Padakhep since its beginning has progressively put special emphasis on agriculture program. The agriculture program of Padakhep sets the goal to increase income and employment of the target people through increasing yield (productivity) and production of crops, forestry, fishery, livestock and poultry. Under this program, Padakhep covers various fields of agriculture starting from seed production to livestock rearing. Total beneficiaries covered under the agriculture programs are about 1.5 million families. Special attention has been given to the marginal and small farmers; especially the women and they are largely supported to be involved in agro based income generating activities for molding their livelihood towards self-reliance.
Objectives of the Program
The specific objectives of the agriculture program are to:
Major Activities and Services Provided
Under the agriculture program, Padakhep has been designing and implementing a range of agriculture oriented activities that include credit activities, seed production and distribution, cattle and poultry rearing, aquaculture management, social forestry, conserving forest, protecting environment, tree plantation etc. targeting mainly the poor farmers.