15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities… 15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities… 15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities… 15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities…
15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities…
Brand Ambassador of
Department of Fisheries,
Govt. of Assam, India.
15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities…
Brand Ambassador of
Department of Fisheries,
Govt. of Assam, India.
15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities…
Brand Ambassador of
Department of Fisheries,
Govt. of Assam, India.
15 years of service Opening avenues to opportunities…
Brand Ambassador of
Department of Fisheries,
Govt. of Assam, India.

About Us

The journey so far…

It was a time to create opportunities when there appeared to be none. Seven unemployed youths of Bogibari, a village in Dimoria Block of Kamrup (Metro) District, were having a difficult time to find any secure livelihood with financial stability. They tried desperately to identify a business model involving. Then in 2007, the group decided on a different path. The youths decided to make use of their surrounding low lying areas to be developed into fish ponds. With some hope, they visited NABARD’s regional office at Guwahati seeking their guidance in the form of technical and financial support. On the advice of NABARD officials, the seven young men formed an NGO named Kalong Kapili. 

15Years of Service

What We Do?

Activities

Kalong-Kapili has expanded its activities into new spheres.

Apart from integrated fish farming, we have helped families in raising plantations, horticulture, securing agricultural credit, capacity building, health awareness, and in developing market linkages. 

We have taken up programmes to enhance skill building opportunities, promote organic farming, value addition to farmer’s produce and climate change adaptation.

Kamrup Metro

Nestled atop the line of hills on the Assam Meghalaya border, 14 tribal villages that come under the Nartap gaon panchayat at Dimoria Block, Kamrup metro...

Dima Hasao

Training programme for composite and integrated fish farming, pig farming, Organic farming for pineapple. Organised health camp, capacity building...

Nagaon

Borbeel an area in Nagaon district adjacent to Karbi Anglong has been out of the reach of development due to its remoteness and its socio-economic backwardness...

Hojai

Training programme for composite and integrated fish farming, pig farming, Organic farming for turmeric. Organised health camp, capacity building...

Karbi Anglong

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana have been introduced among the farmers...

Morigaon

Promotion of SHGs. Training on pig, goat, poultry, duck farming. Organic farming for Banana. Piggery cluster developed through pig development...

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Get to know our farmers and experience their happiness that flows spontaneously with every new change that promises to take care of their community and their basic needs.

By extending a helping hand, you become the harbinger of a green world, and ensure a solid foundation to our efforts to enrich rural life, bring smiles to more farmers, and boost sustainable livelihood methods that ensures a breathing space for nature and man. 

You can always be a part of our journey. 

For more info, write to us at support@kalongkapili.org

Our Extended Area of Service

We have developed an Integrated Aquaculture Centre (IAC) at Bagibari village where we have our Head Office under Kamrup Metro District of Assam. The features of the centre are 1. Innovative fisheries programme With Database integration, 2. Training of farmers with hostel facilities for Integrated Aquaculture. 3. Laboratory and Internet facilities for fish farmers. 4. Issues related to fish pond health card. 5.  Conceptualization of Aqua tourism.

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In environmental terms it had deeper implications. The ground water was getting recharged due to the creation of large ponds. 

Knowledge, Experience and Empathy

Our

Expertise

Explore, create and sustain livelihood opportunities through scientific pisciculture, agriculture and allied activities, climate change adaptation, along with skill building.

Pisciculture
85%
Agriculture and Allied Activities
70%
Climate change adaptation
80%
Skill building
95%

Our

Success Stories

  • Since 2015, life smiled on this couple as the wheel of fortune changed. Prior to that, Jonison Boro was struggling to meet the basic needs of his family comprising his wife Jonaki Boro and three sons. His wages as a labour at a coal mine in Meghalaya was not sufficient to ensure the minimum living standards. But after getting involved with Kalong-Kapili, there has been no looking back for him. Armed with the requisite training, confidence and support, he took to Assam Lemon, Turmeric and Areca nut cultivation along with fish and pig farming. Now, he is earning around 3.5 lakh per annum, has a comfortable house and his kids are going to a good school.

    Jonison Boro, Jonaki Boro

    Nagaon Borbeel Cluster
  • When life assailed her with a slew of challenges, it was for Kalong-Kapili to show a way out to her to overcome those hurdles, some of which were really tragic and agonizing. She lost her husband when she was carrying her daughter, and this would have crushed her mentally and emotionally for life. But that did not happen as she was shown a way to forget her sorrows and concentrate on building a future for her daughter. She became a beneficiary of Kalong-Kapili in 2008 and availed training and credit linkage. Now she is a successful fish farmer. She could give a good education to her daughter who is married and settled.

    Sabita Talukdar

    Fish farmer, Bogibari
  • He is now a role model for rural youths. He has ushered a kind of revolution in Dimoria area with pig farming. But this has been possible only after 2010 when he became involved with Kalong-Kapili. Earlier, he was running from pillar to post to get a loan to start a pig farm, but had failed. Kalong-Kapili supported him with credit linkage of Rs 50,000 under a pig development scheme in Kamrup (Metro). Now, he is the owner of a flourishing pig farm and is supplying quality piglets to six districts in Assam.

    Gajen Boro

    Pig farming
  • With requisite technical guidance from Kalong-kapili, she has been able to convert her land measuring around 8-bighas into a flourishing Integrated Fish Farming zone. With finances improving, she could fulfill the aspirations of all her family members, ensuring that they could experience ‘luxury’ that can be attained through higher income. For Nilima and her family, hygienic sanitation and potable water throughout the year was kind of a luxury and a far-fetched wish. But this impossible dream became a reality with integrated fish farming. A good house now shelters her family, her dreams and her hopes.

    Nilima Swargiyari,

    Samaguri, Borbeel cluster, Nagaon
  • A waiter turned fish farmer, Ranjit Rabha has proved to be one of the best students of Kalong-Kapili by learning the trade to such an extent that today he is invited as a resource person to nearby areas. His 10-bigha plot of land has been developed into an Integrated Fish Farming space. Ranjit’s living standard has improved as his income has increased, and he is the proud owner of a motor bike, the first one in his remote area. He has even built a comfortable house and has opened a hardware store. With his hard work and dedication for learning, Ranjit has been able to climb the social ladder and is now playing a leadership role in the community.

    Ranjit Rabha

    Borbeel cluster, Nagaon
  • Life was full of struggles for this mother of three children. But when Kalong-Kapili introduced her village to various livelihood options including inter-cropping, rubber cultivation, horticulture etc., things changed.
    Under the technical guidance and support of the NGO, she undertook rubber cultivation in her plot of land measuring around 7-bighas. This initiative has made her a successful rubber cultivator. She has been able to send all her three children to good schools with residential facilities.
    She and her husband have been able to build a new dwelling with proper hygienic sanitation. They now also have access to potable water throughout the year.

    Binita Ramdey

    Rubber Cultivator, Marlap village, Dimoria Block

Frequently Asked Questions

In a pond of such size 8000 pieces of Indian Major Carp can be introduced and reared.

There may be three layers — bottom, middle and upper. The bottom layer can have common carp, mirika and Bata. The middle layer can have rohu and grass carp. Catla and silver carp can be raised in the upper layer.
The layer wise ratio is 40:30:30. or 30:40:30

A depth of 4 to 5 feet helps in proper growth of fish. In that depth, the suns rays can reach the lower parts and that assists in the generation of natural fish food like zoo plankton.

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