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AAAS Maharastra

  1. 1. AMHI AMHCYA AROGYASATHI(NODAL AGENCY FOR VIDARBHA REGION, MAHARASHTRA)(SIX MONTHLY REWIEW OF VIDHARBHA WORK)<br /><ul><li>Dr. SatishGogulwar
  2. 2. Mr. AvilBorkar
  3. 3. Mr.JaydeoBansod
  4. 4. Mr. HarshawardhanSiddhanti</li></li></ul><li>SUMMERY<br />AmhiAmchayaArogyasathi is the nodal organisation as well as implementing organisation working for the welfare of society in tribal belt of Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts since 25 years.<br />Organisation has always supported and promoted organic and eco-friendly farming in the past.<br />Our partner organization GraminYuvaPragatikMandalBhandara has been working on popularization of ecofriendly and sustainable farming and for the welfare of farmers from 1997.<br />Concept of SRI and association with SDTT .<br />
  5. 5. BACK GROUND OF THE PROJECT<br /><ul><li>Vidarbha is the Major Paddy cultivator of Maharashtra
  6. 6. Difficulties faced by local farmers
  7. 7. Dependability of farmers on</li></ul> * Nature<br /> * External agencies<br /><ul><li> SRI excellent solution to the worsening</li></ul> Condition of famers <br /> * Low input<br /> * Effective utilization of natural recourses<br /> * High yield <br /><ul><li> Initiatives by SDTT, AAAS and GYPM</li></li></ul><li>BACK GROUND OF THE PROJECT<br />A demonstration program of SRI was taken in 2009 with 104 farmers in 2010.<br />AAAS and GYPM by the virtue of immense response to the program it was extended to nearly 3000 farmers covering more than 1300 acres of land in 4 four major rice producing districts (Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli) of Vidarbha . <br />
  8. 8. SRI GOEGRPHICAL EXPANSION<br />CHANDRAPUR<br />BHANDARA<br />GADCHIROLI<br />GONDIA<br />
  9. 9. FULFILMENT OF OBJECTIVES<br />Focus area- Small and marginalized farmers<br />Why ?<br />Potential of SRI program in bringing sustainable livelihood<br />Vulnerability of the above to external factors <br />Social models for effective implementation<br />Farmers club <br />Self help groups (SHGs)<br />Other agencies<br />NABARD <br />Local govt. bodies<br />Agriculture dept.<br />
  10. 10. PROJECT IMPLIMENTATION<br />For the effective and smooth implementation of the program above way was chosen<br />Appointment of staff which included<br /><ul><li>Technical expert (1)
  11. 11. Assistant project coordinator(1)
  12. 12. NGO incharge(2)
  13. 13. Account cum MIS officer (2)
  14. 14. Unit incharge (16)
  15. 15. SRI VLRP (97)</li></ul>Preparation of training material<br /><ul><li>Leaflets
  16. 16. Wall paintings
  17. 17. Documentaries on SRI
  18. 18. SRI slide show </li></ul>3) Capacity building at various levels<br /><ul><li>Trainings of SRI NGO and unit incharge (4)
  19. 19. Trainings of VLRP (3)
  20. 20. Village level training of farmers (105)</li></ul>SDTT<br />AAAS<br />GYPM<br />
  21. 21. STRATERGIES FOR EVALUATION<br />Collection of data-Filling of Management Information System formats<br />Internal and external evaluation visits<br />Surprise field visits<br />Case studies<br />
  22. 22. OUR INITATIVES<br />Organic farming<br />Distribution of Biofertilizers<br />Effective use of available biomass<br /><ul><li>Rapid decomposition technique
  23. 23. Analogue to urea briged ( cow dung capsules).</li></li></ul><li>OUR INITIATIVES<br />Agriculture intensification<br />System <br />Considering the impact of SRI on paddy cultivation, we are also planning to use the principles of SRI i.e. Agricultural Intensification System for other vital grains such as millets. <br />For the very purpose we are taking trials on Kutki(PanicumPsilopodium).<br />
  24. 24. CHALLENGES AHEAD<br />Nature <br />Lack of awareness<br />Rigidness of the farmers<br />Negative marketing of SRI system from some elements.<br />
  25. 25. IMPACT <br />Increase in popularity of SRI cultivation technique in farmers of Vidarbha.<br />Decreased dependency of farmers on external factors,<br />Although there were untimely rains which created friendly atmosphere for pest causing heavy damage to crops all around the region but damage on the SRI crop was marginal. <br />Increase in soil fertility and crop quality as whole.<br />Effective use of inputs<br /> Better cost benefit ratio.<br />Hope for cleaner environment.<br />The technique has crossed the boundaries of project area and is gaining wide spread popularity from farmers across the region. <br />
  26. 26. IMPACT<br />TRADTIONAL<br />SRI<br />
  27. 27. THANKS FOR your<br />PATIENT LISTINIG<br />
  28. 28. ?<br /> Question & Answers<br />

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