Shelter & Accommodation under Resettlement.

Shelter & Accommodation under Resettlement.
Safe accommodation is a pre-requisite of the families to be resettled. In line with the situation prevailed in 2014 planning of resettlement in the Northern districts initiated by SL Government. Since the demand for housing was high the Indian Government came forward to assist SL. Yet the number of families to be support was limited for 50,000, but the requirement was for 339,000 families. In this context, several leading agencies took part with Government to put up temporary as well as permanent shelters. RAHAMA being one of the supporting agencies got efficacious response from the donors and started construction of shelters in the locations assigned by the district authorities. Read More

Export Trade Programmer
Turmeric is one of the multi-use products which has many valuable possessions and uses such as  in food, textile, medicine and cosmetic industries.  The positive Chemical composition of Turmeric cultivated in Sri Lanka  is assessed to be in higher quality  due to the contextual attributes of the soil in particular in the Northern districts.  RAHAMA in collaboration with the Dpt. of Agriculture designed a pilot project to assist few farmers to cultivate  Turmeric in Jaffna District also having negotiated with a company in South India to export the processed stocks of Turmeric. Read More

The union is slowly limping back to normalcy , but without this stores we wouldn’t have restored the market because without the stores facility we cannot procure the seasonal supply , which means the production will end up in the hands of the middlemen who will pay less price to the farmers for the paddy.

Rebuilding the Rural farm Economy: Storage and Marketing

Currently the stores were built with the assistance of RAHAMA and the farmers union. It can accommodate some 450,000 kilos of paddy which the farmers can have at 4/00 Rs per kilo more than the prevailing price in the local market. He further claims that the union which has now started a mill has produced more 1,600,000 kilos of rice so far to the national market. The project is a joint venture initiated by the Government Agent, RAHAMA with FORUT funds, and cooperation of the farmers union. The challenges for the union are to reduce the loans of its members who have obtained various kinds of loans for the production of paddy due to resource constrains. The union feels if the micro finance scheme is developed the business could be further enhanced and production demand could be high. Moreover it is also an important issue to develop the irrigation facilities to ensure the supply of water for better production.Read More