ASSOCIATION FOR RURAL & TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT

ACTION was registered as a Society in 1988 and also registered under the FCRA. It works for agriculture development and disaster mitigation in the coastal district of West Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. ACTION is head quartered at Rajahmundry on the eastern bank of river Godavari. ACTION has staff strength of 26 and works in 162 villages of West Godavari district (122 fishermen villages along the Godavari River and in 40 Tribal villages in the hills).The Tribal settlements where ACTION works are located in the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) areas of West Godavari district. It is a member of CADME, a network of 14 organisations network promoted by Plan International, which works towards disaster preparedness in nine coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Apart from the above, ACTION’s mission is on uplifting Tribal and fishermen by encouraging them to form SHGs, better health care, housing and agricultural facilities. ACTION presently collaborates with NABARD to implement horticulture cum agriculture farms.

Association reports have been produced diligently, although there has been no official Annual report since the Profile/Report of 2008-2009. Consequently, the following is a brief synopsis of the major projects undertaken since that time, listed in chronological order.

In addition to the above is the constant networking and interacting with similar organizations, discovering ways to improve the association’s work. Proposals for new projects are regularly submitted to funding bodies, and meetings frequently held concerning these.

 

ACTION envisages several specific focuses this year. Essential concerns are recorded below.

 

ACTION gratefully acknowledges the support and collaboration received from other like-minded organizations encompassing social work. The organization looks forward positively to more successful joint efforts, working towards helping those in need. Any comments, suggestions, cooperation or donations are extremely welcome.

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