Chhattisgarh

Promotion of Agriculture Production Clusters (APCs) in tribal region of Odisha

On November 6’ 2018, BRLF signed an MOU with the Directorate of Horticulture, Agriculture and Farmer’s Empowerment Department along with Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM), Government of Odisha and PRADAN for Promotion of Agriculture Production Clusters (APCs) in tribal regions of Odisha, in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik. This four year project is a collaborative initiative of the Directorate, horticulture, OLM, Government of Odisha, BRLF, PRADAN and 16 local CSOs to ensure doubling of income of 100,000 small and marginal farmers especially women by establishing 650 Producer Groups (PG) aggregated to form 30 APCs/Producer Company (PC) in 40 blocks of 12 highland districts. Of these about 64% households belong to ST and SC Communities.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 401.60 crores (Rupees Four hundred one crore and sixty Lakh only) out of which Odisha Livelihood Mission of Panchayati Raj & Drinking water Department would support 70.06 crores for Institution and Capacity building cost, APICOL will mobilise Rs.17.80 Crores, and Agriculture and Farmer’s Empowerment Department and other relevant departments would mobilize around Rs. 293.40 Crore or more through convergence of existing programmes, while BRLF would bring in Rs. 16.74 Crore from its own resources and around Rs. 3.6 Crore will be contributed by the participating CSOs for facilitation and smooth implementation of the project.

The major focus of the project is to establish sustainable market channels through which farmers could directly connect with the market players and maximize their benefits. The CSOs would provide technical guidance to the farmers and help them in making the right decisions collectively. CSOs engaged in the project are:

  • Adhikar: Working in one block of Balangir
  • Jana Mukti Anusthan (JMA): Engaged in one block of Balangir
  • Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan (AJSA): Engaged in one block of Kalahandi
  • Vikalpa: Engaged in one block of Balangir
  • Lokadrusti: Engaged in two blocks of Balangir
  • Shramik Shakti Sangha (SSS): Engaged in one block of Balangir
  • Balangir Gramodyog Samiti (BGS): Engaged in one block of Balangir
  • Janasahajya: Engaged in two blocks of Kalahandi
  • Social Education for Women’s Awareness (SEWA): Engaged in two blocks of Jharsuguda
  • Sambalpur Integrated Development Institute (SIDI): Engaged in two blocks of Sambalpur
  • Ideal Development Agency (IDA): Engaged in two blocks of Keonjhar
  • Foundation for Ecological Security (FES): Engaged in two blocks of Koraput
  • Harsha Trust: Engaged in five blocks of Koraput and Raygada
  • Shristi: Engaged in three blocks of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal
  • Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN): Working in the 10 blocks of Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Raygada, Koraput and Mayurbhanj
  • Centre for Youth & Social Development (CYSD): Engaged in three blocks of Koraput and Mayurbhanj
  • Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA): Engaged in one block of Boudh