NBJK-Khunti has promoted SHG office bearers to sustainable agriculture with support of Axis Bank Foundation, Mumbai. This picked 75 leading members of 15 SHGs in 10 villages and provides them a comprehensive, regular training on agriculture from December’14. The objective is to train all groups ultimately with help of their members who are getting on farm training including water mapping, irrigation and pest control also. In another initiative of Ensuring Food Security & Livelihood with support of Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, 22 households of Ulidih village under Barudih panchayat are facilitated to develop an upland patch of 7 acres for watermelon farming. They checked water from a local watercourse flowing near the experimental land to grow this unusual crop for villages of Khunti. Recently, the same target group has shown their performance in community tomato farming with a cumulative net profit of Rs. 2 lacs 36 thousand. This experience has motivated the group to switch over to a new range of agro product that was never produced here commercially. These farmers have received pump sets and other relevant inputs for watermelon farming. These are the new trends followed by tribal farmers for resource making and sustainable livelihood they need for self-reliance.