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Earlier during December 2014 to February 2015, we started an initiative MISSION SAVE FARMER, and as part of which we have provided immediate financial aid to more than 50 families of deceased (farmers suicide committed) farmers identified from 8 districts of Marathwada. Going right at their doors approximately 6 lakhs has been distributed among these families – to purchase seeds, fertilizers on time.
Have a quick glance at photographs: Mission Save Farmer 2014-2015
As part of these initiatives we have furrowed their farms using tractor, and then provided high quality seeds (Cotton, Soyabean, Toor), Fertilizers and Pesticides - all at free of cost, and most importantly right at their door.
The intention behind providing all these things well in advance is to reduce financial burden from their heads and improve their crop productivity by getting things done at right time.
Have a quick glance at photographs: Mission Save Farmer 2016
Have a quick glance at photographs: Mission Save Farmer 2017
RETURN ON INVESTMENT?
This pilot project undertaken in 2016-2017 has been very satisfactory and a exemplary project. Those 10 farmers have produced total 73 Quintal of Cotton, 55 Quintal Soyabean and 10 Quintal Toor out of 20-22 acres – which would make them earn approximately 6 lakhs in all together.
The most important thing is that they have got their confidence back!
We are planning continue with this noble initiative for this year 2018 as well, to provide complete farming assistance to identified (up to 10) deceased farmer's families for a crop season starting Jun 2018. We have already received a list from District Collector office, having details of farmer suicides during January 2017 until January 2018. We will analyse and identify top 10 most savior cases, and approach them for further planning.
HOW MUCH WILL BE THE EXPENDITURE?
We give preference to families with very weak financial status, average land holding of 2 acre up to 5 acre maximum. Therefore in this project an average 30-35 acre land will be cultivated.
# Farm furrowing by Tractor
- Rs. 800-900 per acre
- Cotton – 1 bag (Rs. 750/-each)
- Soyabean – 1 bag (Rs. 2200/- each)
- Toor – 1 bag (Rs. 200/- each)
- Yuria – ½ bag (Rs. 300/- each)
- Sufla – 1 bag (Rs. 1100/- each)
- Cotton - Approximately Rs. 1500/-
- Soyabean – Approximately Rs. 700/-
HOW WILL IT BE DONE?
Most of our volunteers are social activists who themselves are young farmers and they will work at ground level - directly dealing with identified farmer families. Furthermore, local Government authorities (Hon. District Collector, Taluka Krushi Adhikari) will provide all required information about farmer suicide incidents along with support, guidance for execution of this project plan.
Guys, if this upcoming farming season turns a productive one then they will earn (Zero Production cost) enough profit and their disturbed economic cycle will be back in shape. However unfortunately if it turns in to a bad one, then all their financial loss will be on our account.
With this backdrop, the 'Aadharwad Foundation' request for your support and monetary contribution towards this noble initiative.
Contribute as little as you can!
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