugarh Block of Hazaribagh District. The “Wadi” model of tribal development is holistic approach addressing production, processing and marketing of the produce and also other needs. The core of the programme is “Wadi” and other development interventions are built around “Wadi”. The “Wadi”' means a ‘Small Orchard' covering one or two acres. The Tribal Communities are dependent mainly on agriculture, forests and livestock for livelihood. But the dwindling forest resources accentuated by primitive agriculture practices like shifting cultivation, mono-cropping, etc. have jeopardized the agriculture and livestock productivity which has led to shrinking of water resources and reduced fuel and fodder supply. This has largely affected family income leading to rampant migration leaving their productive assets idle.

Wadi Model