Reported by: Mukesh Dubey, Senior Manager – Communications, RM
Ranchi, Jharkhand:The four year ‘Creating Livelihood Adaptations Under Drought(CLAD)’ Programme was launched in Ranchi. Supported by MISEREOR, this programme will be implemented by combined efforts of 20 NGOs in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand to reach out to 15,000 small and marginal farmers.
The programme aims at reducing the effect of drought, hunger and food insecurities by building drought resilient communities in Bundelkhand (UP and MP), Chota Nagpur Plateau and Santhal Pargana.
Speaking on the occasion, Sreya Mozumdar, Head of Programmes, shared that “Through this programme, we intend to demonstrate models for building resilience, develop soil and water conservation measures, promote drought resilient crops, develop common property resources, increase food and nutrition security and promote integrated farming practices.”
Mr. Ranjan Panda, Convenor – Water Initiative Odisha, and Mr K C Sahu, Livelihood Thematic Head shared their observation and perspective on the impact of the drought on health, livelihood, agriculture, food security and migration.