Building Eco Villages to Generate a Sustainable Secondary Livelihood since 2018

Himalaya has been working on building eco villages to generate sustainable farming or secondary livelihood options in the tribal belt of Mawphlang, Meghalaya. Natives from the Khasi tribes have been identified and trained to undertake the skills of vermicomposting, beekeeping, and mushroom cultivation. These activities require minimum investment and space for implementation.

The tribes have also been provided with tools such as beehives, bee boxes, ponds, bags, and tarpaulin for vermicomposting, among other essentials. This initiative does not have any adverse impact on their primary source of occupation. The project has been running effectively and helping many small and marginalized farmers generate a secondary source of income.