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Supporting livelihoods through “Wadi” interventions in 23 villages of
Gogunda Tehsil, Udaipur District of Rajasthan

An integrated Tribal Development Programme is being implemented in the Gogunda block of Udaipur District. The 23 tribal dominated villages are located in the buffer zone on the south-eastern side of the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. The area has a predominance of forest and other common land categories.

The programme focuses on alleviating poverty, and strengthening livelihoods through an integrated tribal livelihood support program based on the 'Wadi' model which works upon the core component of agro-horticulture development, with the primary unit of support being the house hold. Increased incomes thus generated would help leverage collective action by the communities towards improving the governance and management of natural resources. This, coupled with robust institutions that ensure just and sustainable use of natural resources, would go a long way in improving their resilience, leaving them less economically vulnerable and better positioned to take advantage of the emerging economic opportunities.

Central to these interventions is capacity building of the communities & their collectives so that communities in general & households in particular can plan, negotiate, & execute their livelihood support needs. Focus is on strengthening and developing self-managed gender sensitive and inclusive community institutions and their collectives for collective governance over land and water. People's participation remains an important component in the overall domain of the programme.

The various program components include:

Agro-Horticulture development; Agro-forestry plantation in the Wadi; Live fencing; Land & water resources development; Other livelihood interventions; Micro enterprises for landless families; Improving community health services; Women development; Capacity building and Community participation

Supported by

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

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