“They farm, We eat , They sweat, We sleep, If They Die, So would We…
Help them to grow the crops to feed the Nation!!!!”
This is a call to everyone who realises that our children should not see a world where hunger and poverty is faced by those who are responsible to feed us.
To support, please visit the project page at https://milaap.org/fundraisers/parirakshan
Parirakshan Organica is a non profit organisation that works in the hills of Uttarakhand with farmers in distress in order to make agriculture viable and sustainable again. The project site is Jardhar village near Chamba in Uttarakhand which is facing the same crisis as the rest of the country with water shortages, low crop yields and crop failure, insufficient infrastructure and finally distress migration. Most farmers are now leaving the village to become daily wagers.
Even after 69 years of Independence, India ranks abysmally at 97 in the Global Hunger Index of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Hunger Index (GHI) in 2016. We are importing tonnes of pulses from African countries. The root cause lies in our complete ignorance of the problems faced by farmers. We may soon see a day where we have to live on supplies from foreign countries while our farmers sell their land to become labourers.
Parirakshan Organica has taken up the challenge to keep farming alive in the aforesaid village and protect the interests of the farmers. Aim is to raise INR 20 Lakhs in order to make farming self sustainable in Chhamba over a period of 3 years. This is envisaged by doing the following:
· Engaging 34 farming families to pursue traditional agriculture with profits
· Increase in net return to farmer from other allied activities
· Connect these families directly to the market without any middlemen
· The bigger idea is to bring dignity back to the occupation of farming and enable self sufficiency for the farmers.
A farmer lies at the bottom of the food pyramid, while he should be on the top….Let’s rewind back to the basics. Help Parirakshan Organica to help poor and marginalized Farmer families in Uttarakhand to sustain traditional farming