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  • Capacity building of 2750 Farmers on NRM under Integrated Watershed Management Programme, GoI. Successfully implemented ‘Sustainable Livelihood Development Project’ for women in 60 villages of Jalna district supported by AFARM & USHA International. Insured 5000 farmers under Pradhan Mantri Crops Insurance from 20 villages of Jalna district. Facilitated 1500 small and marginal farmers for developing linkage with banks in 20 villages. Conducted workshop of 200 cotton growers at Jalna in Feb 2018 with MCX Investor Protection Fund, Mumbai. Mobilised works for labourers under MGNREGA worth Rs. 2 Crores in 20 villages.
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    Capacity building of 2750 Farmers on NRM under Integrated Watershed Management Programme, GoI. Successfully implemented ‘Sustainable Livelihood Development Project’ for women in 60 villages of Jalna district supported by AFARM & USHA International. Insured 5000 farmers under Pradhan Mantri Crops Insurance from 20 villages of Jalna district. Facilitated 1500 small and marginal farmers for developing linkage with banks in 20 villages. Conducted workshop of 200 cotton growers at Jalna in Feb 2018 with MCX Investor Protection Fund, Mumbai. Mobilised works for labourers under MGNREGA worth Rs. 2 Crores in 20 villages.
  • Jansathi Drought Relief Network Through this network organization could mobilize 20 Gram Panchayats and has achieved a big role in their capacity building and further incubating them to take active role in bringing change in the life of marginal farmers by supporting to connect with the government schemes in 20 every village of Badnapur Taluka of Jalna districts. Prime Minister Peek Veema Yojana Under this schemes organization has achieved to work with 20 villages and reduce cost of production for marginal farmers, prospective loss in case of drought for marginal farmers, enhancing ground water through various measures which impacted high yield and better earning for farmers. Health Literacy Program Health is one of the prime prerequisite for all to live a better life. Considering the poverty in drought prone region of Marathawada, it becomes a major challenge for a marginal farmers and land less laborers to survive and in the case of lack of nutrition; minor illness turns into the major illness. Landless laborers, marginal farmers, women often neglects health issues and avoid any extra cost for medicines, thus in these kind of scenario they become succumb to face major illness and ultimately cannot afford to treat themselves at district level private hospitals. There are cases found by the organization where in order to avoid loss of daily wages laborers has avoided to medical treatment and ultimately it cost them for their life. CARD with its unique strategy and large volunteer network in rural area has achieved to conduct Health Literacy Program and connect with the health facilities through Mahatma Phule Jivandayi Yojana. Financial Literacy Program In Drought prone region of Marathawada, high cost of production, lack of irrigation facilities and water crisis impacts on all the aspects of the life. Especially for farmers to manage the big expenses apart from household expenses becomes a big challenge and this situation paved the way to get in to the trap of money lenders because of lack of access to credit facilities from banks. Women manages household expenses diligently as compared to the men hence money management skills becomes vital and essential to avoid any future trouble. Hence organization has initiated Financial Literacy Program where people are introduced with the future challenges and possible threat of getting financial crisis and further protecting farmers from the suicides. Under this program, organization has successfully achieved to form 30 SHG groups and successfully conducted Women’s Entrepreneurship Program. Out of this 25 SHG groups from five villages including Chanegaon, Dabhadi, Chikhli were given a loan of 56 lakhs. Most of the women initiated their own business out of this program in tailoring, Kirana shop, Goat Farming etc. Organization also played a very active role in 20 Gram Panchayat by connecting 2000 farmers with the government banking system for availing 10 crores of Farm Loan at a very low interest rate which helped them to leave away from money lenders. Livelihood Program Under livelihood generation program, organization has always believed that unless the employment opportunity is not given in the rural area for the people there is high migration occurring and ultimately people who are migrating for the seasonal employment opportunities in urban slums are compelled to live a pathetic life. In this situation children are also exposed to the vulnerable life under bridges in cities like Pune and Mumbai. Maharashtra government though has initiated MGNREGS people are migrating for the search of employment opportunities there are various reasons where people are failing to demand for employment opportunities. Organization studies this issue with 10 Gram Panchayat and provided 257 Job Cards to new family and further corrected 300 job cards which have impacted in gaining employment in 20 villages for 5000 people in their own villages. Waste Management in Rural Area Waste management has become a major challenge in urban area as well as in rural area especially when people have rapidly started using plastics. Organization believes if waste from the household managed systematically in villages, it will be vital for farmers to use that waste as a pesticides in their farm as earlier used. Organization actively managed to conduct training program on waste management in 20 villages and helped farmers to create the organic pesticides in just 18 days. This program was conducted in Badnapur block. Women Empowerment Project On Sustainable Livelihood For Most Marginalized Women Centre For Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) has been running a skill development and livelihood program in collaboration with Usha International CSR wing. In this program CARD has initiated tailoring training program for most marginalized women from 10 villages. Organization after successful training program has also supported women to set up their start up units at their villages. In this entire program Usha International and AFARM ,Pune has played a vital role in project implementation and monitoring. Looking the success and need of drought prone area CARD has decided to initiate another batch of 50 women from 50 villages to provide them training and livelihood support. Cotton Price & Hedging workshops- MCX Mumbai Supported this activity in Jalna district for cotton farmers workshops CARD is working in 80 villages of Jalna & 50 villages of Buldana Districts of Maharashtra state. STeP Learn to Earn Center At Pimple Gurav Pune - 61
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    Jansathi Drought Relief Network Through this network organization could mobilize 20 Gram Panchayats and has achieved a big role in their capacity building and further incubating them to take active role in bringing change in the life of marginal farmers by supporting to connect with the government schemes in 20 every village of Badnapur Taluka of Jalna districts. Prime Minister Peek Veema Yojana Under this schemes organization has achieved to work with 20 villages and reduce cost of production for marginal farmers, prospective loss in case of drought for marginal farmers, enhancing ground water through various measures which impacted high yield and better earning for farmers. Health Literacy Program Health is one of the prime prerequisite for all to live a better life. Considering the poverty in drought prone region of Marathawada, it becomes a major challenge for a marginal farmers and land less laborers to survive and in the case of lack of nutrition; minor illness turns into the major illness. Landless laborers, marginal farmers, women often neglects health issues and avoid any extra cost for medicines, thus in these kind of scenario they become succumb to face major illness and ultimately cannot afford to treat themselves at district level private hospitals. There are cases found by the organization where in order to avoid loss of daily wages laborers has avoided to medical treatment and ultimately it cost them for their life. CARD with its unique strategy and large volunteer network in rural area has achieved to conduct Health Literacy Program and connect with the health facilities through Mahatma Phule Jivandayi Yojana. Financial Literacy Program In Drought prone region of Marathawada, high cost of production, lack of irrigation facilities and water crisis impacts on all the aspects of the life. Especially for farmers to manage the big expenses apart from household expenses becomes a big challenge and this situation paved the way to get in to the trap of money lenders because of lack of access to credit facilities from banks. Women manages household expenses diligently as compared to the men hence money management skills becomes vital and essential to avoid any future trouble. Hence organization has initiated Financial Literacy Program where people are introduced with the future challenges and possible threat of getting financial crisis and further protecting farmers from the suicides. Under this program, organization has successfully achieved to form 30 SHG groups and successfully conducted Women’s Entrepreneurship Program. Out of this 25 SHG groups from five villages including Chanegaon, Dabhadi, Chikhli were given a loan of 56 lakhs. Most of the women initiated their own business out of this program in tailoring, Kirana shop, Goat Farming etc. Organization also played a very active role in 20 Gram Panchayat by connecting 2000 farmers with the government banking system for availing 10 crores of Farm Loan at a very low interest rate which helped them to leave away from money lenders. Livelihood Program Under livelihood generation program, organization has always believed that unless the employment opportunity is not given in the rural area for the people there is high migration occurring and ultimately people who are migrating for the seasonal employment opportunities in urban slums are compelled to live a pathetic life. In this situation children are also exposed to the vulnerable life under bridges in cities like Pune and Mumbai. Maharashtra government though has initiated MGNREGS people are migrating for the search of employment opportunities there are various reasons where people are failing to demand for employment opportunities. Organization studies this issue with 10 Gram Panchayat and provided 257 Job Cards to new family and further corrected 300 job cards which have impacted in gaining employment in 20 villages for 5000 people in their own villages. Waste Management in Rural Area Waste management has become a major challenge in urban area as well as in rural area especially when people have rapidly started using plastics. Organization believes if waste from the household managed systematically in villages, it will be vital for farmers to use that waste as a pesticides in their farm as earlier used. Organization actively managed to conduct training program on waste management in 20 villages and helped farmers to create the organic pesticides in just 18 days. This program was conducted in Badnapur block. Women Empowerment Project On Sustainable Livelihood For Most Marginalized Women Centre For Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) has been running a skill development and livelihood program in collaboration with Usha International CSR wing. In this program CARD has initiated tailoring training program for most marginalized women from 10 villages. Organization after successful training program has also supported women to set up their start up units at their villages. In this entire program Usha International and AFARM ,Pune has played a vital role in project implementation and monitoring. Looking the success and need of drought prone area CARD has decided to initiate another batch of 50 women from 50 villages to provide them training and livelihood support. Cotton Price & Hedging workshops- MCX Mumbai Supported this activity in Jalna district for cotton farmers workshops CARD is working in 80 villages of Jalna & 50 villages of Buldana Districts of Maharashtra state. STeP Learn to Earn Center At Pimple Gurav Pune - 61

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