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Makar Sankranti: 8 social enterprises Who Work for the Betterment of Indian farmers

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 15 January 2015, 07:02 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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BANGALORE: Every year we celebrate Makar Sankranti as an auspicious harvest festival. But do we ever care about the problems our farmers are facing in today’s scenario. We live in a land where majority of the rural and semi-urban population is hands down deep in agriculture and domestic farming from generations to count.



But due to many reasons such as pollution, increase in natural calamities and lack of resources to sustain a healthy crop, there has been a visible decline in farming over the years. Farmers find it extremely difficult to sell their crops for a fair price and are often short of leading a comfortable livelihood.



Many passionate Indian social enterprises are working hard to encourage farming for future generations and to make the current farmer’s life easy.



The following are some of the organizations that are not only mainstreaming Indian Farming but also transforming the lives of many farmers as compiled by social.yourstory.com.



# BASIX Krishi



With the objective of creating a supply chain for mainstream agro-commodities based on environmentally and socially friendly production BASIX Krishi is rendering its services to meet environmental and social standards.



 The services cover from sowing to procurement: starting with soil testing to vermiform posting, local value addition, risk mitigation and alternate market linkages.



The farmers can get the 800 subscription at BASIX get access to a minimum of one visit every two weeks to their farm and on-call support for queries or questions they may have.



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1: Does BASIX Krishi Samruddhi still exist? As long as micro credit was doing well it earned its revenue on the back (Piggy Back/Pillion Riding)of selling fees based services to all credit customers of its sister micro credit company-BSFL who were lakhs in numbers(whether credit customers wanted the servoces offered by BKSL or not so that credit is given by BSFL-Micro credit sister company). But with micro credit crisis in 2010, all income of BKSL perhaps dwindled to make BKSL unviable.
Posted by:satyanarayana - 23 Jan, 2015