AROH Foundation, a leading National Level NGO recently celebrated as “Kisaan Jagrukta Saptaah” in 18 interior most villages of 3 districts of Badaun, Bulandshahar and Firozabad. The idea was to promote innovative and organic techniques of farming activities to small scale farmers and women of the villages.
Various activities like farmer meetings, workshops and awareness camps were organised. Experts from AROH illustrated various measures on how to enhance the agricultural yields while desiring the input costs on farms. Demonstration on installation, maintenance and cost effectiveness of organic manure obtained by hundreds of NADEP and Vermi Compost, that was previously set up by the organisation was also practically elucidated.
AROH Foundation has also set up Agriculture Resource Centres (ARC) in each of these villages, which lends expensive agricultural tools on minimal loans. A SHG of poor and small scale farmers has been devised to take care of these tool banks and the revenue generated from the loan is reused to procure more tools for the bank. Tools like spray machine and skyte were in most demand and ARC has proven to be a big hit in the villages.
Even the women were active participants and were motivated by the initiative . They were demonstrated on effective use of their spare land and utilise the same for kitchen gardening to grow organic vegetables and fruits for domestic use. An interactive session with previous beneficiaries was also arranged to exchange ideas, experiences, troubles and counter solutions to it. AROH Foundation has been a protagonist player in Holistic Village Rural Development Projects and in association with HDFC Bank, has been actively writing new milestones of innovations and change. Construction of toilets, solar run power and water facility, Skill Development, Livelihood Generation, Women and Child Empowerment, School Renovations etc. has been remarkable highlights of the show.
Towards the end of the week, farmers and women pledged to go green and embrace organic techniques and along with AROH Foundation to work together in shaping better and healthier India.