AGRICULTURE | Natural Resource Generation

Agriculture operations in Jharkhand are primarily, of subsistence type due to lack of adequate irrigation facility, poor agricultural extension activity, lack of institutional credit flow, predominance of cereal crop (92%), and majority (40%) area being under mono crop rice. Even the Economic Survey of Agriculture and Sugarcane Department, 2009-10 underlines that only 1.1% operational holding are above 10 hectares covering about 9% of area.

Badlao Foundation has undertaken a number of steps to address the deteriorating sustainability problem. These interventions include promotion of sustainable agriculture, land development and plantation work, forest protection and development of water resources. The focus of interventions has differed with variation in the ecological condition over the operational area of the Foundation.

Badlao Foundationís intervention into sustainable agriculture took place about the time when there was opposition to the governmentís proposal of constructing a large dam on the river Patro at Budai village in Madhupur block of Deoghar district. The irrigation department had surveyed the area for construction of big Dam in which 43 tribals villages would be submerged. The infrastructure of the Dam was already created. Peopleís experience of such dam was painful. All the leading NGOs of this region came together to oppose the construction and forced the government to abandon the project.

For poor and marginal farmers, low-cost eco-friendly agriculture is promoted. Water harvesting tanks, ponds and wells have been constructed / renovated to check the erosion of soil and conserve surface water.

Renovation of Ponds

For the irrigation of orchard, ponds are the source of water in project area the ponds gets filled in the rainy season and harvested throughout the year. At village Saikraidih of Mejhiya panchayat renovation work of pond has been completed for irrigation of more than two dozens orchard.


Pumpset with Pipe

The two pumpset has been given to the wadi farmers in project area for irrigation of plants. These are very useful for farmers to save the plants in the drought condition. The farmers are irrigating their orchard with the support of rickshaw van with water tank.


In the project area 26 Jalkund has been developed in the Wadi with high density polethene i.e.250 micron to check the loss of water through seepage and provide water for irrigating plants in adverse condition.

Soil & Water Management

During the recent years, organization has realized to have programme interventions related to soil and water management based on experiences of working in operational areas and demand as well as need expressed by the community.

Water Absorption Trench

Under the WADI program in Jamtara block two water absorption trench were made for the conservation of soil and water. Badlao also facilitated the process to make the community aware about the importance of water and soil conservation through meeting, exposure etc.




Women Empowerment and Gender Justice

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Programme


Health, Nutrition and Sanitation

# Mahila Sabha Mutual Benefit Trust
# Mahila Sabha on Women Empowerment
# Mahila Sabha at a glance
# Bank linkage and Revolving Funds
# Training and Skill Building

# Promotion of Food Security Through System of Rice Intensification

# Promotion of Vegetable Cultivation (Potato & Tomato)

# Promotion of Micro Irrigation Scheme (DRIP)

# Promotion of Tasar, Spinning, Reeling & Weaving Training for Leaf Plate Making

# Vermi Compost and Organic Manuring

# Natural Resource Generation
# Sustainable Cultivation
# Wadi Programme
# Farmers Club
# Early Interventions
# Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
# Health Status of Tribal People
# Health Insurance
# Baseline Survey
# Community Health and Nutrition
  ** Maternal and Child Health Care
** School Health Programme
** Awareness Generation
** Capacity Building of TBAs and Local

Advocacy and Lobby


Building Institutions

Human Resource Development Strategy

  #Human Resource Development
  **Awareness Building
  **Establishment of Non Formal Education 
#Impact of Education
#Major Intervention in Education
#Greenwood Public School
#Strategy and approach
Child Development      

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