Sustainable Agriculture, Livelihoods Development and  Watershed Management are our prime program with an  objective to increase income of rural marginal families

  • By increasing the farm productivity and crop diversification
  • By improving physical access to water through In situ soil moisture & water conservation interventions
  • By promoting sustainable agriculture and climate resilient practices and diversifying income sources through community involvement.

We work for:

  • Participation of community from planning to implementation by organizing village meetings, Orientation, trainings, exposure visits, village camps, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) etc
  • Prompting Community based decision making systems through local institutions in the villages.
  • Capacity building of the institutions to ensure long term sustainability of the interventions.
  • Development of an integrated model of watershed development on cluster basis for maximizing the impact, with multi stakeholder involvement
  • In situ soil moisture and water conservation by identifying recharge potential area to ensure physical access to water.
  • Formation and strengthening of Water User Groups to ensure long term sustainability.
  • Increase farm productivity and crop diversification by promoting Sustainable agriculture practices and climate resilient agriculture through resource material, farmers training, exposure, field day, demonstrations, Farmers Field Schools etc.,
  • Diversification of income through promotion of farm, non-farm and livestock base enterprise through skill straining and technical handholding, business planning and credit mobilization, quality enhancement and market linkages etc.

Major Mile stones:

  • 14500 Ha land covered under Watershed area development in more than 100 villages
  • In situ soil moisture Farm Bunding 7550 ha, stone bunding 3174, CCT 3507 ha ; land leveling 5120 ha ; Plantation 3625 ha
  • Water Harvesting through construction of Cement structure (9)/ earthen nala structures (21)/ rejuvenation  and repairing of old structures(11)
# Type of Soil Conservation Activity Achievement (Ha) # Type of Water Conservation Activity Achievement (No)
1 Farm Bunding/ compartment bunding 7550 1 Desilting  of existing structures 11
2 Stone bunding 3174 2 Construction of Cement Nala bonds 9
3 Tree Plantation 3625 3 Construction of earthen Nala bund 21
4 Fodder Grass Seeding 700 4 Farm Ponds 8
5 Continuous Contour Trench 3560 5 well deepening  /recharging 17
6 Land leveling 5120 6 Percolation  Tank 4
  Total 23729   Total 70
  • Promoted sustainable agriculture by organizing 9653 agriculture technology extension methods and tools under different programs

#

Extension Activity

No.

#

Extension Activity

No.

1

Crop Demo.

435

7

Green Manuring

28

2

Farmers training

6571

8

Horticulture Plantation

70

3

Farmers filed schools

15

9

Organic farming

2479

4

Farmers Exposure Visits

14

10

fodder demonstrations 

8

5

Bio-dynamic  compost

3

11

seed bank

25

6

Vermi culture promotion unit

28

12

Improved Agri. Implement Bank

7

Total

9653

  • 7006 Farmers Training and Crop demonstrations
  • 15 Farmers field school to disseminate the Sustainable Agriculture technologies
  • 56 Vermi composting & Green Manuring
  • 70 Horticulture Plot
  • Promoted improved animal husbandry dairy management, goatary and poultry practices, by organizing 899 events under different programs
  • 15 Animal Health Check-up Camps
  • 105 Backyard Poultry Management
  • 750 Goat Unit
  • 1 Honey Harvesting & Processing Unit
  • 6 Dall Mill and leaf plate making unit
  • 4 Spice making units

 Significant achievements and Impact:

  • Substantial increase crop yields and thereby annual income of project households supplemented by diversified income sources.
  • Increase in water storage, stored soil moisture helping reduction in crop failures during dry spell.
  • Reduction in cost of crop production due to adoption of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Improved livestock rearing due to increased skill &knowledge.
  • Increased diversified income sources of project households.
  • Reduction in distress migration of farming community resulting in absolutely no attempt of suicide in project villages.