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.