As per the census of 2000 there were 10.67 crore Landless agricultural labourers in India, As per census of 2011 we have 14.3 crores landless agricultural labourers in India.
This is a clear proof of the pathetic condition of farmers across the country.And Palghar although next door neighbor of the financial capital of India(Mumbai) is no exception.
Farmer’s distress is due to less income through only rain fed agriculture, thus resulting in Mass scale migration leading to various social issues related to alcoholism and families getting separated.
With the above challenge in mind Govardhan Rural Development(GRD) Programme has taken up the challenge to address these issues.
GRD vision is: Empower and Energise Rural Communities
Mission is: Create solutions for improved social, economic, ecological and cultural conditions of the tribal communities
This vision and mission is achieved through a well thought out strategy that spreads across 7 verticals.
This programme is meant to empower farmers to improve agriculture practices so that they can live off the land through just income from agriculture and livestock development.
It is strategically planned in a
The above strategy is implemented through 6 activities
Agriculture cannot sustain without water and thus we have our WRD programme which is aimed at perennial water supply for supporting perennial agriculture of multiple crops in a year.
It has three pronged approach:
Now once the farmers have been stabilized on the land by improved agriculture practices and water resource development. We need to take care of other important stake holders in the village that is
Women’s Empowerment is promoted through the established Self Help Groups(SHG’s). But the approach is first to Strengthen, Stabilize and Train the group and only then go for Income Generation Activity and then training women with market linkage to sell the produce. This leads to a long term stabilizing of the SHG’sLEARN MORE
As mentioned earlies a lot of rural communities lose their land or just do not have land for agriculture.
They are stabilized through implementing Micro enterprises like : sewing machine, welding machine, snack stalls…LEARN MORE
Children are taken care through 3 ways
at the BKVK through National Institute of Open University and Diploma in Basic Rural Technology is given after two years on intensive training.
Students are trained in
Common to all the above different stakeholders is health and thus we have the Health Care programme which deals with different health issues of the rural communities especially in tackling:
Screening of patients for cancer and kidney failures and then treating them at our state of the art BhaktiVedanta Hospital at Mira Road.
Apart from this we also offer the care giver course for generating the professional skilled work force to take care of the elderly population while giving employment to the underprivileged youthsLEARN MORE