IDF

Context

The agrarian crisis leading to farmers suicides is second highest in Tumkuru district. The Government of Karnataka and   district administration has launched ‘SAVE FARMERS CAMPAIGN’ to reduce the scale of despair among farming community and develop confidence in the farming community based on the integrated development model implemented by IDF with support from Vattikuti foundation in Kunigal.  This was initiated by Dr Shalini Rajaneesh, IAS, and district in charge Secretary was providing the necessary leadership.

The campaign seeks to synergise the efforts by various Government departments, NGO’s grassroots works supported by CSR funding.  Whilst, CSR funding and involvement of Banking institutions in the campaign is in the process, considering the urgency, the Government of Karnataka desired to   initiate the works under ‘Challenge Fund’. IDF and BAIF are the two NGOs listed for the purpose.

A district level Core Committee is constituted headed by Deputy Commissioner. The CEO of the ZP, heads of Line department in the district, Lead Bank Manager, IDF and BAIF are the members of the core committee.

This documents give details of the short term plan by IDF to initiate the Save Farmers Campaign on scale.

Area of Operation

Kunigal and Gubbi taluk. These taluks are already covered by IDF, with functional teams and CBO (Community based organisation). Using the existing human resources, IDF will provide services as required by the Save Farmer Campaign for the specific objectives listed further below.

Vulnerability

For the purpose of the project, the criteria for considering (a) Family income of Rs One lakh or less per annum (b) Indebtedness with money lenders. Based on the data provided by the Department of Backward Classes Welfare Department, the vulnerable families in Tumkur district is as under:

#
Taluk
Without bank ac
With bank ac
Total Vulnerable HH
%
1
SIRA
2,872
4,673
7,545
18
2
PAVAGADA
1,921
2,693
4,614
11
3
MADHUGIRI
1,880
4,082
5,962
14
4
KUNIGAL
1,845
3,740
5,585
13
5
CHIKNAYAKANHALLI
1,532
2,790
4,322
10
6
KORATAGERE
1,360
2,539
3,899
9
7
GUBBI
1,209
2,390
3,599
8
8
TUMKUR
1,031
2,159
3,190
7
9
TURUVEKERE
618
1,719
2,337
5
10
TIPTUR
416
1,429
1,845
4
11
TOTAL
14,684
28,214
42,898

 

Targets

Providing enabling services to 9,000 families in Kunigal and Gubbi taluks

Objectives

There are several macro objectives of the Save Farmer Campaign aimed at reducing the despair in the farming families and making farming profitable.

In this context, keeping in mind the short period of six months, availability of resources, climate risks, following specific objectives are set:

  1. Counselling and identifying livelihood vulnerability households in the identified households the project area
  2. Inclusion in the SHG platform[1], by co-option from existing SHGs of the identified families
  3. Developing Integrated Family Development Plan (IFDP) for leveraging schemes of Government and CSR funds wherever feasible in support of livelihoods
  4. Linking to bank through the Group, preparatory to livelihood credit
  5. Inclusion in the livelihood trainings on sustainable livelihoods

Output

  1. IFDP of 9000 vulnerable families with status
  2. Status report of 9000 families in relation to inclusion in SHGs, Bank linkage and Livelihood training programme

Duration

Six months from the date of receipt of funds from the Government

Strategies

  1. Identification of the families, verification about their membership in the existing CBO
  2. Data verification and collection related to livelihoods at family level
  3. Counselling involving local SHGs for inclusion in SHGs and livelihood programme if required
  4. Bank linkage
  5. Developing IFDP and its submission to the local government for flow of governmental scheme benefits
  6. Integration into present mentoring system on livelihoods and monitoring

Implementation plan

The worktime plan chart is provided in annexure 2.

Budget

Budget proposed is for payment of honorarium to field level workers @ Rs 15 per house hold per month for providing basic services. It excludes the programmatic and management costs. The budget proposed (Rs 15 x 9000 families x 6 months) hence, is Rs 8,10,000/-

Release

IDF seeks release of funds as under:

#
Particulars
Amount Rs
1
Advance release @ 50%  of budget on signing of MOU
4,05,000
2
2nd release @ 45% of the budget on submission 1 Quarter report
3,64,500
3
Last release of 5% of the budget after submission of completion report
40,500
4
Total
8,10,000

 

Annexure 1 Geographical distribution of the vulnerable families in project area

1.1 List of GP-wise vulnerable families of Kunigal taluk including town areas

#
GP
# Households
1
KODAVATHI
682
2
UJJANI
592
3
HALEVOOR
413
4
CHOWDANAKUPPE
337
5
HULIYURDURGA
296
6
MADIKEHALLI
255
7
JODIHOSAHALLI
254
8
YADAVANI
231
9
HUTHRIDURGA
222
10
D HOSAHALLI
190
11
NAGASANDRA
185
12
THAVAREKERE
175
13
KUNIGAL
158
14
NADEMAVINAPURA
153
15
KOTHAGERE
131
16
KOPPA
113
17
JINNAGARA
108
18
MARKONAHALLI
107
19
KEMPANAHALLI
101
20
YEDIYUR
99
21
THEREDAKUPPE
94
22
KAGGERE
92
23
BELIDEVALAYA
84
24
AMRUTHUR
76
25
KITHNAMANGALA
58
26
BHAKTHARAHALLI
56
27
NIDASALE
46
28
YELIYUR
45
29
K H HALLI
42
30
PADUVAGERE
40
31
HERURU
36
32
BEGURU
29
33
IPPADI
29
34
SANTHEMAVATHUR
24
35
T. HOSAHALLI
16
36
BAGENAHALLI
15
37
KODAGIHALLI
1
Total
5585

 

1.2 List of GP-wise vulnerable families of Gubbi taluk including town areas

#
Gubbi GP
# Families
1
Belavatha
370
2
Changavi
305
3
Kalluru
228
4
G Hosahalli
222
5
Doddaguni
176
6
Hagalawadi
154
7
M N Kote
151
8
Peddanahalli
151
9
Bidare
150
10
Tyagattur
142
11
Ammanaghatta
130
12
Idaguru
126
13
Heruru
119
14
Gubbi Twon
115
15
Kondli
115
16
Hindasgere
98
17
Marshettihalli
83
18
Kadaba
82
19
Nalluru
73
20
Nitturu
70
21
Koppa
66
22
Chelluru
56
23
M H Pattana
51
24
Alilaghatta
50
25
C S Pura
38
26
Adaguru
36
27
Mavinahalli
32
28
Ankasandra
25
29
Manchaldore
25
30
S Kodigehalli
24
31
Irakasandra
16
32
Shivapura
15
33
D Kunnala
6
Total
3500

 

Annexure 2 Worktime Plan Chart

Activities
Units
Total
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
M6
1.01
Planning workshop with the Government functionaries
Events
2
2
1.02
Skilling workshop to the implementation team
Events
2
2
1.03
Participatory family development  plan
No. of plans
9,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1.04
QC of IFDP and submission to the Government
No. of plans
9,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1.05
Visioning – persuasion for inclusion in the CBO
No. of families
9,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1.06
Livelihood trainings
No. of families
9,000
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1.07
Follow-up on the interventions
No. of families
7,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
1.08
Review meetings
Events
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
[/cmsms_text][/cmsms_column][/cmsms_row]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.