- Agriculture is primarily single crop (65%),
rain-fed (over 70%) and drought prone.
- Tube-wells are the main source of
irrigation, which remain dry for 7-8
months of the year made worse by fast
depleting groundwater table.
- Soil is sandy with poor fertility.
- Farmers ignorant of new and high
Social Investments plan comprises
interventions in the areas of:
- Soil and Moisture conservation.
- Sustainable agriculture.
- Sizeable population of women headed
- High proportion of poor (82%).
- Highly flood-prone area causing frequent
crop failure and climate vulnerability.
- High dependency on livestock including
fisheries, dairy and small ruminants but
no access to vet services.
- Lack of opportunity and skills for
Rolled out 3 major interventions aimed
at improving income sources of the
communities residing in the area:
- Diversification of livelihood portfolio
through promotion of Integrated Farming
Systems for small & marginal farmers.
- Economic empowerment of the poorest
of the poor women-headed households
in the area.
- Vocational Skills training in hospitality
and Industrial Sewing Machine
- Predominantly tribal villages, dependent
on rain-fed agriculture and single crop.
- Lands are sloping with poor soil quality
mixed with stones and pebbles leading
to low yields.
- Post Kharif, most households depend
on daily wages and Non-timber Forest
Products (NTFPs). NTFP collection and
migration to Andhra Pradesh for
- Agro-forestry on arable wastes to
optimise land-use, and increase land
under productive use & promotion of
horticulture in the village commons.
- Soil & moisture conservation to
- Vocational Skills training in Hospitality
and Electrical trades, given the high
demand for such skills in neighbouring
cities & towns.