Adopting best technology and practices with regard to seeds, breeds, pest and disease control, preservation and processing post-harvest, in order to increase farm productivity and revenue and decrease input cost. We collaborate with premier research institutes like Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Central Food Technology & Research Institute, Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research and various universities. The core idea is to enable farmers in the difficult geographies access affordable technologies for crop cultivation, food-processing, packaging and value-addition.
Using right technology, which helps farmers realise higher incomes from their farms and farm output, is one of the most crucial component of rural development. SRIJAN has worked on various production technologies and used to enhance quality of production in dairy, agriculture, forest produce, food processing, horticulture and natural resource management. Numerous institutions bring about technologies for the benefit of farmers, but these hardly reach to the intended farmers due mainly to the lack of extension outreach to the farmers and support for using the technology. Small marginal farmers have two-fold problems- one is about the technology and other is about using the technology. SRIJAN demonstrates the most farmer friendly technology in the villages and then trains farmers to use that. Dairy technology was one of the first when milk testing, chilling, packaging was done in Rajasthan. Fruit processing and aseptic processing of custard apple pulp is a flagship technology SRIJAN promotes in tribal pockets of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana.
Recently, an organization called ‘Srijan Foundation’ (SF), Jharkhand has been in the news for violation of FCRA norms .
For those who are wondering whether there is any connection between that organization and our organization Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (referred to as SRIJAN), we clarify that SRIJAN is in no way connected to or associated with Srijan Foundation, Jharkhand .
We have no field presence either in Jharkhand or Bihar .