7 How UPBSN work on women to make them independent?
Women are empowered by organizing about  36,000 women into Self Help Groups.
Members of WSHGs have an accumulated average saving of Rs. 729/-. Earlier they had almost nil saving of their own.
About 32 percent of the member women  engaged in income generating activities are directly contributing to their household incomes.
8 How it helps to increase natural resource management?
  UPBSN help to increase natural resource management through
Visible impact on reduction in water logged area through rehabilitation of main drains within the catchment area of 400,000 ha.
Shallow tubewells made operational in project area helped in declining ground water table.
No contamination of groundwater observed.
Improvement in bio-diversity recorded
9 How sodic e-chaupal help farmers ?
UPBSN has established sodic e-choupal by providing computers with internet, printer and UPS etc facilities at its Farmer Field School (FFS). The e-choupal are providing information related to agriculture services, education, health and are thus helping in transformation of rural development services by the use of information and communication technology (ICT) at the village level.
Which concluded that farmers using sodic e-choupal make significantly better decisions on various aspects related to farming activities viz, (i) soil testing, (ii) balanced plant nutrient management and (iii) minimization of cost of production.
10 What is e- Bhumitra ?
A Bi-monthly magazine is being published by the organization for providing to project beneficiaries in all districts up to the village level since 1995. The magazine in Hindi language is now digitized and all the issues since 1995 are available on the website for wide publicity and circulation.
11 What sorts of aids and assistance are provided by world bank to upbsn?
Before start of Sodic project in year 1990 in Uttar Pradesh, about 6.4 million ha land was estimated to be wasteland out of which 1.15 million ha was sodic land. To address the problem the Government of U.P. with the financial assistance from The World Bank brought an aura of hope for agricultural development for poverty-ridden rural masses, which was addressed through Sodic Land Reclamation Project implemented by UPBSN a UP Government undertaking. This
project got underway in 1993 and completed in March 2001. More than 68400 ha of sodic land of 1003 villages in 10 districts of the state was reclaimed benefiting 155892 families out of which 94% were marginal (having less than I ha land) and Small farmers (less than 2 ha land). An annual incremental production of wheat and paddy from reclaimed land is estimated at 3.10 million tonnes per annum worth Rs 180 million
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