Belladamadugu Village at a Glance uri icon


  • The Village Dynamics in South Asia (VDSA) Project ofthe International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) supported by the Bill & MelindaGates Foundation (BMGF) has chosen 42 villages as partof the project. These villages ? 18 in the semi-arid tropics(SAT) of peninsular India, 12 in the Humid Tropics ofEast India and 12 in Bangladesh ? were selected basedon certain relevant characteristics to track rural povertyin household and village economies in the region, toprovide the most efficient way to understand the farmingsystems in rural areas, and to identify the socioeconomicconstraints faced by the farming community. In theSAT region, 18 villages spread across 9 districts in 5states were identified for the study. Of these, 6 werechosen way back in 1975 under the erstwhile VillageLevel Studies (VLS) project of the Economics Programof ICRISAT, while 12 new villages were included in theexpanded VDSA project during 2009. Belladamaduguis one of these 12 new villages

publication date

  • 2008