In delta regions like coastal Andhra Pradesh majority of the farmers grow paddy in Rabi, during which all the farm lands are filled with water. The paddy fields stretch continuously beyond our naked eyes can see.
The farmers have to be always on their feet to rush to the farm when the weather is not good especially during rainy season. Imagine what happens if the road to the farms is not accessible because the road is damaged. It will become difficult for the farmers to carry large bags of feed, fertilisers, agri inputs, farm machinery and bullock carts and also labour demand more pay.
The farmers in Yazali village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh are facing the issue of accessibility to their farms. See the video for better visualisation of the problem the farmers are facing in the Yazali village.
We are raising funds to repair a stretch of 1 KM road which is used by about 600 farmers who cultivate 1000 acres. During the rainy seasons the road is heavily damaged. Even tractors cannot run on the road.
How does a bad road is affecting the farmers ?
Farming is weather sensitive so the farmers have to complete the farm operations on time. For example if the weather is cool there are chances of pests attacks in the next few days so the farmers have to spray insecticides/pesticides today to avoid pest attacks tomorrow or if it rains today the farmers have to spray fertilisers tomorrow for better absorption of nutrients by the farm land.
What is the plan ?
We are raising funds to repair the 1 km stretch road which is used by more than 500 farmers.
- First the gaps in the road are filled and then the road is levelled using an excavator.
- A road roller compacts the soil
- A layer of gravel then added on top of the compacted soil
- Later fine stone dust is added on the top of the gravel and compacted.
Kindly help us in repairing the road and impact 600 farmers. The farmers in the village will also extend help in the form of labour and arranging tractors to transport required road material.