As per the project activities under FARM North East, Jana Unnayan Samaiti Tripura (JUST) & Caritas India facilitated the formation a farmers’ club in Sulabhgarh village. We did not have any idea of how a farmer’s club works but now we are happy to know that we do not have to depend on anyone and that we can decide on our own said Mr. Rajendra Debbarma. Regular meetings were held under the aegis the farmers' club where people came together to discuss issues.
Being the facilitators, JUST also attended a few meetings of the club & it was here where the people shared their problem of cattle grazing. The problem was also shared by the community with Caritas India during their visit in May 2014. Caritas India gave them a patient hearing & suggested that they should have a common grazing land made available for the cows. All the cows could be released into the common grazing land thus saving the crops. The community however expressed their inability to implement the proposal due to shortage of land in their village.
|Straying Cow Kept in Khowa|
Contributed by: Vincent Debbarma, JUST, Tripura