by Fr. Paul Antao
WALUJ-AHMEDNAGAR, AUGUST 18, 2014: Given the scanty and erratic rainfall, farmers in the marathwada region are being assisted since July 15, 2014 to engage and devise ways of providing and supplementing the family income through the expertise of Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra- Waluj.
Three specific interventions in this regard are listed below: Firstly, the farmers in Gangapur, Mantha and Selu talukas are being mobilized by BGVK- Waluj to avail of Crop Insurance facility from the government. Two thousand three hundred poor farmers from fifty villages would benefit from this scheme. Secondly, 8 Self Help Groups are being helped to avail of loans provided through HDFC bank so as to enable women to start small scale businesses or agro-based productions. Finally, 4 women of Gangapur taluka have begun paper –dish making as an alternative means of livelihood.