Climate led Vulnerability Assessment vis-à-vis Identification of Rural Problems of Tribal Farmers
Chandan Kumar Rai, Khajan Singh and Arti
Climate-led Vulnerability Index was calculated as the net effect of exposure and sensitivity on the adaptive capacity by using the ‘Integrated vulnerability assessment approach’ and IPCC’s definition of vulnerability. The weightage of indicators were assigned by using Principal Component Analysis (PCA). The study underlined that 86.25 percent of the selected household have vulnerability index value of less than 0, which indicated that these household were highly vulnerable to climate change because their adaptive capacity is not to such extent to cope up the effect of climate change. In the present study, through Agro-ecological mapping it was found that 90.00 percent households out 299 households were engaged in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and other allied activities. Total area of the Ogli village is about 292 ha. The land availability per household is 0.63 ha. Major problems and thrust areas were selected by using PRAtechnique on the basis of bio-physical and socio-economic status of the village.