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Shriram Krishi Vikas Programme (SKVP)
Shriram Fertilisers & Chemicals, a Unit of DCM Shriram, has a strong customer orientation and is a farmer friendly company. Our such commitment is reflected in our vision statement” To be the most trusted household name in the farming community”. Accordingly, from time to time we devise various rural development programmes and CSR activities in the service of the farming community. In 1969, with the urea production going to stream, company pioneered an exclusive and independent division devoted to transfer of farm technology in the service of farmers, named as “Shriram Khad Programme (SKP)”. The programme remained in fruitful operation till 1990. Thereafter a wholesome programme of rural development called "Shriram Krishi Vikas Programme (SKVP)" was introduced in 1996. Some of the salient features of SKVP are highlighted hereunder.

Shriram Krishi Vikas Programme (SKVP): SKVP is a long term integrated rural development programme which is multi-disciplinary involving various-agencies (for imparting first hand and need based technical knowledge to the farmers) and by adopting a cluster of villages. The programme is exclusively manned, managed and funded by DCM Shriram, yet it is deemed as a Public Private Partnership model to the extent that experts from different organizations are involved in the programme to impart need based and practical guidance to the farmers under the umbrella of Shriram, wherever need is felt.

Under SKVP, following need based activities are undertaken on a regular basis:
    (a) Agricultural Activities:
  • Field demonstrations for the transfer of latest farm technology
  • Seed treatment
  • Crop seminars
  • Farmer meetings
  • Field days
  • Crop shows
  • Soil and water testing
  • Compost making and its use
  • Post harvest management of produce
  • Development and distribution of need based crop and product handbills
  • Prepare and show educational video films on crop and cropping practices
    (b) Training Programmes:
  • Vocational training programme for ladies on sewing, food preservation etc.
  • Farmers training programme on farm diversification for supplemental income and better resource utilisation
  • Visit of farmers to agriculture university or research centres for first hand information on latest agricultural developments and new products such as seeds and farm implements etc.
    (c) Health and Hygiene Activities:
  • Human health camps
  • Veterinary camps
  • Blood group testing
  • Drinking water facility in the form of water tanks or hand pumps Many village schools or public places like panchyat ghar etc. do not have adequate drinking water facility. So, wherever possible we arrange drinking water facility in adopted villages, at our cost.
    (d) Education Support in Adopted Villages:
  • We award merit scholarships along with school bag kit ,to girl students in all the centres
  • Organise agri-classes for the senior students of village schools.
(e) Sports Activities:
To divert the mind of village youth from wasteful activities like gossips, playing of cards etc., to healthy sports events we encourage sport activities in the adopted villages. Thus we also organise need based sport tournaments.
(f) Educational Video Films:
Based on improved package of cultivation practices of important crops, we have developed several video films on crop cultivation/ farming practices. The film shows are organized through company’s audio visual vans and other programmes, for the education and awareness of farmers.

Some of our educational video films can be downloaded from here
(g) Development and Distribution of Need Based Crop and Product Handbills:
Information on farm technology, is one of the seven essential agri-inputs, and holds the key for improving farm productivity and production. We develop and distribute lot of need based and location specific farm literature, as a tool of last mile delivery of technology.

The handbills/brochures for some of our products can be downloaded from here