Yavatmal

Introduction

Yavatmal district is one of the eleven districts of Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. CCD Yavatmal Project started in November 2019 with support of Shabari Adiwasi Vitta Va VikasMahamandalMaryadit (Govt. of Maharashtra) covering 3 blocks namely; Kelapur, Ghatanji and Zari Jamani.

The average rainfall: The normal annual rainfall varies from about 850 to 1150 mm

Main Crops: Cotton, Soybean, Red Gram, Bengal Gram.

Target Groups: Small, marginal tribal farmers.

Village Cooperatives: The main objective of the project is to organize and bring small, marginal tribal farmers together to turn into entrepreneurs.

  • 3 Blocks: 107 Villages
  • 107 Cooperatives : 2,123 Members

Grameen AdiwasiShetakari Federation: The confederation of all village level cooperatives into a Federation.

All the 108 existing cooperatives in Yavatmal project area are confederated into Grameen AdiwasiShetakari Federation. The Federation is registered under Companies Act 1956, a Producer Company. The Federation is registered in December 2020.

The Federation is a self-governing entity governed by a ten membered Board of Directors lead by the President. The General Manager supervises the activities of the Federation.

  • The Federation has a Representative General Body with two members representing from each of the Cooperatives
  • Fully owned and managed by Cooperatives the Federation comprising of 108 primary cooperatives with 2,122 members.
  • The Federation meets once in every month, or more as per the requirements. Procurement, Processing, Marketing and Administrative decisions are collectively made by the governing body in the presence and involvement of Representative General Body.
  • The Federation organized its Annual General Meeting (Mahasabha) every year and elects the new Governing Body.

Procurement: Following are the procurement done under CCD Yavatmal project so far,

Commodity

Procurement (in Quintals)

2019-20

2020-21

Cumulative

Red gram

1577.04

2058.08

3635.12

Soyabean

0

640.86

640.86

Cotton

0

562.29

562.29

Bengal gram

0

1882.8

1882.8

Covid Relief work:

After imposing lockdown in March 2020, CCD distributed Grocery kits to the most vulnerable families in the villages.

Following are the details Grocery kits distribution work,

Block

No of Villages

No of HH

Kelapur

61

578

Zari Jamani

11

291

Total

72

869

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