YUVA is operational in the state of Jharkhand, India, in 3 districts i.e. East Singbhum, West Singbhum and Saraikela-Kharsawan.
Geographical profile of the operational area of YUVA on the basis of soil, climate, topography, geo-hydrology and other resources is- laterite sub- region of the hilly extension of Chottonagpur plateau with less fertile bushy forest terrain, slope and rolling up lands.
The climate is generally dry. The region is rather drought prone. The Rainfall is the highest in July and August. December-January are the coldest months while April-May are the hottest. Average temperature raises maximum up to 45°C in the summer and minimum falls not below than 8°C in the winter. The area is rich in minerals like Iron Ore, Copper etc.
Agriculture is dependent on monsoon. Due to industrialization and large scale mining, deforestation has taken place. Population density – 210 /km2 .The scheduled tribe population 28% .Apart from the tribes most of the population of this area belongs to backward communities. They are economically downtrodden, socially underprivileged and educationally backward. The literacy rate is very low.
The main source of livelihood is dependent on agriculture as well as on industries. Majority population is that of daily wage earners. Animal husbandry and allied trades are also supplementary livelihoods of the local people.
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