Aranya Agricultural Alternatives
Permaculture INDIA – Forest farming
The watershed program was introduced with main objective to increase productivity, ground water levels and bringing waste land into cultivated land. To increase the productivity enhancement and ground water levels, four types of activities are being taken up – 1. Area Treatments 2. Drainage Line treatments, 3. Agriculture Enhancement measures and 4. Livelihood Activities.
Project Details :
ARANYA is working since1999 in watershed programmes which include water audit, APRLP watersheds programmes, APRLP watershed plus programme, NABARD WDF programme, RIDF, ILRI, IPM, and INM, community organization, ground water development etc. It was involved in formation of watershed committees, trainings, implementation of SMC works, monitoring and handholding support.
Right now ARANYA is facilitating the implementation of people’s action plans. At the same time motivating and executing works that is formation of earthen bunds to check the soil erosion and moisture conservation which are consolidated through bio-mass production plants. Thus a strong people’s institution has evolved to take on this job as their own work.