Prathima Nalabolu

Prathima Nalabolu

Placed at:   Khammam, Telangana

Education: B. Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology and Masters in Social work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Prior work experience:

  • Prathima Nalabolu has worked for two-and-a-half-years in the IT sector. Her work involved programming and analysis of business flows.

One key work during fellowship

Issue:

  • Tribal fishermen prevented from exercising fishing rights in local water bodies due to non- tribal monopoly and lack of adequate fishing implements in Khammam District

What was done:

  • Organized 800 tribal fishermen into cooperative societies for fishing in 3 reservoirs and 20 Minor Irrigation tanks
    Convergence between Fisheries, Tribal Welfare Departments using NFDB, TSP and IAP funds
    Capacity building to improve fishing skills
    Providing implements like boats, nets, moped with ice boxes, auto trolleys to take up fishing and marketing on large scale

Impact:

  • Large scale fishing taken up by one tribal society in 2014
    Large scale fishing to be taken up by 3 tribal societies in 2015.
    Formation of 20 more tribal fishermen societies by end of 2015.
    Increase in income to Rs. 10000 per fisherman per month during summer season when there are no other sources of income