NABARD - WADI Project (2008 - contd)

Chhattisgarh Agriconsamiti has been chosen as Project Implementation Agency for execution of Wadi Project by NABARD inBastar, BilaspurandMahasamund district since 2008. The project targets to establish 3650wadis(one acre each) of Mango, Cashew nut, Guava, Acid limealong with forestry plant in 100 villages of the project area. The crop combination of project area is as follows :

S.N. Crops No of Wadi Block District
1. Mango &Kagzi lime 1150 wadi Pithora Mahasamund
2. Mango & Cashwenut 2000 Tokapal-Darabha Bastar
3. Mango & Guava 500 Kota Bilaspur

NABARD - Vegebooth Project

The Samiti as PIA establishment ofVegebooth in Raipur under Rural Innovation Fund of NABARD during 2010. At present 3Vegebooths are being operated in Raipur in addition to this a Central Vegetable Processing unit has been established at Shankar Nagar, Raipur. Farm to Home Delivery of Fresh Vegetable -Vege Fresh- is a part of RIF project also. Through Vegebooth and Vegefresh farmers' vegetables are being sold directly to consumers with involvement of Women Farmers SHGs and their family members. In this way middlemen have been eliminated from marketing chain thereby farmers are getting higher income and also encouraged to marketing of other agro products like papad, pickles, rice etc.

Farmers Clubs for Training and Capacity Building of Farmers

Various training camps and workshops were organized for the development of Entrepreneurship skills of farmers through formation of Farmers Clubs in various villages. A total of about 105clubs have been formed. About 90 Farmers Clubs have been sponsored by NABARD regional office. To smoothly conduct the activities training camps were organized for this purpose in Bilaspur, Bastar, Mahasamund, Raipur, Dhamtari and Kawardha districts. Farmers were exposed to some of the demonstration plots and farms in Chhattisgarh.

Village Development Programme (2010-11)

CG Agricon had been chosen as PIA for implementation of Village Development Programme of NABARD in a total of 13 villages, Bilaspur, and Dhamtari district. At Magarlod block of Dhamtari district the CG AgriconSamiti worked in 10 villages dominated by tribal and OBC communities.

Watershed Development Project. (2010 - contd)

NABARD has chosen CG Agricon as PIA for implementation of watershed development projects in 4 locations situated in Bastar, Mahasamund and Bilaspur district. At present the project is in Capacity Building Phase and villagers are being encouraged to participate in the mission. DPR for full implementation phase has been submitted to NABARD.

System of Rice Intensification (SRI) project for increasing productivity in farmers field (2010-13)

The CG Agricon is an implementing agency for SRI Project to increasing the yield of rice in 16 villages of Durg district. The fund has been arranged by NABARD-FITF fund and to be continued for 3 years. Main objective of the project is to enhance the productivity by 25% of small and marginal farmers. This project has been successfully completed in 3 years. During the first year (2010-11) a total of 323 farmers of Dhamdha block participated in SRI programme. Later in the second year (2011-12)& third yer (2012-13) SRI was successfully demonstrated in 560 farmers fields. Farmers made outstanding yield increase due to SRI from 40% to 200% increment with highest yield of 87.5 q/ ha.

Aditya Biotech Agricon Research & Development (ABARD) Centre for Rural Livelihood. (2010 - Contd)

The ABARD centre for Rural Livelihood has been established in joint venture of Aditya Biotech Lab & Research P. Ltd and Chhattisgarh AgriconSamiti. The centre provides training and capacity building activities to farmers for biotechnology, organic farming, rural technology based livelihood opportunities. This centre is effectively utilized for conducting training programmes of National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) Hyderabad for nursery management and Aromatic crop cultivation.

Pilot project on Increasing Productivity of main crops (2010 - 2014)

This project has been started in the year 2011 with an aim to increase the productivity of 5 main crops in 6 villages of Bastar district funded by NABARD. The crops chosen for the project are paddy, maize, finger millet (ragi), Ramtill and Kulthi. The project component includes establishing seed village, integrated nutrient management and integrated pest management, improved production technology like SRI and farm machinery bank with knowledge centre at cluster village centre. In the first year Farmers recorded yield increase by 25% to 220% in paddy due to SRI and improved variety. The highest yield obtained by tribal farmers was 48 q /ha. In the year 2012-13 successful demonstration of Rice Transplanter was performed in 100 acres in 6 villages.

Seed Village Development Programme

The project had an objective to establish seed village bank in every village. With this view the project was started in 2011 at village Bodra, Block Magarlod, district Dhamtari. Initially foundation seed of paddy were provided to selected farmer to produce Certified Seed by village community. The SRI technique adopted for seed production and farmers obtained higher yield with an average of 50 q/ha with the highest yield of 65 q/ha. The certified seed obtained from foundation seed was distributed to farmers of the same village.

MGNREGA (NRLM CFT Convergence Project) (2013- Cont.)

The MGNREGA is notified on 7 September 2005 with the objective of "enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year, to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work". In addition to this the aim of MGNREGA is to create durable assets that would augment the basic resources available to the poor. At minimum wage rate and within 5 km radius of the village, the employment under MGNREGA is an entitlement that creates an obligation on the government failing which an unemployment allowance is to be paid within 15 days. Along with community participation, the MGNREGA is to be implemented mainly by the gram panchayats (GPs) Labour-intensive tasks like creating infrastructure for water harvesting, drought relief and flood control are preferred.

Lack of public awareness, mismanagement, and institutional incapacity are the three most significant factors that are hinders to smooth functioning or NREGS. Despite the approved 13 million tasks worth $25 billion, only 4 million tasks are completed and $18 billion is unutilised – an efficiency of only 30 per cent in implementation. To address this lack of public awareness, mismanagement, and institutional incapacity,there is need. To increase public awareness, the intensification of the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities is recommended. To improve management of outcomes, proper maintenance of records at the gram panchayat (GP) level.

Also NREGS has to be linked to Livelihood Activities which can adhere to sustainable income for the rural population

Objectives of the Project:

  1. 25% additional income to worker household in 3 years due to works implemented through MGNREGS.

  2. All SC/ST household to get atleast 75 days’ work in financial year.

  3. 75% of wages to be paid within 15 days from date of closure of muster roll.

Structure of CFT:

There will be 4 CFT’s for the project area.

Each CFT will consist of 3 full time personnel

  1. Agriculture and allied activity

  2. Community and social mobilization

  3. Water management and Soil conservation

  4. One MIS/ data entry operator for all CFT’s at block level.

Qualification of the CFT’s will be HSC or HSSC.

Selection of CFT’s will be done as per HR Guidelines of Chhattisgarh Agricon Samiti.

SHPI (Self Help Group Promoting Institution) (2015 - Cont. )

Objective of SHPI

  1. To inculcate the savings and banking habits among members.

  2. To secure them from financial, technical and moral strengths.

  3. To enable availing of loan for Livelihood activities.

Producer Organization Promoting Institution (2016 - Cont. )

The objective of the project is to help, capacitate the producer organisation at the village level. The project includes -

  1. Training - Mobilizing

  2. Capacity Building

  3. Identification of Business Plan

  4. Hep and Support PO to run business

  5. Hand Holding for marketing linkage

  6. Distribution of Profit

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