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Rural Communes Maharastra

  1. 1. SDTT SRINational Level Partners Meet22 – 24 February 2011<br />Rural Communes, Mumbai <br />
  2. 2. SRI NGO Partners in Maharashtra<br />
  3. 3. Objective of the Project<br />To enhance food security of small & marginal farmers & families through awareness, demonstrations, technical and material support for promotion of SRI, organic farming and Sustainable Agricultural Practices. <br />To form local groups and associations to promote these activities following SRI methods, natural resource management, water management, value addition and collective marketing to achieve sustainable development & livelihood security <br />
  4. 4. Experience of Two Kharip Seasons2009 & 2010<br />Kharip 2009<br />2146 Farmers & 436 Acre land covered with Nine NGO partners in 11 districts of Maharashtra under SRI. <br />Basic support to Farmers like Training, Weeders (Local & Traditional too) , Markers, Exposures etc<br />State level Symposium & block level workshops for Agriculture Departments & PRI (Impact on Implementation) <br />
  5. 5. Experience of Kharip 2010 Seasons<br />3121 Farmers & 628 Acre land covered with 12 NGO partners in 6 Districts of Maharashtra under SRI. <br />132 SRI Village level Resource Persons has trained & for field monitoring trained Unit In charges. <br />Support to Farmers for the Up scaling of SRI like; Training, Exposure, Marker, Weeder, Organic fertilizers (Vermin Compost), Quality seeds, etc<br />Traditional Variety of Paddy has encourage with SRI method.<br />70 – 80 % small & marginal Farmers covered. With this landless farmers also included in program. <br />
  6. 6. Strategy for Upscaling the SRI in Field<br />
  7. 7. Wall Paintings & Writing in Selected 55 Villages<br />
  8. 8. Prepared Slogans for the SRI Methods to aware farmers at village levels<br />
  9. 9. Organized ToT for the NGO Partners <br />
  10. 10. Ratnagiri District – Parivartan Organization<br />Monitoring Visits To NGO Partners <br />Sindhudurg District – Gomukh Organization<br />
  11. 11. SRP Training <br />Every organization wise training program has conducted to train Resource persons.<br />
  12. 12. SRP , units In charges & SRI Coordinators fortnights Meetings<br />Prepared Street play on SRI Method & organized one workshop for all Partners NGOs to set it at their field level<br />
  13. 13. Case study from the Sindhudurg District<br />SHG from Kudal Block has taken land on lease<br />13 members collectively work on farm & followed SRI method <br />Total Yield were sold by group<br />They earned total 15000/- from total yield<br />2000/- Rupees they deposited in group where as 13000/- Rs. They equally distributed among them<br />1000/- Rupees utilized by them to get water pipeline to their house & maintenance of the water pipeline has given to these women by the Grampanchayat.<br />
  14. 14. Current Activities<br />Around 600 farmers are cultivating Paddy with SRI method in Rabbi 2010. <br /> Weeders fabrication at local level<br /> SWI promotion<br />Preparation has initiated for the State level Symposium<br />At various level SRI promotion is going on through Agriculture related Exhibitions. <br />Media Consultation (News related SRI, success stories of the SRI has shown on Marathi News channel) <br />Treadle Pumps use for lift irrigation (in Rabbi)<br />
  15. 15. Rice Festival- State level<br />
  16. 16. Major Findings <br />Due to heavy rainfall during harvesting period there was the flood situation but SRI field has resist that situation.<br />Traditional varieties & scented varieties increased the income though they have more market value<br />Repeated farmers has found the SRI transplantation easy & time saving<br />Compare to last year this year no. of tillers were less due to heavy rainfall (Fields were submerged)<br />
  17. 17. Intensification in Other Crops<br />Wheat Intensification:<br /><ul><li> 2 Seeds/ Hill
  18. 18. 20 x 20 cm Spacing
  19. 19. Seeds were treated with Cow urine
  20. 20. Wetting – drying
  21. 21. Weeding </li></li></ul><li>Vegetable Cultivation by intensification method<br /><ul><li> Spacing 45 x 30 cm
  22. 22. Seed Treatment
  23. 23. Single planting </li></li></ul><li>Line sowing – Spinach <br /><ul><li> 10x 5 cm spacing
  24. 24. Seed Treatment
  25. 25. Easy for Weeding</li></ul>Broadcasting method– Spinach <br /><ul><li> Weed growth is more & quite problematic for weeding </li></li></ul><li>Ridges & Furrows <br />Planted in Zigzag Manner with 10 cm spacing between two bulbs. <br />Line sowing with 12 x 8 cm spacing <br />
  26. 26. FNK & Treadle Pumps<br />
  27. 27. Future Plans<br />State level Symposium with Agriculture University & Agriculture department. <br />District & Block level interface with Various govt. sectors & PRI<br />Intensification method in Minor Millets, Vegetable & Inter cropping on Experimental level.<br />
  28. 28. Bottleneck <br />In some area SRI field has faced late maturation <br />Wetting Drying Principle<br />
  29. 29. Thank You <br />- TruptiKadamRural Communes, Mumbai<br />