Consortium Partners:  Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola    Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri       Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune    Dr. Hedgewar Seva Samiti, Nandurbar

Operational Area

Clusters
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Mandane
» Khandbara
NANDURBAR :
      
 Nandurbar lies in the North Western region of Maharashtra on the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Until 1998, it was a part of Dhule district. It has a total area of 5035 sq. km. of which 45% consists of forestland. Administratively, it is divided into six blocks, Akkalkuwa, Dhadgao (Akrani), Shahada, Taloda, Navapur and Nandurbar.
       Nandurbar is a tribal district, with 62% tribal population and 75% of the rural population belonging to different tribes. Three of the six blocks have a tribal population of more than 80 per cent (Census, 2001). The main tribes of Nandurbar are Konkani, Bhils, Dhankas, Gamuts, Pawra and Mavchi. Their dialects include Bhilori, Pawra, Mavchi, Konkani and Ahirani.

Fact and Figure
 Area 5034.23 sq. kms.
 Area under Forests 218700 Ha
 Latitude 21.0 to 22.03 North
 Longitude 73.31 to 74.32 East
 Average Rainfall 552 mm
 Population 13,09,135 (2001 census)
 Population Density 260 per sq. km
 Literacy Rate 56.62%
 Sex Ratio 975 females per 1000 males
 No. of Tehsils 6
 Panchayat Samiti 6
 No. of Villages 947
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        Two clusters in Nadurbar Mandane and Khandbara are identified. KVK, Nandurbar has the responsibility of implementation in Khandbara.
       Khandbara is located 30 kms away from Nandurbar district headquarter. Total 21 villages have been selected for the programme. Core villages are 8 namely Borcheck (east), Borchek (west), Karanjali, Modulipada, Nagare, Nizampur, Nimbhoni, Palipada. 
       Mandane is at the distance of around 60 kms from district place. Total 16 villages will be benefited from the programme. Core villages are 7 namely; Bulane, Chandshaili, Mandane, Manmodaya, Navanagar, Titari and Vadgaon.