Placed at: Sonepur, Odisha
Education: B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneswar
Prior work experience:
- Sunil Ranjan Thanapati has worked with tribal communities for three years. His work involved planning and execution of activities for soil, water and forest conservation and providing technical assistance.
One key work during fellowship
- Degradation of Natural resources (Land-Water-Forest etc) on which Tribal depends for their livelihoods
What was done:
- Community was involved in accessing potential of NR bases
NR management for promotion of sustainable livelihoods
Planning and capacity building of stake holders at different level i.e. community, PRIs, NGOs & GOs
Strategized implementation process targeting 54, 000 households (500HHs/ GP) in this initiative
Envisaged impact assessment
- More than 10800 households have been covered under this initiative
These efforts have encouraged land development, innovative irrigation and better crop production/ cropping system for tribal
The model will be replicated across the villages in the district.