GHARABADI (Home Yard Nutrition Garden)- CSR Projects India

Last Updated:  06/08/2019


Project Pitch By: Indo Global Social Service Society


Proposed Project Title

GHARABADI (Home Yard Nutrition Garden)


Thematic Area

Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care, sanitation & safe drinking water

Sub Thematic Area

Hunger & Malnutrition

Project Synopsis

The reports of widespread malnutrition hold true for many villages across the country. Small and marginal farming households (who own and cultivate in less than two hectares of land) and landless farmhands are the worst affected. GHARABADI (Home Yard Nutrition Garden) is primarily intended for continuous supply of fresh vegetables for such households. A number of vegetables are grown in available land for getting a variety of vegetables. Family members do most of works. Area of garden, lay out, crops selected etc. depend on availability and nature of land. In rural area, land will not be a limiting factor and scientifically laid out garden can be established. This will not only reduce the dependence of such families on market to purchase food during off season, it will also lead to increase financial liquidity by selling surplus production.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location

Key Project Partners
Government,NGOs,Gram Panchayat

Project Status
Already Implemented-Replicable


Beneficiary Type (Primary): Women
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Children
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 25 - 100 Families
Status of Baseline Survey: Yet To Be Done

Proposed Project Description

Food security and nutritional diversity is one of the key areas that a developing country should address. With varying local opportunities and challenges, the kitchen garden forms a panacea that can address food insecurity and bring in self reliance, sovereignty and dignity. Households have labour power– the physical ability of household members to generate income (Christopher, 2006). When this labour power is used in the Kitchen garden it has the ability to improve food security and nutritional diversity of the household. Even with the dwindling land resource small areas around the house as small as ten square meters can make the difference in the lives of many.


Keeping this in mind a comprehensive Gharabari (home yard) nutritious garden concept developed. In this model maximum use of 5 decimal home land proposed for fruits and vegetable cultivation throughout the year. In 5 decimal of land four types of fruits plants, two types of tuber crops, two types of creepers, 10 types of vegetable round the year can be cultivated. Along with this 10 banarj chicks for livestock rearing, one vermin pit for organic compost and bio manure, one drip irrigation, small rain water harvesting cum recharge pit for irrigation to the plants and seed storage kit for traditional seed conservation proposed.    


Salient Features

  1. Round the year nutritional security for small land holding farming families with prospects of additional income
  2. Seed production and conservation – savings in input costs
  3. Women empowerment

About Indo Global Social Service Society

IGSSS is a non-profit development organization, established in 1961 to support development programmes across India, especially to empower the vulnerable communities and grassroots community based organizations.

We are accredited by Credibility Alliance, Give2Asia, GlobalGiving, NGO Darpan (NITI Aayog) and BSE Sammaan.

Our subject matter experts come with hard core experience of designing, monitoring, evaluating and implementing impactful programmes using innovative community mobilization techniques. Real needs of communities and sustainability are the core of our programme design. We have robust systems and processes in place ensuring timely delivery in accordance with stringent compliance requirements. We have experience in piloting and scaling up programmes.



IGSSS brings more than 5 decades of on ground work experience across diverse thematic areas of Sustainable Livelihoods, Urban Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, Youth Development and Gender Equity. Our value for money approach and focus on sustainability offer win-win proposition to our corporate partners.




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