Lets Play Organic Holi

The celebration of Holi is synonymous with bunches of fun, exhilaration and hues. The celebration praises the triumph of good over wickedness and individuals smear hues on one another to commend the triumph. In any case, in the previous couple of years, there has been an ascent in the use of hues that are loaded up with the brutal synthetic substances and poisons that are play ruin with your skin and hair. Not simply that, you have to realize that it isn’t useful for the earth either on the grounds that you are simply dirtying the environment.

Wouldn’t it be brilliant in the event that you discovered characteristic choices and made hues for yourself at your home? In addition to the fact that they would be protected to utilize, however you realize what is in it which spares your skin from the unforgiving options accessible in the market. Allows simply view the wellbeing dangers the greater part of the synthetic compounds hues accessible in the market present for you.

Green shading is made with copper sulfate and in most serious responses can cause a great deal of eye hypersensitivities and even impermanent visual impairment. Red shading, otherwise called gulal can contain mercury sulphite, which can cause skin malignancy and is a known specialist that triggers a stroke. Purple shading can contain chromium iodide that can trigger different respiratory hypersensitivities. Silver shading can incorporate aluminum bromide, which is a known cancer-causing or specialist associated with causing malignant growth.

Making your very own characteristic hues

It is anything but difficult to make your own normal hues at home to add to the fun and delight component to the lovely celebration of hues. Are you game? How about we take a gander at the wide scope of hues you can make directly in the solace of your home.

Smooth Yellow

You can blend turmeric (haldi) and gram flour (besan) to make a dynamic yellow shading. What more? These two fixings make amazing skin sustenance as well. On the off chance that you are prepared to put resources into a couple of long periods of planning, at that point dry some yellow chrysanthemums or marigold bloom and make it into a fine powder. Blend this with gram flour to get a delightful tone of yellow.

Beguiling Red

Gulal is the universally adored Holi shading and you can utilize an assortment of alternatives to make your own gulal. Blend dried flower petals that have been ground to a fine powder with red sandalwood powder which is useful for the skin as well. You can likewise dry hibiscus blooms and pound in a blender to make a fine powder to utilize it as gulal. Absorb the blooms water medium-term to get rich red water that you can sprinkle in!

Delicate Saffron

Old folklore expresses that saffron is Lord Krishna’s most loved shading and it was made utilizing the tesu blooms, which was otherwise called the Flame of the Forest. In the event that you need to play with hued water, at that point heat up the tesu blossoms in water and let it cool or simply absorb the blooms water medium-term to get a flawless orange shading. You can likewise squash these dried tesu blooms to a powder, and after that blend with sandalwood powder

Green

You can make your very own green shading by blending henna powder (mehendi) with any reasonable flour to achieve a flawless green shade. It is imperative to take note of the mehendi leaves a splendid orange shading just when it is wet and it is anything but difficult to forget about the dry mehendi. Abstain from utilizing this as a wet shading. You can likewise dry the leaves of gulmohur and pound it in a blender to get a fine powder.

Really Pink

Cut a couple of beetroot’s and given them a chance to absorb medium-term a bucket of water to get a brilliant and lively pink wet shading for Holi.

Wishing you all a very colorful Holi!!!

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Implementation & Certification of Organic Farming

Suvidha NGO carried out the program for Implementation and Certification of Organic Farming in Balangir District of Odhisa. The team has played an active role for development of the ranchers in the villages of the district by training the farmer’s to yield better cropping by providing them education on using new methods and by facilitating them with various inputs which paved path of farmers in producing good cropping which will lead them in boosting their income and lead to a better living.


The detailed activity carried out by the team in third party certification are:

  • Baseline survey
  • Orientation training for farmer, farmer identification registration
  • Cluster Information
  • Preparation and demonstration of organic compliance manual
  • Trainers training
  • On Site Farmer Training
  • Input management and facilitation for composting unit
  • Crop protection activities
  • Market Intelligence, Market facilitation and linkage
  • Organic certification standards and procedures
  • GPS data collection and preparation and updation of overview maps
  • Online documentation and data uploading
  • Organic Certification
  • Farmer Diary Distribution
  • Farmer Agreement
  • Internal Inspection
  • External Inspection
  • Expert Visit
  • Advertisement
  • HRD & Staff Training Programme
  • Development of Web Portal

The team organised activities such as training of farmers , setting up Vermi Compost Unit, Organic Vegetables Shop Badmal visit by DDH Balangir and Workshop for demonstrating the farmers with new methods of farming and management of crops.

This gave a new light for farmers of the locality to cultivate with more output

The team had distributed fertilizers to the ranchers which brought a win win production in their crop cultivation

The report of the project is highlighted as below

The activity were on print in local newspaper

Suvidha NGO is always footing ahead and thriving forward with various activities in the villages with a mission for the development of the farmers for their upliftment of villagers and and give them a better future.

Information on Agriculture

Preferences and disadvantages of organic farming

Customer Benefits

(I) Nutrition The healthy benefit of sustenance is to a great extent an element of its nutrient and mineral substance. In such a manner, naturally developed nourishment is significantly better in mineral substance than that developed by current customary strategies. Since it cultivates the life of the dirt natural cultivating reC!psthe benefits soil life offers in significantly encouraged plant access to soil supplements. Sound plants mean solid individuals, and such better-sustained plants give better sustenance to individuals and creatures alike.

(II) without poison and delectable A noteworthy advantage to buyers of natural sustenance is that it is free of defilement with wellbeing hurting synthetic substances, for example, pesticides, fungicides, and herbi­cides. Naturally developed nourishment tastes superior to anything that conven­tionally developed. The deliciousness of foods grown from the ground is straightforwardly identified with its sugar content, which this is a component of the quality of nourishment that the plant itself has delighted in.

This nature of leafy foods can be exactly estimated by exposing its juice to Brix examination, which is a proportion of its particular gravity (thickness). The Brix score is broadly utilized in testing foods grown from the ground for their quality preceding fare.

(iii) Food Keeps Longer Organically developed plants are sustained normally, rendering the basic and metabolic integrity of their phone structure better than those convention­ally developed. Therefore, naturally developed sustenances can be put away more and don’t demonstrate the last’s helplessness to fast form and spoiling.

Development Benefits

Ailment and Pest Resistance A sound plant developed naturally inappropriately adjusted soil opposes most ailments and creepy crawly bothers.

Weed Competitiveness Weeds are nature’s bandages, put by the shrewdness of creation to mend and reestablish harmed soils. At the point when ranchers spouse the life of the dirt, as they do in natural farming, the improved conditions prevent numerous weeds and support their yields. The yields, being more beneficial, are additionally better ready to contend with those weeds that are available.

Lower Input Costs By definition, natural cultivating does not acquire the utilization of costly agrichemicals-they are not per­mitted. The more noteworthy opposition of their harvests to bothers and the illnesses spare ranchers altogether reasonable bug sprays, fungicides, and different pesticides.

Development Benefits

Ailment and Pest Resistance A sound plant developed naturally inappropriately adjusted soil opposes most ailments and creepy crawly bothers.

Natural cultivating benefits nourishment creation without destroy­ing our ecological assets, guaranteeing supportability for the current as well as who and what is to come.

Development While their traditional partners may sow by the direct boring of seed into herbicide treated soils, natural ranchers are typically at any rate halfway subject to development to expel weeds preceding sowing. As opposed to development, direct penetrating does not precisely upset soil structure and evacuates the danger of uncovered soil being lost to wind or water disintegration. This is a substantial contention where ranchers are working minor quality soils. Be that as it may, the structure of agrichemically-stifled soils is debilitated by the comparing loss of soil life and in this manner helpless to keep up its honesty under intermittent development. So it is a roundabout contention.

Basically stable (life-rich) soils might be developed regu­larly without critical harm, especially whenever secured appro­priately by windbreaks and Keyline soil protection measures.

Indeed, even the need to develop might be addressed. Subsequent to seeing rice flourishing wild among weeds on roadsides, Japa­nese elective horticulturalist Masanobu Fukuoka prevailing with regards to building up yields by communicating seed covered in earth onto untilled land.

GM Crops Organic cultivators don’t utilize hereditarily changed or designed nourishment crops, some of which are engi­neered to endure herbicides (e.g., “Gathering Ready Canola”) or oppose bothers (e.g., Bollworm safe cotton).

As indicated by a report from the Directorate-General for Agriculture of the European Commission, profitability gains credited to GM crops are typically unimportant when developing conditions, rancher experience and soil types are figured in, and are frequently in actuality negative. The principle advantage ranchers utilizing such harvests gain is accommodation as it were.

There are stressing signs that GM yields might be related with damage to both human wellbeing and the environ­ment. The primary concern is that once they are discharged it is near difficult to “un-discharge” them.

Time Indeed, natural cultivating requires a more noteworthy connection between a rancher and his yield for perception, opportune inter­vention and weed control for example. It Is intrinsically more work escalated than synthetic/mechanical horticulture so that, normally a solitary rancher can create more harvest utilizing modern techniques than the person could purchase exclusively natural strategies.

Expertise It requires impressively more ability to cultivate naturally. Be that as it may, in light of the fact that proficient cultivating of any kind normally gives a nearby and attentive relationship to living things. the best natural ranchers have changed over agrichemical ranchers.

Natural ranchers don’t have some advantageous compound fix on the rack for each issue they experience. They need to draw in watchful perception and more prominent comprehension so as to realize how to change their cultivating framework to address the reason for the issue as opposed to just putting a mortar over its impact.

MEGA FOOD PARK SCHEME

Mega Food Park Scheme has been put into effect by Special Purpose Vehicle a Body Corporate registered under Company Act. The scheme was developed with a purpose to create a linkage between the horticulture production with the market by amalgamating ranchers, processors and retailers so as to assure boost value addition, lowering wastage, rising up farmers earnings and creating employment space, particularly in the rural sector.
The Mega Food Park Scheme is based on “Cluster” approach and anticipates the establishment of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri / horticultural zone for the framework of modern food processing units in the industrial plots provided in the park with a well-established supply chain.
Mega food park generally consists of supply chain setup counting collection centres, central processing centres, primary processing centres, cold chain and over 30-35 fully matured plots for entrepreneurs to build up food processing units.

Project Segment

  • The scheme targets to aid the development of a strong food processing industry endorsed by a competent supply chain, which comprises of Collection Centres, Central Processing Center (CPC), Primary Processing Centers(PPC) and Cold Chain infrastructure.
  • Collection Centers and Primary Processing Centers: These basics address for purification, classify, arrange and packing facilities, dry warehouses, specialized cold stores.
  • Central Processing Centers(CPC):Includes common facilities like Testing Laboratory, Cleaning, Grading,Sorting and Packing Facilities, Dry Warehouses, specialized storage facilities
  • The degree of land required for setting up the CPC is around 50-100 sections of land, however the real necessity of land would rely on the marketable strategy, which may differ from district to area. The land required for setting up of PPCs and CCs at different areas would be notwithstanding land required for setting up the CPC.
  • It is normal that on a normal, each task will have around 30-35 nourishment preparing units with an aggregate speculation of Rs.250 crore that would in the long run lead to a yearly turnover of about Rs.450-500 crore and production of immediate and backhanded work to the degree of around 30,000 people.

Case of Assistance

The arrangement envisions capital permit of half of the assignment cost (excepting land cost) subject to a furthest reaches of Rs. 50 crore when all is said in done areas and 75% of the undertaking cost (excepting land cost)subject to a top of Rs. 50 crore in troublesome and uneven domains for instance North East Region including Sikkim, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and ITDP informed districts regarding the States.

A Program Management Agency (PMA) is assigned by the Ministry to give, as far as possible building, coordination and watching help. For meeting the cost of the previously mentioned and besides other constrained time practices by the Ministry, an alternate total, to the level of 5%of the general honors open, is saved.

Entry of Grant

The permit in-help under the arrangement is released in four bits of 30%, 30%, 20% and 20%, subject to other arrangement parameters, as per the going with timetable:

First Installment of 30% of hard and fast surrender under the arrangement is released in the wake of ensuring utilization of in any occasion 10% of the certified endeavor cost on the endeavor parts;

Second part addressing 30% of confirmed give assistance is released after proportionate utilization by SPV from term credit and esteem equivalent to the give whole released as first bit;

Third bit addressing 20% of avowed yield help is released after proportionate use by SPV from term advance and esteem indistinguishable to the give aggregate released as second bit;

Fourth and last bit addressing 20% of asserted enable help is released subject to productive completing of endeavor and start of exercises in the wake of ensuring utilization of 100% imagined duty of SPV including term advance and incentive on the supported endeavor portions.

So far the government has sanctioned 42 Mega food park set up in India out of which fourteen mega parks has come into operations in India.




Projects carried out for Upliftment Of Rural’s Habitats in Simalkha unit- Betalghat ( Nainital )

Suvidha NGO was conceived for the development and upliftment of the rural habitats in Himalayan mountain areas of India. With this idea, it came into the light of action in the year 2004.

The responsibility structure was developed for eliminating poverty, unemployment, poor health and illiteracy for 60% of citizens who still live in the backward areas of the nation. With over 12 years of experience in managing government/private sector projects, Suvidha is well equipped with the manpower and expertise to deliver holistic solutions in the field of Agriculture, Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Education and Health.

citizens who still live in the backward areas of the nation. With over 12 years of experience in managing government/private sector projects, Suvidha is well equipped with the manpower and expertise to deliver holistic solutions in the field of Agriculture, Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Education and Health.

Suvidha has been continuously taking aggressive steps in the development of the villages and undertaking projects for villagers to drive them to be the finest farmer by implementing programs which leads to cultivating profitable and outstanding outputs of quality crops which in turn leading towards the advancement of livelihood of rural habitats.

Suvidha has been carrying out activities such as Crop Insurance and Small Collection Centre in one of their major touch areas, Simalkha Unit located in Betalghat of Nainital, Uttarakhand. This activity is being carried out in the locality since 2014. Under this activity, the prime focus has been to instrument Integrated livelihood support program covered by Watershed ManagementDepartment.At the start of the journey of the project, awareness programs were initiated for pgs and vps and their groups were constituted. Post accomplishment of the process of group development in 2017 in Simalkha unit 4 livelihood clusters created. There are 241 vulnerable and producer groups formed under the livelihood clusters. 2172 households were united with these four clusters and from 1-3-18 a well informed and skilled staff is working for these clusters with the 

motive of joining more and more farmers to the programme. Progressive and well aware farmers are associated with these clusters with the motive of development.  

With the guidance of program and agriculture department, the decision regarding the crop 

insurance has been taken for the fruitful pea and peach farming. 

The farmers which are associated with these programs are happy with is the decision because they treasure trove it secured. Subsequent were the villages were crop insurance has been done : 

S.noVillageNo of membersCropLand(in Naali)
1Bajeri9Pea20
2Seem7Pea16
3Kafulta8Peach30 
4Bargal2Peach15 
5Garjoli3Peach17 

Khairali bunga situated in the catchment area of the project area, has the potential population who can cultivate vegetation all around the season but the geographical location is inaccessible as a result, this vegetation cannot reach to consumer market. Suvidha to eliminate this difficulties have set up a Collection center located at a reach of 1 Km from the Khairali bunga so that product can reach to market and ranchers can have a better income. Post the set up it has resulted the sale of potato crop to the market collected form this centers only.

Internet Technology in Agriculture

With the developing conversion of the Internet of Thing (IoT), linked devices have drilled every form of our life, from home automation , fitness to smart cities and industrial IoT.

Thus it is relevant that IoT would take its position and application in agriculture also in order to boost up production, carry out inspection and measuring the same and executing solutions whenever required.

Cultivation has observed a statistic of the technological revolution in the last decades, becoming more industrialized and automation-driven. By application of diversified smart agriculture gadgets, farmers have achieved better authority over the development of raising livestock and boosting up crops, making it more calculable and improving its efficiency.

Now, What Is Smart Cultivation ?

There are various ways to refer to modern agriculture. For an example, AgriTech attribute to the utilization of technology in agriculture in the commonplace.

Smart agriculture, on the other hand, is mostly used to denote the application of IoT solutions in cultivation. The same cover to the smart farming definition.

The farming industry will become believably more vital than ever as compared to past in the coming few decades.

The planet will need to generate 70% more food in 2050 than it did in 2006 in order to feed the thriving population of the Earth, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. To fulfill this want, cultivator and agricultural companies are turning to the Internet of Things for analytics and greater production efficiency.

The IoT is set to leverage the future of cultivation to the next level. Smart agriculture is already becoming more customary among farmers, and high tech farming is quickly becoming the run-of-the-mill

Farmers can deploy usage of some high tech farming techniques and technologies in order to improve the productivity of their routine work. For example, sensors integrated into fields can permit farmers to obtain accurate maps of both the topography and resources in the area, as well as variables such as acidity and temperature of the soil. Farmers can also collect information on climate forecasts to anticipate weather patterns in the coming days and weeks.

Farmers can make use of their smartphones to remotely audit their equipment, crops, and livestock, as well as obtain stats on their livestock feeding and produce. They can utilize this technology to drive statistical predictions for their crops and livestock.

In conditions of natural issues, IoT-based smart farming can arrange great benefits including more adequate water usage, or expansions of inputs and treatments. Now, let’s review the major applications of IoT-based smart farming that are revolutionizing cultivation

Precision Farming

It is the method of cultivating in more controlled and accurate when it comes to the authenticating method of upraising livestock and growing of crops. In this way of farm management, a key fundamental is the usage of IT and various items like sensors, control systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles, automated hardware, variable rate technology, and so on.

The enactment of access to high-speed internet, mobile devices, and reliable, low-cost satellites (for imagery and positioning) by the producer are few key technologies characterizing the precision agriculture direction.

Agricultural Drones

Technology has alternated over time and agricultural drones are a very superior example of this. Today, agriculture is one of the leading industries to incorporate drones. Drones are being used in agriculture in order to augment various agricultural practices. The ways ground-based and aerial-based drones are being used in cultivation are crop health assessment, irrigation, crop monitoring, crop spraying, planting, and soil and field reasoning.

The major prosperity of using drones include crop health imaging, integrated GIS mapping, ease of use, saves time, and the potential to increase yields. With strategy and planning based on real-time data collection and processing, the drone technology will give a high-tech reshaping to the agriculture industry.

Livestock Monitoring

Huge farm owners can use wireless IoT applications to gather data regarding the location, well-being, and health of their cattle. This information helps them in denoting animals that are sick so they can be separated from the herd, thereby preventing the spread of disease. It also decreases labor costs as ranchers can locate their cattle with the help of IoT based sensors.

Smart Greenhouses

Greenhouse farming is a methodology that helps in boosting the yield of vegetables, fruits, crops etc. Greenhouses control the environmental parameters through manual mediation or a proportional control mechanism. As manual mediation results in production loss, energy loss, and labor cost, these methods are less effective. A smart greenhouse can be structured with the help of IoT; this design intelligently monitors as well as controls the climate, dispose of the need for manual intervention.

For controlling the nature in a smart greenhouse, different sensors that measure the environmental parameters according to the plant requirement are used. We can develop a cloud server for remotely accessing the system when it is connected using IoT.

Conclusion

Thus, the IoT agricultural applications are building it possible for ranchers and farmers to gather meaningful data. Large landowners and small farmers must understand the possibility of IoT market for agriculture by installing smart technologies to boost competitiveness and sustainability in their output. The demand for the rising population can be successfully met if the ranchers, as well as small farmers, implement agricultural IoT solutions in a fruitful manner.


Natural Resource Management For Sustainable Development

We all have been staying on a planet known as mother earth which is surrounded by natural resources all around and our life is stringed to it

What is natural resource?

The soil, water and vegetation are the three of the primitive natural resource. This are the assets upon which all the living beings sustains.

In a broader specturm land, water, biodiversity and genetic resources, biomass resources, forests, livestock, fisheries, wild flora and fauna are considered as natural resources.

Now the query is are we completely aware of the natural resource and implementing correct measures to safegaurd it.

The process of safegaurding the natural resource is known as natural resource management

Natural Resources Management (NRM) alludes to the maintainable usage of real normal assets, for example land, water, air,

minerals, timberlands, fisheries, and wild widely varied vegetation.

Together, these assets give the biological system benefits that support human life.

The overexploitation of population is leading towards the destruction of natural resource to a greater extent giving birth to severe problems. Destruction of vegetation has brought about land debasement, denudation, soil disintegration, avalanches, surges, dry season and lopsided biological systems. A balance in this has been an alarming call.

Amid the old time frame, Garhwal Himalaya was loaded with thick timberland and rich green vegetation. The Himalaya is the enduring wellspring of water for waterways, streams, and repositories. Without a doubt, nature deals with its assets through the common process over some undefined time frame, what’s more, looks after them. Yet, the ever-increasing populace, formative exercises and innovative modernization have over-exploited accessible assets without thinking about the harm and ramifications for coming ages. Vegetation assumes an imperative job in securing area and water. These assets are being exhausted at a disturbing rate due to human mediation. Corruption and pulverization of timberland cover in the Himalaya is straightforwardly in charge of the denudation of watersheds. Without vegetative ground cover, amid the storm water comes down to the fields unchecked. Sudden swelling of streams, streak surges in the slopes and serious surges in the fields and dry spell in upstream territories are the results.
The descending surge of water has huge erosive power and moves a great many huge amounts of rich soil amid the stormy season. It causes different types of disintegration and also crushing avalanches in the Himalaya. Formative exercises, development of streets, extraction of building material and mining, and so forth., are a consistent danger. Bared slopes and different badlands present major issues which antagonistically influence horticulture and human life in the district. Avalanches and landslips square slope streets and accuse floods of overwhelming dregs loads. The dirt disintegration occurring crosses the admissible furthest reaches of 4.5 to 11.5 tons/ha commonly, causing siltation in the downstream and last outcome is extreme hydro metrological disarranges like surge and dry season in the states reliant on those Himalayan Rivers.

Natural Resource Management (NRM) goes for the efficient and manageable usage of inexhaustible and non-sustainable natural  assets

Fine management of natural resource generates benefits that contribute the ground for maintaining and improving livelihoods, improve the quality of activity and benefits the continual prosperity. Horticulture cultivation mainly depends on the quality of the soil. The higher the soil fertilized the more output is in cultivation. Water is necessary for sustaining human populations and, indeed, all species. It is also a key in absorption agricultural and industrial production and processing as well as an important overturn for discharging waste.

Biodiversity empower animal and crop development programmes that maintain and increase productivity. Properly administered natural resources provide an essential foundation for reducing poverty and promoting sustainable growth.

However, the combined effects of population growth, higher levels of economic activity per capita, and mismanagement are putting increasing pressure on the natural resource base.

So we need to start taking care of maintaining the natural resources so that it does not affect our future and help in sustaining the livelihood

SUVIDHA abbreviated as Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas is a non-profit, rural development and the voluntary organization has been working for sustainable management of natural resources, educating the farmers and women empowerment in rural areas of India.

The below is the programmes that have been carried out for natural resource management

  • Preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR), GPWDP(Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Programme) in Almora, Uttarakhand where it made an impression in 2500 households
  • Preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR), GPWDP(Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Programme) in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand making an impression in 2576 households
  • Detailed Project Report Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Program Micro Planning making an impression  in 5916 households
  • BCRLIP, Microplan for villages making an impression in 3780 households
  • Detailed Project Report Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Program  Micro Planning covering 5316 households
  • BMC (Biodiversity Management Committee), Documentation of Flora and Fauna Documentation of Traditional Practices from local herbs 
    Preparation of People’s Biodiversity Register in Nainital and Pithoragarh covering 228 households

For more info please visit Suvidha NGO website

 http://www.suvidha-india.org