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Roots Foundation, PI Industries collaborates for Project Sahyog in UP, Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand

Under this, the project identified and selected a total of 226 farmer beneficiaries, for the distribution of Boom Sprayers across Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

In a pioneering collaboration, Roots Foundation and PI Industries jointly initiated Project Sahyog. bringing about an awareness of various agricultural methodologies amongst the farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh; with a core focus on environmental sustainability, economic empowerment, and entrepreneurial development.

In the agrarian states of Punjab and Haryana, the foundations of the entire farming ecosystem have been deeply rooted in chemical farming practices, setting these regions apart from the agricultural patterns prevalent in other parts of India. The paradigm shift brought about by the Green Revolution created a dependency on chemical-intensive agriculture, and this also highlights the critical need for prudent utilization of agrochemicals.

Against this backdrop, the key objective of Project Sahyog is to provide advocacy and hold awareness programs to educate farmers on the advantages of proper agrochemical application for sustainable farming; developing entrepreneurship capabilities amongst new-age farmers, by leasing out equipment and sharing knowledge within their communities; providing farmers with state-of-the-art and efficient spraying equipment to enhance productivity and crop yield; training to ensure farmers use the spraying equipment correctly, fostering a behavioural change towards sustainable practices and minimizing farmers’ dependency on manual labor for spraying activities.

Under this, the project identified and selected a total of 226 farmer beneficiaries, for the distribution of Boom Sprayers across Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

All beneficiaries have undergone training sessions on the proper operation of the Boom Sprayer, complemented by practical on-field demonstrations. Under the project, farmers were also taught about the agricultural best practices, benefits of boom sprayers, crop protection strategies, safe and responsible pesticide use, proper disposal of chemical containers, and advantages of farm machinery.

Following persistent efforts, farmers in Punjab and Haryana have experienced tangible benefits, witnessing a reduction in health risks while parallelly saving time and resources.

Roots Foundation and PI Industries have been at the forefront of this journey, actively involved in the states of Punjab and Haryana for the past six years. Gradually, the impact has expanded to encompass Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh too, creating a bridge between service providers and farmers. Project Sahyog continues to forge a positive and enduring impact on sustainable agriculture practices, ensuring the prosperity of farmers in the region, through optimal usage of boom sprayer machinery.

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