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Krishi Sakhi Convergence Programme

Krishi Sakhi Convergence Programme:

The Prime Minister of India granted certificates to over 30,000 women from Self Help Groups (SHGs) as ‘Krishi Sakhis’ under the Krishi Sakhi Convergence Programme (KSCP).

  • Krishi Sakhi Convergence Program aims to transform rural India through the empowerment of rural women as Krishi Sakhi, by imparting training and certification of Krishi Sakhis as Para-extension Workers.
  • This certification course also aligns with the objectives of the ‘Lakhpati Didi’ Program.
  • Krishi Sakhis have already been trained on various extension service
    • Agro-Ecological Practices: From land preparation to harvest.
    • Organizing Farmer Field Schools: Facilitating practical learning sessions for farmers.
    • Seed Banks: Establishment and management.
    • Soil Health and Conservation: Techniques for maintaining soil health and moisture.
    • Integrated Farming Systems: Combining various farming practices for sustainability.
    • Livestock Management: Basic management practices for livestock.
    • Bio Inputs: Preparation, use, and establishment of bio-input shops.
    • Communication Skills: Essential skills for effective communication with farmers.
  • These Krishi Sakhis are undergoing refresher training with a special focus on Natural Farming and Soil Health Card through DAY-NRLM agencies in coordination with MANAGE.
  • Krishi Sakhi Training Program has been rolled out in 12 states in Phase – 1: Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Meghalaya.