Mumbai: Tata Power, Indias largest integrated power company, has always been committed to the well-being of the communities that surround its areas of operations. In continuation with this objective, Tata Power organised Swavalamban Drive for farmers in villages of Maval (Khopoli and Bhivpuri division), Maharashtra. The objective of the drive was to self-sustain the farmers towards seed requirement for major crops in Kharif and Rabi seasons. The drive benefitted around 1,642 farmers from 42 villages.
Farmers have been trained for paddy seed plots development, seed plots cultivated in 41.5 acres. 330 farmers adopted the SRI (System of Rice intensification) practices, SRI cultivation in 303 acres. Around 66 farmers have been supported for organic farming that requires bio-fertilisers and fungi. As many as 91 farmers were supported for ground nut cultivation. Nachni / Vari seed plots were introduced among 25 farmers