In 2019, Jharkhand faced a 40% rainfall deficit compared to that in 2018 which was around 28%. In order to prepare farmers during drought affected months, livelihood options were created. 750 small and marginal farmers in 15 villages of the Torpa and Rania Block at Khunti District can then combat the effects of drought, hunger and food insecurity in the coming years.
Capacity building trainings and live demonstrations in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Solar Irrigation, Land and Water Conservation measures, Organic Farming, 0.5 Acre Modern Farming and Farmer’s Field School were given this year.
Interface convergence meetings at the village level on govt. schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Samaan Nidhi, Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Ujwwal Yojna, etc.
Small and marginal farmers were unable to process the brood lac and gain a higher price.
Trainings on entrepreneurship, bamboo handicrafts, mushroom cultivation, pickle-making and off-farm training have been conducted during the different months of 2019.