INTEGRATED TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT
INTEGRATED TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN GORUBATHAN BLOCK OF KALIMPONG DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL
Brief Introduction: Integrated Tribal Development Programme for Gorubathan Block of Kalimpong District, West Bengal (TDF WADI-42) was sanctioned on 14th March 2017. Tripartite MOU was signed among NABARD, Caritas India (CSR partner) and Anugyalaya Darjeeling Diocese Social Service Society (PIA) on 25thOctober 2017. The Project commenced on 1st December 2017.
In order to empower the farmer-beneficiaries from the very beginning, various trainings and demonstration for proper Planting of the fruit crops, pest management, pruning, training oncompost making, Liquid manure (Jeevamrit), Vermi composting, orientation and planning on formation of FPO/ FPC have been conducted. All together 21 VPCs (Village Planning
Committees) have been formed in 5 gram Panchayats. Regular meetings of the VPCS and FPO members are on.
500 tribal families have successfully planted a combination of 2 fruit crops (combination I- Kiwi 30 saplings & guava 54 saplings and combination II- Mandarin Orange 60 saplings & Guava 40 saplings) based on the topographical conditions of the region along with intercropping with vegetables i.e. round chilly, Beans, tomatoes broccoli and radish).