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Grameen Sahara is implementing a project titled “Empowering Women in Agriculture in Selected Districts of Assam “under Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), a sub-component of NRLM.

Goal

  • To ensure food Security by Enhancing productivity of the principal crop-paddy and two other area specific crops.
  • To enhance income by periodic cash flow through introduction of horticulture, vegetable farming and multi-cropping techniques.
  • To build basic infrastructure so far as water is concerned.
  • To avail quality seed/saplings through interventions of community nursery.
  • To reduce drudgery of women through low cost tools/technologies.
  • To diversify the income sources through livestock and fishery.
  • To demonstrate low cost models that can be replicated.
  • Try to ensure changes through awareness, training, skill and capacity building initiatives, particularly women farmers, specifically the CRPs and the Community Leaders.
  • To enhance the Bargaining power of farmers and their access to market.

Expected Output

  • Promote SRI (Paddy) and two other crops in 1000 Acre of land.
  • Demonstrate horticulture/multi-cropping techniques covering 20 Acre of land. 
  • Setting up of 30 community nursery units
  • Ensure availability of water in 1000 Acre of land through low cost water lifting devices and low cost water saving irrigation devices.
  • Installation of 215 vermin-compost units
  • Demonstrate possibilities of drudgery reduction with 1500 Mahila Kisan
  • Demonstrate the possibility of diversifying income sources through interventions in livestock with 250 MKs
  • Create 60 Community Resource Persons’ to support the clusters/community institutions in planning, production and market linkages.

Project Duration

March 2014 to February 2017

Area of Operation

Kamrup Rural(Bongaon Dev. Block & Chhaygaon Dev. Block)
Dhemaji (Sissiborgaon Dev. Block)

Project Support

Ministry of Rural Development, GoI:       224.51 Lakhs  (88 %)
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai:             30.61   Lakhs  (12 %)

For Details of MKSP Implementation in Assam as consortium in the Name of NDC, Please refer to www.ndcassam.org

 

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