Wadi Project

Consider the following statements about ‘WADI project’

1.      It is aimed at promoting sustainable livelihoods for tribal communities and enhancing their income security.

2.      It is implemented by NABARD

Select the correct code:

a       1 Only
b       2 Only
c       Both 1 and 2
d       Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation:

Solution (c)

WADI project is a NABARD funded Tribal Development Programme (TDP) which aims at promoting sustainable livelihoods for tribal communities and enhancing their income security.

This programme aims at reducing the migration of tribal people to urban centres by providing them livelihood in the form of income and basic necessities like fuel wood, timber and cattle fodder.

The programme will assist tribal families in Babina block of Jhansi and Birdha block of Lalitpur by giving assistance to develop orchards and related activities.

“Wadi” means a ‘small orchard’ covering one or two acres. This is a five year project intended to promote orchard development among the tribal communities.

It is envisaged as family centric agriculture where the emphasis is on small land holdings (1-2 acres), agro biodiversity and greater participation of women.

This holds relevance in the wake of United Nations’ observing 2014 as the ‘International Year of Family Farming.’

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