Tribal Communities

Intern Project: Parvatibai’s Farm

Parvatibai’s farm is in an excellent location along a busy village road to be a functional demonstration model to the surrounding area.  The land had once been teak forest.  Stripped of all the trees and planted with a monoculture which […]

Tribal Permaculture Project

This initiative involved introducing permaculture practices to tribal families in six villages. Methods were identified to complement their traditional farming practices with permaculture practices that could be feasibly implemented without compromising on ecological aspects. In addition, access to solar energy […]

Tribal Development Fund

This project integrates environmental and social aspects to facilitate sustainable livelihoods for tribal families. It involves creation of orchards (Wadi) on degraded lands, with drought tolerant species of mango and amla. The plants were intercropped with vegetables, fodder crops and […]

Social Environment Mangement Frame Work (SEMF) – NSP

Aranya is working as a consultant to the SEMF component of Nagarjuna Sagar Project under APWSIP (a major irrigation project). SEMF serves as a mechanism to inform (irrigation) implementing agencies about the key social and environmental concerns in the project […]


Watershed development has the potential of ensuring long-term improvements in soil-water conservation, livelihoods and agricultural productivity. Aranya has been implementing watershed projects since year 2002. Two projects have been completed covering 3,000 hectares and directly benefitting 1,100 farmer families. A […]