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.