MUMBAI: Tata Power under the ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ trained over 950 tribal farmers in 42 villages on sustainable farm practices.
Under this programme, awareness sessions were conducted for landholding farmers during the Rabi season on best agriculture practices for staple crop wheat along with other vegetables and cash crops like onion and potatoes. This programme has helped raise the tribal farmer’s income by Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,50,000.
Further, landless farmers intribal areas were trained to cultivate vegetables in their courtyards through the vertical farming programme. Aimed at promoting Nutritional Health amongsttribal farmers in remote locations, this programme not only helpedthem save and earn an income of INR 100 to 150 per day, but also helped them lead a healthy lifestyle with better access to fresh vegetables.
Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, “We, at Tata Power, have relentlessly worked to contribute tothe social development of the local communities through various programmes.Through ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ we hope to build a healthy and sustainable future for tribal farmers.”