JTDS works perfectly for the socio-economic development of PVTG
The Jharkhand Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Project (JTELP) has proven to be a boon to the tribal community where special emphasis has been placed on their integrated development. A total of 15,426 tribal families benefited from the project.
This project started in Jharkhand since the year 2015 in 14 districts of the running tribal sub-plan, the main objective of which is the social and economic development of the scheduled tribes, especially the vulnerable tribal groups.
This project is managed by the Jharkhand Tribal Development Society (JTDS), a unit of the Welfare Department of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and Backward Classes of the Government of Jharkhand.
Under the project, beneficiaries are provided with irrigation facilities such as construction of wells, Chuan, Dobha and ponds and apart from this they are also provided with livelihood facilities such as goat farming, poultry and pig farming, solar lantern, low smoke cooker and Barbatti agriculture and its marketing. .
The project activities have brought a glimmer of confidence into their lives. Now, these people no longer migrate to earn a living and take care of their families by doing agriculture and animal husbandry in their respective villages. They earn income by selling their product to Hatia.
Under JTELP, Barbatti agriculture takes place on a total area of 12,000 acres of land and around 8,500 people benefit from it in Godda, Dumka, Pakur and Sahebganj districts of the state. Through the horticulture development program under JTELP, about 8,500 people are benefiting from it and it covers a total area of 12,000 acres in Godda, Dumka, Pakur and Sahebganj districts of the state.
JTDS also promotes agricultural work under JTELP and about 8,500 people receive benefits in Godda, Dumka, Pakur and Sahebganj districts of the state. Tribal people also benefit from goat herding in their respective villages. Under this scheme, about 1,000 people are receiving benefits in Godda, Dumka, Pakur and Sahebganj districts of the state.
JTDS also provides smokeless stoves to people living in remote areas of the state so they can benefit from new cooking technologies. About 1,000 people benefit from this program in the districts of Godda, Dumka, Pakur and Sahebganj.
Targeting the Hard Core Poor (THP) project, JTDS is running the program in 4 districts of Santhal Parganas namely Dumka, Godda, Sohebganj and Pakur under which 5,000 female heads of households have been identified and assets provided to them. were provided in the form of livestock and stores, thanks to which the possibilities of their economic development emerged. The project resulted in a 231.30% growth in the assets of these households. At present, these women live independently and take care of their families.
Conservation Cum Development (CCD) is also a major program run by JTDS in 14 districts for primitive tribal families. Livestock distribution work whereby these families improve their standard of living by generating income from livestock under this program. Under the program, in 14 TSP districts, duck rearing with 594 families, goat rearing with 786 families and pig rearing with 148 families are underway. Simultaneously, under the same program, 2,000 families with various income-generating activities such as agriculture, animal husbandry and other works are underway.