Agrarian Prosperity Programme (APP)


TIMELINE: December 2014 – November 2017
The Agrarian Prosperity Programme is in continuation of the efforts of partners in reducing poverty of the community in Gumla district of Jharkhand, through increased food security and livelihood options. Under the programme, agricultural production has been increased by 20%, income sources have been diversified and community’s access to social benefits and Government schemes augmented through a rights based approaches in ten villages of Palkot block in Gumla.

Implementing Partner : NayaSaweraVikas Kendra, Gumla, Jharkhand

Geographical coverage : 10 Villages of Palkot Block, Gumla District, Jharkhand

Demographic coverage : Total households covered-1269 with a population of 6235 people; comprising 3120 males, focusing Tribal community.

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People of Kurum are enabled to live their lives with dignity by addressing their livelihood needs and thereby empowering them economically. This can be demonstrated by the following results that will continue to impact their lives in totality.

  • The gravity flow irrigation assured irrigation for 250 acres of land in Kharif season and 146 acres in Rabi season in the village Kurum.
  • Agricultural area increased from 80 acres to 250 acres, which has enabled farmers to practice three crop cultivation from single paddy crop.
  • The yield has increased almost three times for paddy through SRI (i.e. 15-18 quintals for acres now) from 6-8 quintals in rain-fed condition.
  • Round the clock water availability has encouraged women from 134 households to have their own nutritional garden, thereby adding fresh green organic vegetable to their food baskets, and also reducing seasonal migration to a significant extent.
  • Households are practicing low cost and zero cost vermi compost prepared with their available local resources for agriculture purpose.
  • Farmers are able to earn approximately between Rs. 5000 to 6000 per week by selling the surplus vegetables in the local market.