MGNREGA work can be more effective and beneficial for agriculture if done in a continuous patch of land. This was seen in Dhamtari where results were visible on the agricultural productivity and the income of the farmers in the catchment area.
Ramprasad Painkara from Pratappur block has constructed pond through MGNREGA and is using the additional water for agriculture. He adopted SRI method of farming for paddy cultivation and has increased income and productivity.
With support from CSO Carmdaksh, Shyamlal Nirmalkar a small farmer from Pali was able to gain income and diversify his livelihoods. This family has started doing goat rearing and backyard poultry and is gaining confidence with time.
Seed banks have been established with dual purpose of saving traditional verities and for promoting local varieties usage for agriculture purposes. The local varieties are more resilient to the attacks of pests and diseases.
In COVID 19 support was provided to the migrants in Magarlod block which provided labour with a sense of security and dignity in the difficult times.
Fishery has emerged as a very popular and widely accepted livelihood model for families living in Uttar Bastar Kanker in Chhattisgarh. It is adding to the income of the individual beneficiary and becoming more and more popular as a livelihood activity.
In Shrighun village in Narharpur block of Uttar Bastar Kanker Badi created under NGGM initiative is being used by the SHG members for vegetable cultivation and is acting as an additional source of the income and happiness.
Small interventions can lead to stable and sustainable increase in income of the families. Land development activities and earthen bunds increased the productivity of the farm lands.