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Grameen sahara assam

  1. 1. Grameen SaharaPromoting SRI in the state of AssamSRI Partners’ Meet, RanchiDated: 27th , 28th February & 1st March 2013Mr. Amiya Kumar Das
  2. 2. Areas we are working atGoalparaKamrupGrameen Sahara
  3. 3. Objectives1. To build awareness among the farmers to adopt SRIprinciples for paddy;2. To multiply yield which in turn would lead to enhanceincome for the small and marginal farmers3. To provide firsthand knowledge about SRI4. To improve Socio-economic status of small and marginalfarmers5. To build awareness of farmers to adopt the same techniquein cultivating other crops.6. To mobilize and influence the government institutions tojoin hands.Grameen Sahara
  4. 4. Assam MeghalayaDistrict 2 1Block 10 1Village 41 5Farmers 2401 41Farmers Group 53 7Average area under SRI (Acr./farmer) 0.46 0.26Status Under this Practice of Paddy CultivationGrameen Sahara
  5. 5. Sl. No Year No. of farmers Total Targeted(New)% ofachievementOld New1 2008-09 0 77 77 125 61.62 2009-10 48 192 240 265 72.453 2010-11 281 347 628 450 77.14 2011-12 487 395 870 700 54.75 2012-13 652 1468 2101 2000 72.956Total2013-14 - -2442- 2000Outreach of SRIGrameen Sahara
  6. 6. Indicators SRI Non SRIAverage no of tillers/hill 50 23Average plant height(ft) 3.5 3Average no of productive tillers/hill 32 12Average length of the panicle(cm) 9 6Average no. of filled grains/panicle 305 142Chaffy grains/panicle 7 15Weight of 1000 grains(test weight)in grams30 27Total grain yield in Kg/Acr. 2460 1620Characters at MaturityGrameen Sahara
  7. 7.  Farmers have been introduced with the Compost Manure through E MTechnology. The farmers have been introduced with some HYVs’ of paddy(Kanaklata, Joimoti, etc.) as well some other selected crops.AGRICULTURE INTERVENTIONGrameen Sahara
  8. 8.  High risk of flood, low and static yield characterize therice production Heavy rains during May to August cause flooding andaffecting the winter rice is adversely in the process. More often, the flood wave coincides with the maturingand/or harvesting period of summer and Kharif rice inmany areas and wash away valuable output. The performance of the summer rice (boro) has alsobeen uneven due to its high dependency on the inputavailability, especially irrigation.Major ChallengesGrameen Sahara
  9. 9. Features of Proposed Project Areas: The areas fall under the lower Brahmaputra ValleyZone: contributes maximum to the total rice area andproduction in the state of Assam . But the productivityof rice is the least in this zone. Climate is sub-tropical Average rainfall is 2169 mm Average number of rainy days is 95 The district experiences floods of moderate to severeduring monsoon. Economy of the district is an agrarian.( Source)Our Next Planning:Promotion SRI Among the Farmers of Four Different Blocks of GoalparaDistrict of AssamGrameen Sahara
  10. 10. Lower Brahmaputra Valley Zone of AssamGrameen Sahara
  11. 11. Base line indicators:Production of rice per crop per acre is low (About 700-800 Kg)Normally single cropping practice is in existence.Hardly any of the target farmers are aware about SRI; with theimplementation of the project more and more farmers will be skilled toadopt SRI principles.There is no producer or common interest group, and the farmers clubs arealmost dormant. Producers groups will be in existence to take care offarmers needs in future;Increase in production will be an important indicator for the project;Grameen Sahara
  12. 12. Sl. No. No. ofDevelopment blockto be coveredNo. of Village to becoveredNo. of farmerstargetedYear-1 4 60 1000Year-2 30 2000Year-3 30 2000Total 4 120 5000Next TargetGrameen Sahara
  13. 13. 5,000 small and marginal farmers will be benefited byincreased rice production and shall have increased foodsecurity.Increase in production to at least 1.5 times.Adoption of scientific practice in management of waterSRI principle and practices will be adopted by the farmersin case of other crops as well.There will be demonstration effects in the later part in thesurrounding villages of project areas.Expected outcomesGrameen Sahara
  14. 14. Project CoordinatorProject ExecutiveVillage level Extension WorkerTargeted Farmers .Project ManagementGrameen Sahara
  15. 15. Awareness on SRIGrameen Sahara
  16. 16. Road ShowGrameen Sahara
  17. 17. Field Level SupportGrameen Sahara
  19. 19. Compost Manure Using EM TechnologyGrameen Sahara
  21. 21. Images from our SRI FieldsGrameen Sahara
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  29. 29. This is SRI !Grameen Sahara
  30. 30. Thank YouGrameen Sahara