PROJECT TITLE: PROMOTION OF ORGANIC FARMING IN THOOTHUKUDI
REPORT TITLE : CONTINUOUS TRAINING ON ORGANIC FARMING
REPORT PERIOD: 16.02.12. TO 15.03.12
SELECTION OF BENEFICIARIES THROUGH SURVEY:
In Puthiyamputhur village we divided the Agriculture into three groups.
We give priority to the small farmers who are living below the poverty line. We give priority to the small farmers as they are larger in number in our villages. We took survey of the farmers including their seedlings, irrigation. And also we took own wells. We came to know through this survey only a small number of farmers have their own wells. Others are expecting the rainfall for the growth of their crops. Even through some farmers have their own wells, they are worried about the soil condition as the soil in their area had lost its nutrition. In the time of their parents their land has yielded good result in Paddy and Plantain plantation. Now they feel they do not have good yield from these plants. But they don’t know the reason for this. Those who have no wells are afraid as even the farmers who have their own wells also afraid. Because the farmers who have no own wells have to expect their agricultural products by the enough rain fall only. Another reason nutrition of the soil in their area also has decreased. We made the survey house to house. During our survey we came to know that the farmers have no enough knowledge about the organic farming.
TRAINING FOR THE PREPARATION OF VERMICOMPOST
For this training we planned to select 30 small farmers from the village. According to that we selected 30 farmers. In order to develop their agricultural work we provided them necessary training and demonstration for the preparation of Vermicompost.
DEMONSTRATION AND PRODUCTION OF ORGANIC MANUAL
In the places where there would not be much not or heavy rain a fertilizer pit should be dug out we can use the gunny bags also for the manufacture of Vermicompost. If we use a fertilizer I should have the measurement of 2 meters length x 2 meters depth x 2 meters width. In the pit for the height of the foot sand or garden soil should be filled and 100 nos of earthworm should be poured into the pit open that we must add the cow dung, sugarcane chaf, coconut fiber wastes etc. daily water should be sprinkled upon this and we must check the humidity is not below 35%
It would be good to make a thatched shed above this bit. It would save the earthworms from sun heat and damage by rain fall. The earthworms in the bit would eat the decayed natural wastes and would excrete the wastes. It would be on the top level of the bit. In this manner Vermi compost would be ready in 45 days.
CONTINUOUS TRAINING FOR ORGANIC VILLAGES:
The purpose of our project is to convert our targeted village. Puthiyampudur to holistic organic village. As in this village there is no agricultural activities, the farmer community has modified themselves as garment makers. There are two important reasons for this. 1. Drought and 2. Chemical Fertilizer. Our first and fore most aim is to convert this village “ Puthiyampudur” as an organic village. This will not happen by convene a single meeting. Therefore we need to arrange a series of meetings.
S.no Date Place Panchayat
1 16.02.12 Round Street Puthiyamputhur
2 21.02.12 Rice Mill Street Puthiyamputhur
3 24.02.12 RC church street Puthiyamputhur
4 28.02.12 Kali temple street Puthiyamputhur
5 09.03.12 East street Puthiyamputhur
By the application of chemical fertilizers all agricultural lands have been spoiled. Therefore we need to make known the farmers what are the chemical factors in the soil there. But the farmers are sluggish to go for the soil test. The purpose of the series camps to motivate them to be prepared for the soil test. If they are ready for soil test they wont turn towards chemical fertilizer. Another major activity, we need to encourage them vermin composting. The reason for this continuous camps were convened for the farmers to perform the above activities (Soil test & Vermi composting). The result of these above seminars has arisen some hopes. We realized that the GlobalGiving project is going towards right & successful direction.
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