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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lakshadweep

COLLABORATIVE  PROJECTS

1.  Distribution  of mini kits for  establishment  of  nutritional  gardens in rural areas.  National  Horticulture Board Ministry  of  Agriculture, Government  of India has approved the project  "Establishment  of Nutritional Garden in Rural Areas" and released a grant in Aid  of Rs. 2.5 lakhs for the implementation of the scheme in Lakshadweep with the following objectives.

      a) To improve the nutritional status of the rural masses.

      b) To increase per  capita availability of fresh  vegetables  and fruits.

      c) Help in maintaining the ecological balance.

      d)  Utilisation of land and land around our dwelling  house, Panchayat community land etc by growing  fruits plants and seasonal vegetables.

     e) Increase the economic condition of the rural masses.

      f) Make availability of fresh fruits and vegetables through out  the year. 

    Families for distributing mini kits were identified in  consultation with Village Dweep  Panchayat in the respective islands.

        The  project proposal was to cover 1000 families  from  5 islands.

      Allocations of island wise targets were as follows.

           Kavaratti        200 families

          Andrott           200 families

          Minicoy          200 families

          Agatti             150 families

          Kiltan             150 families

     Minikit  containing  vegetable seeds fruit plants  coir  pith compost  and  Agrl.  implements were  supplied  to  the  selected families.

 

 

 Production recorded from the selected islands are given below:-   

                                                                           (Production in kgs.)

Sl.No Particulars Kavaratti Andrott Minicoy Agatti Kiltan Total
1 Tomato 6000 3200 2450 3080 1500 16230
2 Chilli 2000 860 835 2100 750 6545
3 Bhindi 2400 1500 3000 2560 2250 11710
4 Brinjal 10000 3820 3550 3230 3000 23600
5 Cucumber 6000 7220 8200 5380 7500 34300
6 Pumpkin 9600 8400 7000 2290 10500 37790
7 Ashgourd 8000 9000 6500 0 9000 32500
8 Cowpea 0 2000 0 0 1500 3500
9 Radish 1500 2400 2200 1430 2250 9780
10 Amaranthus 4000 3240 4200 2100 7800 21340
11 Drumstick 500 0 0 0 0 500
12 Sword beans 2000 3000 0 870 0 5870
13 Snake gourd 1200 2100 1800 2130 0 7230
14 Banana 4000 6000 6000 1500 2500 20000
15 Papaya 5100 4500 6200 2000 1800 19600

 2.  Supply of drinking water to saline affected areas.

    The  collaboration started in February 2000 with the  Village Dweep  Panchayat, Kiltan for supplying drinking water to  problem areas.   Now daily 25000 Litre of water (ground, rain water)  are supplied  for problem areas.  From last year onwards even  up  to the  southern tip of the island has been covered with  supply  of drinking water.

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