Promoting diversified livelihood opportunities through MGNREGA

 

Mungeli is a newly formed district from Bilaspur in 2012.  Before 2012, it was one of the largest tehsils of India and is 142 years old. It is located at 22.07oN and 81.68oE on the banks of the river Tesua, a tributary of Mahanadi. The total geographical area is 163942 Ha.

Lormi Block is  one of the three blocks of Mungeli district located in the rural  central part  of the State of Chhattisgarh. It is 27 km towards north  from the district headquarter .  The average elevation is  1033 feet from the sea level.  The Lormi  Block has  133 Gram Panchayat and 265 Villages  covering a total geographical area of 66104.4 Ha .  Out of the total geographical area , forest area is 6795.11 Ha,  Net Sown area  is 49424.92 Ha, Irrigated area is 27927.05 Ha ,  Un irrigated land area is 19811.11 Ha. 

Moreover, as per the Vulnerability Assessment Report(2017), the Lormi  block has a medium aggregate vulnerability index in terms of both biophysical and socio economic indicators. While the Climate Variability Hotspot Block report(2017) mentions that the  blocks rank would increase from low to high for extreme climatic events  like drought in the future but in the case of flood the block  rank would increase from low to medium for  future climate projections.