Case study for Agriculture & Allied Services

Varju Bail ives in (Limbavali) Bovas village of Udaipur District. Her family earning came out of food grains and vegetable. However, as cultivation was dependent on monsoon, there was no work for 6 months in a year, and the income was meagre. She had to borrow money on high interest rate for her children’s marriage. She also gave her field on mortgage to farmer. She didn’t have enough money for medical expenses.

Udyogini came into the picture in 2010, and started with its intervention. Varju Bai along with other producers received assistance from Udyogini to purchase agri inputs in bulk which cost her 50% less than the price in the open market. She also took Skill & enterprise management training from Udyogini. She went to Gujarat and Maharana Pratap Agriculture University & KVK Udaipur for training and exposure visit to learn about scientific cultivation of vegetable. Varju bai also purchased seed and crates with Udyogini’s help to earn higher profits.

Two years since training from Udyogini, Varju Bai is successfully doing vegetable cultivation. She is also working as social leader in her village, well respected by her family and community. She has a comfortable life with a steady income (Rs 70000 to 1 lakh per season) from vegetable cultivation. She is also serving as the Director of Udyogini’s supported “Jaisamand Agro Producer Company Limited” in which she is working to mobilize other women involved with Udyogini and also invested Rs. 5000/- as a share capital in the JAPCL. She has paid off her debt, and also recovered her land. She has purchased a floor mill and earning extra income from this.

Varju Bai regularly organizes SHG/ Farmers club group meetings at community hall. She motivates other women farmers to use scientific cultivation of vegetables. She helps farmers select good variety of seeds and other inputs, and helps them purchase agri inputs from producer companies on reliable rates.

Varju Bai’s strong will and determination was recognised by Udyogini and further helped her in shaping her skills and potentials to make her into a woman that she is today.

Devi Lal (Husband)

Meri patni ne mere jivan me bahut sath diya he, isne mere sath kandhe se kandha milakar kheti kari or mere pure parivaar ko aaj is level tak pahuchaya he. Sabhi log iski baat mante he or hum bhi isko puch kar hihar kaam karte he.

My wife has supported me all through my life, worked alongside me, and helped my family get where they are today. Everyone listens to her, and we also ask her before we do something.


MotiLal (Son)

Meri maa ne kheto me bahut mehnat ki he or hume badha kiya, vo hume humesha mehnat karne or sachai par chalne ki sikh deti he. Muje meri maa par garv he.

My mother has worked very hard in the fields. She has raised us and taught us to work hard and walk on the path of truth. I am proud of my mother.


Phool Chand (Villager)

Varju bai bahut hi mahnti mahila he. Inko dekhkar sabhi mahilaye prerna leti he, inse kheti ke bare me rai leti he. Varju bai ne sabji utpadan karke achcha pesa kamaya he.

Varju Bai is a very hard working woman. Other women get inspired by her. Varju Bai has earned good money with vegetable cultivation).


Varju Bai (Self)

Udyogini se mene bahut kuch sikha he, me udyogini dwara di gayi sikh ko jivan bhar nahi bhulungi, Inhi ki di sikh ke karan me mehnat karke jivan ki sabhi kathinaiyo ka aasani se samna karne ki himmat rakhti hu.

I have learnt a lot from Udyogini. I will never forget this learning. Because of them, I have the courage to deal with all the challenges of life.