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.
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.
A peek into changed field level situations post pandemic and efforts to deal with it in Charama Block in Uttar Bastar Kanker district of Chhattisgarh
The case study highlights the efforts which led to creation of seed bank in Narharpur block in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh under the High Impact Megawatershed project.
Chhattisgarh Mega Watershed Project is a joint initiative of the Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation and Axis Bank Foundation. This four-year project aspires to enhance the income of 100,000 small and marginal farmers on a sustainable basis, more than 40 percent of whom belong to the Scheduled Tribes through a consortium of 13 CSOs