NTR District Collector S Dilli Rao Launches Second Phase of Wadi Project – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

VIJAYAWADA: The City of Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM) on Saturday launched Phase -2 of the Tribal Development Fund Project in A Konduru and Reddigudem mandals of NTR district for the promotion of sustainable participatory livelihood programs (Wadi model ). NTR District Collector S Dilli Rao officially launched the initiative on Saturday.

The “Maa Thota” project will promote sustainable participatory livelihood programs in A Konduru and Reddigudem mandals through the development of plantations and other livelihood interventions such as goat/sheep rearing. The main plantation consists of mango and guava, the peripheral plantation consists of cinnamon apple, moringa and the living hedge consists of henna, VMM representative Keerthi said.

This project will support 514 tribal households. In addition, 300 non-agricultural families will be supported for goat and sheep breeding and bamboo work. Apart from this, health camps will be organized in the villages and raise public awareness.

The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 3.18 crores, of which financial support from NABARD is 2.97 crores.
Meanwhile, selected farmers have completed soil moisture conservation (SMC) works on their land. They drove a drive and cleared the bushes and leveled the land and made dykes to control the flow of rainwater. On 200 acres, 20 boreholes were dug, in addition to planting mangoes and guavas, Keerthi said.

VIJAYAWADA: The City of Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM) on Saturday launched Phase -2 of the Tribal Development Fund Project in A Konduru and Reddigudem mandals of NTR district for the promotion of sustainable participatory livelihood programs (Wadi model ). NTR District Collector S Dilli Rao officially launched the initiative on Saturday. The “Maa Thota” project will promote sustainable participatory livelihood programs in A Konduru and Reddigudem mandals through the development of plantations and other livelihood interventions such as goat/sheep rearing. The main plantation consists of mango and guava, the peripheral plantation consists of cinnamon apple, moringa and the living hedge consists of henna, VMM representative Keerthi said. This project will support 514 tribal households. In addition, 300 non-agricultural families will be supported for goat and sheep breeding and bamboo work. Apart from this, health camps will be organized in the villages and raise public awareness. The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 3.18 crores, of which financial support from NABARD is 2.97 crores. Meanwhile, selected farmers have completed soil moisture conservation (SMC) works on their land. They drove a drive and cleared the bushes and leveled the land and made dykes to control the flow of rainwater. On 200 acres, 20 boreholes were dug, in addition to planting mangoes and guavas, Keerthi said.

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