SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

 

Jan Jatiya Gaurav Diwas celebrated by BAIF

Jan Jatiya Gaurav Diwas celebrated by BAIF

Nov. 15, 2022: BAIF Development Research Foundation/BISLD Maharashtra team and Genome Saviour farmers participated in the programme organised by Tribal Development Department, Government …

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Livestock Development Programme launched in Chhattisgarh

Livestock Development Programme launched in Chhattisgarh

Oct. 22-22, 2022: Livestock Development Programme supported by Adani Foundation and implemented by BAIF Livelihoods Chhattisgarh, was launched in Chhattisgarh with the inauguration of the Cattle Development Centre at Chicholi, Tilda, Raipur district by Mr. Chandrasekhar Gowda …

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World Food Day

World Food Day

Oct. 16, 2022: World Food Day is observed by BAIF through the implementation of its innovative agri-horti-forestry and climate-resilient programmes in diverse agro-climate conditions which have ensured food and nutritional security to distressed families including women and children, thereby combating malnutrition and safeguarding them from other health hazards.

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Mahila Kisan Diwas and International Day of Rural Women

Mahila Kisan Diwas and International Day of Rural Women

Oct. 15, 2022: Women play important role in nurturing the family and contributing for family income in agrarian rural Indian communities by participating in labour-intensive agricultural processes and conservation of indigenous crops, dairy and livestock …

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Study Tour of NABARD Officials to BAIF Central Research Station

Study Tour of NABARD Officials to BAIF Central Research Station

Sept. 26, 2022: A study tour of NABARD Officials from Maharashtra to BAIF’s Central Research Station, Uruli Kanchan, Pune, was organised on September 26, 2022. The team comprising of District Development Managers and other Senior Managers including Mrs. Rashmi Darad …

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World Bamboo Day Celebrated

World Bamboo Day Celebrated

Sept. 18, 2022: World Bamboo Day was celebrated on September 18, 2022 at Gangangaon village in Dahanu, Palghar district of Maharashtra under the ‘Ensuring Long Term Plantation of Bamboo for Livelihood Support and Habitat Restoration in Tribal Parts of Maharashtra’ Project funded by SBI Credit Card and SBI Green Fund and managed by SBI Foundation in association with BAIF since 2020-21. Known as the timber…

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Forage Day celebrated at BAIF

Forage Day celebrated at BAIF

Based on the directive of ICAR, New Delhi to organise “Kharif Forage Day” at all the designated Centres of the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Forage Crops and Utilisation operating in the country, BAIF Central Research Station, a AICRP Centre engaged in the development of new varieties/hybrids of maize, pearl millet and B x N Hybrid, evaluation of new entries through on-station and Multi Location Trials (MLT), generation of new forage production technologies…

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56th Foundation Day of BAIF Celebrated at Urulikanchan, Pune

56th Foundation Day of BAIF Celebrated at Urulikanchan, Pune

T“With an all-time high outreach of 31 lakh families in a year and the farm-based livelihood popularly known as the wadi programme also crossing a coverage of one lakh families in 2021-22, enabling the programme participants to earn Rs. 30,000 to Rs. one lakh per year and even more additional income, the year 2021-22 was an year of achievements”, stated Mr. Bharat Kakade, President and Managing Trustee of BAIF. Mr. Kakade was speaking at the 56th Foundation Day…

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BAIF celebrates 75 years of Indian Independence

BAIF celebrates 75 years of Indian Independence

The 75th year of Indian Independence – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was celebrated by BAIF Head Office in Pune and all other locations in 12 states, with immense patriotism, pride and joy, thereby making August 15, 2022, a historical day in BAIF.

The national flag was hoisted by Mr. Bharat Kakade, …

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New fodder varieties evolved by BAIF

New fodder varieties evolved by BAIF

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India notified and released BAIF-evolved fodder crop varieties of Pearl millet namely BAIF Bajra-5 and BAIF Bajra-6, as suitable for cultivation in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh vide their Notification of July 13, 2022.

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Institutional Collaborative Meeting – BAIF and ICAR-IGFRI

Institutional Collaborative Meeting – BAIF and ICAR-IGFRI

BAIF Senior Management headed by Mr. Bharat K. Kakade, President, and comprising of Dr. Ashok Pande, Group Vice President, Scientific Research and Livestock Development, Dr. Raviraj Jadhav, Programme Director and Regional Director – BAIF Livelihoods North , Mr. Pramodkumar Takawale, Programme Director…

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Visit of Secretary, MoTA to Model Village Development in Gujarat

Visit of Secretary, MoTA to Model Village Development in Gujarat

The “Sansad Adarsh Village Development Project” at Mal Samot, Dediapada in Narmada district, was in the limelight when a high-level team of officials from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India and Government of Gujarat visited the village. The Mission comprised of the Secretary, Ministry…

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MAITRI Project Launched

MAITRI Project Launched

A MoU was signed between Odisha Livestock Resources Development Society (OLRDS) and BAIF Livelihoods Odisha for providing bovine breeding and allied services by skilling and deployment of 1500 youth as Multipurpose Artificial Insemination Technicians in Rural India (MAITRI). Shri. Bharat Kakade, Managing Director, BAIF Livelihoods and President, BAIF Development Research…

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Maharashtra Gene Bank Programme for Conservation

Maharashtra Gene Bank Programme for Conservation

‘Maharashtra Gene Bank Programme for Conservation, Management and Revival of Local Bio-Resources’ was initiated in the year 2014 covering over 142 villages spread over nine districts from different agro-climatic zones of Maharashtra. The BAIF Programme aims at preventing…

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A Day of Remembrance

A Day of Remembrance

Dr. Manibhai Desai, the Founder of BAIF pioneered the Rural Development Movement in India. Today, it is because of his vision that 4 million families have come out of poverty through BAIF’s innovative programmes of dairy husbandry, water resources development and tribal rehabilitation…

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Bust of Manibhai unveiled at Chonda

Bust of Manibhai unveiled at Chonda

The bust of Dr. Manibhai Desai, the Founder of BAIF and a close associate of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, was unveiled by the President of BAIF, Mr. Bharat Kakade at the Dr. Manibhai Desai Navchetan Secondary School operated by BAIF at Chondha, Navsari district of Gujarat…

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MoU for Breeding Bull Production

MoU for Breeding Bull Production

A MoU was signed between BAIF Livelihoods Odisha and Government of Odisha for breeding bull production using ART and Genomic evaluation techniques in Cuttack, Odisha in the presence of Dr. Yeddula Vijay, Director, AH & VS, Government of Odisha, Mr. Rakesh…

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Women’s Day Celebrated in Rajasthan

Women’s Day Celebrated in Rajasthan

85 women beneficiaries of Mission Sunehra Kal, being implemented in Lunkaransar, Bikaner district, participated enthusiastically in the celebration organised at Garbedeshwar village on March 8, 2022. Sarpanch of the village, Kavita Swami, Scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Lunakaransar…

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Best Wadi Participant Award

Best Wadi Participant Award

Binod Bhengra, a wadi participant of the Wadi Programme funded under Tribal Development Fund being implemented at Torpa, Khunti district, Jharkhand, was felicitated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri. Hemant Soren on February 23, 2022 in Ranchi…

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CAZRI Officials visit BAIF Desert Research Centre at Barmer

CAZRI Officials visit BAIF Desert Research Centre at Barmer

A team of senior scientists from Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) Jodhpur headed by Dr. Akath Singh, Principal Scientist, visited the BAIF Desert Research Centre at Barmer on February 19, 2022. The team interacted with the farmers on the improvement in productivity …

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Focused Rural Development Programme in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh

Focused Rural Development Programme in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh

The exposure visit of 31 participants under the Wadi Focused Rural Development Programme supported by HDFC Bank Parivartan Initiative and being implemented by BISLD Madhya Pradesh, in 50 villages of Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh, was flagged off by Hon’ble Minister of Environment …

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Calf Rally at Hunsur, Mysuru, Karnataka

Calf Rally at Hunsur, Mysuru, Karnataka

A calf rally was organized at Holladakoppalu village in Hunsur, Mysuru district of Karnataka, on February 2, 2022 to encourage the farmers to improve the health of their animals and to focus on management and care of calves, heifer and cows. 117 farmers with 278 cattle, participated in the rally….

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SBI Gram Seva Programme Launched

SBI Gram Seva Programme Launched

The State Bank of India Gram Seva Programme, a CSR initiative with BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development (BISLD) Andhra Pradesh, for integrated rural development through adoption of five villages, was launched…

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National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day

National Girl Child Day was celebrated across BAIF operational areas in 12 states to brighten the lives of the girl child through various initiatives such as enrollment in school, encouragement of higher education, access to safe and potable drinking water, enhanced nutritional security and improved quality of life…

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National Immunisation Day

National Immunisation Day

National Immunisation Day was observed across BAIF operational areas in 12 states to highlight the need for immunisation against infectious diseases and thereby improve the mortality rate among infants in rural and tribal areas. BAIF’s Community Health programme integrates health care interventions with livelihood programmes…

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National Youth Day

National Youth Day

National Youth Day was celebrated across BAIF on January 12, 2022, to highlight the significant role of youth in strengthening community development and in nation building. The youth in BAIF’s programmes are functioning as self-employed para-veterinarians, barefoot technicians and community leaders …

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Public-Private Partnership demonstrated at Health Camp

Public-Private Partnership demonstrated at Health Camp

A health camp was organised at Garadwadi, Jawhar in Palghar district of Maharashtra on January 6, 2022 under the Prerna Project for Empowering Women Farmers as Change Makers in Agriculture being implemented by Mahindra & Mahindra and BAIF…

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Knowledge Sharing Workshop

Knowledge Sharing Workshop

To disseminate knowledge, experience and information among participants about schemes of various Government departments and process for registration through the representatives of the Lines Department, Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Corporates, a Knowledge Sharing Workshop was organized on December 31, 2021 …

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Kisan Diwas celebrated at BAIF

Kisan Diwas celebrated at BAIF

Kisan Diwas – National Farmers’ Day is observed every year on December 23 – the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh – former Prime Minister of India and hailed as a champion of farmers. This day which is a day of celebration of the farming community, is also observed…

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Holistic Programme Launched in Hingoli, Maharashtra with support of HDFC

Holistic Programme Launched in Hingoli, Maharashtra with support of HDFC

BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development, Maharashtra, launched the Holistic Rural Development Programme supported by HDFC Bank Ltd., at Taktoda village, Sengaon in Hingoli district of Maharashtra on December 21, 2021.
The programme covering 11 villages of Hingoli district, included inauguration…

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Habitats and Ecosystems Restoration in Uttarakhand

Habitats and Ecosystems Restoration in Uttarakhand

BAIF has taken up various initiatives across India to ensure participatory management and eco restoration of commons / community pasture lands. These efforts have also resulted in rejuvenation of habitats and setting in important ecological processes in these identified landscapes. Development of pastures…

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Custodians of Development Honoured by BAIF

Custodians of Development Honoured by BAIF

Padma Shri Rahibai Popere and National Genome Saviour Farmer Award recipient Mamta Bhangare from Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, were felicitated by BAIF Development Research Foundation on December 7, 2021 at its Head Office in Pune. It was the BAIF Agrobiodiversity team, who had discovered and nurtured their passion for conservation of indigenous seeds and wild vegetables.
Rahibai from Kombhalne tribal village….

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Sustainable Development of Tribal Families

Sustainable Development of Tribal Families

– BAIF’s Unique Approach to Migration free Rehabilitation with Ecological Restoration
Tribal communities in India are characterized by chronic poverty, alienation, lack of choice and absence of hope. Understanding the need to rehabilitate the families in their own environs and acknowledging their affinity towards trees, an innovative ‘Wadi’ programme was evolved by BAIF in 1982, by enabling tribal families to establish fruit orchards on…

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The Gandhian Legacy: Manibhai Desai and BAIF

The Gandhian Legacy: Manibhai Desai and BAIF

Dr. Manibhai Desai – the Founder of BAIF, was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Understanding the challenges of a majority of the rural families who were living in poverty with denuded natural resources, he focussed on promotion of appropriate technologies as a tool for conservation and making optimum use of them to generate sustainable livelihood. He gave priority to improving the progeny of non-descript cows owned by most of these families as a liability…

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