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Supporting WWF India Work with Local Communities in Terai Area Landscape (TAL) on Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives

Location: 
Valmiki Tiger Reserve, Bihar, Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh and Tiger Forest Area, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh
Status: 
Ongoing
Started In: 
2017
Supported By: 
WWF, India

Submitted by admin on 11 June 2018

The project aims to strengthen the socio-economic conditions of farmer communities to conserve the forest resources. Village-wise alternative livelihood options will be identified for the communities and farm-based options will be implemented. The project will also provide technical support to WWF Team in designing and implementing livelihood initiatives in TAL.

The key activities undertaken are:

  • In Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, a survey was conducted in 10 villages and model farmers were selected. The farmers were encouraged to take on mushroom farming for additional income
  • In Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, farmers were engaged with agriculture-related schemes. Cattle were vaccinated free of cost. A number of farmers also benefitted from the Rural Livelihood Mission wherein they took up goat rearing and chicken rearing