Buchkewadi - Model of Community Led Village Development
  • Amazing Journey from Deprivation to Abundance - Agricultural Development In India

    Amazing Journey from Deprivation to Abundance


A perfect example of radical change through awareness, unity and profitable agricultural practices

Agriculture in India is dependent on monsoon to a large extent. Naturally, the areas blessed with ample rain have better production and more crop options, while the drought prone regions face problems on all fronts. Buchkewadi was a typical example of a drought prone area until the year 1999-2000. Farmers were mostly growing paddy and millet or nagali crops. The surplus water could not be utilized in the farms due to inadequate facilities for water storage and harvesting. Irrigation wells ran dry during the months of January and February, making the situation even more difficult for the farmers.

As a result of these conditions, agricultural produce, which was one of the traditional sources of livelihood, was greatly affected. Many households, dependent on agriculture as a primary income source, suffered greatly. The younger generation started moving on to other employment options.

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