The Jharkhand Tribal Development Society has been registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, primarily to implement tribal development projects of Government of Jharkhand, Government of India and multilateral organizations after the termination of the earlier project. For implementation of the new Jharkhand Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Project (JTELP) it has been established 14 Project Management Units (DPMUs)/Offices in the districts where the project activities has been carried out and a State level Project Management Unit ( SPMU)/Office at Ranchi.
The JTDS program seeks to develop and implement a replicable model that ensures household food security and improves livelihood opportunities and overall quality of life of the Tribal population based on sustainable and equitable use of natural resources.
The program aims at:-
- Empowering the Tribal Grassroots’ associations and user groups including women and other marginal groups.
- Promoting activities, which generate sustainable increases in production and productivity of land and water resources
- Generating sources of income outside agriculture, particularly for landless.
MOTIVATION……..A KEY TO SUCCESS
Harkatta, is one of the Project villages of JTELP in Boarijor Block of Godda District. It lies under Lilatari-1 Panchayat of the block. Total 124 Households are there with around population of 550. Out of 124 households, 92 Households belong to ST families. There are no PTG families. This village has very unique story in its own when it comes to understanding of villagers about JTELP. It was one of the initial villages where the DPMU team started working along with the FNGO team in the area.
Bhimpahari is a tribal village of Bandarnacha Panchayat . Due to its geographical isolation, this village is searching the light of development in the sphere of economy, education & health. Bounding by the traditional rituals and taboos coupled with some unavoidable social evils like early marriage, domestic violence are pushing villagers constantly in the gloomy state. Lack of govt. facilities in health, education created pessimism among villagers and resulting low dependency over external resources and supporting agencies.