i. PTO for IWMP 3,10,28
Through this project the organization has imparted trainings to Village Watershed Committees, User Groups and other stakeholders. Through these trainings the stakeholders are oriented and sensitized about the judicious use of water resources. The stakeholders are also imparted trainings on various watershed structures such as CCT, Gabion plugs, WAT, Gully plugs, Earthen bunds, farm ponds, farm bunding etc. This program is being supported by VASUNDHARA through YASHADA – Pune and is one of the components of IWMP. Under this program the stakeholders are oriented about the various types of works to be undertaken and the cost of the works to be undertaken. Capacities of the stakeholders like CBOs, Watershed community and beneficiaries are built through trainings and exposure visits for ensuring the community participation in judicious use and conservation of water resources through this project.
ii. Training on organic farming
The primary aim of this project was to disseminate information and knowledge to farming community on means and measures to reduce the cost of cultivation through abstaining from use of costly chemical fertilizers and pesticides which also decreases the soil fertility and to resort to organic and bio pesticides and fertilizers which they can produce at their household level and is cost effective and has proven to increase the crop productivity. Through this program the farmers were oriented how they could reap high benefits through practicing organic farming. The organization imparted trainings and awareness programs on organic farming in Arvi and Ashti blocks of Wardha district through trainings and demonstration plots. The farming communities were oriented about various aspects of organic farming like vermin compost, jeevamruth, nimboli arka, dashparna arka, Non Pesticide management (NPM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), LEISA techniques etc. The farmers were also shown demonstrations through demonstration plots so that they can easily understand. Due to this program total 160 farmers from Arvi and Ashti blocks has shifted to organic farming and other are on the way to adopt organic farming.
iii. Capacity building of women SHGs
In this training program the participants were oriented about the various types of enterprises which could be started with minimum investment. The topics covered in this training program were sources for pooling funds, types of business/enterprises, existing government schemes, role of banks and financial institutions, DIC, MCED, MITCON, MIDC, Khadi Gramuudyog Mandal etc and types of small industries like cottage industry, small scale industries based on agri produce like agri processing units, dairy (milk) processing units, (value addition) fruit processing, etc and its marketing and available market potential. This training program was organized for Women SHG members so that they can apart from regular savings take part in income generation activities by starting their small enterprises. This program was intended to encourage and promote women SHG members for starting their own small businesses either individually or through group and become financially self reliant. Through this program the women participants were oriented about various existing government schemes, role of banks and other financial institutions and scope for small and medium enterprises.
iv. Training on nursery development
Under this program the organization with the support of tribal dept, imparted trainings to tribal farmers and youths on nursery cultivation and development. The participants were trained on the aspects of seed sowing, soil enrichment through appropriate fertilizers, bio pesticides and common infections/ plant diseases and pest attacks, green house and temperature, etc. The organization had arranged a 30 days training program for tribal farmers on nursery. This program was funded by Project officer, Integrated Tribal Development Project.