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Rebuilding Agriculture in Drought prone area of Bundelkhand
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    Small and marginal farmers

    from Banda, Uttar Pradesh

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It is well known that the lock-down announced by the government in the wake of corona virus has affected the migrant labors as they lost their source of livelihood and have started doing reverse migration to their natal villages. Many of these labors of Uttar Pradesh hail from Bundelkhand. Due the agrarian crises and absence of alternative employment opportunities thousands of people in Bundelkhand are doing distress migration every year in the hope of getting a decent livelihood opportunity. In each household one would find 2 to 3 people who have migrated to the city. The usual scenario that can be seen in Bundelkhand is men migrate, women stay back to look after the family. Since the family entirely depends on the meager wages of migrant family member they struggle to meet their daily needs, children are weak as they suffer from malnutrition and during the times of crises these families have nothing to fall back on. The pandemic has clearly brought forward this reality as many families are famished and desperately seeking help.

Planned Interventions:  Holistic Agricultural development plan  
Many people who migrate to cities or work as laborers have small agricultural lands of less than one
Acre which are left barren as they were unable to look after them because of working in cities. The
Organization is planning to support these people to rebuild their agricultural land by using organic
 Fertilizers which will ensure viable source of livelihood in the village itself. These lands, if rebuilt, can easily support the families with nutritious food all through the year.

Organic Farming is a way of practicing agriculture by supporting the nature by utilizing the local resources and traditional seeds. The agriculture produce by this practice is safe for human and animal consumption and the expense in cultivation is nominal. Through our interventions, we are promoting:
  • Use of traditional seeds (stop GM seeds)
  • Stop use of chemicals (both pesticides and chemical fertilizers)
  • Minimum irrigation
  • Manual tools easing farm operation for small holders


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