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R. C. Virutkar
Rajeshwar Virutkar
Chairman
At. Zuli, Post. Pandhurna, Tq. Ghatanji, Dist. Yavatmal
S. V. Zade
Ms.Savita Zade
Vice-chairman
Gurudeo Ward, Ghatanji, Dist. Yavatmal
R. K. Bobade
Ranjit Bobade
Secretary
At. Pandhurna (Kd), Tq. Ghatanji, Dist. Yavatmal
C. M. Choudhary
Charudatt Choudhari
Treasurer
At. Pandhurna (Kd), Tq. Ghatanji, Dist. Yavatmal

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1. Title of Project:
“Promoting organic & sustainable farming practices to improve the livelihood options of the small farm holders in the rain-fed areas” through Organic & Fair Trade Cotton Intervention Programme in India

Introduction of the programme
Development of farmers is totally depending upon the development of agriculture. Cotton is the main cash crop of farmers in the region. Vision of the programme is improving the livelihood options of farmers involved in cotton cultivation through making their farming system more sustainable and more profitable. Cotton marketing process was initiated in the month of December & this was the first phase of the cotton marketing process. The groups at whom the cotton collected, was sent to Kamdhenu Sendrihya Sheti Vikas Va utpadan Sanstha Madni.Organization by passing a resolution in the group. “A” grade cotton of farmers from Jalka, Tiosala, Krishnapur & Pandhurna was marketed. A detail about this project is as below.

Programme Vision
“Improve the livelihood options of Indian small farm holding households involved in cotton cultivation through making their farming systems more sustainable and more profitable”

Salient Features of the project:
  • Promoted 72 SHG’s of farmer’s who are presently under domestic certification process & impart them training for developing internal control system.
  • Awareness created among farmers about adverse effects of chemical farming to the farmers other than the present through use of various tools.
  • Impart training to 1020 farmers for enhancing productivity, who are presently under domestic certification process.
  • Imparted training to farmer’s other than the present on non-pest management of farming
  • Quality has been improved of the present farm diary & preparation of short diaries for other farmers.
Special Achievement:
The cotton of farmers was sold to Rajlaxmi Cotton Mills, Kolkatta. This organically grown cotton fetched averagely Rs 500/- more per quintal than the chemically grown cotton. Other farmers practicing chemical farming are also attracting towards this group activity. BT cotton has created threat to the straight line varieties as it has been observed that more farmers are using BT variety which is propagated by companies as high yielding variety. However, organically grown straight line varieties or hybrid varieties are safer for cattle or human beings in all terms. All the selected farmers are practicing organic farming & they all are brought under full form.


 

Programmes & Activities

Organic Farming Programme
» Carried out Vidarbha Package on organic farming sponsored jointly by State & Central Government, Agriculture Department.

Future Plans

Support for enhancing agricultural, small scale industries production ( being run by women), Processing & Marketing through producers company

Vikasganga Ssamajsevi Sanstha

Pandhurna (kd)
At & Po. Nehru Nagar,
Ghatanji Dist. Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India
Phone No: 07230 - 277018 / 277317
Mobile No: +919423331480