ShriJagdambaSamiti was established in 1991 in the Himalayan valley of Bhilangana, district TehriGarhwal. It started with a voluntary group of economists, management experts, social scientist, villagers and participatory development specialists to work for the locally available resource management and their utilization.
To form the group of different people, who have knowledge about the locally available re.sources in different working areas of the organization, to motivate and mobilize community members to identify their problems and needs on their own and to make people aware about the indigenous & Eco-friendly technologies.
We believe in working for the community .with the community the organization strongly believes in involving the people in getting sensitized towards their own problems and to find out the alternative solution on their own. This participatory approach has been adopted at all levels in the organizational structure.
About SJS India
The objective of the apple project is to create a profitable model of business driven, decentralized independent and small scale production with coordinated arrangements for processing and marketing by providing technical, managerial and investment support to enable farmers collectively to move up the value chain with the help of ICT ( Information & Communication Technology). The need for the Apple project was felt after the realisation that small farmers in a market-oriented agribusiness get further marginalised mainly due to the dominance of mandis, a chain of well-organised intermediaries who control the entire process from credit supply for farm inputs, transportation and marketing of produce. Inaccessibility of purchasing hubs, lack of economies of scale due to limited production by individuals, the seasonality and perishability of a crop such as apples make it difficult for small farmers to coordinate a smooth supply of their produce to markets. As a result the produce is sold in bulk without any value addition and differentiation according to quality, size etc.
More then 30 000 of happy farmers