Strengthening Rural Economy


The Trimbakeshwar Taluka of Nashik district forms one of the most backward regions of Nashik district. Most of the villages depended on one cultivation in the Kharif season where they grow only two crops namely, Rice and Nagli. After the season gets over, the popular trend is to migrate to nearby cities to get employment. They have got used to this pattern of living for years that apart from this occupation they haven’t tried anything else. They are desperate for some change – better services, opportunities in their villages, the need to get out of the cycle of poverty that they have experienced for years. The villages selected for this project need support and are willing to work on the project with their initiative and commitment to partner along with us to enhance their productivity and thus raise their economic conditions, which is the reason for working in this area. With this our aim is to intervene in the most vulnerable rural and tribal villages with a set of measures that aims to develop the foundation of their economy and overall well-being.

We wish to achieve this by initiating 6 small business prototypes (social enterprises) in ten villages of Trimbak block of Nashik district which are, 

  1. Setting up a fully operational milk collection center in Kharwal village owned and operated by an entrepreneur.

2. Establish a Seed Bank that is owned and operated by women from SHGs of Ganeshgao village.

3. Empower farmers from Behedpada and Chirapali villages to undertake horticulture farming using advanced technology in agricultural practices

4. Honey Bee keeping occupations at Adgaon and Khadak Ohol villages

5. Mahua Phenyl making centers Hatlondi and Boripada of Trimbak talukas

6. Nagli processing units Berwal and Burudpada of Trimbak taluka.

Through this we hope following results are achieved,

  • An increase in the farm produce and income of farmers/community members thereby enhancing their choices.
  • Enhanced leadership of women.
  • Improved overall health of women and children
  • Reduce dependence on and exploitation by middlemen and agents.
  • Employment to youth and women and ready for initiating social enterprises.

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