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Livelihood Secured Through Lac Cultivation in Jamtara District of Jharkhand

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Jamtara is one of the disadvantage district of Jharkhand state in India.  The district is also blessed with forest of Butea monosperma, commonly called the ‘flame of forest’. Agriculture is the major source of income for this rainfed area. Normally palas trees were being utilized for fuel wood and other basic requirements of village. Many farmers cut these trees as these are of no economic value. A livelihood project of NAIP was envisaged for creating awareness to tap livelihood from available natural resources.

Senior Citizen Rukmani Showed Way of Prosperity to Young Farmers

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Pantnagar, Uttranchal

Rukmani Devi is a senior citizen belonging to village Sondhaar, Block Jakahnidar in Uttranchal. She has only 0.2 hectare farm land, house and a buffalo as property. Her soaring economic condition forced her to earn livelihood through farming. Her courage to take initiative and choosing new varieties for farming changed her life forever. Now, she is showing a way of prosperity to young farmers.

Symbiotic Success

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Pacchamuthu, a farmer in the Village of Calicut near Port Blair, while striding across his one hectare land reflects over the days when he was eking out a meager living. One sultry day, he was as usual brooding over his ill-fate and surfing channels on TV. He sat up in rapt attention when the presenter was talking about the Integrated Farming System (IFS), which certainly seemed relevant to him as a subsistence farmer.

Sea Change

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Sabita Singh walks to her newly constructed house, with the sea breeze blowing over Village Guptapara in the Andaman Islands, reflecting on the irony of life. The very same Tsunami which wreaked havoc in the Indian Ocean was indirectly responsible for changing her life for the better.

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