Sustainable Agriculture Project, Changing Lifestyle Feb. 9, 2013, 10:10 p.m.
Summary: Innovative irrigation methods by Dilasa for Sustainable Agriculture across Vidarbha region.
Optimum and proper utilisation of available natural resources without causing any adverse effect on nature, is one of the major premises for Sustainable Agriculture Projects. Shirpur Model is a good example of addressing irrigation - the most important factor in crop cultivation. Utilising the existing source of water, be it a canal, river or natural catchment area was the idea of this model. Dilasa in Maharashtra - Yavatmal district has taken it one step further and introduced Diversification-based Irrigation ...read more
Sustainable Agriculture Project, Orissa Feb. 9, 2013, 9:30 p.m.
Summary: Project objective and challenges learnt while meeting with two NGOs in Orissa.
During my last visit to Orissa, I had a chance to meet and talk to Sushil Parida of ABLE and Alekh Routroy of ARASMIN. The formar is engaged in community development projects in Paradeep region, which probably is the highest disaster prone area in the country. ARASMIN is active in Kalahandi district, which was featured in national news several times in the past for the level of poverty and social problems in the district. Says Sushil, that other ...read more