Friday, December 18, 2009
Women and Dalit Empowerment Programme
Successful achievements of our programme intervention.
Platforms developed as An Empowered Community Based Organisation for raising the poor community issues:
- Dalit Jagruk Samiti (DJS)
- Self Help Group and Women Pressure Group
- Ekal Naari Shakti Sangathan
- Kishori Manch
- Thar Jagruk Nagrik Manch
- Balika Shikshan Shivir
- Livelihood Programme
- Beri Construction for safe drinking water
- Services given through Resource Centre, Chohatan
- Capacity building of the project staff and members of the Dalit Jagruk samiti and establishment of board and policy.
- Co-ordination between Block Level Government officials
- Advocacy on different issues at District and State level
Ø Public Distribution System
Ø Gram Seva Sahkari Samiti
Ø BPL Process and Monitoring
Ø Gender Based Voilence
Empowerment of the people both in political and material terms has taken place.
· Participation of the Dalit community in the Gram Panchayat ensured.
· Linkages with government scheme.
· Women are now empowered to participate in the panchayat and free to speak their problem, rights, government schemes, employment etc
· They can identify the problem of the community or individual.
· Now they know about how to prioritize the issue.
· They take action through Resource centre or through their own group.
· They are working as pressure group.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Proposal for Drought Relief in Western Rajasthan
Short Term Intervention
Distribution of grains (Bajra) in the community on subsidised rate.
Grains (Bajra) are not available in the villages and it is available on high prices , so, the poor community could not be able to purchase. The growth of bajra in the field are also very poor. We can provide them grains like bajra on subsidised rates.
Distribution of livelihood kit to the widows, orphans, disabled, single women at free of cost.
We can provide a kit of raw materials for daily food preparation to widow women, disabled, destitute, single women.
Fodder supply in the villages for cattle (Goat, Sheep, Cow, Camel)
As you can understand about the high price of the fodder and availability of fodder are nil in the village even in the block. Government have no facility for the goat and sheeps. So, there is a need to supply fodder for the cattle from Ahmadabad, MP state.
Water supply in the villages
There is no optimal water supply in the desert areas so we can supply water by tankers to the village at least twice in a week to our intervention areas.
Health check up camps for cattle and community
As you know from our concept note, the cows and goats became died due to drought so, there is need to take care of cattle in our coverage areas by periodical health check- up camps for cattle.
The community members are also not taking daily bath and daily nutritional diet by the women and children. Possibility of RTI/STD and unhygienic condition may cause seasonal diseases like malaria, cold, cough, diarrhoea, typhoid etc. So, we can organize health checkups camp once in a month for the community members.
Construction of Tanka/ Tankli
Tanka is a storage facility for water and it’s for public /community and tankli is a personal house water storage system. In the community there is no optimal facility for that, so we can do for the poor people (dalits,/BPL/widow/ single women/disabled/SC/ST)
Long Term Intervention
Agriculture support – Distribution of seeds, cash support for sawing in the field and preparation of field for cultivation, Kana Bandi (protect water stability in the soil for fertility)
The villagers are having their own land but it is arid so, they need to make their land fertile through stabilization of water by med bandi or kanabandi , they need seeds on subsidised rates or may be at free of cost, cash support for sawing seed in the field.
Rural Extension -Technology transfer for production of Ber, amla throgh horticulture and Kumbhat and Khejri through agronomy
We can support them to protect environment by care of local trees like ber, amla, kumbhat, khejari. We can do the technology transfer through KVK (Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Datta) by doing horticulture and agronomy.
Fodder bank,Grain Bank, Seed bank
In our intervention areas we are working with strong CBOs. Establishment of Fodder Bank, grain bank and seed bank can make community easier to get fodder, grains, seeds on nominal rates at local level and for the effective implementation it can be run by the help of CBOs
Construction of agor (water catchment during rains) and beri
To get the permanent source of water we can support them to construct agor (system for water catchment during rains) and beri construction according to the geographical situation
Policy reform for the widow women, dalits, SC/ST, disabled etc, reforms in welfare schemes.
Integration of women in handicraft as income generation programme.
Around 90% women are involved in local handicraft on traditional basis not in commercial, so we can develop as strong entrepreneurship.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A Sure Report
We are proposing a comprehensive multi-faceted and timed approach to this situation that will involve the resources of many organizations and people. We hope that you can be a part of the solution as we move to help those in need and convince the government to do the right thing the attached study can make some visualization to make felt need planning in the rural areas for the long term objectives.
- 12 Tube Wells
- 5 Public tankas
- 1 Personal house tankli
- 60 cows and 150 goats died due to lack of water and fodder.
- The poor growth of bajra crop in the field
- Non availability of drinking water in the village and it is 2-3 km far from village to get water.
- The price of the fodder became so high and the rates are gwar Rs10- Rs12 instead of Rs5-7 per Kg
- Reduced to eat variety of food and vegetables but they are eating with red chilly, salt onion.
- Started to prepare bajra flour at home on daily basis.
- It all happens due to the higher price of the eating materials and their processing.
- 12 govt tube wells are available in the village through which they are supplying water to the other villages but today only one tube well is working which is also supplies water to the near by villages. Which this looks as like a mismanagement of water resource of the government to the locals.
- villagers have not been getting water from last 15 days (except for the women having to walk 2-3 kilometres in the hot sun)
- Water Tankas are empty, cattle drinking troughs are also empty.
- Villagers are forced to purchase fodder at higher prices.
- Villagers have demanded fodder from government for their livestock but their is no provision for goat fodder.
- The government is only providing dry fodders, khejari leaves, dry local plants.
- Handicraft is one of the sources of income for women in the village but they are receiving fewer wages for their work as the local economy changes into survival mode.
- Villagers are not getting benefits of NREGA scheme; it has been stopped for the last two months.
- Open defecation
- Children and women are not getting optimal food, vegetables and water.
- Malaria cases found in the area.
- Diarrhoea cases found in the area.
- Lack of purification or chlorination of drinking water.
- Hygiene is severely reduced such as bathing only every third day..
- Of course, the villagers understand some aspects about global warming.
- During the interview process they expressed their idea about global warming like increase in temp on Earth due to deforestation, misuse of water, personal tube wells in the urban houses, dry berries or “Bawari”.
- Reducing misuse of water such as by cleaning utensils by sand.
- Availability of water tankas and tankli in each house can save water for at least 2 to 3 days per family.
- Use of
(vessel with stick) at home can protect water form the germ infection and can be durable for more days. Dandi Lota
- Recharging of ponds through peoples participation like scientifically recharging of water during the rains and the digging of old dry pond through peoples participation.
- Establishment of fodder bank at village level.
- Monitoring of public water supply system.
- Chlorination of water in tankli.
- Efforts to recharge pond through people’s participation and through NREGA scheme.
- Construction of public sitting facility (shed) through NREGA instead of digging land for the fencing purpose of the field.
- Construction of personal house through NREGA from which the single, disabled, BPL families etc will get proper shelter in the desert area.
- Distribution of cereals, grains, flour, etc instead of wage under NREGA scheme.
- Handicraft work should be included in NREGA work especially for the women those who are involved in handicraft.
- Construction of latrines in the village through NREGA.
 United Nations Development Programme