Holistic approach has been adopted in this with using local
resources and knowledge to improve the productivity and
production of the farm by using appropriate technologies
and upgrading the skills of the farmers, including landless.
It is a multi location project sponsored by Commission of
European Community (CEC) in Gujarat; it is being implemented
in two clusters of Surat and Bharuch each, covering about
This year 1753 BPL families are actively involved in the
project. Based on resource base about 22 development models
are developed named as Jan Utthan to improve the land productivity,
increase the farm income and to bring BPL families above
the poverty line within next 4 to 5 years.
This being a participatory development the process of capacity
building is initiated by forming village committs, involving
iv execution of the work leading to improving quality of
life, addressing the child health care, improving family
and child nutrition by introducing Kitchen garden creating
awareness in community hygiene, drudgery reduction etc.
About 300 Pressure Cookers were supplied in each cluster.
The component & cluster wise progress during the year
is in table.