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Assistance for Rehabilitation of Rural Artisan/Agriculturists in
the Earthquake Affected Areas of Gujara
 
Progress Report April to July 2001
 
 
   
 
  Craft as means of livelihood security programme
  Salt Farming
  Restoration and Repair of Water Harvesting Structures
  Support to small and marginal farmers
   
 

The small and marginal farmers, suffered the most due to the Earthquake. The two successive drought years had already devastated them, and were heavily indebted. With the earthquake, the agriculture land was also affected to an extent. In some districts the land cracked and bunds broke. Whereas in some districts the water tables either deepened or improved.

SEWA immediately conducted a first hand study, with the help of senior Agriculture Scientist to identify the real need of the small and marginal farmers, to prepare and take benefit of the current monsoon.

The major need was for supply of seed and fertilizer kit to prepare the fields on time. Since the farmers were already indebted, they also had to reconstruct their houses. Therefore, the real genuine need was of quality seeds and fertilizers.

   
 

SEWA, with the assistance of its field teams and the village panchayat, prepared the list of different seeds variety as per the area for small and marginal farmers from 50 villages in three districts. A total of 29614 kg of seeds were provided. The details are as follows :

   
 
S.N. Seeds spp. S’kantha Kheda Mehsana Patan G.Nagar A’bad Baroda S.Nagar
1. Pegionpea 83 k.g. - - - - - - -
2. Green Gram 82 k.g. 10 k.g. 20 k.g. - 10 kg - - -
3. Castor (Gujarat – 4) 265 k.g. - 100 k.g. - 100 k.g. - - -
4. Castor (Gujarat – 2) 152 k.g -   - - - - -
5. Sesamum (Gujarat – 1) - 20 k.g. 5 k.g. 2500 k.g. 15 k.g. - - 150 kg
6. Permillute – 169 - 100 k.g. 50 k.g. 4025 k.g. 21 k.g. - - 450 kg
7. Clusterbean (Nilam – 51) - 25 k.g. - - 30 k.g. - 10 k.g. -
8. Sorghum - - - 21300 k.g. - - - -
  Vegetable Seed - - - - - - - -
1. Pegionpea (Gujarat – 1) - 25 k.g. - - - - - -
2. Calliflower (alikuvari) - 5 k.g. - - - - - -
3. Fenugieek (Jawara) - 5 k.g. - - - - - -
4. Cowpea - - - - 6 kg - 10 k.g. -
5. Bitterguard - - - - - - 10 k.g. -
6. Lockey - - - - - - 10 k.g. -
7. Chilly - - - - - - 10 k.g. -
8. Brinjal - - - - - - 10 k.g. -
   
   
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