Tiharu Oram - FADP

Case Study:
Livelihood & Governance
Suravi Kharsel
Team Lead - FADP
Mission Jeevika
Project Sponsor

Background

 When everything was against his agriculture based livelihood, the Mission Jeebeeka Scheme of ITDA, Sundargarh has shown him the way of living and growth in income. Yes we are telling you the case study of Tiharu Oram, a resident of Jhulendihi village of Jhurimal GP. Under the administrative juridiction of Lephripara block. He have only rainfed 1.15 acre of agricultural land. He lost his agriculture many times due to erratic rainfall. He did not even have a irrigation system from nallah, pond or dug well. Due to no knowledge of governmental schemes, skills in inter cropping & cultivation of multiple crop he was getting less or no income from his piece of land. 

Proposed Solution

The ITDA, Sundargarh have implemented FADP Project (Focused Area Development Project) with Mission Jeevika and the Facilitating NGO, SEWAK, Rangiamunda. The target area is Jhulendihi village of Jhurimal Grampanchayat of Lephripada block with an area amounting 15-acre land. Tiharu Oram was well supported in this project. 

Implementation

Tiharu Oram was provided with cashew grafts sapplings, organic fertilizer, pesticides for smooth growth of plants (Neem Oil, Neem cake), ware mass fencing  with pillars support for the safety of the area by the scheme.. For Irrigation, the scheme provided three ring well for irrigation facility. Another one well was also provided for 5 acres land. There is also supports like three farm yard compost pits in the plot.

 By getting this significant supports from Mission Jeebika, ITDA, Sundargarh, Tiharu Oram first developed the land with all available supports. He cultivated brinjal cucumber, pumpkin, guanr, cowpea, tomato in the kharif season and potato, mustard in the rabi crop and got significant income of Rs. 1,25,000 in the last year. He was amazed with the results.

He says “ I was never thought that I will be supported with this kind of facilities by ITDA and I have to believe that the unused barren land is now giving income of lakhs. I must thank he staffs of ITDA and FNGO SEWAK staffs for their contstant support.