Key Initiatives till date



INITIATIVES
Farmer Support Programme in Responsible Soya (Solidaridad)

Farmer Support Programme in Responsible Soya (Solidaridad)

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Farmer Support Programme in Responsible Soya (SOLIDARIDAD)

The Malwa plateau region has rich fertile lands over-used with excessive application of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and wrong agricultural practices (including excessive irrigation). The landowner community of Patidars or Patels owns these lands. The scheduled castes and scheduled tribes generally inhabit the slopes and hills, which are less productive. These economically weaker and agriculturally backward communities till their own small and marginal lands, and provide cheap labour to the neighbouring landed community. The western tribal area is a part of Malwa Region comprising contiguous districts of Jhabua and Dhar. The area is predominantly tribal and is directly dependent on a rapidly degrading natural resource base for livelihoods. The primary occupation is agriculture, except for a minority; the production of food crops for subsistence dominates agriculture. The area is prone to the incidence of consecutive years of drought. Soybean is the most popular oilseed crop in the whole Malwa region and occupies more than 90 percent area of the Kharif season crops, and more than half of the total farmers’ strength is either marginal (less than 1 ha. Holding) or small ( 1-2 ha. Holding) but they together hold less than 15% of total land.

The CARD- Solidaridad Network association is proposed in selected village clusters in ninety villages in eleven blocks of 5 districts covering 9000 farming households. Most of these households are sowing wheat and gram during rabi and soya, maize cotton during Kharif. CARD is already working in these areas with government and private projects.

S.No. District Blocks Villages Households FIG Details
1. Ujjain Tarana
10
1800
Ghatia
5
400
Ujjain
5
400
2. Dewas Tonkhurd
5
500
Dewas
10
1000
3. Dhar Tirla
20
1800
Nalcha
10
800
4. Jhabua Petlawad
5
500
Jhabua
5
300
5. Shajapur Agar
10
1000
NalKheda
5
500
Total
90
9000
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Towards Health and Dignity in MP

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Towards Health and Dignity in MP

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Towards Health and Dignity Improving Water Sanitation & Hygiene in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making ‘Swachh Bharat’ into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. ‘Mission Swachh Bharat’ (clean India) launched on October 2, with Mahatma Gandhi as the inspiration, to create a clean India of his dreams by 2019 on his 150th birth anniversary.


In the context of the declaration of the plan to achieve Swachh Bharat by 2019, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has prepared a note on the Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: The present goal under NBA is to achieve 100% access to sanitation for all rural households by 2022. Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA), the Goal is now preponed to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 by construction of individual, cluster & community toilets; and villages will be kept clean, including through solid and liquid waste management through Gram Panchayats. Water pipelines have to be laid to all villages enabling tap connection into households on demand by 2019.In this matter, co-operation and convergence of all Ministries, Central & State schemes, CSR & bilateral/multilateral assistance may become necessary as well as new & innovative ways of funding such interventions.


MP WASH program is active in 16 Districts of the state with objective of availability of Clean Drinking Water, Zero Open Defecation, Personal Hygiene, Clean Villages and Health Education. WaterAid an International Organization in collaboration with DFID is working in various states in raising awareness towards clean drinking water, construction of toilets and its usage and personal hygiene Under WASH Awareness Program, The agreement between Centre for Advanced Research and Development, CARD as an Implementation Partner with Lead Organization WaterAid, New Delhi “Towards Health and Dignity Improving Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Madhya Pradesh” was signed on 12th June 2014. CARD has been sanctioned two blocks namely Chhatarpur and Tendukheda of Chhatarpur and Damoh districts respectively.


Global Hand washing Event:


With the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Madhya Pradesh did its commitment by encouraging the use of toilets and washing hands with soap at village level. On the occasion of Global hand washing day i.e. 15th October, 2014, CARD with the support of WaterAid celebrated this event in Chhatarpur and Damoh district with school children. CARD is working on WASH program since August 2014 in both Chhatarpur and Damoh district for infusing awareness of washing hands with soap in critical times i.e. before eating, after defecating, after cleaning the faeces, before preparing and serving food as the key theme of the project. In villages through Triggering Exercise, animators oriented the school children, teachers, Anganwadi centre workers and communities about washing hands with soap in proper manner and during critical times.


List of Schools of Chhatarpur block Participated in Global Hand Washing Day
S.No.
Name of School
No. of Children attanded
Animators
1
M.S. Niwari
209
Ms.Bhagya shree Rawat
2
M.S. Hama
207
Bhoopat Ahirwar
3
M.S. Sarani
135
Matadeen Ahirwar
4
M.S. Saora
105
Mrs. Pramod Nayak
5
M.S. Rampur dilla
337
Rajbahadur pathak
6
P.S. Rampur dilla
129
Rajbahadur pathak
7
M.S. Bangay
227
Vinod Vishvkarma
8
GPS Bangay
170
Vinod Vishvkarma
9
BPS Bangay
179
Vinod Vishvkarma
10
M.S. Panotha
416
Deepak Ray
11
P.S. Panotha
119
Rakesh Ray
12
M.S. Deri
265
Hariom Jadiya
13
M.S. Khadgay
116
Aarti Sharma
14
P.S. Khadgay
155
Aarti Sharma
15
P.S. Pipora Khurd
188
Sunil Sharma
16
M.S. Budhor
144
Shubam Sharma
17
M.S. Kurra
229
Jagdish Bindua
18
P.S. Kurra
376
Jagdish Bindua
19
M.S. Kadari
219
Sandeep Sen
20
M.S. Ramgarh
Naresh Shivhare



List of schools of Tendukheda Block Participated in Global Hand Washing Day
S.No.
Name of School
No. of Children attanded
Animators
1
M.S. Bailwada
103
Ramdas Tiwari
2
M.S. Bamnoda
171
Lakhan Singh
3
M.S. Bansi
190
Arvind Yadav
4
M.S. Dhangour
316
Pramod Pal
5
P.S. Girls Dhangour
156
Pramod Pal
6
P.S. Dhangour
160
Pramod Pal
7
M.S. Jhalon
190
Nanhe Singh
8
M.S. Khamriya Ajitpur
144
Dinesh Yadav
9
M.S. Madankheda
245
Devkinandan Rahi
10
M.S. Mohad
192
Dhan Singh
11
P.S. Narguwan
122
Bhagwan Singh
12
M.S. Patloni
209
Akhilesh Lodhi
13
M.S. Pura
158
Pancham Singh
14
M.S. Sailwada
253
Parmoo Rajak
15
M.S. Taradehi
327
Devi Singh
16
M.S. Tejgarh
238
Khoob Chand jain
Integrated Agriculture Development, ATMA                           

Integrated Agriculture Development, ATMA

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ATMA: Agriculture Technology Management:

CARD has been associated with ATMA project implemented by Department of Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh since June, 2009. “Farmers’ Field School”- one the most effective extension programme offers community–based, non-formal education to groups of 20-25 farmers. The FFS firmly believes in the principal that farmers are very informative but may lack knowledge of new science and technology inputs like – soil and land characteristics based crop rotation, use of new varieties of crops (HYV), application of rig ht mix of fertilizers, micro-nutrients application or use of insecticides and pesticides etc.


CARD has been implementing ATMA project in 30 villages of 10 blocks four districts of Malwa region and one district in Estern region; Ujjain, Dewas, Shajapur, Dhar, Jhabua and Mandla. 2 to 3 FFS have been established in each selected block. Each village level FFS consists of 25 participants for training. Front line demonstration has been provided to farmers in terms of agriculture land, and usage of new and updated package of practices and new technologies for sustainable crop production. The major Rabi crops are gram, wheat, vegetables and pulses and the kharif crops are Soybean and Paddy. Crop season wise training has been given covering all technical aspects of crop production at the demonstration farms to the target beneficiary, and till date two kharif and rabi seasons have been covered. In addition workshops like; Achievers Farmer Training are also carried out to update the information and knowledge of trainers on crop management for frontline farm demonstrations.


ICRISAT: Farmers Participatory Integrated Nutrient Management

International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad collaborated with CARD for aresearch project on ‘farmer participatory integrated nutrient management’ for a period of five years (2008-2014) in 5 villages of Mahuria Panchayat, Agar block of Shajapur district. In this project, various agricultural development activities are being carried out with the help of farmers’ participation. This project mainly focuses on various factors to improve the agricultural production in the project area. These activities includes dissemination of different tested technologies, income generating agri-horticultural & vegetable systems, nursery raising for GIliricidia & Leucaena for planting on buds, converting organic residue into valuable manure through bio-composting and increasing forage production. This project has helped in increasing Soyabean productivity and income through sustainable crop management by farmer’s participatory approach. Under this project various newly developed technologies of ICRISAT are implemented to improve economic condition on one hand and their well being on other. It also help in reduction of agriculture land degradation in the region by using the different technologies.


350 farmers of eight villages are included in the project activities, who due to the motivational & technical trainings are well equipped with latest technologies related to agricultural development in the region. Majority of farmers are participating in various types of trial methodologies organized by the implementing agency. Different micronutrient trials were performed on agricultural fields of farmers from 8 villages which show better results. The uses of agricultural activities increase area, production, productivities and high vegetative growth of selected crops. All these activities have improved demand of good quality seed in all the villages. The high yielding variety of Chick pea gave good production in a less irrigation with minimum investment. Vermi-compost production practices were adopted by several farmers. Ten farmers installed drip irrigation under water conservation practices. Green gram showed vigorous vegetative growth and high yields on several selected farmers. Vegetable production also shows positive results after application of Zinc & Boron. Nurseries were developed by two farmers for Glyricidia plantation. These plants are grow on agricultural field boundary and other bunds. Glyricidiya used as green manure by some farmers with good results.

Million Souls' Programme provide Solar lamps to the students

Million Souls' Programme provide Solar lamps to the students

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‘MILLION SOULS’ PROGRAMME

The Programme was launched in four States namely Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa and Maharashtra in mid of ‘2014’ to provide Solar lamps to the students from class 5th to class 12th so as to enable them to continue their studies during the rapid and long shut out in the State electricity supply pertaining to these remote rural areas of such States and therefore contribute towards their ‘Right to Education’. These lamps are distributed at a subsidized cost of Rs. 120/- each, whereas the actual cost of the same is Rs. 500/-. The rest of the cost was borne by different funding agencies, Rs 180/- by the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), MNRE and Rs 200 by various philanthropic organisations as part of CSR; mainly Tata Trusts and by the state governments. It is observed that besides helping the students in their studies, these lamps are also being used for fulfilling the need of providing the light in the respective houses of stakeholders and thereby awareness towards the use of ‘non-conventional energy’ is also being generated in these areas.


Recognizing the noble cause of the Programme the CARD (Centre for Advance Research and Development) joined hands with Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay to be a part in executing the Programme in Eastern and Western part of M.P. The blocks allotted to CARD were Sardarpur, Nalchha, Tirla and Dhār of Dhār district and Petlawad in Jhabua district in the Western Region and Mandla, Bichhia and Ghughri Blocks of Mandla district in the Eastern Region. CARD contributed in the distribution of 75,754 Lamps in the Western Region and 45,500 Lamps in the Eastern Region thus making a total contribution of 1,21,254 lamps out of one Million project target at National level; i.e. 12 percent. CARD has now been engaged in the repairing & maintenance of such lamps so as to cover the warranty period of one year for developing the ‘confidence building’ in such areas towards this highly beneficial ‘Non-Conventional Energy ‘device. The process is being executed through a team of SRC Managers (Soul Repair Center) in all the allotted Blocks. We look forward to promote this initiative further in the remaining backward blocks.