Help Farmers Protect Crops And Agricultural Land From Wild Animals | Milaap
Help Farmers Protect Crops And Agricultural Land From Wild Animals
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    Ekta NGO
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Jagannath Mishra

    from Koraput, Odisha

80G tax benefits for INR donations

We all crave for an ideal world with peace and harmony between all living creatures but what we see is an unpleasant reality. The biggest impact of human wildlife conflict is seen by the farmers as they face a dearth of losses. But imagine a future where farmers dealing with animal conflicts, can resort to a relatively simple, and harmless light based solution, positively impacting their earning potential.

Ideal World :  Farmers growing crops without any fear of wildlife attacks and living in the peaceful company of wild animals.

Real World : Wild animals such as elephants, wild boars, nilgai, tigers, leopards, monkeys etc raid agricultural lands and livestocks in search of food causing huge economic losses to the farmers.

Watch this story of a farmer from Odisha - "Suresh Majhi is a resident of Bandhuabeda under Judabandha limits. He has a small farmland and has planted mango, cashed and amla in his land with other vegetables too. However, his land area was frequently being raided by elephants from nearby forest area and caused almost 40-60% crop losses every year. He spoke to forest department officials, some NGO's and tried multiple methods to keep the elephants away but was unsuccessful. He and the other farmers present there were terrified of facing elephants. Then he got to know about this new device called "Parabraksh" that he procured with the help of a NGO. After installation, its been more than a year and the elephants have completely avoided his land. The device not only saved his crops but also helped him gain profits as he could now sell his complete produce. He is pleased with the product and recommended it to a lot of his other farmer friends."

Ekta NGO through its livelihood enhancement program has tried to empower the marginalized women, tribal and dalit to enhance income and ensure food security through creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. One it its members, Mala says" Ekta has created a space for me to better my future".

EKTA works in 238 villages in 45 Gram Panchayats in the tribal dominated districts of Koraput, Rayagada and Bolangir in Odisha where the farmers are facing acute losses due to wildlife attacks. These attacks have caused crop losses and increasing human wildlife conflict issues. Therefore to mitigate this problem and improve farmer livelihoods, EKTA is procuring Parabraksh devices to distribute to small holding farmers who are in dire need of such technological interventions. 

Annually, there are about 4000 crores of crop losses only due to wild animal attacks in India that leads to a reduction in agricultural income by over 40% for farmers. In retaliation, the farmers use electrification, cracker bombs and other violent methods that lead to wild animal deaths across the country.
A new innovation "Parabraksh" - Solar Powered Autonomous Light Deterrent System has shown great effectiveness against these animals by keeping them away from the agricultural lands and ensuring a quick ROI for the farmer within just 2 months. This device has been built by Katidhan and can be easily mounted anywhere on the agricultural land

The funds raised will be used for production, procurement and equipping these farmers with high impact technology thus safeguarding their income, their life, their savings and also the wild animals.

How will your donation help?
- 50 farmer households will receive the technology product each to install in their land and save their crops from wildlife interference
- Resolve the man-animal conflict without any harm to wildlife
- Improve the production yield and income generation as many people are returning back to farming in this lockdown

COVID-19 has amplified their losses as some of them do not have access to such technologies and also to relevant human resources or department helplines that would assist them in such wild animal attacks

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