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 →

Multiple options adopted for harvesting the high runoff from the region in a decentralized manner for creating assured irrigation infrastructures to irrigate most of the homestead and medium-uplands. By this way, most of the families are having assured irrigated patches of about 20-30 decimals and the community is attaining food security and earn about additional Rs 30000 annually. Various models like Diversion based irrigation, farm pond, dug wells, ring wells, lift irrigation system has been installed and community led system for its maintenance, management for future sustainability has also been established.Read More →

Harsha Trust initiated a virtuous cycle that enhances minimum access to energy for the bottom of the economic pyramid (BOP) clients in a sustainable manner by linking with social financing and income generation activities. Harsha Trust has created institutional mechanisms for social financing of solar energy operated systems through cooperatives and Self Help Groups. It has established appropriate supply chain for product and service delivery by linking manufacturers with rural consumers through retailers and clean energy entrepreneurs (CEEs). CEEs have been trained in communication, assembling, selling, installation and maintenance of solar power units. Harsha Trust is promoting various solar power models for lighting and otherRead More →

A large numbers of families are landless. They do not have lands and mostly depend upon wage labour. Livestock rearing is a new path towards a better life. With the objective of economic development of the poorest of the poor families in the area, Harsha Trust promoted livestock development cooperatives. Major activities where the cooperative is engaged with the tribal families are broiler poultry farming, goat rearing and backyard poultry farming etc.  The cooperative has been providing both forward and backyard linkages, vaccination, De-worming, medication, castration and marketing linkages to its members. Village level youth have been developed to provide regular services to poultry andRead More →

The health team is operational in Koraput district of Odisha is taking sincere steps for malaria eradication as, a major source of income of the family was being spent on this deadly disease. The team is also working on behavioural changes through awareness generation and through community level discussion mostly with women SHGs on sanitation and hygiene. Team has also found that despite of several Govt. schemes which are exclusively for mother and infants are unreachable to several families due to lack of awareness. The professionals are taking initiatives for availability of different schemes to the door steps with participatory involvement of community as wellRead More →