IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEImproved Agriculture Through DBIHarsha Trust
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEABOUT THE ORGANISATION• Mission:“To Improve the quality of life of rural poor”.• Approach: Improved livelihood through– SHGs, Co-operatives• Interventions:NRM, Improved agriculturePoultry & Goat farming• Outreach: 5 districts ofOdisha 20,000 families.• Strength: 60 staffs,
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEOld Schemes• Total 14 schemescovering 230 families• Command area coverage140 acres• 11 schemes areoperational in Kharif andRabi season
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEOld Schemes• Crops taken: Vegetable, fruittree plantation• Average area under vegetable:30 decimal/farmer• Average area under fruit treeplantation: 50 decimal/farmer.• Average income Rs5000/farmer
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFECurrent Project 100 schemes in Koraput and Rayagada Districts incollaboration with two partner NGOs Pragati and OPDSC. First year 20 schemes- 5 Harsha Trust, 10 Pragati and 5OPDSC. Implementation work is in progress in all the sites.
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEComponents of the Project• Infrastructure• Command area development and livehedge• Promotion of improved agriculture.
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEPlan for Agriculture in DBI Sites(HarshaTrust)• In two villages, vegetable cultivation withdrip irrigation with 45 families• 70 families in vegetable cultivation and 36families in paddy cultivation• Live hedge with Glaricidia
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEImproving Agriculture through DBI• Focus on vegetablecultivation from Kharif itself• Drip has worked better toreduce the fear of watershortage• Horticulture plantation withconvenience of watering theplants.
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFEProgress in Agriculture• Covering 500 families under Drip irrigationin DBI sites: 400 families in all the DBI’simplemented by Pradan in Balliguda.• Introduction of vegetable cultivation afterfruit tree plantation• Alternate material for fencing are availableand can be mobilised throughconvergence.
IMPROVEDQUALITYOFLIFELearning• Moving to high value crops motivate farmers-vegetables and fruit tree plantation.• Drip can enhance water use efficiency to greatextend, DBI is feasible in villages earlieridentified as not suitable.• Fencing has been a major road block inprogressing first generations farmers to higherlevel.