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  Project Name


Demonstration Farm for sustainable development ...



GC (Gana Chetana)



livelihood generation







  Budget Approved


$ 2800


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  

  Chapter Coordinators


Anitha Sampath
Shailja Pathania












Target Group
The Tribal and Backward communities living in 20 villages of Tentalapasi, Hunda and Baragarh Gram Panchayats of Harichandanpur and Banspal Blocks in
Keonjhar district are the target group of this programme.

The project covered 20 villages of Harichandanpur and Banspal Blocks in Keonjhar district.These villages are mostly inhabited by Juanga, Bhuyan, Bathudi, Kisan, Munda tribal groups.
Almost all the villages came under the hilly area and forest coverage. The juang villages located under groves in hill slops and where a perennial stream flows. The people are addicted to country liquor that is prepared with fertilizer applications and harmful for tribal health. The main source of income of the
people comes from forest products, shifting cultivation, daily wages and agricultural activities. Their little income does not meet their basic requirement. 100% population being under poverty line and people do not get
full employment at the locality. So few people are migrating to the nearby towns during off- season and back when monsoon returns. The women are
engaged in collection of green forest fruits, roots, leaves and mushroom during the concern season that they use as their food. So the majority
children of such population become the victim of diseases like malnutrition, jaundice, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea etc. Even the first - aid medicines sometime they are deprived off.





There are many more listed in the project proposal and the interim reports. We are in the process of finding more details. But here are some achievements. 1994 •Tribal Cultural Festival • Parents Motivation, Training to VEC members for Enrollment drive & to check dropouts, improve school environment. • Leadership development camp for Rural Women 2001 - 2003 • Formation of Women Self Help Groups • Credit linkage with banks - 12 nos. • Formation of Village Health Committes • Formation of Village Agriculture Committe • Formation & Reformation of Forest protection Committee and Protected 1000 Heactors of Forest. • Support for Kitchen Garden • Vocational Training to Women for Haldi Powder & other spices powder, pickle & fruit preservation etc. • Income Generation Programme in Agarbati Making, Spices Powder, NTFP Collection and Trading, Leafplate making etc.





Objectives of the Project ===================== a) To lead a life of Ashram with demonostration firm of different scheme related to Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture and Animal husbandry that would have a practical impact over peoples and organisatonal sustainability. b) To provide necessary technical guidance for Income Generation activities to avail the income opportunities to people. c) To facilitate for empowerment of women in social and economic activities. d) To develop community involvement in the development of the village through Government facility and scope. e) To spread environmental awareness and protect forest through community. f) To encourage peoples participation in the planning and implementation of various welfare and benefit programe. g) To increase bargaining power of people through group action. h) To develop the capacity building of organisational team through exposer.



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