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Child Labour

Since 2001, Action Aid and Bachpan initiated to facilitate the process of ensuring rights of the children in the city of Bhopal and Itarsi. The project was designed keeping in view the child rights framework. Its mission is to address the rights of individuals, here mainly children, who suffer the most intense denial of rights. etc.... read more

Girls's Education

The project Girls child education program was initiated since July 2011 in the Ghodadongri girl's middle school. The cultural and socio economic strata of the girls make the strategic interventions more difficult in the area but still their levels of participation in the process led 64 girls completing their education of 6th standard during the last year of the project and at present we are working with 133 girls of class 6th and 7th etc.... read more

Silai

The condition of women in their families and communities in India is vulnerable due to discriminations and exploitations they have to face in their day to day life. As their financial contributions to the families are general very low, so they do not get the rights to participate in decision making process. Self dependency can play a major roll in women empowerment. For ensuring their participation in decision making process and their economic empowerment, in January 2012 the organization initiated sewing schools in 15 districts of project area in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh with support of Sera Foundation Delhi. In 2013 the program was expanded in another 7 districts. At present we are working in 22 district of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh with direct support of Usha international Limited, Delhi. etc.... read more

Silai

Fifty-two villages constitute the Baiga Chak area, spread across three blocks of Dindori District in M.P. These are the Karanjiya block which has 26 Baiga villages, Bajag block with 9 Baiga villages, and Samnapur block with 17 such villages. All these villages are Forest Villages (not revenue villages) and their administration is in the hands of the forest department, which manages the reserved forests surrounding these villages. read more

Silai

The Project is implemented in Jabalpur. Dindori, Seoni, Balaghat Umaria and Sahdool. The number of villages and families covered are 375 and 18750 respectively. The major activities Farm School, Technology Demonstration in major Corp, Vegetable Demonstration for Income Inhansment and Farmer Group Formation. The impact are as follows :

  • 9000 farmers have benefited in last three Years and their crop production increased by 40-50%
  • Villagers are using this platform for learning and sharing.
  • These schools are supporting the villagers in availing the government schemes.
  • Helping the farmers in learning new crop management techniques.
  • Awareness on low cost techniques.
  • The activity has helped farmers learn bank linkages.
  • Awareness received on new agriculture schems of government.
  • The farmers have shared their know how with other fellow farmers.

Silai

The Project is implemented in Dindori. The number of villages and families covered are 25 and 4500 respectively. The major activities Farm School, Technology Demonstration in major Crop, Vegetable Demonstration for Income Inhansment and Farmer Group Formation . The impact are as follows :

  • Key SRI techniques such as seed selection using brine solution, early transplanting of seedlings (2-3 leaf stage) in lines have been widely adopted, although, in some of the fields, especially in Lead Formar of Farm School of 30 25 villages.
  • Villagers are using this platform for learning and sharing.
  • These schools are supporting the villagers in availing the government schemes.
  • Other techniques such as use of weeder, drainage channels to effect alternate wetting and drying, use of locally prepared pesticides have been adopted to varying extents in different Villages .
  • It is clear that the full package of SRI is being gradually adopted in the area and represents a learning curve for all farmers. However, it was disappointing when even lead farmers were not adopting the entire package, despite the extra attention from project staff and the input subsidies being given for carrying out the demonstration.
  • Across the board, all farmers who had adopted at least a few of the SRI practices vouched for increased yields. However, there was no clarity on costs of cultivation and net returns in traditional transplanting system and SRI.
  • Most of the farmers averred that costs actually came down in SRI as compared to traditional transplantation system.
  • During discussions with the farmers it was revealed that they spent close to Rs.2000/acre just on picking up seedling from nursery and transplanting them in the traditional transplanting system. In comparison, under SRI, they spent just Rs.400-800/acre, a net saving of nearly Rs.1200-1600/acre.
  • Yield increased from a meagre 10-12 Qtls/acre to more than 24 Qtls/acre for most farmers that adopted the entire SRI package. Thus, adoption of SRI resulted in an increased net return of at least Rs.10-12,000/acre.
  • Clearly, SRI has contributed to increasing yields, increasing food security as well increased net returns to the farmers. In fact, of all the technologies being promoted under this programme, SRI has been adopted widely within the project area and even in areas outside the project area.