Krishi Samriddhi
OFFICE ADDRESS Village. Galia,
P.O. Chariali-784176
P.S. Chariali
Dist. Sonitpur (ASSAM)


Krishi Samriddhi

Assam is predominantly an agricultural state. Over 90% of its population live in rural areas and are dependent on agriculture and this sector contributes more than 43% to the Net State Domestic Product. The geographical location, physiographic, climatic features, ethnic diversity, socio-cultural sphere are some of the peculiar features of the people of the state. By and large, crop production and animal husbandry have been way of the life rather than any commercial enterprises. The progress made in agricultural sector during the last five decades is comparatively less in Assam as compared to others stats. This is ascribed mainly to natural phenomenon, infrastructural deficiencies, inadequate input supply and extension support. Agriculture has been practiced in most traditional way.
Rice is the single most important food crop grown in about 63 per cent of gross cropped and 91 per cent of net cropped area. Food grains occupy 69.23 per cent of the gross cropped area of which rice alone covers 91.6 per cent area. Pulses and oil seeds are still to be extended both in area and productivity.
The productivity levels of most of the crops in Assam are far below than those of the national average. While productivity of rice per unit area in Assam (1359 kg/ ha) is lower by 16.2 per cent than national average, the productivity of pulses and oilseeds are 552 kg/ha and 596 kg/ha in Assam against 572 kg/ha and 480 kg/ha respectively in the country
The main crop cultivated in Sonitpur is paddy. Oilseeds are also cultivated but for the namesake. Data reveals that the cultivation and production of oilseeds particularly rapeseed and mustard have drastically reduced in the last decade. At present, 95 per cent of the rapeseed and mustard requirement of the district is met from outside the state. There is, however, a very high potential of development of the district in agricultural sector, both by increasing the cultivated area and productivity
GRAMIN being involved in rural economic development of the people of the district is lately concentrating in agricultural sector and preparing a project proposal for the same. For proper input in the plan of action, firsthand experience and ground realities are very crucial. We are, therefore, planning to take up a pilot project covering 500 bighas of cultivating land for oil-seed production specially rapeseed and mustard providing basic requirement to the farmers.

Target Group

The target of this Plan of Action (POA) is 150 farmers including 50 educated youths (H.S. passed) of the following 6 villages under Biswanath Development Block with total agricultural land holding of 500 bighas of the following villages:

  1. Biswanath Dagaon
  2. Garehagi
  3. Jorabari
  4. Galia
  5. Tengabori
  6. Veer Gaon
The farmers will be so selected that their farm-land are adjacent to natural water sources which can minimize the cost of irrigation.
The farmers will be organized into 10 numbers of Self Help Groups (SHG) from the existing farmers and five SHGs form the green brigade.

Krishi Samriddhi - For Cultivators

The main objective of the project LAC SAMRIDDHI is to ensure food security to the targeted families of selected blocks by ensuring their involvement in lac cultivation for their livelihood so that one-time external support will enable them take up a sustainable approach. This we would try to achieve by:

  1. Organizing the existing farmers in the particular villages into Self Help Groups.
  2. To make them aware of the high potential of agriculture in the locality and how it could be taken as a very sound income generating activity for self employment
  3. Motivating the unemployed youth to be engaged in the agriculture sector and thereby creating a GREEN BRIGADE for further extension of the programme.
  4. Organizing seminars and exhibitions (Audio-visual aids including slide shows, pamphlet, CD etc.) for the farmers and the green brigade.
  5. Making agriculture a lucrative and glamorous sector for the young unemployed educated youths with imbibing mobility in the sector.
  6. Arranging for exposer visit for the farmers particularly for the green brigade to RARS Shillongani, KVKs of Assam Agricultural University; FMTTI, Biswanath Chariali, B.N. College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University and also to the agriculture dominated states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana for motivation and first hand information.
  7. Educating the farmers of the SHG in soil health, wasteland development, watershed management, mechanized farming and other component of commercial cultivation by organizing training workshops in the specific aspects for them.
  8. Providing quality seeds, fertilizers etc to emphasis the impact of these inputs in commercial cultivation.
  9. Providing irrigation facility for the farmers
  10. Extending on-spot agri-consultancy service to the farmers.
  11. Providing agri-clinic and agri-service facilities to the farmers.
  12. Proving training on vermi compost, bio-fertilizer, bio-pesticide and infrastructure development for vermi compost, bio-fertilizer, bio-pesticide etc.
  13. Providing constant monitoring services.
  14. Providing training and facility for post-harvest management.
  15. Providing forward and backward linkages