World Population Day: Skills development has made population growth a benefit, you know how the people of Haryana and Bihar are becoming financially strong

New Delhi, online desk. India ranks second in terms of population in the world. According to UN estimates, in 2027 we will surpass China to become the most populous country in the world. Population growth is considered an obstacle to the development of a country, but if the right efforts are made in the direction of employment of the people of the country, this large population also becomes a welcome. Among government programs, some small but important efforts are being made to make people self-sufficient and strengthen their economy by developing skills at the private level. Read about two of these successful efforts on World Population Day

He became an entrepreneur, farmer employed 300 people

Pankaj Atreya, Kaithal. Ramkumar Valmiki, a progressive farmer from the village of Riwad Jagir de Guhla in Kaithal district in Haryana, not only understood the purpose of social participation in planning population growth, but also gave it a new dimension. . With the cultivation of the land, he has simultaneously addressed three concerns: population planning, environmental protection, and poverty alleviation. This message has been given that the dreams of population planning can also be realized through agricultural works.

They understand this truth in such a way that Ramkumar himself had only a hectare and a half of ancestral land, on which he built a farm. I recently bought two and a half acres of land in Parali. He took baling machines to the Department of Agriculture and Farmers ’Welfare grant scheme and began making stubble bales in the fields. They sell them to companies that make electricity and cardboard with stubble. 300 people joined this business. When the stubble season begins, that number also reaches 500.

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Ramkumar Valmiki says he bought a baler with the subsidy scheme from the Department of Agriculture and started making stubble bales. Desire found a way. He did it. He gradually bought 12 packers. With one machine, 50 people work in one season. Five men carry 200 quintals of stubble every day. They are paid a remuneration of Rs 80 per quintal. Ramkumar said he is receiving full support from Dr. Karam Chand, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Social Welfare from the beginning.

Raised from poverty, raised needs

Ramkumar said he has three brothers in the family. All three work together. His father had a hectare and a half of land, on which the family could scarcely survive. He learned about the scheme of the Department of Agriculture in a seminar. When work began, diesel was 35 rupees per liter and the stubble rate was 28 rupees per quintal. Although in those days there was less left, but the work did not stop and today thousands of rupees are making profits.

Paper mill and power plant contract

Ramkumar Valmiki has been involved with Sukhbir Agro Power Plant and Sainsanj Paper Mill Pehowa in Kangthali village for stubble management. He currently receives 150 rupees per quintal at the paper mill, while at the power station the rate is 167 rupees. He is currently managing stubble on 10,000 hectares.

Dr Karam Chand, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture and Welfare, said that on the basis of stubble management, Ramkumar Valmiki, a farmer from the village of Riwad Jagir, is setting the example of other farmers. They have employed 300 people.

200 got bamboo art work in Samastipur, Bihar

Shambhunath Choudhary, Samastipur. A year ago, Simpi Kumari’s financial situation was not such that she could educate her children properly. If there was any major work in the house, a loan had to be applied for. That period of economic crisis is no more. He earns seven to nine thousand rupees every month. This story of economic change is from Rosda to Samastipur, Bihar. The economic situation of about 150 women has changed here. This has been possible thanks to the initiative of Venu Shilpkar (Bamboo Art) Sunil Kumar Rai here. Under his protection, about 200 people are getting work making various bamboo products.

10 years of hard work visible change

The history of the people’s economic transformation is not a one-day affair with nationally and internationally recognized bamboo art. Sunil has worked hard for 10 years on this. After learning this art in Assam itself, people began to connect. The conversation about the prosperity of bamboo was beyond people’s understanding, but when Sunil’s artwork garnered praise in various forums, people’s trends began to rise. When art and its products gained recognition, the Department of Industries and the Khadi Board also showed interest. A common equipment center has now also been established here.

Manufacture of more than 500 kinds of products

The flexible variety is used in the art of bamboo. It is imported from Begusarai, Khagadia, Vaishali and Darbhanga. Gautam Kumar and Praveen Sharma of Rosra explain that more than 500 types of bamboo products are being prepared. These include sofas, beds, dining tables, chairs, hanging lights, bouquet holders, photo frames, bracelets, pens, and water bottles, among others. They are permanently sold at Khadi Mall, Bihar Museum and Patna Haat in Patna. Apart from this, stalls are also set up at Delhi Haat, Pragati Maidan in Delhi, Sonepur Mela and craft fairs held in other cities. The products are also shipped overseas via NABARD. In 2018, pens, food baskets and name plates were sent to Israel through him.

Preparation for employment by training the poor

Sunil says she wants to work connecting more and more women with unemployed youth. Today there is no subsistence problem in 200 families. To increase the number to a thousand, training camps are organized from time to time.

Edited by: Arun Kumar Singh

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