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Diversion Based IrrigationProject supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust,MumbaiGrameen SaharaAnnual Partners’ Meet,Konark, Od...
Overview _DBI projects implemented by Grameen SaharaPhase-I Phase-II Phase-IIIYear 2009-2010 2011-2013 2013-2015Type Canal...
Aim of the Project The main aim of this project is to support agriculture basedlivelihood through provision of diversion ...
a) To provide irrigation facilities to the small and needy farmers whowill adopt improved agriculture practices;b) To incr...
§ Lands were under-utilized and under single cropping practice§ Agriculture was traditional§ SRI was not in practice in th...
Locations selectedStreams with round the year water supply / discharge are selectedfor DBI which is determined in consulta...
Community is always in shortage of water for agricultural anddomestic purposes. Women need to carry water from distant str...
Community covered are disadvantaged and Socio-Economicallyweak in the remote villages.Grameen Sahara
Awareness and Community MobilizationGrameen Sahara
Base Line SurveySocial and technical SurveyGrameen Sahara
Village Mapping / land plotting / crop planningGrameen Sahara
Group Formation / Water Users’ GroupGrameen Sahara
Community contributionTrench digging and Pipes Laying worksGrameen Sahara
Capacity building trainingGrameen Sahara
Status of phase - IISL VILLAGE TOTAL LENGTH OFPIPELINE (Mtr)OUTLETPROVIDEDBENEFICIARIES1 BALIJURI 1130 26 1052 ANDHERI 100...
Outcomes• 135 acres of land of 360 small farmers of 4 different villages of Kamrup,Kamrup Metro and Goalpara districts of ...
Community mobilization & linkages with Government schemeAt Satpakhalai village:• Canal irrigation (Through clearance of si...
Comparisons between the income before & after DBIName oflocationNo ofhouseholdArea of land and income Grossincome (Rs)Padd...
After DBINo ofhouseholdArea of land and income GrossincomePaddy (Acr) Yield in Kg Income–A- (Rs)Vegetable (Acr)Yield(Kg)In...
Impact• Increased availability of water encouraged the farmers to expandtheir areas of cultivable land.• From, mere 10 - 1...
Impact on women• women drudgery has drastically reduced.• Kitchen gardening is also taking place.• They have now been able...
Next Planning : Phase - IIIName of village Development block District No. of farmers tobe coveredBargarang Chayani Barduar...
Base line indicators in Proposed areas• Lands are under-utilized and under single croppingpractice• Agriculture is traditi...
Proposed Strategies under the Project• Complete access to information relating to the project anddissemination of the same...
Expected outcomes• More than 1000 marginal farmers will be benefited directly orindirectly by increased production various...
• Water will be available for Cattle and other domestic purposesalso.• Supporting agriculture based livelihood• SRI princi...
Images from our DBI fieldsGrameen Sahara
Grameen Sahara
Exposure to our DBI fields by a group of Govt.employees of Assam & Other North Eastern StatesInteraction with the Benefici...
Visit of MKSP Appraisal Team to Balijuri DBI VillageGrameen Sahara
Farmers’ Exposure Visit to the best practices at thebank of Brahmaputra
Farmers Annual Meet
Impact On Social MediaDelivering the information of DBIS to the reporters of ElectronicMediaGrameen Sahara
DBIS Report in local News PaperGrameen Sahara
Thank YouSri Amiya Kr. DasGrameen Sahara(In support of sustainable Livelihood)Kulsi Road, Chhaygaon, KamrupAssam – 781124E...
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  1. 1. Diversion Based IrrigationProject supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust,MumbaiGrameen SaharaAnnual Partners’ Meet,Konark, Odisha19th & 20th March’2013Sri Amiya Kr. Das
  2. 2. Overview _DBI projects implemented by Grameen SaharaPhase-I Phase-II Phase-IIIYear 2009-2010 2011-2013 2013-2015Type Canal Pipe PipeFund (Lakh) 24.81 27.39 72.73Village 9 4 10Family 1750 398 1000Area Covered(Acre) 500 135 335
  3. 3. Aim of the Project The main aim of this project is to support agriculture basedlivelihood through provision of diversion based irrigation, communitymobilization and organization, adoption of sustainable agriculturepractices, facilitate technical assistance and linkage of market. To enhance production of paddy as well as vegetable throughrequired supply of water and thereby increase food security for thetarget farm families. In addition to water the project also aims to facilitate technicalsupport for enhancement of productivity.Grameen Sahara
  4. 4. a) To provide irrigation facilities to the small and needy farmers whowill adopt improved agriculture practices;b) To increase production through use of lands available in multi-cropping practice, through dissemination of information, creatingawareness and providing skill enhancement training.c) To improve the food and nutritional security of the target families;d) To introduce System of Crop Intensification practices in variouscrops;e) To reduce drudgery for the women through provision of outlets inthe homestead land;f) To organize farmers to water user and producers’ groups and finallyorganizing them into a vegetable producers’ entity;g) To facilitate marketing the surplus produces through market linkageObjectivesGrameen Sahara
  5. 5. § Lands were under-utilized and under single cropping practice§ Agriculture was traditional§ SRI was not in practice in the project locations due to lack ofinformation§ Small surplus production and marketing was rare in some of thelocations, market information was poor and problem of aggregationexists.§ Group conception was very poor and almost like non-existent ifactivities were taken into consideration.Base line IndicatorsGrameen Sahara
  6. 6. Locations selectedStreams with round the year water supply / discharge are selectedfor DBI which is determined in consultation with villagers and alsobased on technical calculation based on primary data collected.Grameen Sahara
  7. 7. Community is always in shortage of water for agricultural anddomestic purposes. Women need to carry water from distant streamsfor their domestic use.Grameen Sahara
  8. 8. Community covered are disadvantaged and Socio-Economicallyweak in the remote villages.Grameen Sahara
  9. 9. Awareness and Community MobilizationGrameen Sahara
  10. 10. Base Line SurveySocial and technical SurveyGrameen Sahara
  11. 11. Village Mapping / land plotting / crop planningGrameen Sahara
  12. 12. Group Formation / Water Users’ GroupGrameen Sahara
  13. 13. Community contributionTrench digging and Pipes Laying worksGrameen Sahara
  14. 14. Capacity building trainingGrameen Sahara
  15. 15. Status of phase - IISL VILLAGE TOTAL LENGTH OFPIPELINE (Mtr)OUTLETPROVIDEDBENEFICIARIES1 BALIJURI 1130 26 1052 ANDHERI 1000 8 563 MUDUKI 2225 15 724 BARMOHORA 2120 28 115Grameen Sahara
  16. 16. Outcomes• 135 acres of land of 360 small farmers of 4 different villages of Kamrup,Kamrup Metro and Goalpara districts of Assam has been brought under thisproject.• 36 acres of land for Rabi and 28 acres for summer crops have been broughtunder this Diversion Based Irrigation system in project areas.• 4 WUGs and 13 farmers’ groups have been formed and along with thetechnical training they have been trained on proper maintenance of pipesystem and they have been also given some tips on crop planning andpunctuality for better distribution of water among the farmers and now theyare functioning in a better way.• SRI has been introduced with the farmers for better production of paddy inthe project areas.Grameen Sahara
  17. 17. Community mobilization & linkages with Government schemeAt Satpakhalai village:• Canal irrigation (Through clearance of silts and diverting water from anexisting river)• Length 3 Kms• Comparatively bigger village covering about 1,000 families.• To be linked with MGNREGA.• Only technical assistance like survey, design and community mobilizationwill be taken care of by Grameen Sahara.• Financial support will come from Government Scheme.• After the canal becomes functional agricultural intervention will be done
  18. 18. Comparisons between the income before & after DBIName oflocationNo ofhouseholdArea of land and income Grossincome (Rs)Paddy (Acr)Non SRIYield (Kg) Income – A-(Rs)Vegetable(Acr)Yield (Kg) Income –B-(Rs.)Paddy &VegetableA+BBalijuri 84 8 5760 44640 3.33 1130 13605 58245Andheri 86 8 6720 53760 1.4 422 3010 56770Muduki 72 11 9240 75075 3.13 694 5826 80901Barmohora 115 22 15840 122760 2.13 463 4570 127330Total (Rs) 323246Before DBIGrameen Sahara
  19. 19. After DBINo ofhouseholdArea of land and income GrossincomePaddy (Acr) Yield in Kg Income–A- (Rs)Vegetable (Acr)Yield(Kg)Income–B-(Rs.)Paddy&Vegetable A+BNon SRI SRI Non SRI SRIBalijuri 84 11 1 7920 1800 80190 2.1 5303 70005 150195Andheri 86 8 0.5 6240 840 57525 2.13 1222 15715 73240Muduki 72 10 1 8400 1680 81900 4.73 2685 40215 122115Barmohora115 19 1 14820 1860 135255 3.07 1485 22830 158085Total(Rs)503635Income increased = 55.8%Grameen Sahara
  20. 20. Impact• Increased availability of water encouraged the farmers to expandtheir areas of cultivable land.• From, mere 10 - 15% of seasonal use of land it increased to 60-70% as a result of DBI• intervention. Homestead agriculture has been done by somefarmers.• During winter, when water used to be not available farmers werenot in a position to do crops; but after DBI it has been possible.• This assured irrigation facility has increased the involvement ofthe farmers (male and female) in farming activities and it hasincreased their households’ income and their nutritional statushas also been improved due to this DBIS.Grameen Sahara
  21. 21. Impact on women• women drudgery has drastically reduced.• Kitchen gardening is also taking place.• They have now been able to participate in decision making inspending money as they have been able to contribute to thehousehold income through kitchen garden etc.• In terms of health also this project has contributed throughreduction of drudgery, increase in food crops that has contributedto the improvement of their nutritional status.• Similarly, there has been some impact / effect in the governmentdepartments also.Grameen Sahara
  22. 22. Next Planning : Phase - IIIName of village Development block District No. of farmers tobe coveredBargarang Chayani Barduar Kamrup 100Tulsibari Chayani Barduar Kamrup 100Jupangbari Chayani Barduar Kamrup 100Sanyashipara Chhaygaon Kamrup 100Bargaonpara Chhaygaon Kamrup 100Badakha Kochdhuwa Goalpara 100Sengmari Krishnai Goalpara 100Grameen Sahara
  23. 23. Base line indicators in Proposed areas• Lands are under-utilized and under single croppingpractice• Agriculture is traditional• SRI is not in practice in the project locations due to lackof information• Small surplus production and marketing is rare in someof the locations, market information is poor and problemof aggregation exists.• Group conception is very poor and almost like non-existent if activities are taken into consideration.Grameen Sahara
  24. 24. Proposed Strategies under the Project• Complete access to information relating to the project anddissemination of the same especially at the beneficiary level• Participatory approach to be used while implementation ofall components of the project• Accountability at all level through regular monitoring andreporting• Enhancement of capacities of grass-root level communityinstitutions like producers groups.Grameen Sahara
  25. 25. Expected outcomes• More than 1000 marginal farmers will be benefited directly orindirectly by increased production various crops and will haveincreased food security as water will be available in their farmland.• These farmers will earn extra income from the Rabi cropscultivation such as potato, tomato, brinjal, mustard, chili etc.• Nutritious food will be available in their kitchen garden.• Adoption of scientific practice in management of water.• Pure drinking water will be available in these villages (Thevillagers will be trained to low cost water filtration technique).Grameen Sahara
  26. 26. • Water will be available for Cattle and other domestic purposesalso.• Supporting agriculture based livelihood• SRI principle and practices will be adopted by the farmers.• Conservation of natural resources will be taken care of by thecommunity.• Woman drudgery will be minimized since water will be availableat their position• The community will be financially literate, since they will be a partof the producers’ groupGrameen Sahara
  27. 27. Images from our DBI fieldsGrameen Sahara
  28. 28. Grameen Sahara
  29. 29. Exposure to our DBI fields by a group of Govt.employees of Assam & Other North Eastern StatesInteraction with the Beneficiaries at Balijuri DBI siteGrameen Sahara
  30. 30. Visit of MKSP Appraisal Team to Balijuri DBI VillageGrameen Sahara
  31. 31. Farmers’ Exposure Visit to the best practices at thebank of Brahmaputra
  32. 32. Farmers Annual Meet
  33. 33. Impact On Social MediaDelivering the information of DBIS to the reporters of ElectronicMediaGrameen Sahara
  34. 34. DBIS Report in local News PaperGrameen Sahara
  35. 35. Thank YouSri Amiya Kr. DasGrameen Sahara(In support of sustainable Livelihood)Kulsi Road, Chhaygaon, KamrupAssam – 781124E-mail: grameensahara@gmail.comWebsite: www.grameensahara.orgTel: +91-3623 261927, 261954Mobile: +91-98540 24229Grameen Sahara

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