Moyrabandh Gram Bikash Kendra (MGBK); Bankura, West Bengal
Contact: Mr. Uday Narayan De
May 2015 – May 2018
Budget: Total, Rs.530,000
This is our third project with MGBK to assist the Kheria Sabar tribal people of Purulia district in various ways. This one focused on training 300 tribal women in improved agricultural practices and development of degraded lands. Under MGBK’s guidance, the tribal people worked on 240 plots of land to increase soil conservation, rainwater retention, and fertility, and they were trained in multi-cropping techniques and organic farming methods. As a result, vegetables, yams, legumes, and ginger are now being grown successfully on these lands. MGBK also held workshops on the impacts of climate change.