Tribal women in a remote village in Andhra Pradesh have found a solution to their poverty in inland fisheries. They are also winning accolades for their efforts.

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In Vizianagaram district’s Pachipenta Mandal, near the state’s border with Odisha, lies the nondescript Kodikallavalasa village. Bereft of any substantial development, it is close to the Peddagadda reservoir, a medium irrigation project built on a tributary of river Suvarnamukhi, which is a tributary of Nagavali.