Jalpaiguri Vivekananda Education Society (JVES) , was established in the year 2002 by past Chairman, Sri. Dipak Ranjan Sen, for providing education to the under-priviledge and to develop a Sustainable society in the State of West Bengal, HQ at Siliguri. The Society having its Registration Number S/1L/9336 of 2002-2003 under WB Societies Registration Act, 1961 focussed its activities in the tribal people of the tea growing belt who are vulnerable and devoid of education and food security.
Presently, the Society under the Chairman Smt. Sunanda Sen and Secretary, Sri. Ranjan Daipaayan Sen are working primarily in Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming, and working with the scientific community to cushion the adverse climatic stresses affecting the marginalised population in the target region. Simultaneously, the Organisation is working as a Regional Council for PGS Organic Certification having scope for all over India but primarily working in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. Other than this the Society is actively involved in providing Agriculture & allied sector Skill Training under PBSSD, Dept. of Technical Education, Training & Skill Devt., under Govt. of West Bengal. The Society also have its Soil Testing laboratory located at Sevoke Road, Silguri which is under PPP mode with the Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of West Bengal and is involved in WB Soil Health Card project.
1. Need Assessment study on overall development of the tribal population and marginal farmers for the region of North Bengal.
2. Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the villages of North Bengal with establishment of Internal Control System and its Training and Development.
3. Farmer Counseling Centers for soil conservation and need for saving traditional varieties of crops and fruit plants and introducing improved varieties of crops and fruit plants, training on inter cropping and agronomy practices, crop rotation etc.
4. Bio Village in the District of Jalpaiguri & Darjeeling (Service Provider Scheme under Jt. Director Agriculture (PP&QC), Govt. of W.B
5. Commercial Seed Trial for Submergent variety of paddy (Chirang Sub -1) in collaboration with Centre for Scientific Studies, Kolkata and IRRI in Stresses areas of North Bengal covering 100 Hectares of land.
6. Introduction of Double Transplanting technology for Boro Paddy and Potato cultivation for improving livelihood of small and marginal farmers in North Bengal covering over 5000 farmer families till date.
7. Establishment of Mobile Soil Testing Lab under the National Project on Soil Health & Fertility Grant Scheme under PPP mode and actively involved for WB Soil Health Card Project as analytical laboratory support for two districts of North Bengal.
8. Developing Industry and Farmer Interaction platforms. Organizing Food Processing Industry Cluster in Siliguri and Guwahati in coordination with National Productivity Council and Micro Small Medium enterprise, Govt. of India
9. In coordination with several Food Processing Industry JVES also organizes backward integration services with buy-back arrangement for the farmers. Presently JVES is working for Oilseeds linkages programme wherein over 1000 bighas of land is being cultivated for Sesame in 4 districts of West Bengal.
10. Worked with HIV+ Patients for a study on effect of Chemical free foods on their health & organizing chemical free Kitchen Gardens in villages.
11. Regional Council for PGS Organic Certification recognized by NCOF, under DAC&FW and conducting PKVY project in the State of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh covering over 37500 farmers.
12. Nodal Agency for implementation of Swach Bharat Mission for promotion of Waste Decomposer for conversion of agriculture waste for Plant Nutritional Support in the State of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
Activities under last 3 years:
1. Promoting Organic Agriculture in the villages of North Bengal with Internal Control System training and Development.
2.Farmer Counselling Centers for Soil Conservation and need for saving traditional varieties of crops, training on intercropping and agronomy practices, crop rotation, etc.
Soil Testing and Microbial analysis facility for the marginal farmers.
Pulse plantation and awareness campaigns for addressing nutritional deficiency in rural areas.
Training and Development to farmers living in Border areas for switching to agriculture from other anti social activities.
Name & Designation of authorized representative:
Mrs. Sunanda Sen (Chairperson)
Sri. Ranjan Daipaayan Sen (Secretary)
Mrs.Rajni Sen Chatterjee (Treasurer)
Pipeline Projects (In process):
WB-Soil Health Card Project for North Bengal Districts.
REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR ALL INDIA - PGS Organic Certification under PKVY Scheme of Central Govt. (Nodal Body for PGS Organic Certification in West Bengal & Uttar Pradesh)
Skill Development projects for Agriculture & Allied Sector, Plantation Industry, Domestic Workers etc. under PBSSD, Dept. of Dept. of Technical Education, Training & Skill Development
1. To promote agro - ecological agriculture through sustainable development (social, economic and ecological).
2. To provides Soil Health Card (SHC) to the farmers through soil testing in our Soil Testing Laboratory for maintaining the transparency throughout the process.
3. To teach the farmers and rural youths vocational courses through various skill development programmes for their active participation in agriculture and allied activities.
4. To conduct and facilitate the PGS (Participatory Guarantee Systems) - Certification system to certify the organic produce and to create a linkage between farmers and market.
5. Our mission will also help to create a value chain for distributing the organic farm products.
1. To envisage the sustainable and secure food system that assures the health of humans and environment.
2. To promote organic farming throughout the state and country globally.
3. To provide training to the farmers and rural youths for their skill development for income generations.
4. To establish ecologically and economically sustainable models of agriculture and allied activities that helps the farmers to organize themselves for better standard of living and to improve their livelihoods.
1. To strengthen the farming practices and strategies through institutional capacity development, scientific innovations, market - driven approach, public policies and programmes, outreach and communication, efficient coordination and networking.
2. A holistic approach and ecologically aligned technical interventions, internalized inputs for production, collective marketing.
3.Promote farmer-owned, well governed, well managed, profitable & equitable institutions.
4. Creating market access through value addition
5. Producing of diverse and safe foods; making farmers the first point of safe food consumption, etc.
( Mrs. Sunanda Sen )
( Sri. Ranjan Daipaayan Sen )