Mission & vision…2MissionWorking with and for the poor towards securedand sustainable livelihoods.VisionEnsured access to the services for secured andsustainable livelihoods for the poor, especially thewomen, to lead dignified life.
FOCUS…DIRECT-IMPLEMENTATION• NRM ACTIVITIES• THROUGH SHGs/FARMER GROUPSRESEARCH• ON SRI• ON SALINITY & WATERLOGGINGPOLICYADVOCACY• GoWB• PLANNING COMMISSION OF INDIA3
STRATEGIC PARTNERS…DIRECT-IMPLEMENTATION• PRI IN ALL LEVELS• LINE DEPTS. OF GoWB• SDTT• NABARDRESEARCH• SIR DORABJI TATA TRUST• BCKV• AMBUJA CEMENT FOUNDATIONPOLICYADVOCACY• FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OFUNITED NATIONS• INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENTINSTITUTE• BANGLAR SRI4GOVT&PRIVATE
Implementation Approach…SRI AS AN ENTRY POINT…• KNOWING THE COMMUNITY• PURSUING THE SCALEMAPPING THE RESOURCES…• RESOURCE MAPS ON REVENUE SHEETS• OWNERSHIP AND LANDUSE ON TRACINGLIVELIHOODS PLANNING EXERCISE• NURTURING TARGET SHGs• ANNUAL PLAN FOR THE FAMILY5MAPPINGISATOOLHELPSSHGsTOPLAN
OPERATIONAL AREA (Hill & Delta)TWODISTS.FIVEBLOCKS
Extension Agriculture… Only funding from NABARD for the last delta(Bali)-rest remained un supported from anydonor Carried on SRI-Promotion with villagersthrough SHGs and beyond in Gosaba (S24) Mal& Nagrakata (Jalpaiguri) Registration with Rs.30/- for seed,Treatmentand weeder maintenance Reached out 3800 farmers (560 underNABARD) Kept on updating the Ag-Dept. 90% of the vegetable mini-kit for Nagrakata andGosaba handed over to PRASARI for SHGs;covered 450 families on 4500 decimals7
Ag-Dept. extended more support…. Common meeting betweenPRASARI-ADA-PRI on SRIup-scaling Dept. deputed two of itsstaffs for disease-pestmanagement training forPRASARI farmers(SRI+Veg) ADA transferred BGREIentire kit of the Block toPRASARI for 1000 farmersalong with phases oftrainings by Dept. tofarmers on field Jointly organized kissanmela for 14 GPs of Gosaba8
Extension Animal Husbandries… Livestock Dept. supportedvaccines for all goats in 5GPs Community paid thevaccine costs and carryingcosts (which are not free) NO PPR this year for goat Chickens, pigs and cowsare vaccinated completely9
Extension Fishery… 470 families followingproper package ofpractice All practicing families arelinked to quality suppliersof fry and purchasedcollectively Feeding fish is now ahabit Demand generated forsupply of feed and fry to ascale Fishery Extension Officertrained 90 families andwishes to work together10
Extension five square model;MGNREGS Standardized the design Lots of Arguments betweenPRASARI Engineers andBlock Engineers on stabilityof slopes: finally couldconvince technically(Courtesy WRDD-GoWB) Model justifying thehypothesis-salinity & waterlogging prevention Leveraged 16 structures in 2GPs amounting 12.9 lakhs-50are in the pipeline Placed to MORD (GOI) forout scaling: Courtesy DeepJoshi Appreciated by FAO of UN-World Bank intends to studythe model11
To Summarize… SRI LEVERAGE FROM BGREI FROM GoWB: for1000 farmers (Courtesy Dept. of Ag) LIVESTOCK VACCINATIONS FOR ALL IN 5 GPS:(Courtesy Dept. of Livestock) 470 FAMILIES UNDER CARP-PRAWN CULTUREWITH PROPER POP (Courtesy SDTT-PALLI demo) 16 FIVE SQUARE MODELS (Courtesy : PRI) 209 VERMI UNITS (Farmers own initiatives) 3800 SRI FAMILIES12INNRMTHEREAREMANYMORE..
RESEARCH…• BCKV-ONSTATION• ACF-ON FARM• WATER HARVESTING• PREVENTINGSALINITY ANDWATERLOGGING13WHENFARMERSARERESEARCHERS..
ASPECTS (ON STATION &FARM…YEAR SEASONASPECT NO OFFARMERSCONSISTENCY2011 KHARIFBASELINE-SRI14+142011-12RAVI WEEDNUTRIENTWATER4+44+46+62012 KHARIFWEED 14+14 2 FARMERSREPLACEDTOTAL3 3 42+42=84 97.6%
1.91t/haSUBMERGENCELOSS OF ONLYGROP (as high70%)NOMINALSECOND CROPSINGLECROP-RICE+1 acre av. landHIGHRAINFALLIN JULY(753mm)WATER SCARCITY+HIGH SALINITY INSUMMER (50% MORE)FOOD INSECURITY+60% DISTRESSED MIGRATIONRESEARCH ON SALINITY-WATERLOGGING…15 FARMER’S LACK OF FAITH ON NRM-AGRIL. DISTRESSED MIGRATIONBACKGROUND
WHS AS A SOLUTION FOR WESTBENGAL (FAO of UN)…16WHS IN WESTERNZONE HARVESTINGRUNOFF RECHARGINGGROUNDWATERWHS IN COASTAL ZONE HARVESTING RUNOFF RECHARGINGGROUNDWATER? REDUCINGSALINITY REDUCINGWATER LOGGING
Addressing (submergence) Waterlogging…..19Water Depth,(15 Days interval)-2012Date Pond Field Outside30th,july 2012 3ft. * *15th,August 4.5 ft. * *31st, August 7ft 2 inch * 4 inch15th, September 11ft. 4 inch 8 inch 2 ft.30th, September 10.5 ft. 6 inch 1 ft 2 inch15th, October 9ft.8 inch 4 inch 8 inch30th, October 9 ft 2 inch 3 inch 7 inch16th,November 8 ft.8 inch 1 inch 2 inch30th, November 8ft, 2inch * *17th, December 8ft * *31st, December 7ft, 11 inch * *15th, January 2013 7ft, 8 inch * *29th January 7ft, 6 inch * *14th February 7ft, 4 inch * *WHATDOESTHETREATMENTDO……
Are we producing to address the Nutrient Needof families (Mother and child)? We have just initiated to work towards that… Looking forward to develop partnership with a coupleof Funding Institutions… We know the sources and availability of nutrients perunit of the relevant produces in the delta…23
POLICY ADVOCACY…25AG-WATERSOLUTIONSFORSMALLHOLDERS’CONSULTATION• 750 STAKEHOLDERS ;9 WORKSHOPS• 250 EXTENSION OFFICERS AND DEPT.HEADSDECISSIONMAKING• 3 MEETINGS WITH PLANNING COMMISSION• 2 MEETINGS WITH 4 RELEVANTSECRETARIES& CHIEF SECRETARY GoWBMAPPING• LIVELIHOODS ZONE MAP OF WEST BENGAL• INVESTMENT PLAN FOR WEST BENGAL’SAWM
DECISSION MAKING… GoWB AMMENDED GROUND WATER ACT-2005 ANDRECOGNIZED THE PROJECT’S CONTRIBUTION INWRITING.. SMALL HOLDERS’ HAVING FREE ACCESS TO GROUNDWATER USING UPTO 5 HP PUMPS 2ND GREEN REVOLUTION AWAITED… AWM intervention map for WB handed over to GoWB andPlanning Commission of India27