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NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

These programs were initiated in the last three years. Demonstrative initiatives were undertaken with women covering 36 villages. These initiatives were based on crop selection linked with nutritional needs by promoting traditional mixed crops: ragi, sama, ganti and pulses like red gram and green gram. Subsequently, in the next year 175 single women were identified and followed up with for income generation through agriculture and off-farm activities. Single women livelihood groups were formed in 3 clusters of the East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts and they have started saving money in their respective groups.

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