Other Activities

SJSM has developed many cooperative societies, whichis the most powerful model of organization and development as it encourages the ownership of the programme by the stake holders. This helps to start many income generation programmes through the cooperative societies. Since 1980, SJSM has formed more than 50 various type of cooperative societies, which are now functioning independently. This section will provide information on such programmes.


  • Diploma in Agriculture Polytechnic


  • 192 students per year


  • Mahatma Phule Agri. Univ, Rahuri

A. Women empowerment

  • 1) Self help Groups (economic and entrepreneurship development) 2) Co-operatives and federations 3) Gender sensitization 4) Livelihood 5) Health

B. Health

  • 1) Sustainable Health practices through traditional system of Ayurveda 2) Reproductive and Child health (RCH) 3) Water and sanitation

C. Education

  • Mah1) Primary education 2) Technical education (Agri. Technical School, affiliated Polytechnique) 3) Vocational trainingsatma Phule Agri. Univ, Rahuri

D. Disaster management

  • 1) Disaster risk reduction 2) Disaster management

E. Social issues

  • 1) Child marriage 2) Superstitions 3)Caste based inequalities


  • 1) Credit co-operatives

G.Natural resource management

  • 1) Plantation 2) Integrated Water shade development

H. Human rights

  • 1) Education, shelter, Public distribution system (Ration), health, cast certificate, voting cards, ration cards and PRIs

I.R & D Work within the project activities

  • 1) Low cost Hatchery 2) Revitalization of Water Resources 3) Mobile ration shop 4) R & D in medicinal plant sector 5) R & D in NRM

J. Livelihood

  • 1) Live stock development (Dairy, Goat raring, household poultry) 2) Inland Fishing – (Spawn production and raring, ornamental fish, prawn raring) 3) Organic and sustainable Agriculture 4) Crafts and furniture 5) Medicinal plants processing, conservation and propagation 6) Fruit and food processing