As on March 2021 Shristi worked with 13748 families in 4 districts and 7 blocks Shristi Promote Agriculture Production Cluster Project in Kankadahad, Khunta , Harichandanpur, Birsa and Pallahara of Dhenkanal. Mayurbhanj , Keonjhar, Sundargarh and Anugul Districtrespectively.The core concept which will lead the project to greater heights of successare collectivization, production of high value crops, round the year crop production, synchronising agricultural operations at a threshold level as per market requirement attracting market actors, convergenceor clusterisation of factor conditions , creation and use of irrigation sources, orchard development, improved livestock rearing, farm mechanisation and other livelihood assets for doubling farmers income, reconfiguring FPO arrangements, integrating technology as a driver for efficiency and sustainability. Institution and Capacity building, promoting agri.entrepreneur, creation of irrigation infrastructure, ensuring standard of production, goat and backyard poultry rearing , marketing of the produce and formation of PG & PC are key components of the project.
The women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) are being facilitated by SHRISTI through village level meetings to form Producer Groups (PG) for doubling their family income. The tribal families are practicing vegetable cultivation mostly Brinjal, rearing goats, poultry birds, cultivating ground nut, pulses and paddy as field crops. Angul, Duburi, Jajpur road, Barabati, Joda Badbil are nearby markets having huge demand for quality vegetables, goat meat and country poultry birds including ducks & eggs round the year. In some of the project villages due to quality and round the year production, the traders are coming and collecting vegetables from the women vegetable farmers from the village itself at Harichandanpur. The GPs selected for this project has some irrigation infrastructure but needs repair and maintenance. The farmers are very hard working and are willing to devote time for agriculture and allied activities. The women members of SHGs are even more interested to play a lead role in these GPs for higher income from agriculture. Some women members have started earning Rs.40, 000/- to Rs.60, 000/- by growing offseason vegetables during Kharif, early Rabi seasons at Harichandanpur, Keonjhar. The farmers of Khunta produces water melon and hatbrid maize with partnership from KVK, Shamakhunta and earned Rs.20, 000/- to Rs.30, 000/-. Most of the farm families at select GPs of Khunta.