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Action for Agricultural Renewal In Maharashtra (AFARM)

Sector: Development
Sub Sector: NGO Support Services
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
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% Spent on Beneficiaries

99%
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Year of Establishment : 1969
Registered Address : 2/23 A-B Raisoni Park, Market Yard, Pune 411 037, Maharashtra
Presence : Maharashtra
Website : https://www.afarm.org
Email : admin@afarm.org
Telephone : +91 20 24264641, +91 20 2428302
Donor Contact : Mr. Subhash Tamboli / +91 9822752054 / executivedirector@afarm.org
Registered Under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : S. B. Sabne & Associates
Bankers : Bank of Baroda
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Mr. Pramod Deshmukh - Chairperson, Dr. Madhukar Gumble - V. Chairperson, Dr. Sudha Kothari - Treasurer, Mr. Mahesh Sidheshwar - Secretary, Dr. Venkat Mayande - Member, Ms. Vasudha Sardar - Member, Ms. Manisha Khale - Member, Dr. Kishore Moghe - Member, Mr. Pramod Zinjade - Member, Mr. Hanumant P. Deshmukh - Member, Ms. Deepali Deshmukh - Member

Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra (AFARM) is an association of voluntary organisations working in the field of rural development. The organisation was established to coordinate the efforts of civil society organisations, to provide water and agricultural extension services to villages in drought affected Maharashtra. The NGO has been developing and managing their livelihoods through trainings, micro-finance, micro-enterprises and market linkages.

Major Interventions:

Watershed Development:  Implementing good watershed management practices and approaches have always been a core of AFARM’s work almost for last 30 years. The strategy focuses on enhancing water security at farm level - through the adoption of technologies for increase in water storage capacity thereby promoting efficient use of water for agriculture. It enhances community driven decision-making systems for water resources planning & management. Works are carried out through Village Development Committees and Water User Groups. Recharge Pits are created & recharge shafts are installed based on the geological studies to facilitate ground water recharge. Repair/revival of major water harvesting structures are conducted along with construction of new cement check dams.

Livelihood & Sustainable Agriculture: Increased cost of cultivation, poor soil health results and adversities of climate change have resulted in decreasing farm productivity. The NGO works on reducing dependency of small and marginal farmers on external costly chemical agricultural inputs through adoption of low cost bio nutrients and bio pesticides. It promotes climate resilient agriculture practices along with soil health improvement, integrated pest management, on-farm water management and crop diversification. Livelihood enhancement is encouraged through skill and capacity development programmes which is a women centric approach and promotes self-reliance. All producer groups are trained on business management and promotion. The youth work as an interface between government agencies and local communities to facilitate access to social security.

Networking and Advocacy: AFARM’s endeavour has been to identify local needs, challenges and opportunities and work out the solutions jointly with the grassroots level member organizations. Regional presence of member NGOs facilitates AFARM to expand and reach out to more and more small and marginal rainfed farmers, tribal communities and women members in the community. It conducts meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. thereby providing consultancy services for project planning, management and monitoring, and creating an NGO help desk for information dissemination and mentoring.

FY 2020 (₹) FY 2021 (₹) FY 2022 (₹)
Income
Government Sources 155,182,943 96,147,034 70,168,632
Foreign Sources - - -
Institutional Sources 136,611,443 97,741,128 103,024,431
General Donations 366,787 - 443,500
Sales/Fees 1,013,500 1,065,600 1,089,200
Interest/Dividend 2,363,486 2,588,725 3,516,220
Other Income 145,947 1,500,425 1,734,292
Total Income (A) 295,684,106 199,042,912 179,976,275
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 279,057,961 188,184,626 168,362,577
Program Staff Cost - - -
Travel Expenses - - -
Direct Program Expenses 279,057,961 188,184,626 168,362,577
Fund Raising Expenses - - -
General Staff Cost - - -
Overhead Expenses 245,400 120,000 124,216
Depreciation 1,078,505 935,368 860,230
Other Expenses/Transfers 279,384 364,029 58,039
Total Expenditure (B) 280,661,250 189,604,023 169,405,062
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) 15,022,856 9,438,889 10,571,213
Assets
Fixed Assets 18,745,794 17,765,493 17,533,972
Current Assets 27,301,018 13,692,514 12,823,804
Cash And Bank 74,654,783 56,523,325 35,336,900
Total Current Assets 120,701,595 87,981,332 65,694,676
Investments 71,718,202 84,746,440 68,854,867
Accumulated Deficits - - -
Total Assets 192,419,797 172,727,772 134,549,543
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus 61,181 61,181 61,180
General Funds 23,048,758 32,487,647 43,056,860
Earmarked Funds 53,509,652 53,429,677 53,902,003
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 76,619,591 85,978,505 97,020,043
Loans - - -
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 115,800,206 86,749,267 37,529,500
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 192,419,797 172,727,772 134,549,543
1) The NGO receives grants from various State and National level Government departments and Ministries.
2) Sales/Fees include training fees, subscription fees, sale of publications, product sale, rent.
3) Other Income includes misc. income and institutional overheads to various organizations
4) The NGO has provided an overall amounts for program expenses, no detailed breakdown available.
5) Other expenses include amount written of, PF Penalty charges, TDS Penalty charges, etc.
FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff - - -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers - - -
Total - - -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Services Funds Raised (₹)
Online Donation 25,000
Total Funds Raised 25,000
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
Apnalaya Development Community Development Maharashtra 100 120,651,654 111,278,029
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Apnalaya Development Community Development Maharashtra 100 120,651,654 111,278,029
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Action for Agricultural Renewal In Maharashtra (AFARM) Development NGO Support Services Maharashtra 99 179,976,275 169,405,062
Parivartan Samajik Sanstha Development Camps/Activities Maharashtra 97 361,512 360,122
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Mashal Social Welfare Society Development Services for the Poor Delhi 50 1,995,689 2,039,814
ASSIST Development Comprehensive Andhra Pradesh 11 5,212,287 1,787,134


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