Programs

Farmer Clubs

Farmer clubs are very much helpful in adopting latest technology in agriculture which will help them in improving their village and financial status.

» Inauguration

S&T SIRI has become the Biggest Organization to form Farmer’s Club in association with NABARD. The S&T SIRI has promoted 86 Farmer’s Club through 2 district Centers (Warangal, Nalgonda) of across Andhrapradesh state over the period of last five years. Farmer’s Club is a grass-root level informal association comprising 20-25 farmers of the same or nearby villages promoted by rural/semi-urban branches. S&T SIRI, in association with NABARD, has undertaken various efforts to educate farmers about their Agriculture need and help them use technical efficiently. One major benefit has been quality agri business generation through these clubs and we are confident of using technology and their financial status, owing to the increase in farm productivity to be achieved through concerted efforts with scientific cultivation practices. The milestones of growth and development of S&T SIRI in transforming lives of Farmers.

» Base Level Oriention Training Program

Farmer’s Club program was introduced by NABARD in order to bridge the gap between the rural customers and the banks. The basic objective of Farmers Clubs is development in rural areas through credit, technology transfer, awareness and capacity building. In this regard, the Farmer’s Club has undertaken various activities ranging from Base Level Orientation Training program, Capacity building exercise and Meet the Expert program. This has encouraged the culture of better usage of credit, in the recent past. Regular training, nurturing of clubs by NABARD along with regular interaction with various stakeholders like state government departments, input agencies build the required confidence and knowledge level of members. Trained members are encouraged to pass on the technologies they have learnt to their fellow farmers in the villages thus making the Farmers Clubs a tool in overall development of village. The milestones of growth and development of S&T SIRI in transforming lives of Farmers.

» Meet With Experts

National agriculture and rural development bank (NABARD) has helped Farmer club member’s to meet the agriculture scientists for interactions. The chief guest for this was Hon’ble MLA Shri. Budida Bikshamaiah from Aler constituency has lit the lamp. In this programme Shri Narsimha Rao, JDA, Nalgonda, Shri P Hanumantha Rao Project director APMIP Nalgonda, Shri P. J. James LDM, Nalgonda, Shri Gopala Krishna scientist Eruvaka centre, Shri Madhava Reddy AD Sericulture, Shri K Giri Verternary doctor and SIRI VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION leader Shri E Srinivas has participated and explained the importance of traditional farming, micro level farming, mulberry and silk worm farming. The suggestions given by agriculture scientists will help farmers to get higher yields in their farming. They have also suggested the farmers to adopt the traditional ways of farming by using latest technology, lesser fertilizers and chemicals to save the soil nutrients. Speaking on the occasion Shri P Hanumantha Rao Project Director APMIP, Nalgonda has said that through micro irrigation project they are offering sprinklers to farmers at subsidized prices and they are ready to provide sprinklers for 6186 acres of land in the district he requested the farmers to utilize this opportunity.

» CAT Exposure visits

NABARD and regional agriculture research centre, Nandyal, Kurnool district has allowed SIRI Voluntary Organization to visit the facility. 40 farmer club members from Gundala, Muthkur, Tirumalagiri, Tungathuri, Thungatutti, Arvapalli mandals of Nalgonda district have been taken to visit the regional agriculture research centre at Nandyal, Kurnool district between 6-3-2012 to 8-3-2012 to get exposure on Groundnut and cotton farming. By this visit famers had better understanding on cultivation of groundnut and its varieties along with few suggestions during this visit. NABARD, Krushi vignan centre, Gaddipalli, Ankapur village, Nizamabad and Mulkanur cooperative society, Mulkanur, Karimnagar district has agreed for exposure visit in two batches by Siri voluntary organization. The first batch was taken on 4-3-2011 to 6-3-2011 and second batch from 15-3-2011 to 17-3-2011. Eighty farmer club members from Gundala, Muthkur, Thirumalagiri, Thungstur, Arvapalli mandals of Nalgonda districts have been taken for this exposure trips by Siri voluntary organization. In this visit farmers have gained knowledge on usage of latest technology in agriculture.

Rural Hats

Weekly markets are true reflection of villager’s lifestyle. These markets are not only meant for trade but also good places to meet and greet their relatives and friends, they also share feeling during these weekly meets.

» Nalgonda

NABARD has come up with rural market scheme for setting up new markets which will improvise these market environments which will help the traders and buyers. As a part of this scheme Shri P. Veershankar, Assistant General Manager, Nalgonda District and S&T Siri VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION has constructed sheds in five place 1) Nimmakal 2) Thirumalagiri 3) Muthkur 4) Yadagirigutta 5)Choutuppal.

» Warangal

NABARD has come up with rural market scheme for setting up new markets which will improvise these market environments which will help the traders and buyers. As a part of this scheme S&T Siri VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION has constructed sheds in five place 1) Thorrur.

Science exhibition

Our science exhibition provides a unique opportunity for members of the students to innovate their own ideas. It provides a unique opportunity for members of the students to innovate their own ideas. The SIRI Voluntary Organization Science Exhibition 2012 was held at the srividya school main premises in central Guntur in presence of Shri. Dokka Manikya Vara Prasad (minister of Rural development) and Shri Ponnala Laxamiah (minister of irrigation department) and others . Science exhibitions were also conducted in the schools of Suryapet, Devarakonda, Jangon and other towns on the topics of Botany, Engineering, Behavioral, Physics, Medicine/Health, Weather, Zoology, Microbiology, Biology etc.

SDI Programs

S&T SIRI provide SDI(SKILL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE) vocational training to farmers, existing workers,Early school drop-outs and unemployed youth, ITI graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Govt., private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme. To build capacity in the area of development of competency standards, course curricula, learning material and assessment standards in the country. Demand driven short term training courses based on Modular Employable Skills (MES) decided in consultation with Industry. MES is the ‘minimum skills set’ which is sufficient for gainful employment.

Target Group

MES benefits different target groups like:
1. Workers seeking certification of their skills acquired informally.
2. Workers and ITI graduates seeking skill up gradation.
3. Early school drop-outs and unemployed.
4. Previously child labour and their families.

One day Leadership Programs

S&T SIRI conducted one day leadership programs in villages. This one-day leadership programs is for farmers as a professional in any line or level of work. Took a day out of their crazy, fast-paced life to reflect on the purpose of their work and how they going about doing their job. Participants are asked to focus on a particular ‘leadership challenge’ a current or short-term issue or opportunity which can be defined as a question, problem, threat or new possibility. S&T SIRI will be introduced to the 4 Points Leadership Model, and its unique, effective tools that help strengthen self-awareness, clarify purpose and values, and dissect challenges and opportunities in their professional life.

Other Programs

» Water & Soil Program

The Water and Soil Conservation Program, provides financial incentives to landowners to implement conservation practices that help prevent soil erosion and protect water resources. By promoting good farming techniques that help keep soil on the fields and waters clean, the program helps conserve the productivity of farmer’s working lands. This program provides incentives for landowners to install conservation practices that prevent or control excessive erosion and protect water quality. Landowners can receive up to 75 percent of the estimated cost of the practice to be reimbursed after the practice has gone through a certification process. For your convenience we have information on how to begin a cost-share practice, online. Each of the Water and Soil conservation districts receives a district grant to hire personnel, fund technical assistance and provide information and education programs. The department’s Water and Soil Conservation Program also provides funding for university research, district benefits and administrative costs. The program receives no general revenue funding for Water and Soil conservation efforts.

» Health Camp

These are small duration camps organized in different parts of the rural areas on the basis of health needs of a specific location. These health camps aim at promoting health seeking behaviour in the long term and thus, unlike a general curative health camp, these camps also majorly work on building awareness regarding common ailments, family planning methods, nutrition and hygiene and sanitation. These camps provide comprehensive health services free of any cost. These health camps are organized with support from corporates, civic bodies, the government, NGOs and individual volunteers. S&T SIRI has conducted over 5 general health camps till date and has benefitted more than 1,000 people directly.

» Residential Special Training Center Program

Residential Special Training Centre for Child N.E/D.O/Child Labour (R.S.T.C).
Target Area : Nalgonda, Warangal districts.
Target Group : Drop outs in the above districts.

Aims
To achieve Regularity in sending children to schools.
Motivating parents to send children regularly to school.

Activities
Inviting parents and teachers surrounding the school complexes to aware about the importance of education.
Our RSTC Program run with an intake of 100 girl drop out students each time. The RSTCPs are supported by the community level Motivation Centers (MCs). Motivation
Centers (MCs) being functional at the Panchayat headquarters.