Parts of Maharashtra are facing droughts like never seen before, and this has directly impacted thousands of agricultural workers, villagers and farmers of the region. Suryodaya Foundation has been a proponent of change in agriculture, and we have undertaken several projects under farmer’s support.
Following Cyclone Nisarga, a major pipeline that delivered water 2.5 kms uphill in Sai-Khairawadi was damaged extensively. In association with our esteemed and trusted partner Jain Irrigation, we restored the pipeline after extensive work, which offered relief to more than 500 people in the area. Our Sai-Khairawadi restoration project is a milestone considering the terrain of the region.
Suryodaya Foundation also wanted to tackle concerns related to farmer suicides in Maharashtra through practical solutions. We introduced “Manavta Ka Mahakumbh”, which provided seeds and skills to farmers of the region, to help them grow more crops with restricted water resources. Farmer families also received support through Manavta Ka Mahakumbh for procurement of cattle and fodder.
We have also worked in Sangli, Kolhapur, where flood had caused massive damage. Suryodaya Foundation distributed over 11,000 kgs of food grains and essential resources, to more than 1,000 families directly impacted by flood.