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NABARD's village development programme launched in Karaikal

P.V.Srividya

It envisages setting up of demo plots on farmers' lands to start organic farming


KARAIKAL: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has initiated a village development programme (VDP) for community-based capacity building at Agalangal village here in Karaikal. The programme introduced here recently, has taken on board expertise of M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), whose village knowledge centre (VKC) is already functional.

The village development programme of the NABARD entails initiatives from financial inclusion and access to credit, to infrastructure development and creation of community assets.

The VDP offers activities towards capacity building with the constitution of a representative committee to gauge the needs of the community and provide technical and knowledge fillip through the VKC.

The three-year programme envisages setting up of demo plots on progressive farmers' lands to start organic farming.

According to NABARD, the first year of the VDP proposes agriculture-based support systems such as soil test programmes accompanied by disbursement of soil health cards and advisory assistance; consultation with experts from PAJANCOA (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture) and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Karaikal; livestock care and disease management; audio advisories for farmers on crop management; exposure visit to eco-sanitation unit; computer-aided learning programme for school children through MSSRF VKC; and formation of NABARD farmers clubs.

The VDP also provisions for audio and video conferencing on thematic need-based areas; career guidance for students of class X and class XII; medical camps for women and children; de-addiction camps and counselling; clearing of silt; and cleaning of village pond. Infrastructure in form of community assets building, education, health and drinking water supply will be the key areas of focus under the VDP.

The VDP was formally launched by Collector Franklin Laltin Khuma here with the laying of foundation stone for building of concrete steps to the village pond recently.

Sreepathy, Assistant General Manager, NABARD, Puducherry delineated the objective of the VDP and Velvizhi, coordinator, MSSRF spoke on the operational procedures of its implementation.

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