That as per the WHO report, upto 16% of farmers fall below the poverty line every year due to unplanned medical expenses.
That farmers are struggling to plan and produce as per demand and are suffering due to unorganised or gambled crop planning.
That few farmers suffer even though they get a bumper crop due to exxcessive production of the same crop by a huge number of farmers in the region that plummets their expected price.
That Odisha has a high density of small, marginal and tribal farmers in India, who are 40% tribals and >35% female farmers in the disadvantaged group with land holdings of less than one hectare. That any farmer who has less than 5 acres of agricultural land or even landless, and her/his profession is agriculture or labour, residing and working in any district of Odisha qualifies to benefit from this project.
SEWAK is implementing the APC project for the small and marginal farmers of Sundargarh, Angul, Keonjhar districts in (4 APC clusters). Total 12,000 Small and Marginal Farmers covered through this project and they are mobilized to form Producer Groups.
SEWAK hosted 6 FPOs from Sundargarh, Sonepur, Jharsuguda, supported by DDM NABARD Sundargarh to a Mission Watermelon
Team Lakshya Financial Services, the implementation partner chosen for #nudge2include financial inclusion campaign