HISTORICAL TREND LINE ANALYSIS – TADA TALAV
PRA GROUP - 2
Participatory Rural Appraisal provided us with the wonderful and insightful opportunity to not only understand the village in its natural setting with its rich resource (both social and natural) but also to engage with the village community to understand the challenges they face in their livelihoods and the various dynamics from the present and the past which led to such scenarios existing in the village life. At the same time we were assigned a task, where in we needed to carry out a specific PRA activity at the selected village. This group activity forms a part of our academic curriculum.
Participatory Rural Appraisal is an approach to incorporate the knowledge and opinions of rural people in the planning and management of development projects and programs. PRA involves local people and outsiders from different sectors and disciplines. Outsiders facilitate local people in collection and analyzing the information, practicing critical self-awareness, taking responsibility and sharing their knowledge of life and conditions to plan and to act.
The tools used in PRA are secondary data reviews, participatory observations, semi-structured interviews, mappings, time-line, trend analysis, seasonal review, workshops etc.
The task assigned for our group is to prepare Timeline and Trend analysis (Historical Mapping).In this, trends are created for long-term changes over time based on the local people‘s accounts of the past, of how things close to them have changed - ecological histories, land use and cropping patterns, customs and practices, trends in fuel use, etc.
Under the same we observed various findings and came with our trend analysis in this paper wherein various trends in Agriculture, Infrastructure, Governance, Social setting, Cultural centres etc. emerged in the process to give us the present condition of the village in a holistic framework.
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