CSR: Vedanta provides training sessions to Jharsuguda’s farming community
CSR: Vedanta provides training sessions to Jharsuguda’s farming community Vedanta, organized a series of coaching sessions for nearly 250 farmers from Siriapali, Gudigaon, and Kelendamal villages, on best practices of organic farming, crop planning and care, post-harvest management, product sales, and marketing.
The initiative was unrolled under the company’s sustainable livelihood program ‘Jeevika Samridhhi’ in two phases – virtual training sessions of agri-entrepreneurs with scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and workshops between agri-entrepreneurs and farmers with subsequent peer-learning from their respective Farmer Producer Groups.
While we fulfill our mission to spice up India’s self-reliance because of the country’s largest aluminium producer, we also are cognizant of our social responsibilities. From enabling women entrepreneurs and helping farmers make their livelihood more remunerative to bridging the digital divide through computer literacy programs, we are performing on multiple fronts to rework lives and livelihoods within the region. With a big specialises in agriculture, the backbone of India’s economy, we’ve unrolled crucial projects that compile technology, expertise and resources to spice up production and increase revenues of farmers.” said CN Singh, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda
Manoj Kumar Barik, Sr. Scientist – KVK Jharsuguda, who trained the agri-entrepreneurs in post-harvest management and merchandise sales said, “Collaborations like these are crucial to enabling a viable and thriving agrarian ecosystem. Vedanta is bringing skill training and expert consultations to the doorstep of farmers in partnership with us. we attempt to make sure timely, customized, and interactive sessions which will truly benefit farmers within the end of the day .”
Training programs like these boost our skills and address all of our queries associated with farming. The expert trainers have shared tons of data and knowledge on advanced agriculture techniques which can be helpful on behalf of me also as other farmers within the future. I’m grateful to Vedanta and SEWA for these virtual training in the current scenario and supporting our farming fraternity under the Jeevika Samridhhi project.”
Vedanta’s social interventions within the domains of sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, quality education, health, water and sanitation, bio-investment, and community infrastructure reach bent a complete of 72 villages in Jharsuguda and nearby areas, benefiting nearly 80,000 people during a year. It empowers quite 4000 women from over 330 SHGs, provides doorstep healthcare services to about 32,000 people annually, gives educational support to quite 6400 students, has planted quite 1.48 lakh trees in partnership with the community, and built 570 plus infrastructural projects at the community level.
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