Sunday, September 26, 2010

Award Category: Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

Community led action on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change with respect to Water Resources, Land Use, Land Use Change & Forestry

Major Achievements of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Datta, Barmer

KVK Barmer is a unique multidisciplinary institute established to evolved technologies to address the complex problem of arid region, demonstrate their viability through on farm and farmer field train/advise stake holders for their large scale adoption in the region. During the 17 years of its existence, KVK has contributed to the best of its ability to district extension, research and development, especially for understanding and management of the region land and water resources, evolving farming system, improvement of bio resources and alternate sources of energy etc. The technologies demonstrate for sand dune stabilization and wind erosion control, water harvesting, crop, tree and grassland improvement, dry land farming, arid horticulture, alternate land use strategies, pest management, livestock management and energy management etc. KVK provided regular training and demonstrations to the farmers, state officials, NGO, and other stake holders and hold regular exhibition. The institute also host the project on vermicompost, Bio farm, feed fodder, WTC etc.

Won JSW- Times of India Earth Care Award for 2010, Hotel Hayat, New Delhi on 10th Sep 2010. Award Category: Community led action on Mitigation and A

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Success story of food security project
This is a story of Uka Ram S/O Chetan Ram who was doing migration every year to the other cities for earning money for his family and he was not happy with his regular migration. Our intervention through the project of Food Security created a history in his life and he became a role model for the others. Now he is member of Village level food security committee (VLFSC) of the village Booth rathoran, District Barmer. He is running grain bank in his village and the people of his village and nearby villagers are benefited. People are getting grains in their own village in lesser rate than the market rates, they saves their time and cost of transportation. Then he started a Peti Shop by taking Rs 5000 loan from other CBO that is from Thar Jagruk Nagrik Manch. Then is is getting his income through the small shop at his own village, gradually he started flour mill, and selling of some other confectionery according to the demand of the community. Now he is happy with his wife and four children and he stopped migration. He develops his trust in the community and family.

Chanchal Tailong
Master of Social Work (ISSW, Indore)