Empowering Dalit communities through strengthening livestock as a livelihood base. Fighting discrimination through building the skills and knowledge base of Dalit communities.
1)Dalit communities have been denied access to technical & vocational skills, resources & knowledge pertaining to their role in livestock production.2)Dalit communities are exposed to numerous zoonotic diseases such as Anthrax , in their work of carcass disposal, which are a major threat to their lives. There is great need to document this info. in-depth & provide necessary support to Dalit comunities. Beneficiaries include Dalit men & women from 3 districts of Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra.
Training and capacity building, developing a database of zoonotic diseases the Dalit are exposed to advocacy with government
To document the relationship of Dalit comm. & livestock rearing; Identify constraints experienced by them vis-a-vis livestock production in the wider context of discrimination/access to natural resources; Develop strategies to address these problems
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
June 2002 Issue on Wasteland Development