Capacity Building on Rural Agri Allied Livelihood Programs

training program
Development of technologies to control & utilize ‘Weeds’ for employment generation

The weeds have spread in every agro-climatic zone of India. They have more density in mountain areas where deforestation and fellow land are abundantly occurring. Since their spread is so menaced that it has caused a threat to local socio-ecology, its control is seriously necessitated. Any intervention in Lantana and Eupatorium will be applicable everywhere especially when the application is community-oriented. 

 Weeds are more dense in mountain areas where deforestation and fellow land are abundantly occurring. Since their spread is so menaced that it has caused a threat to local socio-ecology, its control is seriously necessitated.

Any intervention in Lantana and Eupatorium will be applicable everywhere especially when the application is community-oriented. Their utility is important particularly for two reasons, firstly growing menace of Lantana, and  Eupatorium; secondly this also provides employment  opportunities for tirbal community.

  • To review the status of Weeds (Lantana Camara and Eupatorium) in Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Assam.
  • Development and standardization of technology packages for the utilization of weed (Lantana and Eupatorium).

The training program was successful and 300 women from Sonitpur and Kamrup district of Assam attended the training and were taught to make handicrafts using weeds.

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