vision of lab to land initiative is to demonstrate full achievement
of the objectives of all schemes of rural sector (agriculture
, watershed , environment, income generation, employment,
infrastructure, health, education , sanitation ,drinking water,
electrification , etc) to ensure sustainable and inclusive
development of rural areas"
The objective of the initiative
is to build a collaborative knowledge and innovative community
and demonstrate full achievement of objectives of all schemes
of rural sector. The Lab to Land Initiative envisages a comprehensive
Information-Education-Communication and training strategy
for disseminating information on various development programmes
and thereby enabling the people to know their rights and entitlements
which ultimately leads to the effectiveness of the programme.
AMR APARD has embarked on Lab to Land Initiative under the
banner KEYCAP which stands for Knowledgeable
and Empowered Community is the Key to the Community Development
in Andhra Pradesh.
Two Mandals namely Manchal Madal in Rangareddy District and
Parvathagiri Mandal in Warangal District have been selected
for implementation of this KEYCAP initiative. In order to
commence the programme, APARD had decided to implement the
KEYCAP Lab to Land Initiative in one village on pilot basis
to finalize the strategy for scaling up the experiment.
APARD has chosen Cheeded Gram Panchayat in Rangareddi District
for Piloting the KEYCAP initiative keeping in view of its,
physiographic location, size, effectiveness of the local leadership
etc.,. Cheeded Grampanchayat is basically characterized by
an agrarian economy with a population of 939 as per 2001 census.
Majority of the population belongs to Backward Classes and
Scheduled Castes. Of the 1250 Ac total land 700 Ac is being
cultivated under rain fed agriculture and 200 Ac is cultivated
under open wells. Around 250 Ac land in the village limits
falls under forest area and is interspersed by small hillocks.
Paddy, Jowar, Castor, Red Gram are the main crops grown in
the village. Ground water is fluoride affected.