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SAGY Sikkim Poverty Free GP initiative: cattle-shed under MGNREGA for marginal farmers

Kitam Manpur GP is situated in the rain-shadow area with red mountain soil which is considered less fertile for agriculture. Even though farmers manage to grow horticulture crops with the support from "Sikkim Organic Misssion", farmers in the proximity of sanctuary area suffer loss due to crop destruction by wild animals. The existing problem have forced some of the farmers to abandon their land and opt for other means of livelihood. 


To assist these marginalized farmers RM&DD, Government of Sikkim, has provided them with durable cattle-shed under MGNREGA as a livelihood support asset with the view that farmers can opt for dairy production which has high demand in local markets. Similarly, the abandoned land can now be used to grow fodder crops. 


Till date 101 marginal farmers have been benefited from the scheme in the entire GP.











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