ACF is operating in two locations in West Bengal – Sankrail and Farakka, with different set of challenges and issues.
Sankrail is an industrial block with nearly 130 heavy industries. The landholding is small and fragmented and the area under agriculture has been decreasing over the years owing to increase in population.
Farakka is situated just beside of Ganges Basin and agro climatic zone of Gangetic Alluvial Zone. The average rainfall of area is approx. 1476mm but agriculture is still on subsistence level and farmers were following general and age-old practices.
In both locations, women lack decision making power and face socioeconomic mobility.