Changing the Landscape

Talking about us—our identities, our activities, and so forth—was crucial fifteen years ago. Five lakh plants will now tell both the past and the future's stories. A few happy tribal people from Jangal Mahal in West Bengal will be able to identify us by the colour of about 100 acres of desolate land, and they might even thank us for our efforts to ensure their survival and way of life.

What we have done is look for alternative livelihoods in barren lands for the rural poor, particularly tribal people, and bring them back into mainstream life.

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At a Glance

Livelihood from Barren Lands

Reducing the amount of barren land is one of the ways to alleviate hunger and poverty. The projects of IMAP are centred around the productive utilization of fallow land.

Medical Services

The benefits of medical services emerged alongside IMAP’s livelihood projects in various remote locations. These primary healthcare services become an integral part of implementing livelihood projects.

Livelihood training

The Tribal people need to learn ‘What to’ and ‘How to’ to get the produce from the fallow lands. The medium of the training is audio-visual to reduce the language barrier.

Reducing carbon footprints

Organic farming in fallow lands certainly increases the organic carbon in these lands. In the 120 acres of fallow land, we raised 5 lakh plants over 5 years.

Natural Farming

According to India's poverty map, the majority of its states have poverty rates between 15% and more than 45%. To mitigate poverty, we started several natural farming projects on these vacant lots.

medicinal plant cultivation

In the trail of introducing new crops in fallow lands, IMAP initiated the concept of a medicinal plant cultivation programme in Garhbeta II Block of Paschim Medinipur District to alleviate poverty.

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