• Training at Chandrakona-2009
  • Training at Chandrakona-2009
  • Training at Ranchi-2009
  • Training at Ranchi-2009
  • Nursery-2009
  • Nursery-2009
  • Lac Field-2009
  • Lac Field-2009
  • IINRG Visit-2009
  • IINRG Visit-2009
Training at Chandrakona-20091 Training at Chandrakona-20092 Training at Ranchi-20093 Training at Ranchi-20094 Nursery-20095 Nursery-20096 Lac Field-20097 Lac Field-20098 IINRG Visit-20099 IINRG Visit-200910
UPDATES

1. IMAP’s Dissemination Project put its first step forward with the Official inauguration of the Training Centre of Rural Biotechnology at Medinipur and Purulia on 23.09.13. and 08.01.14. respectively, in the presence of three Ministers.















2. The Green Festival Sabujer Awbhan was organized by IMAP jointly with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal, on 8 & 9 February 2014.

















Chandrakona
Lakshya Lakhsha

Summary
Project funding duration was 2009-10 to 2010-2011 under the auspices of Department of Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal. The target was to develop 2250 saplings and distribute the same among 150 villagers to generate awareness about this new technology farming in the fallow and flood-prone alluvial soil. Instead, one-lakh saplings were raised and distributed among 32 farmers involving 236 villagers and 7.5 acres of fallow land. After the completion of the Project, the number of eager farmers has increased twice and they are asking for a soft loan on brood lac and marketing facilities only.

Focus
of the Project was to create awareness about organized lac cultivation on this special variety of Plant, Flemingia Semialata, a concept hitherto unknown to this district.

Primary Aim
was to make a small Pilot to test the feasibility of creating provision of tangible alternative income generation for the economically weaker section of the community, especially of women workers in this specialized farming. Secondly, being susceptible to natural calamities, Chandrakona I Dev Block does not have a stable production graph and it was required to explore the possibility of producing another stable cash crop. Thirdly, to test the resilience of this particular plant in this flood-prone alluvial soil as the plant was raised only in laboratory condition on lateritic soil.

The Story
The nursery began in April, 2009 and the plantation started in June, 2009. The plants showed signs of excellent growth right from the beginning. Even waterlogged for three days during the flood of September-October 2009, they survived and grew well. By February 2010, the first inoculation took place. Harvesting was made in June 2010 and it was a bumper crop. Paschim Medinipur not only took place in the world crop-map of Lac, but also became the pioneer of a new concept — Bringing the Production of Lac under Organized Farming.

Achievements

Achievements 2


•Livelihood from Barren Lands, especially for Tribal People•Medical Services to twine Life & Livelihood•Literacy for Livelihood
LIVELIHOOD

Semialata & Flood-2009

Semialata & Flood-2009

Semialata Flower-2010

Semialata Flower-2010

Inoculation-2010

Inoculation-2010

Inoculation-2010

Inoculation-2010

Lac on Semialata-2010

Lac on Semialata-2010

Lac on Semialata-2010