Jagriti project of Sewa Bharati in J&K An initiative to stop migration from rural areas

Source: Organiser

Jammu & Kashmir unit of Sewa Bharati started a project at Siot village under Nowshera district of the state to impart training to rural youth so that they get employment in their village. Named as Jagriti Project, the work began by forming a committee taking five local members and seven Sewa Bharati activists. A total of 24 kanal (about 2.5 acre) land was acquired by the Sewa Bharati in Siot for the demonstrative activities. Three experts from Agriculture University of Jammu were called to give proper guidance and demonstrations in allied activities like vermiculture, composed fertilizer, mushroom and seasonal vegetable cultivation. About two acre land was tilled properly where wheat was cultivated with the help of enthusiastic youth of the local areas. Mustard, carrot, cabbage and seasonal vegetables were cultivated at the demonstrative land with the help of the local farmers. In a shed mushroom and dhingri have been grown for demonstration.

Sewa Bharati aims to motivate the youth of rural areas by imparting proper training in respect of cultivation of high yielding varieties of crops, latest knowhow, assistance and guidance from the experts adopting allied agriculture activities for sustainable production and finally more and regular money generation. Apart from grains/serials cultivation, allied activities like goshala, flower cultivation, mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, vegetable cultivation, agro forestry, ornamamental plantations, compost fertilizers, vermiculture, etc will be included in the awareness programme.


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