Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Major achievements of Unnati project so far

Project Outputs:

1)    60 villages covered in 2 blocks during a span of 8 months for financial inclusion

2)     Loan of Rs. 549.15 disbursed to 2201 households  covering 278 JLGs  since Dec 2015  to till date 

3)    2796 savings bank account opened

4)     16 Business Correspondent Agents engaged and earning commission of Rs. 5000/- per month (average)

5)     Loan recovery is 100%

6)      570 households covered for livelihood enhancement.

7)      64 MSE (Micro & Small Enterprise) set up under 4 types of agri & allied domains (poultry, vegetable, dairy and fishery)

9)      8 Local Service Providers extending services to community and earning Rs.4000/- (average) per month

10)    500 training sessions organized in groups by LSPs

11)    One producer managed collection center set up in Barkhetri and functioning.

12)     Small income generating activities in agricultural and allied sector taken up by 55% loanee households


      Visible Project impacts

       Households responded positively towards availing credit from our system. 

       RGVN is the most preferred outlet for the purpose


       End use of fund towards creation of sizeable number of productive assets is picking up slowly.


Participation of HHs in attending LSP training programme is found to be encouraging.

80% households willing to pay Local Service Providers for agricultural extension services

Investment of loan by households on non-farm activities is found be encouraging

Dairy emerges to be a promising venture for the rural poor

Monday, 12 June 2017

Project photographs May 2017

Paschim Mangaldoi Block, Darrang district


FI activity

Fishery MSE in Aulachowka, Darrang harvesting fries for sale

Broiler duck unit of LSP Karuna Saharia




Barkhetri Block, Nalbari district


Beneficiaries obtain free medicines for livestock from local vety department through  networking & linkage support of project 
Beneficiaries participating in vaccination camp organized by LSP mahammad Ali


Beneficiary vaccinating her cattle

FI officer conducting meeting in a group

Member of a vegetable MSE 

LSP taking session on dairy farming

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Project Photographs March 2017


Paschim Mangaldoi


Member of a fishery MSE releasing fingerlings in her pond

Training session to group by LSP


Farmers Field Day on transplanting operations under SRI practices


Barkhetri


Member of vegetable MSE  (Rupali)preparing land for cultivating ladies finger

Business planning session conducted in a vegetable group by a progressive farmers and Area Coordinator

Lemon orchard of Sri Bali Barman in Bortalla village
Duckery unit of LSP Pradip Medhiin Hidlatarry village



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

LSP exposure visit



Two Local Service Providers with accompaniment support of  RGVN staff visited Star Integrated Farm on 11th of April 2017. It is a poultry farm owned and managed by a private entrepreneur-Shri. Deepak Mondal. Farm is located in the outskirts of Guwahati city. There are 2000 birds in the farm. Two LSPs -Elina Yesmin and Muhammad Ali of Barkhetri block participated in the exposure visit. The objective of the visit was to get more practical experience on commercial poultry rearing techniques and to promote similar model in target area for better income generation of farm families. 

Report part 2 
Layer bird unit of Star Integrated Farm at Sonapur near Guwahati


Poultry sheds in the farm

Deepak Mondal with LSP and staffs of Unnati project

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Project Photographs February 2017

Paschim Mangaldoi Block


A member receiving loan amount from BCA

Sheikh Sikander Ali fisheries expert from West Bengal visiting fisheries to guide farmers for getting higher production and higher returns from the venture

FI staff conducting  meeting for group formation

Beneficiary preparing pond for cultivating fish

Programme Manager holding meeting with fishery MSE members

Barkhetri Block

Compost pit prepared by Prativa Talukdar member of Sadhana group in Adattary

Field Facilitator filling up account opening form in a group

FDC done by an FI official in village

LSP Elina Yesmin delivering a technical session in group

SRI demo plot of farmer Farman Ali in Joysagar village

Member of Nabarup group cultivating okra as Income Generating Activity in No.1 Joysagar village

Match Making Workshop between group members and fish seed supplier (S.S. Ali) at Niztapa village



Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Project photographs January 2017

BCA Bipul Siakia of Pas. Mangaldoi disbursing loan to a JLG member  
BCA Paresh Baishya disbursing loan to a client in mukalmua
Member enrollment for FI
Gita Talukdar of Swapna Gut in Howlighat  purchased a cow with loan amount
LSP Muhammad Ali delivering a technical session on livestock rearing at Mukalmua
FFD on composting techniques at Paschim Mangaldoi
Adoption of composting technique by a UNNATI farmer
Paddy seed bed prepared by farmers for SRI demonstration in Pas. Mangaldoi

Farmers cleaning pond for taking up fishery as MSE in Barathiabari, Pas. Mangaldoi


Pigs purchased by farmers in Pas. Mangaldoi with loan amount


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Exposure Visit to a Poultry Farm

On 30th January Unnati Team consisting of following functionaries visited a Poultry Farm on the outskirt of Guwahati (Sonapur).

Arindam Pal, Project Manager
Indrani Sharma, Manger Livelihood
Utpal Jyoti Choudhury, Project Manager, KKF
Jyan Shankar Bora, Area Coordinator, Mukalmua , Nalbari Area Office.
Mukut Hazarika, LSP, Livestock, Aulachowka, Darrang Area Office 
     
      Objective of the visit:

     To interact with the owner of the farm Shri Dilip Mandal, who is a small scale entrepreneur having interest in inputs supply like 22 day old birds of RIR hen and Khaki Campbell duck.


·     To get an idea of quality of birds and its management practices maintained at the farm for the birds both hen & duck which our farmer households may like to procure to continue livelihood with similar business plan.


        



Mr. Mandal's Poultry Farm at Sonapur near Guwahati
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