Pipal Tree Foundation plans to provide training to 100 women from poorest part of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. The training would be provided in Seri Culture (silk production) and Goat Farming. The project provides complete training to 100 women to enable them to start their own business in the field. The project plans to provide financial assistance to these women for tools, plants and goats after successful completion of training. It also plans to support these women for next 18 months
As per SAS 2012-13 count 9 Core household in India are agriculture dependent. In real terms the agriculture income has increased from Rs 26,901 pa in 2002-03 to Rs 38,096 pa in 2012-13. Cultivation remains the main source for average Indian Agri household and this dependence has increased from 46 % to 48 % in last 10 years. This lower income is causing serious distress in Rural India, causing increasing suicides among farmers.
One solution to address this problems is to assist farmer households to increase their income by way of increasing their participation in Agri-allied activities as well as to help some family members to earn salary income by providing them jobs in non-farm sector.Various Government and Non Government Organizations have been trying to address this issues. However the need of the day is to develop Self Sustainable Models which should not rely completely on the donations or grants.
This project will educate and build a profitable small scale businesses in goat farming and silk production for 100 women in villages. This will also help reduce dependency of their families on agriculture income, thereby avoiding financial distress at the time of drought.