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NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

The NRM Unit plays a role in raising awareness and facilitating access to schemes for tribal farmers from various Government departments. It has developed working relationship with the officers of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), State Horticulture Department, Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Central Research Institute for Dry-Land Agriculture (CRIDA), National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Regional Agriculture Research Station HAT Zone, Chintapalli and the Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Development Corporation (APMIDC). Some of the accessed key schemes include:

  • Horticulture plantations such as mango and cashew in the East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts through the State Horticulture Mission
  • SRI paddy tools, weeders and markers and paddy drum seeders by select families in Visakhapatnam district though the ITDA
  • Vermicomposting units and farmyard manure composting units in the East Godavari district through ITDA and the State Horticultural Mission (SHM)
  • Small-scaled lift irrigation schemes and micro and drip irrigation units facilitated families in the East Godavari through the Andhra Pradesh Micro Irrigation Corporation (APMIC)
  • 500 vegetable seed kits from National Horticulture Mission
  • Fisheries in Visakhapatnam district and 18 villages in the East Godavari district
  • Created an entrance for land restored to access government subsidy schemes and land development activity under MGNREGA, Horticulture Mission and Agriculture Schemes in 12 villages of two mandals

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