Activities in Village

Tree Plantation for Farmers’ Prosperity

Agriculture scientists and policy makers are of the opinion that paddy cultivation is not profitable in present time. Moreover it is water & labour intensive crop. Farmers trained by Goseva Parivar are gradually realizing that fruit plantation is far more economically lucrative with a stable income.

Therefore, Goseva Parivar is promoting and helping farmers to partially shift from paddy cultivation to organic fruit tree plantation by educating them about the technical know-how, providing financial support and arrangement of good quality fruit saplings. The survival rate of the trees planted under this project is very because the farmers are the beneficiary as well as the owner and the caretaker of the saplings.

In July 2019, we organised "Vriksharopan Mahotsav" in the villages of West Midnapore district. More than 1000 farmers participated in the Utsav and more than 40000 fruit trees were planted. Most of them have started to bear fruits by now.

Vriksharopan Mahotsav 2020

This year Goseva Parivar has taken an ambitious target of planting 2,00,000 fruit-trees on the fields of the farmers of West Bengal, which will go a long way in ensuring their economic growth.

  • 2500 farmers will plant 80 plants each, covering nearly 100 villages.
  • Each farmer will be provided with a package of 30 saplings and 50 seeds for creating a Food-Forest for himself.
  • 13 varieties of fruit-trees are selected for the same.
  • Good quality saplings are being developed.
  • All plants will be grown organically and free from harmful chemicals.
  • The cost of sponsoring saplings and seeds for one farmer is
    ₹ 1500/- only.
  • For any query please contact Smt. Archana Agarwal: +91 9830351645

Benefits of tree plantation:

  • Improves quality of soil and prevents soil erosion.
  • Increases land’s water retention capacity.
  • Improves financial security of the farmers.
  • Gives better nutrition to villagers.
  • Provides grazing ground for Mother Cow.
  • Provides ample quantity of organic (poison-free) fruits in the market.

How can you help us?

  • You can spread the message of tree plantation among your contacts.
  • You can contribute for the saplings.
  • You can share your knowledge about tree plantation.
  • You can join us as a volunteer by donating quality time.
  • You can write a blog on this topic.
  • You can share any idea for improvement.
Farmers’ Training

Most of the farmers are ignorant about the use of Gobar and Gomutra in their daily life which includes farming, fuel, healthcare and home-care requirements. In our training course we share the know-how about the use of gobar and gomutra and how the farmer and his family can live a self-sustainable, healthy and prosperous life forever from non-milking cows.

Only one or two members are selected from each self-help group or farmers’ club from nearby villages to make a batch of 30 to 40 participants. The training is done in any one of the participating villages, which is convenient to all the participants. Date and time schedule is fixed as per the convenience of the participants. It is a 40 hours training spread over five to seven days. The course includes theoretical and practical sessions on following topics:

  1. Cow based agriculture
  2. Cow based energy or fuel
  3. Cow based healthcare
  4. Cow and agriculture based cottage industry and employment
  5. Cow care

Benefits:

  • Self-dependence in villages
  • Preservation of Mother Cow
  • Prosperity of farmers and the villages
  • Poison free organic produce
  • Environmental protection
  • Better health and nutrition
  • Employment generation within the village
  • Strengthens Country’s economy

Achievement: We have a team of expert trainers who organise and conduct training programs in villages across West Bengal. Till January 2020 we have completed 31 training camps with participation of 750 farmers from 450 villages. So far 500 farmers have shifted from chemical to organic farming. Nearly 3000 families have benefited from using Cow-based healthcare and home-care products in their practical life.

Next target: Though the requirement for Training is huge but keeping in mind the limitation of the number of trainers, this year Goseva Parivar has taken an ambitious target of organising and conducting another 30 training camps, which will go a long way in preservation of Mother Cow and ensuring economic growth of the farmers of West Bengal.

How can you help us?

  1. You can spread the message of Farmers’ training among your contacts
  2. You can contribute towards the Farmers’ training
  3. You can share your knowledge about Farmers’ training
  4. You can join us as a volunteer by donating quality time
  5. You can write a blog on this topic
  6. You can share any idea for improvement
Biogas Plant for Fuel Sustainability

Rural-households still can’t afford the LPG cylinders to fulfill their fuel requirements. Many of them have to go to the nearby forests and fell trees for fuel. A considerable time and effort is wasted in this. On the other hand cow-dung is freely available in most of these households which is underutilized. This underutilized resource can be converted in a clean and green fuel with the help of biogas plants.

Based on our assessment of the household, we provide financial as well as technical support to the households for setting up a biogas plant. Every such household is also trained about the use of biogas plant.

Benefits of Biogas Plant:

  • Clean and smoke-less fuel
  • Free fuel for lifetime
  • It reduces the dependence on LPG, thereby help in saving foreign exchange.
  • It helps in curbing pollution
  • It helps in protecting trees and forests
  • It contributes towards women welfare and women empowerment
  • It produces high quality fertilizer, which is the byproduct of the plant-its slurry.
  • It helps in keeping the household clean
  • Helps preserve and protect Mother Cow.

Achievement: With the support of the generous donors, till date we have been able to install 85 biogas plants of 2 cubic meter size in individual household in several villages of West Bengal.

Next target: Though the requirement for biogas plant is huge, keeping in mind the limitations of resources, this year Goseva Parivar has taken an ambitious target of installing 500 new biogas plants, which will go a long way in preservation of Mother Cow and ensuring economic growth of the farmers of West Bengal.

How can you help us?

  1. You can spread the message of biogas plant among your contacts
  2. You can contribute for the biogas plants.
  3. You can share your knowledge about biogas plant.
  4. You can join us as a volunteer by donating quality time.
  5. You can write a blog on this topic
  6. You can share any idea for improvement
Rain-Water Harvesting Reservoir (RWHR)

Nearly 50% of the agriculture land has no irrigation facility or availability of water for farming in non-rainy seasons hence farming is not possible in non-rainy season resulting in poverty and scarcity. If the farmers are supported and educated about the rain-water harvesting techniques, they can earn more from their farmland.

Every household is trained and motivated about the benefits of RWHR. We provide technical as well as financial support to all these households for setting up a RWHR.

Benefits:

  • Water for irrigation
  • Fishery
  • Underground water recharging
  • Prevention of fertile top soil being washed away during rainy season
  • Water for Mother Cow

Achievement: With the help of the generous donors, till date we have been able to install 10 RWHR in the villages of West Bengal.

Target: Though the requirement for RWHR is huge, keeping in mind the limitation of resources, this year Goseva Parivar has taken an ambitious target of installing 500 new RWHRs, which will go a long way in preservation of Mother Cow and ensuring economic growth of the farmers of West Bengal.

How can you help us?

  1. You can spread the message of RWHR among your contacts
  2. You can contribute for the RWHR
  3. You can share your knowledge about RWHR
  4. You can join us as a volunteer by donating quality time
  5. You can write a blog on this topic
  6. You can share any idea for improvement
Donating Mother Cow

Most of the rural households have cattle ranging from zero to two. Having been trained about the use of gobar and gomutra of Mother Cow, there is a rise in demand for non-milking cows. Many times these farmers can’t afford to buy the cows therefore they need support to get cows to meet the requirement for gobar and gomutra.

After carefully assessing the need and intention of the applicant requesting for a cow, we arrange a non-milking cow (male or female) on the condition that he/she cannot sell them and have to take proper care of them. In case of death of the cattle, they should inform us. Our volunteers also keep an eye on them and ensure their safety.

Benefits:

  • Non-milking cows are being utilised profitably
  • Preservation of Mother Cow
  • Prosperity of farmers and the villages
  • Save cows from slaughter
  • Reduces burden of cow-shelters

Achievement: So far with the help of generous donors, we have arranged donation of 206 cows (mostly male) to the deserving farmers.

Next target: Though the requirement of cows is large, in view of the limited resources, this year Goseva Parivar has taken the ambitious target of providing 500 non-milking cows to the needy farmers.

How can you help us?

  1. You can spread the message of donating non-milking cows among your contacts
  2. You can contribute towards donating non-milking cows
  3. You can share your knowledge about donating non-milking cows
  4. You can join us as a volunteer by donating quality time
  5. You can write a blog on this topic
  6. You can share any idea for improvement
Go-Gram Yatra

City dwellers are ignorant about the difficulties of farmers and the villages and the cows living with them. Also the village based activities of Goseva Parivar cannot be understood without them seeing it with our own eyes. The Go-Gram Yatras are meant to serve both the needs.

Almost every month a whole day trip to a village in Keshiary Block of West Midnapore, West Bengal is organized, where the participants bear the cost of the trip. An interactive session is held with the villagers to understand their situation and the results of the initiatives taken by Goseva Parivar through Farmers’ Training, Biogas Plant, Tree Plantation, Rain-water harvesting, Cow-donation etc.

Benefits:

  • It is learning experience with fun
  • Better understanding about the activities of Goseva Parivar
  • Empathy with villages, farmers, Cows and Nature
  • Realise the importance of villages in our life.
  • Encourages the farmers as they feel connected with the outside world
  • Creates bonding amongst the members of Goseva Parivar

Achievement: More than 500 people have participated so far in such trips.

Next target: To continue such trips and increase the numbers.

How can you help us?

  1. You can spread the message of Go-Gram Yatra among your contacts
  2. You can participate in the upcoming Go-Gram Yatra.
  3. You can share a bhajan or knowledge on Gomata in Go-Gram Yatra.
  4. You can join us as a volunteer by donating quality time.
  5. You can write a blog on this topic
  6. You can share any idea for improvement.