Jharkhand Tribal Development Society

About JTDS

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.JTDS2

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.





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.

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Case Study: Baru Umbul Mahila Samiti,Podahatu

The pace of development in the village has increased owing to the active participation of the members of Baru Umbul Mahila Samiti. The committee is not only generating income through savings and unity, but also playing an active role in taking important decisions of the village. Due to the active role of the committee women, an improvement has been seen in the midday meal. BarunAs a result, liquor sale in the village and sale of stones from Dungri has stopped – after the efforts made by the committee. Women of the committee have also ensured regular attendance of children – through held a meeting with the school management committee members. The committee played a significant role in ensuring quality in the selection of Jal Sahiya and the construction of school building.

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Case Study: Another signpost of Community Empowerment

Villagers carrying the "Development Yardstick" 

Name of the village-Bhimpahari of Bandarnacha Panchayat    Block-Fatepur   District- Jamtara

 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. Children were mostly engaged in labor activities for supporting their  families.

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