The SHG Project

Urjafarms used to make its branded jute bags from Self Help Group of women. Urjafarms thought, ‘What if same SHGs are provided with technical training, agricultural land, seeds, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and equipment then the Mission of Urjafarms can be achieved in lesser time. Also, this would help SHGs acquire new skillset and create an additional income source for themselves.
The SHG Project

Mission of Urjafarms is to


  1. stand against Cancer and other hazards caused by the produce of chemical farming & to supply produce which is not just ‘poison-less’ but also nutritious for health
  2. create ‘access to nutritious food’ for people
  3. encourage farmers who have adopted farming practices like Organic Farming, SPNF, Traditional Farming, etc. by selling and distributing their produce within the society
  4. spread awareness among consumers & farmers
  5. promote all farming practices that do not harm the land by affecting its fertility.

With this thought in mind, board of directors of Urjafarms paid a visit to the Chairman of MSRLM & ZP CEO Nashik Hon. Leena Bansod & Project Director Hon. Mrs. Ujwala Bawake. The idea of deploying trained SHGs in the field of Organic Farming was proposed to the MSRLM by Urjafarms so that we as a society can prevent diseases like Cancer and other hazards on human health that are taking place due to the produce of chemical farming. After assessing all the merits of this idea; Hon. Bansod Ma’am and Hon. Bawake Ma’am approved first experimental project for execution.


Mrs. Leena Bansod



Mrs. Ujwala Bawake


Urjafarms signed first MoU with its first SHG namely Jogeshwari Swayamsahayata Mahila Bachat Gat located in Pimplad Village, Lasalgaon on 10.06.2020. On the Ground training period of the SHG started. 5 Acre land is taken on lease by Urjafarms for this project. On this land, the SHG created 360 beds, each bed is of 100 ft. length. To use the water efficiently, the company has installed drip irrigation system on the farm for SHG. Soon, rain water harvesting is expected. Urjafarms has given plantation planning of around 32 vegetables of various categories such as Solid, Leafy, Exotic, Ayurvedic/Medicinal to the SHG and thorough training is given to the group on a weekly basis. List of vegetables includes; ladyfingers, cabbage, brinjal, cluster beans, radish, chilli, cauliflower, carrots, fenugreek, coriander, ghongura, broccoli, lettuce, basil, shatavari, adulsa, ashwagandha etc. To grow these crops, the group has been provided with appropriate seeds along with bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers and soil manure. This soil manure of Urjafarms is a flagship manure which is made out of extracts from 172 medicinal plants known as ‘Dharnidhar’.



DHARNIDHAR




JOGESHWARI




BEDS


Technical training



In technical training provided to the group, we covered practical on how to sow seed, how to take care of the crop, how and when to harvest a particular crop, how to distribute bio-fertilizer and manure and such other aspects of farming. Jogeshwari group now handles all of the responsibilities towards farming effectively and efficiently. These responsibilities include clearing the field, sowing, giving doses to the crop, harvesting, weighing, binding bunches as per requirement, sorting & grading etc.

Along with the training and resources, Urjafarms has created a market for the SHG wherein the produce is sold and distributed. Urjafarms sells and delivers this produce to its Nashik customers through its android mobile app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.urjafarms.com) Also, the  company sells the produce to its B2B customers located all over Maharashtra. First harvest of the projects started in the month of September 2020 and the group has earned around 25000/- ₹  a month since then. This amount will increase day by day as crops become ready for harvesting. With the involvement of SHG, now Urjafarms will be able to supply its customers for a long term.

Because of this project, Urjafarms achieved 4 important aspects involved in this field which are 1. Quality 2. Authenticity 3. Price Control 4. Steady availability. Urjafarms & MSRLM are looking forward to implement this project on a state level.

With the use of strong will, training and right resources; MSRLM, Urjafarms & SHGs like Jogeshwari we intend to achieve our mission #KillCancer. Urjafarms is not just about preventing cancer but primarily about distributing food that is nutritious.




Arpit Ninawe
Rajiv Nagar, Nashik


“Had a great experience of naturally grown vegetables. Me and my family really felt the difference between the regular vegetables which we buy from the market. Really happy to get natural vegetables with reasonable and with the same rates which are going in the market. This is actually very important; Quality + Affordable. Because usually when things are organic their prices are high in the market. Thanks to Urjafarms for making this facility available for everyone.“




Kirti Mendre
Hirawadi, Nashik


“Urjafarms च्या सेंद्रिय भाज्या मी घेते. त्या दिसायला जरी रेग्युलर भाजी सारख्या दिसत असल्या तरी त्यांची टेस्ट खुपच छान आणि एकदम नॅचरल होती. Specially भोपळा, शेवगा च्या शेंगा यांची टेस्ट अप्रतीम आहे. प्रत्येक भाजीची चव बाजारत मिळ्णाऱ्या भाजी पेक्षा नक्किच वेगळी आहे. आणि प्रत्येकाच्या आरोग्यासाठी हितकारक आहेत. सगळ्यात महत्वाचे market rate मधे त्या उपलब्ध आहेत. तरी आपण Urjafarms ची भाजी खाऊन prevention वर फोकस ठेवावा.“




Subhash Lagali
Ashoka Marg, Nashik


“The most valuable feedback for me about veggies and fruits supplied by Urjafarms was given by my father. He simply told me that the taste, fragrance and look of this produce is almost like he used to eat when he was young. That was the time when majority of farmers were not using chemicals. Thanks to Urjafarms for their effort.“



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