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The Trusts have been supporting SRI promotion since the last five years. The programme targets the small and marginal farmers in paddy growing areas. The 1st phase of the SRI programme was launched in March 2008 with a budget allocation of ` 10.94 crores spread over three years. From the first year itself, the programme covered 8 States through 82 partner organisations, reaching out to 37,000 farmers. Since then, SRI has gradually expanded its reach to more farmers and has the support of the State Governments and financial institutions like NABARD. In 2010, more than one lakh farmers benefitted with SRI’s launch of the 2nd phase with a budget of ` 23.91 crores. The Trusts’ support also extends towards hosting national symposiums on SRI in India. The programme broadly covers the following components:

  • Extension work of SRI
  • Training of trainers and farmers
  • Technical support of SRI promotion (e.g. support for weeders)
  • Research and Advocacy of SRI promotion
  • Exchange Programmes
  • Promotion of innovation such as trying out SRI principles on other crops
Interested NGOs, Research Institutions and Universities who are interested in availing support for this initiative can contact us at the following address:

Biswanath Sinha, Senior Programme Officer,
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trusts,
Eruchshaw Building, 5th Floor,
249, DN Road, Mumbai-400001
E-mail: bsinha@sdtatatrust.com Phone: 022-66657977

Please note: Each proposal goes through a lengthy and comprehensive appraisal and evaluation process and inviting a proposal does not guarantee future support.

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