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Barmer Unnati Project

Barmer Unnati Project
Barmer Unnati Project
Barmer Unnati Project
Barmer Unnati Project
Barmer Unnati Project
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  • Project Owner

    Cairn India Limited

  • Project Title

    Barmer Unnati Project

    Project Category

    Skills & Livelihood

  • Project Start Date

    September,09 2013

    Project End Date

    December,12 2018

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ESTIMATED BUDGET
1.7Cr
(INR)

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Description

The programme aims to improve farmer productivity by creation of water harvesting structures. The aim is to enhance the income of the farmers by introducing improved agri practices and also linking them to markets to make them realize better prices for their produce. The Project initiated in 2013 with a long term goal of targeting 10000 farmers and increases their income by 50%. Keeping all the above in mind, an Agri based initiative was launched in the year 2013 with a 5 year focus on increasing the revenue of 10000 farming families by 50%. The intent was to: i. Promote an alternate livelihood to people other than industrial work. Agri and allied work ensure occupation round the year, if done properly and hence needs to be invested in. ii. Engage with Land contributors and other farmers around CIL’s operational areas with an economically viable option other than labour work in oil fields. iii. Address the critical issues of water which is relevant environmentally as well as socially in an area like Barmer. iv. Sentiment of people is associated with water and any intervention on such is highly appreciated and has universal support.

 

Techno Serve was selected as the agency to implement the programme for its varied experience in global and regional context in the sector and also with corporates in the oil-gas and mining industry. The first phase of the project has been completed with all targeted milestones reached. Program Components: - i) Farming/ Agriculture Development- to increase productivity and reduce costs. Demonstration units will be developed to propagate the new concepts through outreach and gradually a large number of farmers will adopt the new practices leading to greater revenue generation. ii) Water Harvesting for Rain Fed Areas- this will focus on primarily harvesting of rain water and traditional water bodies for agriculture and livestock. Community will also be co-funders to this programme. Earthen bunds which have already created an impact and a buzz will be continued along with renovating some old Nadis (water bodies) across assets. Government funds are being explored for joint funding of these structures (Zilla Parishad and NABARD) iii) Cairn Agri Fellows- Skill building of local youth- this is being done through a programme through classroom and practical training so that 100 youths are capable enough to act as village extension workers and resources for the local farming community. They are also enabled to set up small rural enterprises post completion of their training of 12 months.

Objective

i) Farming/ Agriculture Development- to increase productivity and reduce costs. Demonstration units will be developed to propagate the new concepts through outreach and gradually a large number of farmers will adopt the new practices leading to greater revenue generation. ii) Water Harvesting for Rain Fed Areas- this will focus on primarily harvesting of rain water and traditional water bodies for agriculture and livestock. Community will also be co-funders to this programme. Earthen bunds which have already created an impact and a buzz will be continued along with renovating some old Nadis (water bodies) across assets. Government funds are being explored for joint funding of these structures (Zilla Parishad and NABARD) iii) Cairn Agri Fellows- Skill building of local youth- this is being done through a programme through classroom and practical training so that 100 youths are capable enough to act as village extension workers and resources for the local farming community. They are also enabled to set up small rural enterprises post completion of their training of 12 months. Project Goal or Objectives – i) Income enhancement and engage with more than 12000 farmers over a 5-6 year period. ii) Focus on Water Harvesting techniques and structures across the operational area. iii) Develop market linkages and improvement in value chain to benefit a large section. iv) Government and community partnership as the key to all endeavors.