Tribal Development Programs

Year : 2001-2002

Name of the Project

Empowering tribal people with socio economic activities in Kanyakumari District. – DSt, New Delhi.

Activities carried out
  • Conducted awareness camps in tribal villages and formed associations.

  • Collected information about bamboo & cane product making, food processing and herbal garden development.

  • Selected the beneficiaries for training to the above three trades separately.

  • Procured the necessary equipments for the training.

  • Provided training to the selected trainees separately for each trade.

  • Technical, financial and managerial support were made for establishing production centres.


  • 60 tribal people were obtained skills on income generation activities using the locally available resources.
  • The earning capacity of the tribal people increased.
  • The tribal associated themselves as co-operative and nun the production unit.
  • Evolved SHGs and micro financing activities function properly.
  • Vellambi malai, Koovaikadu and Velmalai, Tribal people benefited.

Year : 2003-2004

Name of the Project

Bamboo Products Preparation Training – District Collector through Forest office

Activities carried out
  • Training on bamboo products preparation provided to 20 trainees.


  • 20 people from the tribal community gained the skill on bamboo products making.

  • A viable employment opportunity evolved to the tribal community using the local resources.

Year : 2007-2008 & 2008-2009

Name of the Project

Uplifting the status of Tribal in Vellambimalai by S & T intervention in Pottery Industry. – DST, New Delhi.

Activities carried out
  • Pre arrangements for the training such as work shed, installation of machineries and equipments and collection of raw materials were done.

  • 15 people from the tribal community were selected by the committee organized for monitoring the program.

  • Activities such as clay processing fabrication techniques. 

  • Such as throwing, casting, moulding, Jiggering etc including the fabrication of craft pottery.

  • Awareness camps were organized for motivating them socio economic transformation among the tribals.


  • 15 trainees from the Tribal community obtained upgraded skills on pottery products with Science & Technology input.
  • The sustainability of the production unit had been ensured with the introduction of upgraded S & T package in production.
  • The tribal in the settlement were grouped under SHG and Bank account opened for development activities.-Established linkages with financial institutions and departments for financial assistance.

Year : 2012-2013

Name of the Project

Integrated Socio-Economic  Development  with  S & T Intervention for Kanikaran Tribal  People in  Pechiparai Panchayat of Kanyakumari District. (T.N) DST, New Delhi


Activities carried out
  • Conducted motivation camps and programs for improving the S&T knowledge of the tribal community.

  • Conducted Participatory Rural Appraisal visits and conducted 4 programmes.

  • Conducted regular discussions regarding their agriculture occupation and life style in the SHGs, committees formed by CSD and already existing forms.

  • Work shed was constructed with toilet facilities. (2000 sq.ft)

  • Erection of green house and Rose oil distillation unit was completed.

  • Established a nursery unit of the proposed crops.

  • Ist batch training completed for 40 trainees in cultivation of tapioca, banana, colacasia and rose.

  • All the trained beneficiaries were established their own cultivation units.

  • Ist batch training on value added products fabrication from tapioca, banana, colacasia and rose oil extraction was completed.

  • Exposure visit was arranged to the trainees. They visited different institutes in Kerala and Tamilnadu practicing advanced crop cultivation techniques