Jan Nirman Kendra (JNK), established in 2010, works in the field of agriculture in the Muzaffarpur and East Champaran district of Bihar through its various programs. It aims to bring about qualitative and quantitative changes in the lives of the poor and marginalized section of the society by providing accessy to education, health, and strengthening agriculture based livelihoods. It is funded by Gramin Development Services and Jamsetji Tata Trust.
Key Activities in FY16:
Improved agricultural practices and Soil/Moisture Conservation project: Input linkages for seeds, pesticides, fertilizers and other required items was provided to farmers. Support was provided to federation to follow-up and monitor the implementation of Agricultural PoP by farmers and ideal demonstration plots were set up to be used for training of registered farmers on different stages of agricultural activity.
Formation of Farmer Field schools (FFs): During FY16, 50 Farmers Field schools were established where crop wise training was imparted to them. Cultivation of wheat by Zero tillage for improved agriculture, proper caring for wheat crop – anticipated problems and solutions, adherence with package of practices, soil test and required treatment, weeds control, etc. were also discussed.
Production of vermi compost: 10 Units of vermi compost bed with 10 farmers were formed. This proved a structural work for the betterment of soil as well as improved knowledge for farmers, which encouraged them to go for organic farming which not only increased the fertility but life of the soil too.
Exposure visit of farmers: Farmers were taken for 2 exposure visits. In the first trip, they got an opportunity to visit MBRI, where they shared knowledge about cultivation by scientific methods. Second exposure visit was of Tetariya where they shared in details about the agriculture based livelihoods and technology transfer among farmers. For having better understanding and knowledge, farmers went on an exposure visit to Muzaffarpur Botanical Research Institute where they got an opportunity to see cultivation of wheat by zero tillage, horticulture, nursery, irrigation management.
Renovation of Group wells: 5 partly destroyed and unused well of the society were renovated at 5 different centers in the project area.
Income Rs37 lac
Expense Rs28 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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