Subrata Sarkar
Posted October 29, 2018 from India


A women group consisting of 11 members at village Bhaluka, Gram Panchayat (local self governing body)- Karidhya under Suri – I block of Birbhum district, West Bengal, India has formed a group namely Bhaenka Bahukuri Swaburbhar Dal (Self Help Group). They are managing all the activities of 10 nos. Wadi (Fruit Orchard comprising of Mango, Guava, Anola and surrounded by forest sapling in the fencing, they do vegetable cultivation between the spaces of main crops- Mango, Guava, Anola). The growths of plants are remarkable with 100% survival. They are taking regular intercropping ( cropping within the spaces between the principle crops)  with a good profit. This is s good example of joint venture which may not possible by individual as they belong to tribal. They already formed a Cultural group of Folk Dance and their performance is also  remarkable  through nice presentation of their folk dance . It is also  notable that when society thinking as  an isolation family the poor tribal women are managing Wadi ( Fruit Orchard )  by group.


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Jill Langhus
Oct 30, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

Hi Subrata,

Thanks for sharing this success story. They don't look very happy, though:-( I would like to see a video of their folk dance...

Anita Shrestha
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing

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