Examples of few SGP projects working towards
Conservation of Biodiversity while also creating visible and
positive impact on the livelihood.
1. Name of the
Contact: Ms. Mamta Chandra
C/O Meher Chand,
P.O. Mohal Village
Badha, Kullu – 175 126,
Himachal Pradesh Ph: 09816474832
Scaling Up and
Replication of rural energy efficiency, livelihood options to
empower poor rural women in Gadsa and Pahanala Area of Kullu.
sustainable livelihood options to poor, rural mountain
communities through biodiversity conservation.
Project also intends to build the capacities of women in the
area for effective functioning and federation of Women’s saving
and Credit Groups, Propagation of threatened species medicinal
plants and sustainable harvesting of forest produce and
Introduction of drudgery-reducing intervention and corresponding
reduction in forest resource dependence.
· Raise medicinal plants and promote Energy plantation:
conservation of threatened medicinal plants by setting up
nurseries and making people aware about the sustainable use of
· Popularizing Vermicompost so as to promote organic farming in
· Marketing arrangements: To establish a system of procurement
of apricots and peaches. Value addition and marketing of the
local fruits and forest produce collected by women’s saving and
· Introduction of energy saving and drudgery reducing devices
namely Hammam (Water heating device)
· Social mobilisation and institution building, formation of
Women’s Saving Care Groups (WSCG)
· Meetings with women PRI representatives and project staff to
facilitate women’s participation in panchayats
· So far 30 WSCG’s are functioning having savings of Rs. 5 Lac
per annum and links to banks for credit of another Rs. 3 lac per
annum. More than 1000 women are members in these groups.
· Reduced dependence on forest for livelihood through
sustainable harvest of wild peach and wild apricot. Nearly
20,000 kgs of peach Kernels are collected in a season giving
nearly 400 litres of oil and an additional income of Rs. 4 lacs
· Plantation of wild apricot and walnut in private and common
lands to enhance increased availability of seeds/kernels
· Based on market prospects, cultivation of Bulgarian rose,
collection of wild rose pods(hips), promotion of traditional
local grains and millets initiated amongst WSCGs
· 17 WSCGs having 60 pits engaged in production of vermicompost.
So far nearly 2000 quintals of vermicompost and nearly 550
litres of vermiwash have been produced.
· 495 hamams (water heating device) distributed to women members
(b) Members contribution to the tune of Rs 43,170
(c) More efficient use of household and agricultural waste for
(d) Lesser trips to forests in summer for fuelwood
(e) More time available for other household chores and leisure
(f) Less exposure to indoor pollution
(g) With the use of Hammam for approximately 13-0 days in a year
a household saves 1.5 tons of fuelwood.
· Frequent visits of women members to project office, banks and
local block offices has increased their self confidence and
· The partners has won the SEED Awards 2008 for entrepreneurship
in sustainable development
· The NGO has also established a link with the Himachal Pradesh
Tourism Department through retails outlets in Shimla and Manali.
2. Name of the NGO
–WOMEN ORGANISATION FOR SOCIO CULTURAL AWARENESS (WOSCA)
Contacts:Ms. Dharitri Rout. WOSCA
At/ Po – Mandua, Distt
Ph. No- 06766253490, (R) 06766251030.
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Project Title :
Bio-Diversity Conservation Programme in Keonjhar District,
· Conserve the biodiversity, including the integrity and
diversity of species and ecosystems in 29 Gram Panchayats of
· Promote Sustainable use of biological resources through women
SHGs, referring to the use of components of forest & agro based
biological diversity without undermining the natural resource
· Bring equity in conservation and use among tribal community
members, including equitable access to and decision-making
control over biodiversity as well as equitable distribution of
costs and benefits associated with conservation and sustainable
· Field assessment of SHGs who will be involved as primary
· Community Consensus building and Environmental awareness
Meeting in 50 village to create awareness among different
stakeholders including SHG members
· 50 Trainings to 30 community stakeholders on different
conservation measures to protect erosion of home gardens in
every villages by women SHG members and restoring home gardens
through kitchen gardening and species diversity in home gardens.
· Training programme to women SHG members (450 members spreading
in 90 SHG groups) on sustainable harvesting of NTFPs.
· Build capacities of rural communities to address domesticated
· Four Capacity building Training (2 on field and two class
room) to Project personnel (including chief functionaries) for
better implementation of programme , indicator setting ,
monitoring, and documentation .
· Encourage and facilitate traditional sustainable livelihoods
of SHGs through Income Generation Program
· Formation and strengthening tenant farmers groups (TFG) and
linked them with bank for non-farm activities (e.g. rice
processing, traditional craft, small business, etc.) as
alternative livelihoods where regaining sustainability for an
existing livelihood is not possible
· Integrate locally available foods produced by SHG members into
anganwadi and mid-day meals
· Formation of Biodiversity Management Committees at 4 clusters
and establishment of Environment Resource and Service Center
(with the help of District Periphery Development Board) will be
facilitated by project staff
· 2560 individuals got benefitted from the project with
increased incomes among the SHG by sustainable use of local
biodiversity resources. Also SHGs members were seen
disseminating conservation measures voluntarily.
· With successful completion of phase I of the project the
partner got another grant from SGP for scaling up the works in
additional 13 villages.
· Local forest coverage increased due to judicious use of fuel
wood and use of smoke less char briquette made out of industrial
· All SHG member’s household level nutrition level increased by
· Household level income increased from surplus home garden
· 610 women from 54 SHGs started agro-based enterprise by
selling products like groundnut, different local vegetables and
tubers. 23 microenterprises have been initiated resulting in
additional monthly incomes of Rs. 300-500/- per month.
· 500 Ha of forest regenerated and ground water level increased
· Control mechanisms on Cattle Grazing established in 15 project
· 234 women members of various SHGs have the access to market
and they are selling the farm and non-farm based products.
· 15,463 man days have been generated through NREGA.
· Biodiversity resource mapping exercise was done with 6 gram
panchayats in 26 villages.
3. Name of the NGO: The Humanity
Contacts: Mr. Pradip Pradhan,
Secretary. At-Linepara, Post-
Dist-Bolangir, Orissa. Pin- 767025.
No-06658-222670. (M) 09937843482.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scaling up the
project for ensuring sustainable livelihood of the primary
collectors through conservation of Forest eco system and NTFP
potential and undertaking NTFP-Agro business in Khaprakhol Block
of Bolangir district
· Scaling up livelihood support to the primary collectors
through capacity building training on NTFP-processing and
· To initiate steps in order to reduce dependency of community
on forest resources through providing alternative source of
· To carry out awareness campaign on conservation of
bio-diversity with the involvement of Forest protection Groups,
Panchayat representatives, women SHGs etc.
· To take steps for protecting the ecosystem through capacity
building of Forest Management Groups and strengthening their
· To carry out capacity Building training programme for
newly-developed women SHGs and orienting them for NTFP-processing.
· To provide sustainable livelihood to the farmers through
inclining them on organic farming, undertaking rice-processing
units and marketing the processed agricultural products.
Capacity Building and Strengthening of Institution Building
1. “NTFP – processing and marketing” for the primary collectors
2. Training on Management of SHGs for women members
3. Training on Women Federation for women leaders
4. Training on Organic Farming
5. Networking among forest protecting groups for effective
management of greater area of forest and its biodiversity.
6. Orientation for Panchayat representatives
Preparation of resource materials:
1. Booklet on Sustainable Extraction and Processing of NTFPs
2. Publication of Poster on sustainable extraction or harvest
practices and the processing techniques of NTFPs
1. Setting up of Modern Technology based oil Refinery for NTFP
2. Support to SHGs to carry out herbal plantation
3. Development of Demonstration field
4. Promotion of Marketing of Processed Herbal plants
5. Setting up Bio-gas Plant for demonstration
6. Setting up Oil-extraction machine
7. Setting up Rice-processing Unit
8. Setting up grinder for oil seed grinding
The project area is based in forested area of Bolangir district,
which has a good source of NTFPs and MFPs. Due to frequent
drought and lack of water storage mechanism, the local
communities are less dependent on agriculture and collection of
NTFPs and MFPs are becoming their primary source of income. Due
to lack of proper marketing strategy, value addition of the
products, etc. the community sell the products at a very less
price and more pressure is being created on the forest
biodiversity for over-exploitation of many of the products. Many
of the plants having medicinal values becoming rare in the
region. So this particular project is developed to protect the
biodiversity of the area by sensitizing and capacity building of
the local community on various processes of sustainable
practices of NTFP collection, processing, value addition and
marketing. Also the project tries to promote the plantation of
medicinal plants through the SHGs and also encouraging the
others through establishing a demo farm. The project also tries
to strengthen the social institution process.
· 600 women SHG members of 30 groups trained on NTFP-Agro
· 300 women members of 20 groups trained on SHG management.
· 120 women leaders trained on women leadership
· 150 farmers trained on Organic farming.
· 60 leaders of Forest Management Groups trained on Forest
· 96 Panchayat Representatives trained on NTFP policy and
marketing of NTFP
· 60 women leaders, farmers and leaders of FMGs sent on exposure
Source of livelihood generation:
· One mechanized oil-refinery set up in the project area.
· Two Rice-processing unit set up
· Financial assistance to 15 SHGs for herbal plantation.
· One demonstration filed developed with conservation of all
· Promotion of lemon grass in 50 Acer. individual land and
market linkage for the same
· 10 Oil-expeller machine set up
· 10 Bio-gas set up on experimental basis.
· One grinder set up for oil seed grinding
Resource material developed:
· Publication of two booklet on NTFP processing and marketing
· 5 type different poster publication on NTFP, Agri business and
4. Name of the NGO: Bhandara Nature and Culture Study Centre
Mr. Amol Padwad. Trondon Ward,
Tah. Dist.Bhandara. 441904
Or. Manish Rajankar. C/O Mr. Shridhar Dungaree.
Balaji Sware. Nawegaon Bandh,
Tah – Arjuni Morgaon.Distt – Gondia.
Ph. No: 09423118307.
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Conservation of freshwater biodiversity by involving Dhiwar
Community at Nawegaon Bandh–an Important Bird Area
· Conservation of the fresh water biodiversity for sustainable
management of the water resources by empowerment of water body
dependant Dhiwar and other communities.
· Livelihood security for water body dependent communities (100
Capacity Building and Strengthening of Institution Building
· “NTFP – processing and marketing” for the primary collectors
· Training on Management of SHGs for women members
· Training on Women Federation for women leaders
· Training on Organic Farming
· Networking among forest protecting groups for effective
management of greater area of forest and its biodiversity.
· Orientation for Panchayat representatives
Preparation of resource materials:
· Booklet on Sustainable Extraction and Processing of NTFPs
· Publication of Poster on sustainable extraction or harvest
practices and the processing techniques of NTFPs
· Setting up of Modern Technology based oil Refinery for NTFP
· Support to SHGs to carry out herbal plantation
· Development of Demonstration field
· Promotion of Marketing of Processed Herbal plants
· Setting up Bio-gas Plant for demonstration
· Setting up Oil-extraction machine
· Setting up Rice-processing Unit
· Setting up grinder for oil seed grinding
Conservation of 14 indigenous fish species in 5 water bodies
· Formation and strengthening of 2 SHGs (Three are formed)
· Desiltation in 4 tanks and repair of gate in 1 selected tank.
· Preparation of tank bed in five selected tanks and plantation
of aquatic plants
· Introducing local fish species in five tanks.
· Setting up tank protection mechanism
· Setting up benefit sharing mechanism
Fish production improvement from 40 kg per acre to 1000 kg in 5
· Taking tanks on lease
· Food supply to the introduced fish species till habitat
· Protection of tank
· Providing financial assistance for fishing to 5 SHGs
80% rise in the income from lotus roots and gum for 70 families.
· Formation and strengthening of 3 SHGs
· Evolving sustainable harvesting method for lotus roots
· Setting up transport mechanism for lotus roots
· Evolving scientific gum harvesting method
· Setting up benefit sharing mechanism
· Exposure visit to work area where similar activities are
successfully going on.
· Providing financial assistance for lotus roots marketing to 3
· Providing financial assistance for Gum marketing to 3 SHGs
Indirect strengthening of livelihood activities and resource
development in four villages.
· Two workshops on NREGA/ MREGA for exploring the use of these
schemes to undertake resource development activities.
· Four follow up meetings of the workshops.
· Two workshops with forest, tribal welfare and bank officials
for getting access to their schemes of social welfare.
· Four follow up meetings of workshops.
· Support group meetings participation for experience sharing
and getting support on common issues.
· Five compost manure pits construction as demonstration in four
· Setting up mechanism for control on forest fire.
5.Name of the NGO: LOK PANCHAYAT
Contact: Sarang Pande.
Lane -3, Shivaji Nagar, Sangamner,
Ahmednagar. Maharashtra – 422605.
P.B. No 36.
Ph. No: 02425
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Sovereignty through Women Leadership and Secure Agro Bio
Diversity with establishment of self sustainability market based
Farmers’ Cooperative Dealing with Indigenous Seeds and Organic
Food Grain Certification and Marketing
· Developing Farmers Company dealing with indigenous seed &
organic food grain certification & marketing.
· Develop self sustaining indigenous seed-bank with backward
linkage of seed production and forward linkage through marketing
· Spreading Indigenous seed bank development in different parts
· Intensification and expansion of sustainable agriculture
· Development of self sustainable farmer's professional body
with establishing company under section 25 of Company
· Linkages With Women’s SHG federation & Cooperative
· Women Leadership Development and capacity building
· Capacity Building of Company Directors and Seed Bank leaders.
· Organic food grain & pulses production.
· Nutritional value analysis and nutritional product development
· Certification of organic farm products of 1000 ha. Cultivated
land of 1500 farmers.
· Market exploration through Grain Mahotsava.
· Building the customer network
· Development of Farmer's Diary and Traditional Seed Production
· Linkages with M.Fule Agriculture University & Agri. Dept. of
State & Central Govt.
· Linkages with corporate institutions like ITC
· On farm indigenous seed production (12)
· In-situ indigenous seed production (rare)
· Seed Testing – Germination, moisture, purity, vigour, health
· Protection and Storage
· Indigenous Seed Festivals
· Strengthening Seed Exchange process through Seed Bank
· Market exploration and costumer's networking with the help of
· Build linkages with Maharashtra Gene Bank, Maharashtra NTFP
forum, Uttar Maharashtra Lokvikas Manch, Maharashtra Organic
Farming Federation & BAIF Mitra
· Formation of 10 Farmers Collective named as Krushakpanchayat
in 10 villages.
· 282 Farmers becomes member of the Krushakpanchayat
· 1500 farmers from the project villages and adjoining villages
motivated to practice organic farming
· Experimental Demonstration of organic manure, bio pest control
and indigenous seed on 52 farmer's field (21 women farmers)
· Revived traditional mix crop system of 'Irwad' & 'Malive'.
· 523 farmers trained to produce organic manure where 129
farmers have started production.
· 124 verities of seed collected in 60 villages.
· 163 farmers participated in seed exchange program
· More than 500 kg. Seed stored in seed bank at Lokpanchayat.
· 5 rare and annihilate varieties of seed conserved.
6.Name of the NGO: Society for Community
Involvement in Development (SFCID)
Village/ Post Pipalkoti, Chamoli,
- 246 472,
Phone no(s): 01372 - 266450, 09412055534
Project Title: A Community Endeavor for Bio-conservation &
Employment Generation in Uttaranchal
The main objective of the project is to conserve and develop
local bio-diversity around the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
area. Check the exploitation of the RET species and the tourist
trekking routes through people’s active participation and
employment generation at the local level.
Establishment of a Bio Tourism Park (BTP): Two bio tourism parks
established with communities’ participation in the project area
where eco tourism, adventure tourism and pilgrimage based
activities promoted. Sustainable rural eco tours to promote
income generation using local resources. Indigenous
culture/cuisines/traditional knowledge to be linked with
tourism, local handicrafts and lesser known treks & destination
around Bio Tourism Park will be promoted.
generation and community participation: The BTP is used to
sensitize the local community and the tourists on climate change
& Bio-diversity conservation. Community will be mobilized on
issues of cleaner environment, waste management in trekking
routes and ownership in mountain tourism activities. Nearly 11
colleges have been linked and the NGO has facilitation of 23
Self help Groups of women, these have been formed first time and
they have made savings of nearly 3600 USD and have accessed
loans from the banks for nearly another 1100 USD. The repayments
are very regular and the exploitation on the biodiversity has
also been checked through local peer pressures.
3. Establishment of mother herbal garden: Two mother herbal
gardens established in the area for conservation, cultivation
and income generation through rare and endangered flora & fauna
of the area. The mother herbal gardens also help to preserve the
genetic bio-diversity. New mountain friendly & economically
viable plant species will also be introduced. The community
manages the nurseries. Nearly 3500 plantations activities taken
up in the areas.
Income Generation activities: 23 Women’s groups formed in the
surrounding villages and thrift and credit activities promoted.
The groups linked with the banks and activities like bamboo
based handicrafts, bio-dynamic composting and weaving. The World
Bank has adjudged the NGO and awarded the prize of USD 20,000.
The funds are being used to create and further the income
generation and links to the markets. The Ngo has also got
another grant for 19,000 USD from the local Tata resources for
the watershed works in the region and promoting the lessons of
· 23 SHGs of rural tribal women formed.
· 15 unemployed youth trained and given gainful employment in
Bio-Tourism Park (BTP)
· 30 craftsperson trained in bamboo craft and selling products
through outlet in BTP and nearly a sale of 1100 USD undertaken
· 50 women and youth trained and gainfully employed in nursery
raising and Poly House
· Around USD 1,500 of profit generated through the BTP.
· Nearly 450 students have already visited the NGO and the
regular tours have started, nearly USD 2500 gained as
remuneration/income by the locals. Also the Locals have created
an Eco Tourism committee and the land has been donated to
develop the sites and the norms for benefit access and sharing
has been fixed
· Around USD 99,000 raised as co-financing from community,
private sector and the central and state government
· Waste Management and environmental awareness of communities
and tourists in the Bio Tourism Park (BTP)
· Ex-situ and in-situ conservation of 10 rare medicinal plants
done in the Medicinal and Herbal Garden
· Use of bio-dynamic compost introduced in 17 families
· More than 3400 trees planted along the slopes to increase
green cover and reduce land slides
· More than 200 trees planted in nearby forests and more than
340 local fruit, fodder, medicinal, ornamental plants and bamboo
planted inside the BTP.
· The NGO has used the promotion of small baskets made from
bamboo to replace the plastics bags which were being used by the
locals for the Prasadam in the Hindu Gods holy/religious places.
This has infact been supported through the local govts support.
The NGO has also linked to the Forest deptts. A grant of nearly
1345 USD has been extended to the locals.
7. Name of the NGO: Peekay Tree Crops Development Foundation.
Contacts: Mr. P.K. Thampan, President
MIG –141, Gandhi
Promoting Coconut-Based Agro-ecosystem and Efficient Product
Utilization for Augmenting On-Farm Income, Improving Quality of
Environment and Conserving Natural Resources
· Promote multispecies cropping with medicinally important tree
species to derive both productive and protective benefits
· Encourage the adoption of intensive integrated agriculture to
generate multiple sources of food, income and employment
· Establish community nurseries for coconut and miscellaneous
medicinally important tree species and herbaceous plants
· Organize trainings and seminars to share results and create
· Establish eco friendly processing plant for producing coir
fibre from coconut husk and establish coir pith composting unit
· Establish manufacturing unit for producing coir geo textiles,
mats and matting and other value-added coir products
· Facilitate improved spinning wheels to the socially and
economically deprived women workers engaged in coir spinning
· Promote production units under the aegis of women’s self-help-
· Groups and other local level institutions
· Establish biomass fired dryers for copra/spices/fish drying
Multispecies Cropping for Productive and Protective Benefits:
Medicinally important 15 different tree species and more than
29,000 trees with support from the agricultural department are
planted in nearly 9200 homesteads over a 190 Hacs to render
economic benefits to the farmers and to bestow environmental
benefits to the local community. 05 SHGs raised/maintained
21,000 seedlings of 10 species of medicinal trees
Intensive Integrated Farming for Productive Benefits:
Coconut-based intensive integrated farming involving the
cultivation of diverse crops, both food and non-food, with or
without livestock components has been promoted in 212 farmer’s
holdings to generate multiple sources of food, income and
Processing of Coconut Husk for Employment Generation: These
facilities have been developed through a society ‘Vayalar Fibre
Mills’ with 270 Households (HHs). This is to ensure the local
availability of coconut fibre instead of depending for the same
to outside supply sources. Nearly 26,000 HHs are involved in
uninterrupted supply of 20,000 dried coconuts @ Rs 0.35 paisa
per piece per day for de husking in the unit and 20 women and 2
men are directly getting employed. The average daily output of
coir fibre from Vayalar Fibre Mills is around 1,200 kg. This is
sufficient raw material for 40 household coir yarn spinning
units The Unit at an average works for 270 days in a year. Coir
pith compost of nearly 200 Kgs is produced per day and which
neatly packed and marketed on a commercial scale under the aegis
of women’s self-help-group. In the last 6 months coir pith for a
value of Rs 60,000 has already been sold increasing the soil
Empowering Women in the Coir Spinning Sector: Nearly 275 HHs,
mostly women (in each HHs three persons are benefitting from the
work) have been engaged in coir spinning with the support from
Coir Board and Coconut Board. Women now use improved spinning
wheels instead of the manually operated wheels, reducing
drudgery and having better efficiency. Women have nearly doubled
their incomes and now have increased time for their household
works. 14 women’s SHGs and two men’s SHGs promoted for producing
paper carry bags, coir pith compost and coir yarn; tailoring and
dispensing nurseries of medicinal plants, dairying and farming.
Trainings and Seminars: More than 600 meetings, trainings,
seminars and conventions have been organized in organic
agriculture, paper carry bag making, coir pith composting, soap
and detergents production, food processing, palm climbing using
mechanical device etc. This process is enabling another 250 HHs.
· Plantations are creating a new wave of conservation practices
both within Agricultural Deptt and communities.
· Increased incomes, through a range of activities for more than
30 % HHs in the project area ie. 1100 HHs.
· Active partnerships with the local Panchyats, Coir board and
Coconut board, agricultural department and related rural
· The Coir pith processing is preventing the release of H2S gas
into the atmosphere. It is also leading to increase soil
fertility in 350 Ha through the use from the sales in the 8
· Two 10-year endowments (total deposit of Rs.1.65 lakhs by the
project holder) were instituted for the benefit of poor farmers,
coir workers and students hailing from socially and economically
poor families from within the GEF project area.
8.Name of the NGOJanabharati Nyas
Contact of the NGO: Mr. Dharmadhikari Shekahar Malhar.
Panchaganga Urban Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
T.P. Scheme No-3, Final Plot No-16,
Maharashtra. Ph.No. ®
(M) 09403105492 Fax; (0231)- 2693170.
Forest based livelihood of local communities and conservation of
Biodiversity in Biodiversity Hotspot - Western Ghats of Kolhapur
· Conservation and Restoration of 350 ha of Forest Land
· Promotion and establishment of NTFP based livelihood
to 250 ha of Semi Evergreen and moist deciduous forest
· Form Joint
forest Management Committees at village level.
· Baseline survey of the existing forest with help of colleges
· Exposure visits of the identified volunteers to other villages
· conservation is done successfully 12 people per visit, 2
visits – Baripada, District Dhule and Mendha Lekha, District
· Training of volunteers in organization of JFM committees,
developing herbarium of the forest, digital documentation, etc.
· Consultation with village elders, panchayat members, members
of various co-operative societies, youth groups, women groups
etc. to evolve plan of forest conservation.
· Approval of forest conservation plan by respective panchayats.
· Implementation of the plan
· Liaison with other departments like Forest, Horticulture, DRDA
etc. for approval and support to the plan.
a.2 Restoration of 100 ha of forest land by using local species
of plants Collection
and conservation of seeds of local species of NTFP for further
· Resource mapping of the forest with base line survey using
indicator species, present status of NTFP, etc.
· Establishment of 2 nurseries of RET species, Bamboo & NTFP
species providing 30-40,000 saplings with help of Abasaheb
Garware College Biodiversity Department - Nothapodytes
nimmoniana, Dysoxylum binectariferum, Saraca asoca, Zanthoxylum
rhetsa, Costus speciosus, Embelia tsjriam-cottam
Plantation of these saplings on 100 ha land including
individuals farm, forest and village grazing lands.
b.1 One unit of
NTFP processing and 1 Unit of Bamboo craft by SHGs (Target NTFP
–Karonda, Jamun and Bamboo)
· Training of 125 individuals from various SHGs in processing
and value addition using “AGOM” (Private Research agency)
· Training of 100 individuals in Bamboo craft and bamboo
· Exposure visits to successful ongoing units in NTFP
processing, bamboo craft and bamboo cultivation – Sampurna
Bamboo Kendra Melghat, Bamboo Studio, IIT Mumbai, KONBAC, Kudal,
Dist-Sindhudurga and KFRI , Kerala – 10 people per visit, 4
· Setting up Juice unit of 500 lts/day processing of Karonda and
Jambhul at village ‘Asalaj’ Processing unit contains Mixing
vessel, Juice Extractor, Boiler, Dry grinder, Product washer
· Set up a bamboo craft unit at Sangashi village of 10 artisans
partially supported by National Bamboo Mission. It is a home
based unit having basic toolkit developed by IIT Pawai.
of co-operative to make this model working.
· Organising local community for co-operative.
· Revival of non-functioning SHGs of the area. In total 32 SHGs
will be linked with this program.
· Cooperative will be formed with individual membership to
undertake activities of production and marketing.
· Training of SHGs, Farmers in formation and running of
co-operative. Linkage of SHGs with co-operative. Setting up
procedures of running of cooperative to undertake this activity.
· Protection to 250 ha of Semi Evergreen and moist deciduous
· Restoration of 100 ha of forest land by using local species of
· Establishment of four units of NTFP processing and 1 Unit of
Bamboo craft by SHGs (Target NTFP –Karonda, Jamun and Bamboo)
· Formation of co-operative to make this model working.
· Established market linkages of
· Dissemination of this technique wherever possible.
9. Name of the NGO : DHRIITI
Contacts: (Head Office) Mr. Arindam Dasgupta,Dhriiti
A-17, Second Floor, Dayanand Colony,Lajpat Nagar-IV. New
(Branch Office): Ward 19, B.B Road,Metuakuchi, Barpeta
Assam.Ph. No: 03665-236044. (M) 09435321349.
Email ID: email@example.com
Promote Conservation practices in forest areas through Bamboo
Workers Cooperative Development
· Economic upliftment of bamboo artisans of Barpeta district of
· Providing alternative sources of livelihood to communities
residing near Manas Tiger Reserve, which in turn will help in
· Generating sustainable livelihood for atleast 500 backward
· Replacing timber based products with more eco-friendly bamboo
based products in the market.
· Conduct a baseline study to get a better understanding of the
community. Along with this a technical research and market study
to be conducted to identify products to be manufactured and sold
· Artisans to be organized in two communities. Registration and
other legal formalities to be completed for the collective.
· Upgrade the skills of artisans to match market demands and to
ensure product quality
· Setting up of a common manufacturing facility
· Promotion of bamboo plantation within artisan
· Commercial production and marketing of products and increase
no. of artisans involved.
· Enhancing the economies of scale and scope by exploring other
bamboo based products and value addition
· Reduction in deforestation due to availability of bamboo
substitutes of wood based products (eg. Bamboo ply, bamboo
charcoal, bamboo boards etc.)
· Reducing dependency on forest resources for communities
residing near Manas Tiger reserve.
· Employment generation amongst 500 poor families directly.
Indirectly many more families would be impacted.
· Plantation of various varieties of bamboo on at-least 75
hectares of land.
· Creation of sustainable community based institutions which can
be replicated by other communities for varied economic
· The partner has made linkages with local markets as well as
markets in metro cities for the sale of bamboo based products
and has also started making products out of Arecanut leaves.
This is not only increasing the biodiversity of the area but is
also helpful in giving alternate livelihood options to the
10. Name of the NGO: SAVITRIBAI PHULE MAHILA EKATMA SAMAJ MANDAL
Contact of the NGO: Mr. Sakharam(Suhas) Sadguru Ajgaonkar.
Blood Bank, 1st floor,
Dr. Hedgewar Hospital,garkheda,
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Securing livelihood of (Malhar) “Koli” (ST) through local
natural resource management in Ajintha ranges of Aurangabad
· Evolve a model of Forest restoration for livelihood security
of women from lowest strata of society.
· Forest restoration through propogation of Bibba to provide
livelihood for rural poor from the draught prone area in
· Evolving ecofriendly & safe methods of Bibba nut (Semecarpus
anacardium) processing through Reasearch & Development.
· Extension of newer methods of Bibba processing through SHGs &
Co-operative society in opther parts of country.
· Promotion of Bibba tree conservation & plantation on 83 ha
· Establishment of Bibba nursery – Bibba nurseries of annual
20,000 saplings for two years in both clusters
· Selection of nursery growers & their training.
· Nursery site selection.
· Establishment of nursery
· Collection of Bibba seeds, potting mixture, soil, manure etc
· Making beds, sheds, bag filling etc
· Sowing of seeds
· After cares and irrigation
programme – 20 training programmes will be arranged.
· Training of surveyors.
· Training of the farmers to establish nursery with modern
· Awareness campaign for Bibba plantation.
· Awareness programme aiming at collective efforts for assuring
· Training programme of SHGs about methods of running SHGs,
functioning and its effective use as working unit for
· Training in formation of co-operative society to handle Bibba
· Training in value added products of Bibba like Laddu, Katli,
dryfruit of Bibba apple, etc.
· Training of the Bibba processors in marketing of Bibba
· Plantation –
Plantation of 40000 Bibba saplings in 2 years on the available
land (farm bunds,barren land, private n community land etc.)
· Selection of site,
· Permision of concerned department viz. GramPanchayat for
barren government land & pasture land, Joint Forest Management
Committee for reserved forest area.
· Liaison with National Rural Employment Guarantee, National
Horticulture Mission, Social Forestry etc. agencies for
technical and budgetary approval to take up activities stated in
· Plantation of 40000 Bibba saplings in 2 years on the available
· Aftercares of the plantation i.e. protection, irrigation etc.
· Setting up of mcahines for 3 months in one village to check
its performance and then scaled upto other villages. Two
machines will set up per villages.
· Crude methods are used to extract oil from Bibba. Solvent
extraction based methods and indirect heating method throuh
Parabolic Solar heater will be used to test the effectiveness
agaist present mehtods.
· All the results will be documented and based on the results
plant will established.
· Training and actual implementation of modern technology –
· After pilot programme in one villages, training on how to use
new machines will be organized.
· Extension of this technology in other parts of Maharashtra i.e
Jalana dsitrict, Nanded district and other parts of Aurangabad
distircts – Total 5 places.
· Keep records of health benefits achieved by this method
· Establishment of oil extraction unit in project area -
Arrangement of fund for oil extraction unit from DRDA,
Department of Agriculture etc.Selection of site, construction of
· Formation of co-operative and training.
· Establishment of an oil extraction machinery to extract BNSL.
· Testing of BNSL through proper agency.
· Oil production and its marketing.
· Marketing of Bibba and its products –
-Bibba is traditional NTFP in the area and market is well
established through middlemen and other traders. But this has
created an issue of monetary explotation of these women. The
market related interventions will try to reduce this
-30 SHGs will be identified for Bibba processing which will act
as basic working unit of project. A cooperative society of these
Bibba procesors will be formed to handle Bibba processing and
SHG cooperative will undertake marketing of the bibba.
Registration of co-operative society and training of the
Preservation and storage structures will be established.Value
added products of Bibba will be made by SHGs and marketed.
· Linkages will be formed with traders in aurangabad and other
cities for marketting of products.
· Planned plantation of Bibba, thus enriching biodiversity of
· Protection of forest over 500 ha & plantation of 40,000
saplings through community involvement on 83 ha.
· Increase in rate of processing of Bibba nuts by 50% through
newer technique of processing. Improved rate of processing
resulting in increase in annual income of rural poor.
· Improved social status of 80 - 100 families engaged in Bibba
· Community organisation & institution building through SHGs &
· Developing a replicable model of Bibba processing with newer
technique through community organisation.
11. Name of the NGO Paryavaran Avam Gramin Vikas Sansthan
Contact: Mr. Prem Chand, Director
HIG 8, Phase II, Housing Board Colony, Saproon – 173211,
Telephone 01792- 225373
‘Promotion of Organic Farming through community friendly
field-tested technologies and to develop a responsive Marketing
network for Organic Agriculture products’
· Promotion of tested, piloted Organic Farming techniques on a
· Popularize and create a market for Organic Produce among the
Consumers and Traders.
· Create responsive quality testing of produce and to ensure
better price and recognition as an Organic product.
· Prove authenticity of composts and bio-pesticides among new
farmers willing to adopt organic farming.
· Awareness generation and training programmes on organic
· Formation of SHGs, local farmers group and farmer’s federation
· Introduction to alternatives & benefits of organic farming
· Strengthening of SHGs and farmers federation
· Training on management of biotic and abiotic stresses
· Linkage with markets for products sale.
· Long-term relationship developed to work with Agricultural
Institutions and other Technical departments in the state and
country. (Governmental and Private).
· Disseminations and capacity building of practices, techniques
on to a wider area covering 50 villages at different sites.
· Application of Practices on wider-range of crops ie.
Horticulture, vegetables and grains. Develop a community-owned;
village based marketing arrangements for transportation,
packaging and marketing of the organic Products. Ensure proper
quality testing and certification of bio-pesticides, composts as
quality products for better markets.
· IEC materials developed and documentation of the technologies,
practices and techniques, i.e. Calendars, Posters etc.
· Consumer awareness with respect to food commodities grown
organically through fairs, Exhibitions and in other social
· Responsive Organization Staff, systems and Practices. Systems
of monitoring, training and feedback such as Management and
Information (MIS) developed within the agency
· On 50 hac of land, range of organic farming and biopesticides
practices are being adopted by 400 farmers in Solan and Sirmour
districts of Himachal Pradesh
· There has been annual saving of Rs. 10,00,000 by farmers, due
to low input cost –use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
· In the year 2006-07 and 2007-08, 1193 quintals of off season
vegetables and 550 quintals of grains cultivated by farmers,
without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
12.SRUJAN “Society for Rural and Urban Joint Activities,
Post Box Number - 1,
Pandharkawada – 445 302, Taluka: Kelapur,
District: Yavatmal, Maharashtra
Duration of the project :24 months
Forest to Ensure Survival of Kolam - a Primitive tribe
Goal of the
a. Forest restoration
b. Food and Nutrition Security.
c. Initiating advocacy by strengthening the study group on
threatened Tribal Group.
· Formulating forest restoration plans for eight villages.
· Providing community protection to 1000 hectares of forest and
to undertake plantation of 60,000 saplings on 100 hectares.
(farm land, village common lands and on forest)
· Backyard kitchen garden of vegetables, medicinal plants and
fruit trees for 80 families.
· Livestock management-training to 16 livestock health workers.
· Construction of 16 appropriate storage structures of food
grains and NTFPs.
The project proposes to use participatory methods for developing
forest conservation plans at the village level to bring back
ownership value within the community. Advocacy using new legal
instrument like Forest Rights act and Biodiversity Act would
also help to increase communities’ participation.
The project focuses to strengthen existing institutional
structures like Jat Panchayat, SHGs and Youth group, which are
very active and have got license for Mahua trading.
Replicability of the project:
The project has prioritized on non economic livelihood related
needs of primitive tribe-Kolam. Forest is their main means of
survival and the project seeks to revitalize this lost resource.
It can be effectively replicated to other areas.