What is ” Wadi” ? Its a Tribal Livelihood Programme of NABARD
What is meaning of Wadi?
“Wadi” is a Gujarati word that means small orchard which is actually a tree-based farming system that consists of fruit tree suitable to the area or a combination of trees with forestry species. Two or more tree crops are selected in Wadi model to minimise biological and marketing risks.
In five years, a poor village of 100 families can get converted into an orchard of a 100-150 acre producing hundreds of tonnes of fruits.
Note : 5 main shceduled tribes of UP are Tharu, Buksa, Bhotia, Jaunsari and Raji. Out of them Tharu is the major group constituting 77 per cent of the total tribal population.