Vision 2020 Graduate 10000 families out of poverty Year long food-grain from own source and20000 cash in a year. Target – anybody less than 12 month foodsufficiency mainly SC and ST. Strategy – Reduction of risk in farming system by ensuringirrigation (kharif and other season). DBI Decentralized water bodies (HAPA) Intensification of crops (SRI) anddiversification of crops (maize, pulses,vegetable, horticulture and oilseed)
DBI facts till date Number of sites- 23 Number of active sites - 16 Number of farmers benefited (active and wouldbe active)- 3000 Number of Water Users group Formed – 23. Number of SHGs running in the DBI villages –170 Total kharif command area created – 2500 acres Total rabi command area created – 1000 acres.
Benefits in kharif Command area created 2500 acre SRI covered in 500 acres Production ensured in wholecommand are for kharif paddy Command area increased using manytechniques. Tomato raised in 1000 acres. Other vegetables in 500 acres.
Kharif contd… Small farmers’ average land holding 60 decimal. Without changing the practice – 5 quintal extrapaddy - 5000 rupees Changed practice to SRI in half of the holdings –10 quintal extra paddy – 10000 rupees. Tomato in half of the holding – 30000 rupees Conservative estimate is 5000 rupees extraincome per acre. Extra income 125 lakhs per annum in kharifwith an investment of 150 lakhs.
Benefits in Rabi Rabi command area created 1000 acres. Major crops are mustard, wheat and vegetables. Mustard cultivated in 500 acres wheat in 300acres and vegetables in rest. 50% of mustard and wheat is done through SRImethods. Cucumber and watermelon is the main crop invegetable. Rough estimates say average extra income inrabi is 10000 rupees per acre. So total extra income 100 lakhs rupees perannum in rabi (investment counted in Kharif)
Anil, Baliguma Has 60 decimal land in command area Has done SRI paddy in 45 Decimal land and earned7700 rupees extra Has done SRI mustard 16 Decimal land and earned6000 Extra Has done tomato 15 decimal in Kharif, earned12000 rupees extra Has done cauliflower 10 decimal land, Cabbage 10decimal Including kharif and rabi he earned 41700 Rupeesextra. Sent his two children to hostel. Bought a cow. Repaired the house and thatched the new roof. Took a pond in lease for fish cultivation. Successfully graduated out of poverty.
Linkages with other institution: The Jabla Krishi cooparetive Bank privateLimited selected Jabla Dhabardih DBIcommand area for seed production site. The 50 farmers draw agriculture support forwheat cultivation in rabi season from BlockAgriculture office in Jabla Dhabardih DBIsite. Small WHS is being constructed in 6 DBIcommand areas through MGNREGS. The district Agri Irrigation department isrenovating DBI water source at NuniaChatra village.
Way forward Organised planning and production amongthe DBI sites. Producer company? Dead storage in the DBI source can be usedin irrigation through the same system usinga small pump-set. Already in use in many DBI sites but needsproper technology to convert the DBI inletin LI inlet Much more focus on SHG and agriculture.