Parinathi Bringing smiles on the face of farmers in Kadur villages

The organisation will work for the implementation of various projects worth Rs 80 lakh

Parinathi Bringing smiles on the face of farmers in Kadur villages

It has been taking up watershed works, promoting organic farming and self-employment to economically backward families for the last 2 years. The organisation will work for the implementation of various projects worth Rs 80 lakh under the Watershed Development Fund of NABARD in the last four years.

Schemes will be implemented through 17 Gram Vikas Samitis, 1 Samooha Vikasa Samiti, 182 SHGs, 9 SHG Federations and 1 resource centre in Malleshwara, Biluvala, Garji, Yagati and in 20 villages of Pura Gram Panchayat in Kadur taluk.
About 2,000 small farmers and landless people belong to BPL category were identified through survey for the implementation schemes in 20 villages. Nearly 84 per cent financial assistance will be distributed for soil conservation, horticulture, planting saplings, cattle farming and other activities. Beneficiaries will have to bear only 16 per cent of the scheme cost. Training centres were opened at Pura, Gurji and Malleshwara to train farmers.

Several agricultural schemes were already implemented in 5 Gram Panchayat limits in the past two years. Parinathi will monitor the schemes for four years. The organisation, which also works towards infrastructure development, has constructed toilets, water tanks, agro centres, seed centre and nursery unit in villages. Health check-up camps were also being organised for cattle with the help of government veterinarians.

A total of 360 toilets, 1,000 agriculture pits and 1,000 cattle sheds were constructed in 5 villages in two years. In addition to this, about 400 cattle and 2,000 sheep were also provided for villagers. Organisation offers computer training for youth at Pura, Gurje and Malleshwara. It also pays Rs 1,000 as stipend during the course period.
A total of 40 employees of Parinathi are striving to implement schemes in villages.
Project Director of Parinathi Joseph Panakal said that the schemes will empower poor farmers economically and also will prevent instances of farmers’ suicide.
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