Secure Livelihood in Rural India by Small Orchard

by Pradip Dey - Individual Grantee
Secure Livelihood in Rural India by Small Orchard


This World Bank Awarded Evokation of small orchard model focuses on livelihood generation for disadvantaged and underserved populations primarily consisting of tribal community in rural India.

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I have seen the following vicious cycle which is the root of problem identification and my resolve to do something with this problem in the first opportunity: Most of the fields are monocropped usually with upland rice with very poor productivity (less than one ton). They sell a portion of rice to purchase of goat, chicken etc. and keeping another portion for household consumption. When rice exhausted the goat and hen/cocks are sold and thereafter migrate to town for working as labourer.


I envisage small orchard with 1acre area which will help in generating round the year engagement for farmers, thereby checks migration besides generating income on a regular basis.

Long-Term Impact

To provide a development model for Eastern Indian Plateau with the scope for up-scaling throughout the developing world.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


EVOKATION Prize by IBRD featuring this EVOKATION
Small Orchard for Livelihood — In EVOKE Website

Organization Information

Pradip Dey - Individual Grantee

Location: Karnal, Haryana - India
Pradip Dey
Project Leader:
Pradip Dey
Karnal, Haryana India

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