The agricultural sector is the largest employer in India's economy but the most neglected employees in India are farmers.
- When there is no rain, there is no crop
- When there is rain, there is no competitive market
- When there is rain, there is crop, there is competitive market, there are no godowns to store the grain
About the project
Jardhar village near Chamba in Uttarakhand is facing the same crisis as the rest of the country with water shortages, and distress migration. Most farmers are now leaving the village in search of the better livelihood opportunities.
- Engaging 34 farming families to pursue agriculture/farming with profits becoming self sustainable over a period of 3 years
- Increase in net return to farmer from other allied activities
- Market linkage for the backward and forward integration
Why should you help us?
Even after 69 years of Independence, India ranks abysmally at 97 in the Global Hunger Index. The rate of farmer suicides is only increasing year after year. We are importing tonnes of pulses from African countries. The root cause lies in our complete ignorance of the problems faced by farmers. We may soon see a day where we have to live on supplies from foreign countries while our farmers sell their land to become labourers. This is a call to everyone who realises that our children should not see a world where hunger and poverty is faced by those who are responsible to feed us.
Lets bring the farmer back on the front page. Lets do our bit.
How will the money be used?
Inputs required and annual expenses projected
Agriculture Land of area around 50 khet/8 to 10 begha
Electric fencing and maintenance
4 Rain water harvesting units and maintenance
Buffalo, Bees, Organic Seeds etc
Family basic living arrangements - food, medical, education etc
Food processing machinery
Documentation and recording of the project progress
Training and Capacity building activities
LIST OF BENEFICIARY :
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