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  project name ~ Humanitarian support to the displaced tribals of Chattisgarh, who fled to AP

category ~ Relief and Rehabilitation




  Project Name


Humanitarian support to the displaced tribals of Chattisgarh, who fled to AP



ASDS - Agricultural and Social Development So..



Relief and Rehabilitation






Andhra Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 908300


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Prahalad Rangan
Lakshmi Gorrepati
Tathagata Sengupta


College Park









Summary of the intervention:
The tribals of southern Chhattisgarh experienced severe forms of violence in the conflict between the state and the maoists/ naxals. They fled to the border areas of Andhra Pradesh and have been living under precarious conditions with no land to cultivate, no work to do, and they are denied all kinds of civic amenities like drinking water, health and education services, by the state of Andhra Pradesh.

For the past two years (2008, 2009), Agricultural and Social Development Society (ASDS) with the support of Association for the India’s Development (AID) has making efforts to support the tribal families with food, education, health services and other basic needs such as drinking water, dry ration to the most vulnerable families. Further it also made representations to the concerned departments in the government to mobilize nutrition support to children through Anganwadi centers/ RBCs, subsidized rice through PDS, and work through rural employment programmes and medical services through local primary health centers with the support of Slidarity Committee for the Internally Displaced Tribals.





Proposed key activities: • Feeding support to 350 beneficiaries, including children, lactating mothers, and pregnant women • 200 children will be provided education, food and accommodation (residential education) • 2000 displaced tribal across 100 habitations will be provided periodical health care; 500 severely malnourished children will be referred to Nutrition and Rehabilitation Center, being run by the Government • Two months dry ration support to 250 newly displaced families • drinking water facilities will be provided to 10 habitations • Orientation and trainings to 50 displaced tribal youth on NREGS • Interface with local tribal organizations as well as concerned government departments by the displaced tribal • Orientation and training for the teachers of ALSs and RBCs on teaching methods as well as the issue of displacement and its impact on children • Training on livelihoods particularly the basket making and on leadership qualities to the 100 displaced youth





Need for the continuation of the intervention: • There is dire need to continue these efforts in 2010 as the displacement of the tribals have been increased because of the changes that have come in, with regards to the intensity and forms of violence, taking place in Chattisgarh in the name of ‘green-hunt’. • Earlier, in late 2005, when the displacement was started for the first time, local tribal have been helpful but now in the existing drought conditions they are helpless. • Drought conditions reduced possible wage labour in the agricultural sector. • Salwa Judum leaders started campaign (threatening) in the weekly markets of Khammam district saying the local tribal that do not allow the displaced tribal to stay in AP otherwise this area will also become like Chattisgarh.



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