The traditional seeds were provided to 1000 farmers of 10 villages. More than 100 farmers were motivated and started to use vermin compost In 80 villages 80 practical demos were organized and 400 farmers were trained in natural/ organic farming. These farmers are using these compost fertilizers and are also training other farmers of their villages. 100 Hector land under watershed development of two villages.
Beed district Situation
Beed villages and operational area fall in the Semi Arid Zone. The project area and the beneficiaries are adversely affected due to erratic and uncertain rainfall with annual average rainfall between 300-350 mm. There are less than 50 rainy days in a year concentrated in four monsoon months (June – September). Generally, November onwards is the dry season. Low rainfall together with low water retention capacity of soils affects the crop production in both monsoon and non – monsoon periods in the absence of any assured irrigation during needy hours. There is hardly any village where water remains available throughout the year. Due to this, even monsoon crop also suffers in case of longer dry spells.
The earning from agriculture is not enough to meet out their livelihood needs during the year. Committing suicides is the accepted /forced alternatives in case of crop failure or insufficient return from agriculture produce.
- Poor availability of natural resources in area.
- Degradation and deterioration of available resources depleting soil fertility status.
- More than 75% lands have no irrigation sources.
- Lack of agriculture extension services resulting in adoption of improper cropping pattern.
- Lack of knowledge, poor capital investment capacity of the beneficiaries for bettor crop production.
- Lack of investment capacity resulting in unavailability of agriculture tools and implements.
- Poor knowledge level of cultivators for maintenance of agriculture economics.
- Poor attention towards soil and water conservation efforts.
- 70% to 80 % migration for sugar cutting in other district or state
In agriculture sector Compost farming ” Shivansh Kheti ” is a miracle for farmers. within 18 to 19 day’s farmers got good quality compost from these process. The compost production always completely decomposed everywhere we have done it, in 18 to 19 days, and it is ready for use. Dry, Green and Dung material used for these compost process. In our organization campus having two demo model of these compost.
JVSS under its agriculture development program had provided vermin compost units to 100 famers from two villages. Realizing the benefits of using compost now 500 families are using it JVSS provided vermin compost training to 200 women farmers from 20 villages. These women have now started organic farming
Organic Pesticides and Manures
JVSS with actual demonstration had prepared organic pesticides using available local traditional vegetation. The demonstration was effectively done in 10 villages. More than 100 farmers started its use and its production locally. Simultaneously the trainings in production of organic manures like vermin compost, compost and Zivamrut was provided to 108 farmers from 20 villages. These farmers are using organic compost on their farms
Traditional quality seeds of 21 varieties were provided to 1000 farmers from 25 villages and they were trained in traditional PATA sowing method.
Support of Tractor
Small and marginal farmers are unable to purchase bullocks or pay the fees for hiring the tractors for cultivation. Tractor is made available to these small farmers. 250 small farmers had taken the advantage of this facility.
Micro Water Shed
Micro watershed work was done on 260 acres of grazing barren Govt land cultivated by 160 landless, Dalit and marginal farmers. The work involved land cleaning, straitening of nala and prepare land for cultivation.
JVSS made efforts to make model organic farming villages. Somthana village from Latur and Mang vadgaon from Beed were identified. Community in these two villages were trained in organic methods and cultivation, use of traditional seeds, plantation, construction of loose boulders, nala bunding
Women from 15 villages were trained to grow kitchen garden on used waste water. 318 village women are trained in kitchen gardening and 172 women are now growing vegetables. This is supporting their livelihood as well as regular use in the family food had improved the health of the members. Some women had planted fruit trees and their income is increased as they sell fruits