Large number of Tribal populationof Gondia and Bhandara use to migrate to the nearby cities like Nagpur, Hyderabad and Raipur in search of jobs as labourers as very less income generation opportunities was available locally. Most them have very small land holdings and crops grown are used for self-consumption.
They are mainly dependent on forest products and labour work for their livelihood. Farming in the area is mainly dependent on rain due to which only one crop (Rice) in a year can be taken.As the forest is reserved access to forest products has reduced and people are migrating to big cities in search of jobs as labourers.
Indian Red Cross Society Maharashtra State branch jointly with the IRCS NHQ and ICRC implemented Agriculture based Livelihood project for the upliftment of the tribles.Synopsis as under.
|Number of beneficiaries assisted with crops||858||367||1226|
|Number of beneficiaries assisted with Livestock||83||28||111|
For more details contact IRCS Maharashtra State Branch
To implement similar projects within Maharashtra, Corporates can contact IRCS Maharashtra State Branch