Focused Area Development Program(FADP)
Since May 2014, WOSCA is facilitating Focus Area Development Program (FADP) in Champua Jhumpura and Joda Blocks of Keonjhar district under Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Champua with an objective to improve the livelihoods of tribal people. Horticultural plantation, promoting income generation program for SHG members and farm mechanization for optimization of agriculture are the components of the project.
Project is implemented through conducting village meeting, identifying the beneficiaries, waste land for plantation, converging MGNREGA for pit digging & land development, plantation, applying fertilizers, fencing and provisioning the water facilities are the key activities taken up in the project. Inter crops taken up as interim profit and nutrition supplementation of tribal families Apart from this farm mechanization and vegetable demonstrations taken up in the project with tribal beneficiaries.
So far plantation (Mango, Cashew and Lemon) taken up in 326.4 Acres of land covering 322 families across 16 villages. There are 16 open wells with manual hand pump are installed in the WADI field to provide irrigation facilities to the Horticulture plants and help to promote vegetable cultivation in the field.
There are 56 families have been regularly involved with the vegetable cultivation activities and improved their earnings. As part of the project 191 pump sets have been distributed to the beneficiaries for intercropping and standing plant watering.