This report is an analysis of the livelihood of the inhabitants of Dokur, a village in the west of Andhra Pradesh. The main research question is: How sustainable are the livelihoods of people living in Dokur village?
This assignment was given by the University of Applied Sciences Van Hall-Larenstein as part of the Rural Livelihoods course. We had to analyse the village of Dokur by using the Sustainable Livelihood Framework. The group, team E1, which wrote this report consists of seven first-years students.
This project started by defining tasks; everyone got a certain aspect of the Sustainable Livelihood Framework where he or she was responsible for. As soon as a part was finished it was read and checked by the other members and possible improvements were discussed and made. When all parts were finished, these were put together and the content as well as the grammar were checked.
To answer the main research question and other given questions, reports written by ICRISAT (the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) are used, unless it is mentioned otherwise. However, other sources such as official reports and articles are used as well. To sum up the findings, a conclusion is given at the end of this paper.
As mentioned above, this analysis is based on the Sustainable Livelihood Framework. This is a tool to analyse the livelihood using the livelihood assets, vulnerability context, livelihood strategies and the livelihood outcomes. Livelihood is in this report defined as a set of activities involving securing and acquiring water, food, shelter and clothing for meeting the requirements of the household on a sustainable basis.
This project is an analysis of Dokur, a village in Andhra Pradesh. India, the country that recently celebrated its third anniversary of being polio-free (13th of January 2014), is well known of the Taj Mahal and its delicious curries, but of course India is more than just that. India is about the same size as all of Europe and bears the second largest human population on Earth. The inhabitants speak hundreds of languages of which 22 have reached an official status. In the North, India touches the Himalayas, in the East the Bay of Bengal, in the South the Laccadive Sea and in the West the Arabian Sea. India consists of 28 states and 7 union territories.
Andhra Pradesh, the fourth largest state of India situated on the coast in the southeast,...