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Tasar cocoon rearing: a new job for Jharkhand Tribals

Tribals from Dukhiyadiah village are engaged in sericulture to tread towards building their sustainable livelihood from Tasar. This community managed and sustained collective Tasar production has changed the life of the 45 tribal families from Dukhiyadih village of Kuchai block of Saraikeal district.

Located in the middle of the forest, it is 42 kilometers away from the district headquarter at Saraikeal Kharswan. Deprived of any Government social and welfare schemes, the community hardly meet their very basic needs.

A non-profit organisation, Catholic Charities Jamshedpur under the aegis of Caritas India entered the village with its Gram Nirman, a Village Development Programme in the year of 2014. The programme is helping the most vulnerable section of the community of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to help themselves. The organization identified the scope and opportunities of income generation activities with the available local natural resources. The community was linked with the relevant institution and agencies for capacity building/technical input to initiate the entrepreneurship through collective effort and action.