One Day on Earth (12.12.12): Cultivating Lives- Khunti, Jharkhand

The video, shot on 12.12.12, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, demonstrates how UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests is helping farmers in Khunti district in Jharkhand improve lac cultivation, which has been a valuable source of income for poor, tribal families. As a result of new techniques and awareness generation programmes, more than 800 families have benefited from higher incomes. Lac production has increased from six to 15 quintals and hundreds of villagers have been employed in a range of activities related to lac cultivation.



Projects and Initiatives

Biodiversity Conservation Through Community-Based Natural Resource Management

Biodiversity Conservation Through Community-Based Natural Resource Management
The project supports efforts to make national and state-level policies more responsive to the strong linkages between rural livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.