Andhra Pradesh

In the state of Andhra Pradesh, LibTech India has been collaborating closely with the Tribal Welfare Department, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Adivasi communities, and various other state government departments to address systemic and implementation issues that have resulted in the exclusion of tribal populations from accessing government services. From 2019, our efforts have been concentrated on identifying and resolving challenges related to the effective implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) within tribal regions and across the state. Additionally, we have been actively engaged with stakeholders responsible for executing the Rythu Bharosa – PM KISAN program, an input subsidy initiative designed for farmers. Our involvement has encompassed enhancing the capacities of tribal youth, CSOs, and frontline government officials to better facilitate service delivery through action research.


Commencing in February 2023, we embarked on a mission to enhance the delivery of welfare and entitlements to tribal communities, focusing on the critical “last mile” of service provision. In an era dominated by digitalization and centralized service delivery, tribal populations often encounter obstacles when attempting to access their entitled benefits and rights, even after these services have been approved by the government. Our ongoing collaboration with tribal communities involves documenting these challenges comprehensively and experimenting with potential solutions.


Our work includes comprehensive efforts around national schemes such as:


– Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY): Ensuring pregnant women and lactating              

  mothers receive financial support to improve health and nutrition outcomes.

– PM JANMAN: Providing essential health services and facilities to improve maternal and child   


– Public Distribution System (PDS): Strengthening the distribution of subsidized food and     

  essential commodities to ensure food security for all.


We have been constantly engaging with the state government authorities to improve the implementation by providing feedback on exclusions and ways to mitigate them through our research. The intention is to develop effective pilot initiatives that can be scaled up across the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, thereby significantly improving the accessibility of essential services and entitlements for the tribal populace.