Collective actions lead to Empowerment
“NABARD CGM visit to TDF Project Area, Kudllgi taluk, Vijayanagara District”
On 16th Feb 2023, Sri Ramesh T, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Bengaluru visited our TribalDevelopment Project and Kaayakalpa Farmers Producer Organization Kakkuppi village of Kudligi Taluk. He visited orchards established under the project and interacted with concerned farmers about success and failures of the project. Appreciated the farmers who maintained their orchards in a good way. He inspired by hearing the interest of 65 year old Hunasekatte Obanna in maintaining the orchard without childrens' help and Maliyappa's interest in keeping his orchard as model to others. Later, he visited Kaayakalpa FPO's Groundnut processing unit, Ragi cleaning and chilli pounding units. He addressed the importance of plants in farmers life and how value addition to local commodities help in uplifting the economic status of families. The MOTHER and Kaayakalpa team honoured him by giving a memento for remembrance of the visit. Sri.Yuvarajkumar, DDM, NABARD, Ballari & Vijayanagara District, Smt Meena, NABARD, Bengaluru, Sri Veerabhaskar, PD, MOTHER, Kaayakalpa FPO president Sri Hanumanthappa & Sri Siribankal Honnurappa, Badaladaku Animal Husbandry FPO, MOTHER staff and farmers were witnessed the occasion.