Place - Theni District
The IAMWARM Integrated Watershed Management Programme Awarded To The Trust Is The First Government Project To Be Entrusted To The Trust By The Government Of Tamil Nadu, Which The Trust Considers A Feather In Its Cap He To Take Rural Development To The Next Level. IAMWARM Stands For Tamilnadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization And Water Resources Management Project. Started In The Month Of March 2013 The Programme Will See The Trust Working In Coordination With The Theni District Administration In The Seven Villages Of Nallamudipatti, G Usialampatti, Ganeshapuram, Chitharpatti I And II Okkaraipatti And Muttanuthu. Since The Inception Of This Project, IAWARM Has Been Able To Reach Out To 1395 Farmers In Ten Villages, Where They Have Been Sensitized On The Formation Of Shgs Among The Farmers Themselves To Fund Their Own Work.
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“Plastic less Society. It is possible’ is the noble idea by which VOICE Trust Madurai in collaboration with and financial support from the Department of Environment, Government of Tamilnadu came together. Organized a series of programmes in the Districts of Tirunelveli and Sivagangai among the general public and school children to bring awareness among the people. The programme’s main tool of implementation was through cultural activities and it was indeed a journey of cultural folk and street extravaganza across the two districts in the month of March 2015. Through the journey students, traders, women and a cross section of the population were contacted in each of the district more than 20 events were organized to make people aware of the ill effects of the usage plastics in ecological economical and sociological aspects of our everyday lives.
Training for SHG Women’s
Voice Trust conducted a training on“ Herbal and Medicinal plants cultivation” for 300 women of various Self-help group in and around Madurai with support from Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), Govt. Of .Tamilnadu. Mr. Sambath, IFS, District Forest Officer, Dindigul was the Chief Guest and by T. Murugesan, Founder, Voice Trust felicitated the Trainees. . Eminent Resource Persons handled the training sessions. They explained how to develop our economic growth through cultivation of Herbal & Medicinal Plants by way of Organic Farming.
Voice Trust organized a training on“ Nursery development and Horticulture crops” on February 06 th and 7th 2015, in the State Horticulture Farm poovani, Srivilliputhur for SHG women with the support of Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), Govt. Of Tamilnadu. Mr. Periyasamy, Asst. Executive Engineer (Rtd.), Agri. Engineering, inaugurated the programme. Mr. T. Murugesan, Founder Voice Trust delivered a special address The Trainer, Mr. Marimuthu, Asst. Horticulture Director, Srivilliputhur conducted teaching sessions on cultivation of Herbal and Medicinal Plants. He explained that Horticultural Crops provide gainful employment to small farmers and agricultural laborers throughout the year. One hectare of fruit production generates 860 man-days per annum as against 143 man-days for cereal crops.
This Programme was funded by Madurai Corporation. A total amount of Rs.Three Lakhs was earmarked for the Conduct of this programme. Around 400 women from various self Help Groups in the Madurai Corporation area were the Beneficiaries through the Training Programme. The Training was organized over a period of one week in the month of April 2015.During the Training Programme for each day one Particular theme was covered. General Health with special reference to Mother Child and family health was the topic for the first day. The Second day theme was water and sanitation. During the third day it was about aneamia.
Exposure Visit Training Programme
An Exposure Visit for agricultural farmers of Dindigul District was organized during the month of May 2015.This Programme was funded by DWDA Dindigul.The Total amount of funding for the programme was Rs.Six Lakhs and Thirty Thousand Only.500 Farmers from various parts of Dindigul District Participated in the Exposure Visit.
The Objectives of the Programme was to expose the farmers to the various kinds of effective technologies that are being gainfully used in agriculture in the modern times. To elicit how modern technologies judiciously combined with age old time tested natural farming methodologies can effectively solve many of the current problems that the present Day farmers face was also another sub theme of the programme.
The Exposure was innovatively designed the Participants were taken on an exposure tour to different agriculture centres of Tamil Nadu and Agriculture Universities and centre where Organic agriculture is being practiced successfully. The Participants had face to face conversation with actual practitioners of different modes of agriculture and spent enough time in the farmsteads of the Practitioners. They also visited the two Coimbatore agricultural colleges and the Madurai Agricultural College Spent two days with agricultural experts and research scholars. They had fruitful discussions with experts farmers and Technology users both Organic and modern. The ten days exposure Programme was of immense use to the Participants and their confidence was reinforced and we could find the New found commitment and dedication in the Participating farmers.