NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT- A GROUP BASED APPROACH

The umbrella program on natural resource management has been launched in the year 2010 by our Natural Resource Management wing. Under the UPNRM program 120 Acres of land in 11 villages of Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu have under gone hybrid cashew plantation for VRI III plants. Total number of farmers enrolled is 147 farmers in 15 farmer clubs. 649 small and marginal processors have availed the loan support under the program, thereby increasing their profit ability. One of the main aims of the program was to promote public- private partnership model whereby the farmers get maximum exposure to interact with various government personal and financial institutions for timely assistance. Several producer workshops for small and marginal cashew a farmers were also organized for facilitating direct interaction with bankers, development experts, and technical experts to gain maximum exposure on Natural resource Management for a sustainable livelihood.