Markabbinahalli Village at a Glance uri icon


  • In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)-supported Village Dynamics in South Asia (VDSA) Projectof the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 42 villages (18 in the semi-aridtropics (SAT) of peninsular India, 12 in 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,to provide the most efficient way to understand thefarming systems in rural areas, and to identify the socioeconomicconstraints faced by the farming community.In the SAT region, 18 villages spread across 9 districts in5 states were identified for the study, of which 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. Markabbinahalliis one of these 12 new villages

publication date

  • 2012