Key Achievements

1. Lac Cultivation: 2000-2017

• Successfully introduced and implemented the idea of benefiting from Lac cultivation to 3000 farmers.

• 10,000 “Flemingiasemialata” plants locally known as semialatawere cultivated for Broodlac production that produces approx. 150 quintalsp.a. for 300 farmers every year.

• 50,000 Ber plants were cultivated and distributed to 1000 farmers forsummer crop.

• Nearly 1,50,000host trees called “Schleicheraoleosa” or locally known asKusumtree were identified in the jungles of 46 Panchayat, in PaderuMandal of Visakhapatnam for treatment and potential cultivation. Approximately, 10,000 families are targeted to benefit from these identified hosttress.

• 9,500 suitable trees from the above mentioned host treesare alreadycodified and allocated to300 farmers for their absolute ownership and self-management and cultivation.

• Lac Farmers Group (LFG) were created for every 40 farmers in the village level to mitigate theft and fire accident and raise their corpus.

• Three LFGs together form one MACS/ Cooperative that aims at market intervention to target sale of resources.


Project Supported By

• Basix India

• Lac-NTFP,MahilaKishans’ Sustainable Program (MKSP)MoRDGoI.

• NABARD, Hyderabad.

2. Maathota-Horticulture plantation:

• 1000 acres of land was cultivated with horticultural plants such as Mango, Amla and Ber for the benefit of 1000 farmers with a total of 1,18,000plants.

• To provide round the clock benefit of horticultural produce, intercrop model of farming was introduced at each plot. Plants such as Turmeric, Pipalmodi, Chilli,Groundnut etc., were grown simultaneously within the above 1000 acre of land.


Project Supported By

• Horticulture Maathota-TDF, NABARD.

3. Education:

• 177 Community Managed Schools at School less habitations established.

• 3500 children enrolled to main stream schools.

• 1570 drop out children brought backed to school through Bridge course concept.

• 16 village libraries developed in 12 clusters.


Project Supported By

• Universalization of Primary education “reaching to unreached”, UNICEF.

• SDTT-Mumbai.

4. Curative & Preventive Health intervention and INHP:

• 54 Multipurpose Health Workers- (adolescent girls) were provided curative & preventive health training.1000 acres of land was cultivated with horticultural plants such as Mango, Amla and Ber for the benefit of 1000 farmers with a total of 1,18,000plants.

• 8500 children and pregnant mother were immunized.

• 7000 children were given Vitamin A.

• 350 patients were facilitation to health services.


Project Supported By

• Sustainable Tribal Empowerment Project, CARE India.

• Universalization of Primary education “reaching to unreached”, UNICEF.

5. Forestry Development :

• 75 habitations adopted DongorSonaBanchao (DSB) , a community managed forest concept.

• Massmedia-Kalajata-“Mahajanjal” groups developed for awareness building.

• Each DSB developed 50 acres, a patch of forest at their respective habitations.

Project Supported By

• CWS-Hyderabad.

• CPF-Hyderabad.

• Action Aid Hyderabad.

6. HR and Marketing team Development:

• In 12 CCTs 16 CCs, 300 Village Animators and 150 TRPs team has build.

• 1650 farmers organized and registered into MACS.

• Procurement, processing and marketing unit has established.


Project Supported By

• Community Managed Resource Centre, IFAD Rome.

Sahayog Community Coordination Network (CCN) is a not for profit organisation working for the cause of tribal Empowerment. The indigenous people (tribals) living in the interior villages lying on the borders of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa states in India and are among the most primitive tribes and poorest.

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