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Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Project (MKSP)

About MKSP

The project seeks to promote sustainable agriculture practices under Mahila Kissan Sashaktikaran Pariyojna (MKSP) in dahod,Dhanpur and Garbada taluka of DahodDistrict, Gujarat . Besides, it shall contribute for improved health and nutritional security, reduction of drudgery of women agriculture workforce and empowerment of women farmers. It will benefit 9000 direct beneficiaries through a network of community based platforms like SHGs, Producer Groups, Federations. The project shall be implemented in compliance with the non negotiable principles of NRLM-: These include; Focus on the poor, Focus on women, Adherence to protocols on sustainable agriculture.

The project will be implemented with 9,000 small and marginal women farmers spread over in 120 villages.


To empower women in agriculture by making systematic investments to significantly enhance their participation and productivity thereby creating and sustaining agriculture based livelihoods of rural farm women, most of them being small and marginal farmers


The objective of this project proposal are in line commensurating with the specific objectives of Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, a sub component of national Livelihood Rural Mission. The objectives could be broadly states as ;

The specific objectives of present proposal on MKSP are ;

  1. To enhance the participation and productivity of women in agriculture
  2. To create sustainable agricultural livelihood opportunities for women in agriculture
  3. To improve the skill and capabilities of women in agriculture to support farm based activities
  4. To enable women to have better access to input, market and services of the government and other agencies

Major activities

There are three main set of activities

  1. Organisational development and strengthening - through training, exposure and several capacity building interventions for the women farmers groups, SHGs & CRPs
  2. Sustainable agriculture based livelihood interventions such as – demonstration trial of Good Agriculture Practices , nutritional vegetable garden, demonstration of maize sheller, INM, IPM, and post harvest room etc
  3. Formation and development of Mahila Kisan Producer Federation, for which activities will include awareness building, federate the producer group into federation, drafting constitution, develop and establish system and procedures related to admin, accounts, HR, develop business plan and implementation, statutory compliance, etc

Project Results

The broad overall impact of all the programmes included in the proposal would be as follows;

  1. Net increase in income of women - members of Sakhi Mandals - in agriculture on a sustainable agriculture basis
  2. Increasing productivity 80% of the present level and in term of money would be Rs 20000 to 25000 per hector, present is Rs 10000 to 13000 per hactor
  3. Decrease cost of cultivation by adopting low cost input up to 20% (Rs 800 to 1200 per hactor)
  4. Improvement in food and nutritional security of women and children thereby increasing the health and nutrition status
  5. Improvement in Soil health and overall ecology
  6. Increased level of skills and performance by women in agriculture
  7. Improved market access for women’s produce/product
  8. Improvement in Soil health and overall ecology
  9. Socio and economic empowerment of women and their grass root level institutions
  10. Emergence of new and active women leadership

Duration of the Project : Three Years ( 2014- to 2016)
Project Investment : Three Years ( 2014- to 2016)
Key Anchors :Mr. Radheshyam yadav (M) 09909735719


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