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Drought Mitigation in Thar

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With the aim of disseminating drought mitigation techniques and learning at grass-root level, encouraging replication and creating drought proofing through water, food and fodder security the project has been implemented in 20 villages of Western Rajasthan. The project being implemented by different partner organization of different districts gives a much better opportunity for replication and dissemination of drought mitigation techniques. In order to have maximum use of natural resources, rain water harvesting techniques is adopted in the project which is one of the most satisfying activities to mitigate drought problems.

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Drought Mitigation in Thar

  1. 1. A Progress Report Of Drought Mitigation in Thar through Disseminating, Learning, Replication and Innovation Project (DMTDLRI) Annual Report 2012 - 13 Prepared By Dhara Sansthan, Barmer Submitted To Sir Dorabji Tata Trust & Allied Trusts, North India Office, 220, Hans Bhawan, 1, Bahadur Shah Zafer Marg,New Delhi-110 002
  2. 2. 2 Project overview: With the aim of disseminating drought mitigation techniques and learning at grass-root level, encouraging replication and creating drought proofing through water, food and fodder security the project has been implemented in 20 villages of Western Rajasthan. The project being implemented by different partner organization of different districts gives a much better opportunity for replication and dissemination of drought mitigation techniques. In order to have maximum use of natural resources, rain water harvesting techniques is adopted in the project which is one of the most satisfying activities to mitigate drought problems. Dry land agriculture farming systems and fodder management practices is aimed to ensure food and fodder security. Capacity building of farmers with appropriate marketing linkages and bringing women in the fore-front is an integral part of the project. During the project phase from April to August near about 15 families have been benefitted by water security intervention with the construction of 10 Taankas and sixty two families have been benefitted with food & fodder security activity due to construction of 5 Khadin. Further the capacity building trainings to Farmers’ Association and Self Help Groups lead skill enhancement and developing leadership qualities. 60 new leaders have been developed as the office bearers of Farmers’ Association and mobilizing the community in adapting innovative approaches for agriculture and livestock development. Table below shows the progress achieved at a glance: Progress at a Glance Type of Structure Constructed to date Target for the year 2012/2013 Water Security Taanka 10 10 Khadin 5 10 Horticulture Unit Development 10 10 Community Empowerment SHG Training 5 5 Farmers Training 16 20
  3. 3. 3 Background information Western Rajasthan geographically falls in the arid region of India with of scanty rainfall in the area (200 to 300 mm). Out of the population of 16 Lac people (Barmer District Population), the rural population of the area is largely dependent on rain fed agriculture for its livelihood. But due to insufficient rainfall only agriculture does not support the community during drought condition so they depend on livestock and labour to earn their living and hence put their footsteps back in adopting agriculture and farming systems. In addition to make the situation more extreme the sparse rainfall and rising population of livestock has resulted in overgrazing of pasture lands and lack thus fodder for the animals. Dhara Sansthan is a not for profit organization working in Western Rajasthan mainly in Barmer and Jalore district since 1995. Dhara has the prior experience in Tanka construction as we have already build up more than 50 tankas in Shiv block of Barmer district. Draught Mitigation project is implemented by Dhara Sansthan with the support from Gravis (Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti) in the month of April 2012/13. The first month was planning phase and also the selection phase, in this month duration we did the recruitment process of the field staff and also our team decided on the selection of villages (Five villages). Dungar singh has been appointed as a field staff and the identified villages were Ati, Balera, Juna Patrasar, Sujan Nagar, and Indara. Criteria for selecting the villages were where the resources will be available like water (for horticulture and Tanka), Monitoring will be easier for us and also where we can get the required beneficiaries. We have identified and selected the five village by keeping in mind some of the factors like, availability of water, distance from our head office (If it is nearby our office then it will be easier for us to monitor the program), Availability of other resource material like Stones, sand etc.
  4. 4. 4 Detailsof villagesbeingcoveredby Dhara Sansthan:- S.No Name ofthe Villages Panchayat Samiti Distance From Barmer 1 Balera Barmer 21 KM 2 SujanNagar Barmer 20 KM 3 Ati Barmer 17 KM 4 Indara Barmer 18 KM 5 JunaPatrasar Barmer 24 KM Total 5 Villages Activitiesdone underDMT 1. Constructionof Taanka: During this reporting period selection of Taanka beneficiary was done with the help of Farmers club in the villages. All the selection was done on the basis of family income, livelihood status of the family, their agricultural land holding, level of interest and ownership. After the selection during the meeting our field supervisor also verified the beneficiary to ensure that the beneficiary selected is needy and poor and fulfills the criteria to be selected. After the visit of supervisor technical expert also visited the area where the Taanka has to be made and gave technical guidance on feasibility of location according to the design of Taanka. During this reporting period 10 Taankas have been completed, 2 taankas in each of the working villages.
  5. 5. 5 During the rainy season all the Taanka gets fully filled with water and now the beneficiary uses water for domestic purpose. The saved can also be utilized for livestock keeping.
  6. 6. 6 Table below shows the construction of Taanka in the targeted villages: S.No Village Name District Name Completed Target for the year 2012/2013 1 Sujan Nagar Barmer 2 2 2 Indara Barmer 2 2 3 Balera Barmer 2 2 4 Juna Patrasar Barmer 2 2 5 Ati Barmer 2 2 Total 10 10 List of beneficiaries S. No. Name Village 1 ChetanRam JunaPatra sar 2 Mahra Ram JunaPatra sar 3 ChetanRam SujanNagar 4 KumpaRam SujanNagar 5 Hanif Khan Balera 6 BhagwanSingh Balera 7 ChunaRam Indara 8 ShankaraRam Indara 9 Luna Ram Aanti 10 VeeraRam Aanti 2. Constructionof Khadin: Construction of Khadin in the villages was decided by the field supervisor itself. A meeting of farmers was organized and they were involved in the selection of needy one and they knew the rules and regulation of land selection. After the land selection and listing of beneficiaries filed supervisor and team member visited the site and approved for construction of Khadin. During this reporting period 5 Khadins have been completed. Monitoring of Khadin has been done by field supervisor and technical consultant time to time. Before construction of Khadin technical consultant also verifies the layout of Khadin and the site.
  7. 7. 7 The table belowshows the construction ofKhadin in the targetedvillages: S. No Village Name District Name Completed Target for the year 2012/2013 1 Sujan Nagar Barmer 1 1 2 Indara Barmer 1 1 3 Balera Barmer 1 1 4 Juna Patrasar Barmer 1 1 5 Aati Barmer 1 1 Total 5 5 List of Beneficiaries S. No. Name of Villager Village 1 Ismala Khan Balera 2 Jeta Ram Juna Patrasar 3 Sagra ram Sujan Nagar
  8. 8. 8 4 Gulab Singh Indara 5 Kumpa Ram Aanti 3. Horticulture Unit Development: - S.No Village Name District Name Completed Target for the year 2012/2013 1 Sujan Nagar Barmer 2 2 2 Indara Barmer 2 2 3 Balera Barmer 2 2 4 Juna Patrasar Barmer 2 2 5 Aati Barmer 2 2 Total 10 10 S. No. Name of Villager Village 1 Sagrama Ram Juna Patrasar 2 Sagta Ram Juna Patrasar 3 Harmat Singh Balera 4 Bhgwan Singh Balera 5 Moola Ram Sujan Nagar 6 Pira Ram Sujan Nagar 7 Ummed Singh Indara 8 Taja Ram Indara 9 Luna Ram Aati 10 Joga Ram Aati As per the target given to us for developing the horticulture unit, Dhara project staff organized the meeting with the members of Kisan Club and SHG members and identified the beneficiary for developing the Horticulture unit. Dhara Sansthan has developed 10 horticulture units in the working villages during the month of September all the horticulture units were developed in the villages and also monitoring were done by the project staffs to see the progress of the plants.
  9. 9. 9 4. Farmers Meeting and training: S.No Village Name District Name Training and meeting providedto the Kisan Club Total members and the villagers who have attended the meeting Target for the year 2012/2013 1 Sujan Nagar Barmer 3 83 4 2 Indara Barmer 3 79 4 3 Balera Barmer 4 59 4 4 Juna Patrasar Barmer 3 47 4 5 Aati Barmer 3 37 4 Total 16 305 20 Total 16 training were conducted by the DHARA Sansthan in the working villages for the Farmers with the help of Kisan Club to make them aware regarding the different technical aspects of Agriculture inputs and also developing the horticulture unit. Mr. Pradeep Pagaria (Senior Scientist, KVK) has provided the training in all the five villages and attended 5 trainings in the villages regarding the best available seeds in the market and suitable for the local climate condition. Mr. Padeep Pagaria also said the benefits about the vermicompost and also said that if you want to see the structures of the vermicompost then kindly visit the KVK at Daanta, which is not too far from your village. Mr. Pradeep Pagaria also briefed about the subsidy provided by the agriculture department in the development of Vermicompost unit. Mr. Choga Lala Soni one of the renowned person in Barmer and who has developed a horticulture unit in around 10 acres of land also attended some of the trainings and provided inputs on different fruit plants and the techniques for the survival of the fruit plants.
  10. 10. 10 5. SHG Meeting organized: - S.No Village Name District Name Training providedto SHG members Total Members attended the training program Target for the year 2012/2013 1 Sujan Nagar Barmer 1 11 1 2 Indara Barmer 1 13 1 3 Balera Barmer 1 9 1 4 Juna Patrasar Barmer 1 7 1 5 Aati Barmer 1 12 1 Total 5 52 5 Five SHG training were also organized by the DHARA Sansthan and Mr. Pradeep Pagaria has provided them some inputs on Animal Husbandry with main emphasis on Goat rearing and sheep rearing. _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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