Empowering Dreams, Transforming Lives: A CHIRANOOTANA Success Story

In the heart of Karnataka’s rural landscape, a powerful narrative of transformation is unfolding, thanks to the tireless efforts of CHIRANOOTANA URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY. Our journey is woven with countless success stories, but one stands out as a testament to the impact of our work.

1. Mallikarjun Story

  • Name: Mallikarjun
  • Father name: Rajappa
  • Village name: Kanbaghatte
  • Age: 21 years
  • HPRY- Bee Keeping

Bee farming is a good source of income

I am Mallikarjun, residing in a village called Kanabagatte, Ajjampura Taluk, and Chikkamagaluru District. Basically interested in Bee keeping and I searched and gathered some of information from different sources like Google, Face book etc.., And finally I came to know about Chiranootana NGO and I was fortunate to be selected as a trainee for beekeeping and became part of Medium Duration training as trainee and I got the support from the same Institute. My interest in selecting the beekeeping training is to help pollination by bees in onion seed production as I was not getting satisfactory results. I could able to get the detailed information about the role of honey bees in onion seed production. Before practicing beekeeping in onion seed production I was getting 235kg of seeds and I sold 102 kgs @ Rs. 1400.00/kg and my total income was Rs, 1,42,800.00 with a total expenditure of Rs 75,000.00 and my net profit was Rs. 67,800.00. Then   I had sown eight quintals of onion bulb in an half an acre by maintaining two boxes of honey bee colonies and I got 205kgs of bold onion seeds and I sold 102kgs to my neighbourers @ Rs 1,750/kg and the remaining quantity I used it for raising bulbs for the next season. 
                                                                          Before Beekeeping          After Beekeeping
Gross income from selling 102 kgs                = Rs 1,42,800.00           Rs.1,78,500.00 
Total Expenditure                                               = Rs 75,000.00              Rs.75,000.00 
 Net Profit                                                            = Rs 67,800.00              Rs.1,03,500.00 
My additional income is Rs 35,700.00 for a span of six months just by keeping two bee colonies in my onion seed production crop and this will not attract any additional maintenance besides getting bold and healthy seeds and I almost avoided using pesticides by way of confining myself to organic way of plant

2. Ravi CB Story

  • Name: Ravi C B
  • Father name: C K Basappa
  • Village name: Chinnapura

A story of COFS 31 Sorghum Fodder

Hello, Myself, Ravi C B S/O C K Basappa  and I am a small  farmer from Chinnapura village, Ajjampura taluk, Chikkamnaglore district. Initially, I was rearing three cows by investing lot of money on animal feeds and health. I was not satisfied with my income and I was struggling to come up. Meanwhile, Chiranootana NGO  entered into my life and gave push to my thought and knowledge which has led me into a position of happy and healthy livelihood. Previously I was rearing three cows but was unsure that where I can reduce the investment and how to get more income. Unnecessarily I was investing the amount in maintaining the animal health and purchase of feeds. So I thought to divert this activity from dairy farming to other business, but when Chiranootana Raitha Shaale invited me for Livestock Short duration training, I accepted as it is as a last resort. I got three days of theoretical training and three days of practical training on the field. In training, got the knowledge about the selection of cows, Fodder management, water management, Azolla production, silage production, clean milk production techniques, health management, vaccination and preventive measures of animal diseases. And also, got the support in the form of multi-cut fodder sorghum seeds from Chiranootana NGO. And I became a skilled farmer which has stopped in the unnecessary flow of money towards fodder purchase. Now I am rearing six cows and I am maintaining the animals and at any point of time that I should always get the milk from three cows. As I am growing the green fodder for my cows in my own land, and also producing silage and I take care of cow’s health by giving vaccine from time to time, which has resulted  and I kept my  friends and neighbours in amusement about the changes happened in my activity. This has resulted in producing the fodder Seeds of “COFS – 31” variety and I am proudly giving it to the neighbours and family friends. As a result I am getting lot of demand for fodder seeds from the surrounding villages. I could able to save the Rs 25-30,000 from the fodder production, earlier I was purchasing it from other fields, and also, getting income from milk and by selling the fodder seeds. I sold 10kg of fodder seeds @ Rs.500.00/kg and I invested amount in other farm related activities.  Now, I am a satisfied person with my work.  And I have plans to develop fodder seed production as an enterprise, besides dairying.

3. Paramesh Warappa Story

  • Name: Parameshwarappa K C 
  • Village name: Kanbhagatte  Village Of Ajjumpura  Taluk In Chikkamangloru District

Bee Keeping Improves Areca Yield

Basically he is from farm family,  and  I have the good support from the family members having the 3 acres of land in which 2acre land under Areca nut , coconut and  Banana and in that some of agricultural crops are grown and I having 1 HF cow and 1 hallikar breed cow and 2 calf  and from the sources my annual income was around Rs.2 to 2.5 lakhs and I faced the problem in areca garden i.e More flower drop and nut drop and finally I am not getting the expected profit from the areca nut garden.

He was unsure that where he can reduce the investment and how to get more income. Unnecessarily he was investing the amount on purchase of Chemicals. So he was thinking to find other alternative solutions with less cost of investment so when Chiranootana NGO invites him for Bee keeping Medium duration training, he accepts as it is last chance.

The farmer got two days of theoretical training and three days of practical training on the field. Here in training, he got the knowledge about rearing of bees, dividing of bee colonies, uniting of bee colonies and identification of queen cell, selection of place, Feed(Sugar syrup) management, Honey production and extraction techniques, uses of honey, management of  pest and diseases. And also he got the support in the form ofone bee box, stand and bee colony from Chiranootana NGO.

Now he get the  knowledge and advantages from the bee keeping so he decided to keep the bee box in

the Areca garden so that he gets benefit from the bee after 4 to 5 months he getting honey as by product and he physically notice that flower and nut drop in his garden was gradually decreasing when compared to last year so that he decided to keep more bee boxes in his garden and getting the 3 bee boxes from some of his friends those who are having the bee boxes and 1 bee box was prepared by the carpenter of his village  and 1 bee box from the Horticulture department  and 2 box from the Forest department So  present he is having 8 boxes in his garden and he is getting of  8 to 10 kg honey,

Income from the honey  :  20 kg per year 

Rate per kg of honey :Rs 700.00 per kilo of honey

 Total income from the rate : Rs 14000.00

Areca yield: last year yield from  2 acre is 100 quintal and after keeping bee boxes  yield  was increased up to 30 quintals so I am feeling  very happy that  and my neighbour  also feeling happy that they are also getting benefit from the bee so there are increasing yield up to 20 quintal

4. Success Story

  • Name: Mallikarjuna H.M.
  • Village name: Hiregarje village, Kadur Taluk

Impact of Ranikhet Disease

Mallikarjuna H.M. hails from agriculture-based family of Hiregarje village, Kadur Taluk. In the past three years, with the deficit rainfall, agricultural output has been reduced substantially to meet the general needs of his family. At the same time, the Chiranootana Raitha Shaale organized medium duration course training on Backyard poultry farming and marketing and he has learnt many scientific aspects of poultry farming and started rearing of country chicks. 100 Chicks were provided as part of the training.

He was selected as an HPRY in the same Chiranootana Raitha Shaale  project while he was engaged in the poultry farming profession based on what he learned in training. Also, he took a 5-day Innovation Camp training in Aurangabad, Media, and Communication Training in Bangalore and successfully received Rs.30, 000/- as start up capital.

With the funds received under the HPRY scheme, he reared 100 country chicks. In the first phase, he got 400 eggs. At first, he distributed 200 eggs * Rs 12 and earned Rs 2,400 from it and 200 eggs were put for incubation, among these eggs he got 180 chicks.  With the proceeds from the project, he built a farmhouse with a loan to rear more chicks.

In February 2019, due to Ranikhet’s viral infection caused death of chicks, resulted to sell all remaining chickens for a reasonable amount @ Rs 250/- each. And due to this ravage he has discontinued. He has plans to change the activity from poultry to dairying.