Welcome To Harsha Trust
Harsha Trust has operated in Odisha since 2002. By the year 2020, we have already worked with 1,80,000 families to enhance their income by atleast 50% of their existing incomes. Our vision is to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in the backward pockets of the state, actively supported by the community, other NGO partners, government and corporations. Our idea is to place small women farmers who produce our food at the forefront. We provide platforms for communities which will address myriad dimensions of rural livelihood , starting from organizing women into SHGs and subsequently village organizations. We have 12 Farmer Producer Organizations helping in the aggregation of products and thus fetching better prices for both ends of the value chain.
|Some of our key goals are|
Alternate Income Source For Farming Communities In Tribal Areas
Last Mile Credit Linkage to Strengthen Rural Livelihood
Rural credit markets in India comprise of both formal and informal channels. Though the market is fragmented, many approach informal channels for their credit requirements. The most common source of credit in the villages of Koraput&Nabarangpur is from moneylenders, aka Sahukaars. These moneylenders charge around 60% to 120% interest annually.
The Story Of Rukuni And Her Family’s Prosperity
Rukuni Majhi of village Barakaudi of Dumerpadar Panchayat in Thuamul.Rampur block of Kalahandi District has a big family of seven to support. She has six acres of land. Till 2015, she along with Hangta (her husband) used to grow only paddy,millets and oil seeds (Niger) in the kharif season to feed the family and earn some money...
The fallow and the shallow pay with industry!
The Sikharpur village is in Hinjlicut block of Ganjam district. This is about Surjya Narayan Nayak. Surjya Narayan has 5 acres of land, and most of his land is not irrigated. But today Surjya Narayan sits on an oasis. In Ganjam district Kharif, Rabi and Summer season crops are separated per irrigated area and rain fed area...
Nurseries at a Commercial Scale
Availability of quality planting material is highly essential for successful commercial vegetable cultivation. Usually small farmers make small nurseries in their homesteads for personal usage. The farmer maintains and manages the nursery till the seedlings are transferred to the field. However in this period any pest and disease incidences
Solar Energy Based Chilli Grinding Machine
In rural areas of Bissamcuttack block of Rayagada district of Odisha, there is a sizeable opportunity for production of chilli and turmeric. Thus Harsha Trust promoted chilli production in Sikarpai village of K.Singhpur block in Rayagada District in a scale. Due to the favorable climatic conditions, farmers of the block do chilli cultivation extensively.