NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 75

Summary No-29
Profile of the Student:
Name: Piyali Banerji
Degree Programme: MBA (HRM)
University/Institute: Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business, Kolkata
Profile of the Mentor:
Name: M.N.Rao
Designation: DGM
Department: FSDD / FSPD / NABCONS
Name of Regional Office: West Bengal (Kolkata)
Objectives of the study:
1.) To develop case studies based on technical aspects of the Watershed projects of Burdwan and
Bankura districts and the psychological/ socio-economic aspects of farmers based in those areas.
2.) To study the impact of the Watershed project on the environment in that region.
3.) To determine the impact the Watershed projects on the livelihood of the farmers.
4.) To check the effectiveness of the trainings imparted to the farmers on the interventions.
5.) To bring out the gap between the expectations and satisfaction of the villagers if any with regard to
the Watershed projects.
Research Methodology:
The study was carried out during the pre-sowing period of paddy in the month of June in the Bankura
and Burdwan districts of West Bengal. A combination of purposive and systematic random sampling
was employed. The districts were purposively selected for the descriptive study as it falls in the Red
Laterite zone of the state which enjoys rain-fed agriculture and gets disrupted due to delayed rainfall.
This makes the region ideally suitable for sustainable and judicious use of land and water, thus the need
for developing watershed regions. Questionnaire was used as a tool to collect data from the respondents
for the purpose of field study. The data were collected with the help of structured interview developed
for this purpose from the respondents through personal interview as well as focus group discussions.
It is indispensable to be mentioned that unstructured probing of questions has helped to reveal many
interesting facts which would have otherwise not come to light.
Sample Size:
15 villages covering 150 farmers. Salanpur Block of Burdwan district, Borabhuyin, Ramdih, Basketia,
Majladih, Denduya and Dhanguri mouza, in the Ranibandh area of Bankura Khejuria, Makhnu, Katiaam
and Gadra mouzas and in the Chhatna area of Bankura Chhachhanpur, Beriathol and Jamthol mouzas
were selected for the study.
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