Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Programme, Sangammner, Maharashtra, India.
The Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Programme focuses on improving the small and degraded plots of land of the tribals in order to increase their economic situation and alleviate extreme poverty. The tribals are the poorest people in the lowest part of Indian society. They are seasonally migratory and are educationally and economically disadvantaged. The primary objective of ITWDP is to create a participatory Watershed Development Programme. Apart from gaining drinking water and an irrigation system it will allow for a second crop, that can be sold. All decisions are made in communal meetings, the crops are sold together and the returns shared fairly. Once the tribals are settled they will be given help to get a title to the land as well as caste certificates needed to send their children to school and to receive health care.
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