Radio- To motivate farmers towards water savings
Bommanahalli, a village in H.Siddapura Gram Panchayath which lies at a distance of 25 kms from Deodurga Taluk. HUF-Samuha project has been actively advocating low water paddy cultivation and Non pesticide management in this village of 260 families. A 27 member farmer group has been part of this programme. Broadcast of sustainable agricultural practices have been aired through Raichur Akashvani.
Eating in Kitchen now a family affair
“Cooking was drudgery on traditional stove” says Vijayalakshmi, a recipient of CDM Cookstove. She says “after a tiring day from work, the very thought of cooking in a smoke filled room for hours used to depress me. My eyes used to burn and swell up, children used to get upset whenever I used to light the traditional stove as they were unable to study inside the house. They used to dine and study upstairs.”
Here it is an another standpoint of the project as a farmer-woman accomplished something good from it. Mundaragi is a village, 22kms away from Deodurga taluka, where as many as 350 households are living. SAMUHA-HUF initiated its operations in the village 5 years ago with 13 small and marginal farmers providing
Chikkmanapura is a revenue village in Vankalkunta Hobli in Yelburga Taluk, inhibits 200 families. The main occupation is farming; farmers grow jowar, minor millets, green gram, and tur under rain-fed conditions. Some farmers have bore well and they cultivate groundnut, fruit and vegetable for seeds.
Notification from the agricultural department says that Raichur district is leading in the consumption of chemical fertilizers and pesticide. 45 Cows from the Goshala which consumed chemical fed fodder died within hours of consumption. Dr. Mastan Reddy of Ganagavati, Director, Agricultural Research says that when farmers apply different kinds of chemical fertilizers,