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  project name ~ RVC phase II

category ~ Livelihood Generation

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

RVC phase II

  NGO

 

RVC (Rural Volunteer Center)

  Category

 

Livelihood Generation

  District

 

Dhemaji

  State

 

Assam

  Budget Approved

 

$ 5000

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Ashish ranjan
kamayani swami
Devashree Saha
Haripriya Sridharan

 

Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Austin
Austin

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The embankment on Brahmaputra (4454 kilometers), constructed during fifties to fend the onslaught of the river, has waned out with advent of time. Numerous open breaches on the embankment channelise the rising water of the river during the monsoon season to thousands of villages through out the state. Development of new breaches has turned into a yearly phenomenon. The attitude of the state organs towards flood management is mostly reactionary. Disasters are looked upon as "acts of God," and no thought is given to devising strategies for mitigating the disaster and preparing the flood-affected communities to cope with the disaster. The whole situation has led to pauperization of the riverine community living for years on the bank of Brahmaputra or its tributaries, destroying their livelihood opportunities and forcing them to displace.

The project aims to strengthen the coping mechanisms of the flood-affected community and come up with alternative livelihood generation for the marginalized section in the area. "Duryug Samiti" or disaster management teams will be formed and the community will be provided with essential emergency materials such as tarpaulins for temporary shelter, packets of Oral Rehydration Salt to control water-borne diseases, and hand-pumps to ensure safe drinking water. The project will also concentrate on livelihood generation through livestock promotion in a scientific and systematic manner.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

creation of 30 duryug samitis in 30 villages.

 

  Goals

 

 

1. increasing the community''''''''s flood coping mechanisms. 2. generating alternate livelihood for community.

 
 

  


 
 
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