Operational Area & Focus Group
Vizianagarm district is one of 13 districts located in northern part of Andhra Pradesh state, India.The district is divided into two distinct natural divisions i.e., plains and hilly region on the Eastern Ghats. It is one of the least developed districts in the state. It clearly shows the extent of poverty, poor education and health status of the community. Poverty indicates not only levels of income and consumption, but also the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty including health and education, vulnerability and risk, and marginalisation and exclusion of the poor from the mainstream.The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe population constitute 10.58 % and 9.55% respectively to the total population in the district. However, in its operational area they constitute nearly 68 % of the total population. The development initiatives of the organization are spread over in 4 mandals in Parvathipuram division of the Vizianagaram District and Rayagada District of Odiash covering nearly 174,000 populations in 442 villages/hamlets. The operational area is situated mostly in hilly and forest region on the Eastern Ghats bordering Odisha state and Rayagada District of Odisha State.
Tribals (indigenous communities), Dalits, women, children, landless, small and marginal farmers and persons with disability constitute the target population