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  project name ~ Chetana Vikas 2013

category ~ Rural Development and Environment




  Project Name


Chetana Vikas 2013



Chetana Vikas



Rural Development and Environment







  Budget Approved


Rs 855000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Arun Gopalan
Akshay Kumbhar


College Park
Bay Area









At grassroots in about 10 villages.CHETANA-VIKAS has been and would be working with the poor; and socially, economically and biologically weaker, marginalized and deprived sections of society viz., toiling farmers esp. small and marginal with 0 to 10 hectares of land, landless labourers; women including the deserted and destitute; and so called lower castes and classes who also had been the denied sections of the society; providing them opportunities and important place, thereby making them real partners in the process of development; identifying and nurturing talent, engaging it for development. Criteria for the selection of beneficiaries / target groups • Poor and marginalized rural areas, and priority to women. • Villages which come forward with a willingness to develop after becoming aware and informed about various issues. • Villagers who come forward to take up activities will be the pioneers for their villages. • Those villages and villagers who are ready to contribute and develop on a participatory basis.





Soil and water conservation - Soil and water conservation work has been initiated by additional 21 farmers in 7 villages. In the fields, 104 acres have been covered with Inside-the-Field 75 contour bunds or graded bunds constructed by Village Engineers. 5 stone gully plugs have been built, which save the soil from running off. ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''Beej Swaraj'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' - About 2.24 quintal of seeds have been purchased in total by farmers and the degree of agro-biodiversity has been 19 crops in single field per farmer on an average. Farming for Self-Reliance - With new additions of farmers, 64 farmers from 7 villages have taken up "Farming for Self-Reliance" on 136 acres. Of these 14 percent are women farmers. Alternative Marketing - Higher price for agro-produce Environmentally sustainable technology Chemical free soils and environment Establishment of producer-consumer local link Aware and involved consumer Saving of energy-miles; Creation of environment-friendly miles Macro Level Work - Chetana-Vikas'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Alternative Agriculture Resource Centre (AARC) is very extensively, and indepth, visited by activists, volunteers, NGOs, Network representatives, policy makers, scientists, Govt officers, farmers etc.





To prove the efficacy of sustainable systems and methods in Agriculture, Demonstrating ‘Krishi Swaraj’, by, for and with farmers and thereby achieve outcomes of improved 1. Productivity 2. Profitability 3. Sustainability 4. Stability 5. Quality of life.



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