Climate Forecasting

Climate variability leads to economic and food security risks throughout the world because of its major influences on agriculture. Accurate forecasts of climate 3–6 months ahead of time can potentially allow farmers and others in agriculture to make decisions to reduce unwanted impacts or take advantage of expected favorable climate. However, potential benefits of climate forecasts vary considerably because of many physical, biological, economic, social, and political factors. The program was implemented at GORITA village in Thimajipetmandal. The program was supported to IPWWA by WASSAN and Agricultural University. 2 weekly forecast bulletins used to be sent by University.The same bulletins will be circulated to all farmer club villages .This information will help farmers to take decisions in input application. The Australian scientists frequently visited the village. In the village 3 groups were formed to conduct the scientific operations and examined the critical irrigations. They have involved the local farmers in all activities. The University scientists have provided Rain Gauge and rainfall measurement to the village .They have advised the farmers not to sow the seeds unless the soil gets enough moisture.     

Skill Development:
Indira PriyadarsiniWomen’s Welfare Association (IPWWA) has successfully conducted skill development trainings like.

  • Tailoring
  • Zardosi
  • Tie & Dye
  • Beautician
  • Block Printing
  • Cell Phone Repair
  • Jute Bag making
  • Food processing & fast food items
  • Patch work
  • Fabric painting
  • Cloth bag making
  • House hold chemicals
  • Candle , Agarbatti making
  • Organic fertilizers , Pesticides

 

More than 10500 women were trained on above trainings with CAPART, NABARD, APCOST, FVTRS, NYK& JSS. The trained beneficiaries were linked to banks and other funding agencies for initial credit support for establishment of self-employment units. IPWWA has closely monitored in all stages from production to marketing. Group loans have been provided from HDFC, NHFDC, RMK and TBF.

Changes in Completed programs:

CAPART programs: The following programs with CAPART (Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology)

  • 2 PC programs in 4 villages – 750 women and farmers are benefited
  • 1000 women and Youth are trained in 13 income generation trades. After training loans are provided to start self employment units
  • Community based Rehabilitation program for development of people with disabled. More than 5000 disabled persons are benefited. 
  • Gram Shree Mela – An exhibition to popularize rural products to urban customer – More than 10000 people visited 7 day exhibition in Mahabubnagar, More than Rs 15.00.0000/- sales recorded.
  • GraminaVikasAndolan – A unique program to promote information in villages on Government schemes. School watch committees were organized to discuss village progress

 

Plantation program:

IPWWA has developed social forestry in 500 acres in Government land in Thimmajipetmandal in Mahabubngar District. This has involved by planting appropriate species of trees of economic value on degraded land that has been unutilized/ underutilized. The primary objective is to raise tree crops on wastelands for firewood, fodder, timber and other non-timber forest produce. Community and school awareness programs were organized to educate them on protection of plants. Communities are involved in protection of plants. The plantation is survived and now grown to 3 years plantation.

Self-employment: