Asha Trust - Organic Fertilizer by Prajnalaya

Project Brief: Prajnalaya gives shelter and contributes to the development of the pupils belonging to the poorest of the poor of the society orphans, handicapped, spastic children etc. The school also has a residential hostel named ASHTHA
Project Type: Vocational Training (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Austin
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: ankur Bora
Project Partner(s): Suresh Rajkhowa
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Saraipani,P.O.Mahimabari,Titabar,
ASSAM  785630
Tel: (091) 943-515-3164
Stewarding Chapter: Austin
Oct 2008AustinUSD 4175
Apr 2008AtlantaUSD 1500
Apr 2008MadisonUSD 1000
Apr 2008BerkeleyUSD 1000
Apr 2008DallasUSD 1000
Mar 2008AustinUSD 5154
Dec 2008AustinUSD 2000
May 2007AustinUSD 2026

Total = $17855

Prajnalaya strives to give knowledge of self-reliance through manual labor and involvement of local people.By giving vocational education, it will help the pupils to find out the way of livelihood and also will give the ability to cope with the competitive world.

We are planning for a number of initiatives including to extend and open fishery in the premises of the school, opening training for handloom with a target group of village women, a offset and DTP training center and organic fertilizer.
The Organic fertilizer Project :

It has been noticed that due to use of Chemical Fertilizers, no doubt, Production increases but it affects the people badly. Hence, instead of chemical fertilizers, we have supported and try to bring out Organic Fertilizers i.e.Vermiculture. Now-a-days, organic fertilizer has a good market demand particularly among the people growing vegetable and flowers. We are planning to use cow dung, worms and other waste products to produce the organic fertilizer. It is expected that our project will not only be a production center but also a center for hands on training to the students and also to the villagers.
Prajnalaya is consisted of several branches including literature, drama, music etc. for art lovers there are Ramdhenu Xangskritic Xamaj and for the service of children there is an institution named 'Xuruj Mukhi Moina'. Prajnadweep Jatia Vidyalaya is another regular institution for the education of the pupils who will be provided with hostel facilities (named Ashtha) in the premises of Prajnalaya. The pupils living in the hostel will be employed in some productive activities. The different things produce in this way will be known as 'Prajna-Product' and the unit employed for this purpose will be known as 'Prajna Trad'. Apart from achieving vocational education, the pupils will also be benefited by gaining the lessons of self-reliance and working culture. There will be a library and a meusium named 'Prajna Puthibhanral' and 'Prajna Xangrakshan'.