Amphan relief: Seed distribution with our partner DRCSC

DRCSC (Development Research Communication and Services Centre) is an agricultural resource centre working with several grassroots organizations in West Bengal. DRCSC is carrying out relief operations in E. Medinipur and N-24 Parganas districts in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. In this series of posts, we will give you a glimpse of their work, including their grassroots operations as well as some of the innovative strategies they are using to help farmers grow saline-resistant crops and use the entire farm area in the most efficient manner possible.


Currently, DRCSC is carrying our extensive seed distribution operations in N-24 Parganas (Hindalganj and Hasnabad blocks) and E. Medinipur districts. The aim is to provide seeds to 600 farmers before the Kharif season begins in mid-July. Since a large portion of the farms are unfit for cultivation due to saline or flooded conditions, DRCSC is promoting the growth of homestead gardens for families affected by the cyclone. These homestead gardens utilize every available area to grow plants such as brinjals and chillies. We will present some of the innovative strategies DRCSC is using to empower farmers to resume cultivation in further posts.

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