Blog: India

Harnessing Irrigation

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

In Dhoker Jhara Village, villagers are growing mustard these days, after the successful cultivation of mustard last year. They are growing it in big amounts this year to get more profit from the market. Everyone is realizing the need for water, especially this season. It’s hard to carry the water from river to the high ground where they grow mustard.

 

New Techniques Applied

Jatapara Village, India

 

The farmers of Jatapara Village celebrated a very plentiful harvest. There are definite techniques to farming in this village (step farming of upper, middle, and lower). Unfortunately, some farmers like Govind sowed the wrong seed in the wrong field, causing difficulty in reaping a harvest and resulted in rotten paddies.

 

Adopting Healthy Habits

Kharibari Village, India

 

Last quarter was sowing season, which lasted from July until August. During this season, the villagers were very busy sowing, so we didn’t do any major Transformational Community Development (TCD) activities but continued the weekly training classes. I mostly focused on health and hygiene lessons, which was the need of the moment.

 

Making a Way

Healthy Habits in Rainy Season

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

 

In this season, we discussed the importance of good health in the village of Dhoker Jhara. Due to the rain, the village roads were very badly affected. The small children play in muddy puddles causing various sicknesses, such as colds, coughing, measles, ear pain, etc. Parents don’t understand that precaution is better than cure when their children fall sick.

 

Making Education Obtainable

Hoogly Village, India

 

In recent days, we have been discussing the importance of education and are focusing on computer education. Villagers are excited to learn about computers and our women’s group is helping to tell villagers about computer education.

 

Increased Heath & Wellness

Kharibari, India

 

We have continued our weekly classes after the sowing season. Our focus is to impart basic health education so that they will be able to take care of themselves and learn health and hygiene. I have been teaching health lessons, especially about clean water and personal hygiene, for one year.

 

Know Better, Do Better

Planting Superior and Healthier Crops

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

 

Dhoker Jhara Village has been cultivating grain. Usually this cultivation is completed within four months. However, in upper areas, we have sown fast-growing grains and it is very good. These seeds only took three months to grow and are very useful for poor villagers, as they can use them for food and toward the next cultivation. This will improve the financial situation of the villagers.

 

New Crops & Preventing Disease

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

 

In Dhoker Jhara Village, vegetable farming was encouraged for the month of July. Vegetables like ladyfinger and gourd was planted. During monsoon season, villagers used to plant maize, but they were getting less production. This time, farmers created a vegetable plantation in a separate field to gain more profit. Some planted vegetables for their own family use and some to sell.

 

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