Fellowship: Meenakshi

Project Brief: Working on regenerating land and increasing livelihood, and reducing migration.
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Pawan Agarwal
Project Partner(s): Meenakshi Umesh
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Puvidham Rural Development Trust,Nagarkooda Village & Post, ,,
TAMIL NADU  636803
Tel: +91-4342-311641
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Dec 2009NYC/NJUSD 2600

Total = $2600

Meenakshi has been working in the community and the Puvidham Learning Center. The school has been functioning for the past 8 years with a lot of Asha support. Most folks from the community are migrating out since the farming is hard due to sallow land and lot of soil erosion. How to generate livelihood programs in this area with this geography is her focus. She is planning on multiple projects for this, exploring various activities that can generate livelihood for folks without migrating, including bamboo plantation etc.
Green cover/land regeneration and higher water table. People staying back and families remaining together. Improvement in quality of life of communities around. Craft development of bamboo and fiber.