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  Project Name

 

Tractor and Accessories

  NGO

 

Navnirman Trust

  Category

 

Rural Development and Environment

  District

 

Raichur

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

$ 15954

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Srividhya Ramaswami

 

Tempe
Chicago

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Navnirman Trust was registered in the year 2004 to work with the landless agricultural labourers, women and most importantly Dalit communities who need a helping hand in their lives as they are the most oppressed communities in the oppressive caste system in the country. This project is to secure a tractor and allied accessories for the land-development of the people. Currently people rent tractor. The actual cost incurred for developing one acre of land reduces when people own the tractor. The beneficiaries are part of the Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatan (JMS), the Union of Women Agricultural Labourers who are basically marginal (having less than one acre of land) or small landholders (up to 4 acres of land). The JMS organization would own the tractor and accessories.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

The outcome of the programme is to prepare 600 acres of cultivable land which are bunded, leveled and tilled over the course of three years. (phase 1) Another 200 acres of land which is fallow and uncultivable will be leveled and made arable using this tool of production. (Phase 2) Thus 400 households will be assisted in securing the food grains for their households which is basic for their sustenance and nourishment.

 

  Goals

 

 

Promote food security of the agricultural and landless labourers (having marginal lands given by government) by enabling them to grow food grains on their own lands. Facilitate the poor families of the marginal land holders and landless to upgrade their government distributed fallow and wasteland and make it cultivable to produce grains for their livelihood and survival Assist the poor in reducing their cost of expenditure by providing the tools/machinery and thus increase the income level of the household. This is a 400-household programme for the families who are living below the poverty line.

 
 

  


 
 
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