‘To improve the quality of life of the rural people’… Harsha trust is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of the life of the people in South Odisha. A RAIN STOPPED EARLY EVENING WHEN THE DARK CLOUDS GO BEHIND THE HILL AND THE RAINBOW COMES WITH ITS COLOURS, THE BODY AND MIND FEELS FREE BY INHALING THE FRESH AROMA OF THE FLOWERS, FINALLY WITH THE WATER TRICKLING SOUND WHEN THE RAIN WATER COMES DOWN TO THE GREEN LEAVES ”. Inspires the people which makes them give their cent percent, also for the people who leave their families and work. It’s allRead More →

Harsha Trust works primarily through women collectives. It promotes a large numbers of women SHG and SHGs cluster federation, 4000 number of SHG and 274 number of SHGs cluster federation, three numbers of district level poultry  co-operatives, two  numbers  of  agro-horticulture  cooperatives  and  six  number  of  farmer’s  producer companies. All the community institutions are owned, governed and managed by women thus breaking the social stigma around women’s ability in the market, influence and governance. Focus of institution promotion are to agency enhancement and citizenship building of women, establish governance and management system and also establish revenue models for future sustainability without external support.Read More →

Harsha Trust engage with the community with an objective of assuring nutritional and food security through improved package and practices. The organization is taking sincere steps in paddy and millet cultivation through crop and root intensification method where the emphasize is given on seed treatment, line transplanting, seed variety changes etc. The average production in paddy is raised to 18 Quintal from 7 Quintal per acre as a result of which the food security of a family enhanced up to 9-10 months against 3-4 months. The improved millet and pulses cultivation along with promotion of kitchen garden caters the nutritional security of the families.Read More →

The trust is directly associated with the small and marginal farmers for high end income besides the food security through commercial vegetable cultivation. The focus is given on building orientation of the community towards adopting commercial vegetable cultivation, building capabilities of the families on technical know-how around improved agriculture practices, demonstration and popularizing micro irrigation system like drip and sprinkler system to enhance additional income by Rs. 30000/- and more annually. Identification and grooming of Community service providers who in-turn provide input and output linkage, entire value chain services starting from pre production to post harvesting, Keep required farm implements as well as irrigation devicesRead More →

Harsha Trust initiated orchard development as well as agro-forestry plantation with the small and marginal farmers in the unbunded uplands. The activity not only supports a tribal family for getting an additional income of at least Rs.30000/- per annum but also it has a great impact on environment too. The tap root system has played a great role in retaining the top soil which are high in nutrient content. As we are focusing on Mango and Cashew plants, the developed canopy contributes towards release in oxygen. The inter-cropping with developed technologies also give value to the nutritional food security, additional seasonal income along with improvesRead More →

It includes “Ridge to Valley” perspective, which is starting from the top and coming downwards. Ridge to valley treatment ensures that the soil erosion is reduced and the treatments at the lower catchments are protected. The total area of treatment divided into three parts are ridge area treatment, drainage area treatment and Land development. Ridge area treatment includes Staggered Contour Trench (SCT), Forest Area Plantation, Contour Stone Bunding (CSB) and Contour Earthen Bund (CEB). Drainage area Treatment includes Loose Boulder Structure, Gabion Structure etc. Various land development methods like Field bunding and Land leveling, 30X40 models, 5% model and land labeling are also takenRead More →