Rahibai Popere made the women of her village, cluster and region proud by being awarded the fourth highest civilian award – the “Padma Shri” and receiving the award from the Hon’ble President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind at the Award Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 8, 2021.
Recognising the capability of the community to manage the development programme on their own, the holistic village development project being implemented in Dhar district, was handed over to the local community at a formal ceremony organised at Multhan village in Badnawar, Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. On this occasion, an organic fertiliser unit was also inaugurated by Rajvardhan Singh Dattigaon, Minister for Industry Policy and Investment Promotion, Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Tukaram Gabhale and his wife, Kalawati from Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra have gained fame in the region. Realising the gains from mixed farming for nutritional security and better quality of life through enhanced income, this farmer duo are engaged in banana cultivation and raising a kitchen garden of various fruits, vegetables and herbs containing essential nutrients and medicinal value. This family is inspiring many other neighbouring families to improve their prospects.
National Genome Saviour Farmer Award recipient – Mamta Bhangare from Devgaon village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, an avid kitchen garden guide and conservationist of indigenous varieties of paddy, beans and local vegetables, expressed her reverence and devotion to her locally worshipped God, through her unique artwork assembled with indigenous varieties of millets, pulses and rice.
September 24, 2021
An Animal Infertility-cum-Health Camp was organized at Bathiyakala village in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh with the support of Birla Corporation Ltd. (BCL) under the Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Project being implemented in the district with the support of by BCL.
September 23, 2021
Dr. Gyanendra Mani. Chief General Manager, NABARD Regional Office, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, visited the Climate-Smart Actions and Strategies in North Western Himalayan Region for Sustainable Livelihoods of Agriculture-Dependent Hill Communities Project at Champawat supported by NABARD and Adaptation Fund Board and interacted with the participant families. Promotion of various climate-resilient interventions such as rejuvenation of natural springs, rain water harvesting structures, protected cultivation, Improved horticulture, improved livestock management practices, fodder development and strengthening of community-based institutions have resulted in 800 families being benefitted from the establishment of a vegetable hub and protected cultivation using low-cost bamboo poly house, drip irrigation and cultivation of high-value vegetables. Greater impact has been created in terms of availability of water, fodder, biodiversity and productivity enhancement.
September 21, 2021
A training on establishment and management of wadi plantation was organized by BAIF for the participants of the Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Project supported by Birla Corporation Ltd., at Satna in Madhya Pradesh.
August 15, 2021
On the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of the country, BAIF organized a plantation programme at Ahari Tola School of VP Bathiya village in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh under the Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Project supported by Birla Corporation Ltd. The programme was attended by the General Manager of Birla Corporation.
Rajendra Pathare, a young farmer from Ralegansiddhi village, has successfully cultivated apples on a barren piece of land thereby squashing preconceived notions of apple being suitable only for regions with cold climate. His successful experiment with an apple variety has shown the path to other farmers who out of curiosity and eagerness to also adopt the cultivation of this fruit in an otherwise unsuitable terrain, are visiting his farm on a regular basis. They will definitely benefit with the availability of another fruit crop which is popular among consumers.
In the parched terrain of Nandurbar in Maharashtra, 100 farmers have reaped benefits by adopting high value vegetable cultivation with trellis style of farming which have improved their annual income to a significant extent.
In the tribal areas of Akole Taluka, Farmers are preparing well for the Kharif harvest season. Farmers cultivate various millets like Ragi and pulses like green gram in this season every year. The farmers are insisting on using the traditional species of the crops. BAIF is supporting their endeavor by supplying necessary seeds for several years. The farmers will reap a good harvest if environmental conditions remain favorable.
March 23, 2021
An exposure visit for Farmer Producer Organisations formed under the Samriddhi Project sponsored by Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd., was organized to Devshri Kisan Utpadak Sangthan of Kesli block of Beena in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh.