Agriculture & Management of Natural Resources
The primary programme of KARMI is undertaken agricultural programmes based on education and capacity building of local farmers on sustainable agricultural livelihood. Kalahandi is rich in natural resources as land, forest
Workshop on Management of NRM :
KARMI believes without networking and collaboration preservation of natural resource is too difficult. To keep close collaboration and create an opportunity to create block-level or district level forest committee. We organized two workshops on forest protection and collaborating with Govt. Through joint forest management and community forest management by formation of Vana Surakhya Samities. Local Ranger and Forest Officers have been invited to these workshops and they shared the prospect of forest protection, Govt rules of JFM & CFM. National forest policy and Govt. awards like PRAKUTI MITRA. KARMI has developed the quality on management of forest protection, and management of natural resources of their locality. we have given special emphasis and awareness on management of natural resources through village meeting, introduce of Vana Surakhya Samiti and horticultural development.
Farmer’s Training & Exposure :
Enhance the knowledge on the benefit of forest and environment protection to save from depletion of forest and land due to high exploitation and somewhere not being properly used due to lack of proper way implementing technique. To proper use of it
DIVERSION BASED IRRIGATION PROGRAMME:
KARMI with the support of SDTT constructed in most drought-affected villages like Karanjkot village in Nuagoan GP and Baburmunda (Makraguda) in Mahaling GP of Golamunda block of Kalahandi district in Odisha. It is a best practice for use of stream water to the villages and agricultural lands through making a diversion by a pipeline. It has been increases production of agriculture and horticulture as well increase fodder production, cultivation of vegetables and cash crops. Increase in biomass production as well as biodiversity conservation will drive field interventions, particularly in agriculture.
To develop and conserve natural resources of the area by developing two Diversion based Irrigation project in two villages and provide irrigation facility to the
- To provide the sustainable irrigation facility with the community management and improve the water management skills of tribal farmers by
- To provide
opportunitythe use to water and streams and improve the irrigation potentiality and develop the skill of the farmers on traditional wayof cultivation and In our two operational villagesKARMI has been formed two Village Development Community with taking of farmers, members of Banasurakhya samitiand people representatives. Regular villages meeting and committee meetings hasbeen organisedto properly operate the programme and ensure people contribution. Exporurevisit also organisedwith the committee members and beneficiaries to properly understand the programme and its utility.
- By the two
diversionbased irrigationthe water supply has been increased and the scope of vegetable cultivation has been developed among the small and marginal farmers. This will increase the financial gain to the small and marginal farmers by selling the surplus vegetable in the market and get hygienic and qualitative vegetable in their door step. By this two diversion based Irrigation projects not only the irrigation facilities of the village increase and agricultural and kitchen gardening possible but also the supply of water also possible. Through pipe the supply of water also possible in the villages. It helps the people of the village to get water intheir doorstep and able to use it as home workand demotic purpose and animals.