Syed Areeb Ahmad

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Placed at:   Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Education:

Prior work experience:
One key work during fellowship
Issue:

  • Many government schemes promote rural livelihoods, but poor targeting, missing cultural context and poor understanding on what forms sustainanble livelihoods in the tribal belt causes wastage.

What was done:

  • MGNREGA participatory plan was prepared in 265 Panchayats.
    Livelihoods mapping done for the most vulnerable households identified during social mapping in each Gram Panchayat.
  • Convergence with 18 departments and schemes including Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Horticulture, Forest, Sericulture and NRLM micro credit plans to enhance the livelihoods of those identified.
  • Poultry, goatery and fisheries sub plans to introduce well trained animal friends in every panchayats.

Impact:

  • Benefitting 9000+ most vulnerable households and generating 35 lakh mandays. Identified as best practice by MGNREGA state cell.