Stories of Change

Vegetable Production Boosts Tribals’ Income

An irrigation well constructed under JTELP

Agriculture is still largely rainfed in Santhal Pargana area of Jharkhand because of lack of proper irrigation. Farmers follow traditional practice of cultivating a single crop, paddy, in small patches of land as water remains available during rainy season only. Rest of the year, their lands remain unproductive.


Farm Pond Enables Farmer Cultivate Upland

Jagannath Murmu with his farm pond

Jagannath Murmu is a tribal farmer with 15 acres land. One would think that with this much of land, his sex member family would be leading a happy life. But this was not the case as his land was upland, locally called dangar, on which little grew, not even sufficient for the consumption of the family.


Once Ignorant, Now Creating Awareness among Women

Anni Marandi

Anni Marandi is a tribal girl in Chadradeepa village in Jamtara block of Jamtara district. Like her village fellows, she was blank as far as nutrition and diet were concerned, nor did she know about anything about menstruation hygiene and care. She was also not aware of the facilities available at anganwadi.


Awareness Enables Woman Get Benefit of PMMVY

Parvati Kisku with her child

Parvati Kisku is a High School educated woman in Duladeeh village of Jamtara district. Her family of seven members has two women. All the time she was engaged in domestic chores. She had no knowledge of government schemes and facilities, nor was she associated with any group.