The project addresses the livelihood concerns of tribal communities like the Mahadev Kolis and the Katkaris who have been displaced by the Dimbhe dam constructed during the mid 90’s in Ambegaon block of Pune district in Maharashtra. An approximate number of 3700 families from 25 villages have been affected by the dam. Food security is one on the major problems in the district. Restricted access and control over forest and its resources, degraded land resources, low agriculture productivity, lack of collective voice (community institution), and low participation rate of women in decision making process all contribute to this problem.
i.) 24 months household food availability is attained by tribal families in 38 project villages.
ii.) Tribal families from 38 project villages have secured / safeguarded access to natural resources, enhance their productivity and use them sustainably.
Project Beneficiaries: 1800 Households.
Project Area: 38 villages near Dimbhe Dam in Ambegaon Block of Pune district in Maharashtra.
Project Budget: INR 49,79,420