An autonomous research institute supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research
Partnership with Peasant Women (and Men) in parts of Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal
Tasar Culture: Employment and income through sustainable livelihood for all plantations
Tasar Rearing: Employment generation through Tasar crop
Bamboo & Babui Grass Plantation: Plantations raised in vested land managed by samiti members. Samiti members cultivated seasonal vegetable as intercrops and undertook the required cultural operation, soil conservation and irrigation
Vermicompost Production: A regular activity in a few samitis. The production to the Forest Department, and used for their own vegetable and flower cultivation.
Vegetable Cultivation: Distribution of seasonal vegetable seeds like gourd, bean, bitter gourd, ladies finger, cabbage, chilli, pumpkin, cauliflower, tomato, cucumber, spinach, cucurbita, brinjal, mustard seeds, till (oil seed), elephant foot yam etc. among members;
Puffed rice making;
Banking and Reen Tahabil:
Health Awareness Programme – Conducting regular Health awareness camp with an experienced team (Doctors and Lab technicians) from Jhargram.