Talasari Visit Report – 25-26th June.
Talasari is small tribal village on Mumbai-Ahmadabad high way (about 90 Km from Mumbai). Talasari holds one of very well managed IBT School under Plan-100 project. This school is residencial school for trible community established and run by Vishva Hindu Parishad (Vanvasi Kalyan Mandal).There are about 250 residential students (from Nursery to 10th class) those requires around 900 Kg of fresh vegetables per month.
This school also hold around 7.5 acre of good fertile agricultural land with round year irrigation facility. We decided to introduce one practical agriculture course for all hostel students which will not only achieve agricultural self suitability but also give some short of income for these students (which ultimately leads to agricultural entrepreneurship in them.
After visiting to agricultural land and problems they are facing in developing agricultural productive plots. We decided to make group of 10-15 students with group head and allotted them around a plot of 1000 sq ft. In this plot students will cultivate vegetable crops of short duration and keep its detailed record (VA agri record sheet provided) and share profit among group. A group head will monitor whole group and check record periodically. This whole project will be part of their hostel curriculum so students will get marks for whole project. Students will protect their crop from all pests (Including human) and school/hostel authorities will provide required infrastructural help for this. I also gave them a set of Agricultural documentaries ( about 18 documentaries ) from IBT CD library .
In the same visit , I also guide them (social activity staff) regarding farmers club movement and given required set of documents for NABARD submission .