The Badgaon block, was Seva Mandir’s first rural work area where work was started in 1968. Located in the northern part of the Udaipur District, Badgaon covers a total area of 90,773 hectares spread across 5 zones. Its geography is mixed, including hilly areas like parts of the Aravali foothills as well as forest cover.
The Badgaon block has population of 151,575 people living in 111 villages 45% are tribal.
Agriculture and the raising of livestock are the primary sources of income though in some sections mining offers a subsidiary source of livelihood. Badgaon like many of the other blocks that Seva Mandir works in faces agricultural challenges relating to drought and soil quality but due to its proximity to Udaipur villagers will commute to the city on a daily basis for wage labor to supplement family incomes.
Badgaon has a literacy rate of 40%.
- Because of its proximity to Udaipur lots of other organizations are working in the area creating overlaps in work area
- Destruction of common property and land
- Low food security
- Agricultural shortages due to drought, poor soil quality and small land holdings
- Migration especially amongst the youth