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  project name ~ RVC phase II

category ~ Livelihood Generation




  Project Name


RVC phase II



RVC (Rural Volunteer Center)



Livelihood Generation







  Budget Approved


$ 5000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Ashish ranjan
kamayani swami
Devashree Saha
Haripriya Sridharan











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.





creation of 30 duryug samitis in 30 villages.





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



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