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LAUNCHING OF PRERANA – FARMERS PROGRAM AT ADONI 11-3-2016
Posted On : Apr. 06, 2016

(PRERANA – a Project for Promotion of sustainable livelihood opportunities through organic farming and by attaining their legitimate rights and entitlements in 5 villages of Adoni Mandal by CARITAS INDIA) Adoni Mandal in Kurnool District is one of the worst drought hit and backward areas in Rayalaseema Region. Lack of rain, Unemployment, Migration, child marriages, child labour and trafficking are the major issues in this region. Therefore KDSSS has designed a programme for the small scale and landless farmers of the area called PRERANA with the help of CARITAS INDIA. PRERANA is a great source and help for the people especially the marginalized farmers to improve their sustainable livelihood skills and practices in 5 villages of Adoni Mandal. It will also be a great capacity enhancement for the people as well as the organization.

This will help the people to attain their basic legitimate rights and entitlements. The PRERANA program was launched by Most Rev. Dr. Poola Anthony, our Bishop and President of KDSSS through a symbolic manner by distributing a Neem Plant each to the Farmers and Sarpanches of the target villages on 11th March 2016 at RCM Church compound at Adoni in the presence of Dr. Haridas, Zonal Manager, Caritas India, Smt. Malleswari, Adoni MPDO, Rev. Fr. K.D. Joseph, Director of KDSSS, Rev. Fr. Anthaiah, AP & TS Forum Director, Mr. K. Kumar, Caritas India State Officer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Adoni Mandal Officials, Farmers and Women Group members from target villages. In this auspicious occasion Rev. Fr. K. D Joseph, Director of KDSSS welcomed all the guests and participants and gave a brief note on KDSSS programs in Kurnool and Ananthapur districts respectively. Mr. K. Kumar gave an introduction of Prerana program. Dr. Haridas, in his inspiring speech alarmed the people about the poison free food, fruits, vegetable and the great need of the time ie to plant trees and protect the nature, and planting of kitchen garden etc.

The Mandal Agriculture department and other line department officials promised all possible support and cooperation to the people through this PRERANA program. Our Bishop in his Presidential address, welcomed the good effort of KDSSS and thanked Caritas India for its’ new initiative in the region. Bishop then gave a rousing invitation to all the farmers gathered to come back to the traditional way of farming and to live a nature friendly life. All the invitees spoke inspirational message to the people. All our people are grateful to CARITAS INDIA for its PRERANA programme to the farmers of Adoni Mandal.

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