Medicinal Tubers for sustainable Tribal Livelihood
for Environmental Education, New Delhi has sponsored this
project through UNDP-GEF-SGP.
Goal of the Project:
Exsitu conservation of the medicinal tubers through the
active participation of the Tribals, for the maintenance
of the Food, Nutritional and Health security of tribal
Purposes of the Project:
i. Inventory and Documentation of Medicinal tubers
ii. Exsitu conservation of the medicinal tubers through
the active participation of the Tribals.
iii. Maintenance of the food and nutritional security
of tribal people.
iv. Identification and popularization of tribal health
traditions for sustainable livelihood.
v. Standardization, validation and quality testing of
vi. Strengthening livelihood activities among tribal families.
Taxonomically classified 4 medicinal tubers.
Formed 10 Tubers Conservation and Sustainable Utilization
Committee and involved in project activities.
Conducted regular meetings for SHGs
5 SHGs have been involved in production of Herbal
Medicines and started using medicinal tubers for their
Medicinal Tubers Park was established in 1.5 acres
of land and planted with 47 medicinal tubers
Organised 5 trainings on mass production of medicinal
tubers for SHG members
25 acres of land planted with 5000 medicinal tubers
planting materials for mass production of medicinal tubers
Established Community Based Tubers Germplasm Bank
in 5 tribal settlements and planted 280 medicinal tubers
for Long term conservation of medicinal tubers
Planted 35,000 medicinal tubers saplings and planting
materials around tribals settlement in an area of 100
acres for exsitu conservation
Established 60 small tubers medicinal gardens as
exsitu conservation in and around tribal huts
Organized four awareness campaigns on Tribal Health
Traditions for sharing of tribal health traditions by
elderly person to younger generation
Standardized procedure for mass multiplication
of 2 medicinal tubers
Established a Tribal Herbal Bazaar
Established a Tribal Herbal Clinic
Herbal medicines like Joint pain oil, Diacure,
Nutrition powder, Dandruff oil, Tribala Suranam, Asta
Suranam, Hair oil, Pimple cure,Cold cure have been conducted
with small research involving different treatment combinations
for standardization and validation
Identified 5 tribal villages for creating Herbal
Raw Material production, processing and storage facility
Organized three trainings on Herbal Medicine Production
and Marketing with participation of 50 tribal families
Conducted three awareness meetings on health, environment
Initiated a special scheme namely, "Passing
on the Gift Scheme" for the improvement of Tribal
families by including Goat in Homestead Garden and distributed
25 Kannaiya Goat (Indigenous well Adapted local breed)
to tribal families residing at Vellappar kovil and Thazhiyoothu
Established nutrition garden in 3 tribal villages
among 15 tribal families
Identified Vellapparkovil as the potential tribal
village for implementing livelihood programme through
utilization of Lantana.