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Agricultural Livelihoods support Services (ALSS)

Agricultural Livelihoods Support Services: This would include promotion of farmer interest groups, agricultural research and extension support through public agencies and private sector providers as appropriate, and facilitation of market linkages for agricultural producers’ groups including fisheries and livestock products.


Objectives

The overarching objectives of ALSS component would be to usher in sustainable improvement in tank-based agriculture livelihood system by increasing production, productivity and profitability of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and livestock production system. The livelihood improvement will be inclusive of the required impetus needed for initiating and sustaining Agri-Marketing ventures both in tank command and adjacent areas. It will strengthen the livelihoods of the tank users by maximizing returns and bridging the gaps through partnerships and collaborations.
The overall improvement in the agricultural livelihood system deciding the quality of life would accrue from

Improve productivity of selected agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fisheries commodities by efficient management of resources.

Better input and output market linkage and respond to market signals.

More efficient and effective delivery of key support services

Augmentation of community level productive capacities as well as infrastructure.

The livelihoods activities broadly include improvement in agriculture, horticulture, livestock, fisheries, foreshore treatment and agri-marketing sub-components. The improvement in production and productivity of selected agri-commodities would be dealt under the four sub-components of agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fisheries, where as the market potential thus generated would be taken care under the agri-marketing sub-component. The indicative list of activities is as under

Agriculture: augmentation of productivity by technology interventions, introduction of high value cash crops and improving intensity by conjunctive use of water.

Horticulture: technology interventions on vegetables and fruit crops and household commodities like mushroom, kitchen garden, value added products with focus on market-led production.

Livestock: breed improvement, nutrition management and health management of large, small ruminants and backyard poultry with priority on service delivery.

Fisheries: technology interventions on short, long and perennial pisciculture with improvement in productivity of water bodies and ensuring availability of quality fish seed.

Foreshore treatment: regeneration of natural resources coupled with incremental income through fuel, fodder and other intercrops in foreshore areas.

Agri-Marketing: development of farmers group, establishment of Kri-shakti Centers trough Farmers Organisations, collective input procurement and marketing, infrastructure and capacity building support on selected ari-commodities, ensuring marketing information etc.
 

 


The Government of Odisha in partnership with Government of India has initiated Odisha Community Tank Management Project (OCTMP) to repair and rehabilitate approximately 900 minor irrigation tanks having a command area of 40 ha to 2000 Ha and covering 1.20 lakh ha across the state of Odisha with funding from World Bank. more

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