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  project name ~ EmpowermentOfRuralPoor-SPS2006

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  Project Name

 

EmpowermentOfRuralPoor-SPS2006

  NGO

 

SPS (Samaj Parivartana Samudaya)

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Davanagere

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

$ 8500

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Somnath Mukherji
Koushik Chakrabarty

 

Boston
Boston

 

  Caption

 

 

SR Hiremath - Samaj Parivartana Samudaya(SPS)

 

  Summary

 

 

The project includes intensive grassroots’ work in a group of three villages (referred to as Kumaranahalli-cluster) in Nichavanahalli Grama Panchayat (GP) in Harapanahalli Taluk, extensive work through Gram Ganarajya Vedike(GGV). GGV is a state level network of voluntary organization and peoples groups that has been successfully spearheading a peoples movement since 1999, for the empowerment of Gram Sabha and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Karnataka and related work and supportive work through the Resouce-Training Centre. The work of GGV at Karnataka level is coordinated by SPS.

Some specific components of this three year proposal include:

1. To implement the study of National Bureau of Soil survey and Land Use Planning in Davanagere district for empowerment of the marginal farmers, small farmers and landless labourers.

2. To continue the organizational development work initiated in terms of Self Help Groups (SHGs), Krishi Karmikara Sanghas (KKSs) and Village Forest Committees (VFCs)in these villages and to build on the agricultural development work.

3. To link the agricultural development program to the strengthening of Gram Sabha(GS), Gram Panchayat(GP) through their active involvement as decision making bodies that includes finalizing the agricultural and watershed development.

4. To increase awareness about the linking up of agriculture development to forestry development (for fodder for cattle, fuelwood for cooking, small timber for agricultural implements, variety of forest produce, eg: collection of edible gum, beedi leaves etc) on the common (forest and revenue) lands for increased livelihood security of the marginal sections of the villagers by augmenting their meager agricultural income and to help GGV in its work for strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Karnatak by preparing campaign material, conducting TOT(Training of Trainers) workshops and exposure visits for activist, peoples groups and Panchayat members and also advocacy work for further devolution of powers, finances and functionaries to PRIs.

5. The Right to Food and Right to Work campaigns: The SPS has been actively involved in these campaigns from the beginning that also relate to the Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court (WP No 196 of 2001). With the appointment of S.R.Hiremath as the Advisor from Karkataka to the Supreme Court Commissioner in this PIL, the various schemes of the Govt that can help the poor such as Mid Day Meals, Public Distribution System (PDS) can now be implemented more effectively, in the villages where SPS is working, on one hand and also in various places in Karnataka, on the other.

6. Water and Watershed Development Issues: SPS is keenly interested in taking up water as an important natural resource issue by building on its earlier work and also working closely with other similar groups.

About Samaj Parivartana Samudaya:
Mission Statement:
• To empower people to be in control of their own destiny
• To influence government policies and programs to be people oriented
• To check industrial pollution to maintain environmental balance
• To prevent exploitation associated with lopsided development
• To promote peoples participation in sustainable development of natural resources

Samaj Parivartana Samudaya (SPS) is a voluntary organization working for the protection of environment through sustainable development. Its activities span several states of India including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. SPS links conscientious civil servants, awakened scientists and the masses to prevent misuse of the law by industries and unscrupulous bureaucrats on one hand and involves local communities in reforestation and watershed development on the other hand.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

- Funding request has just been made

 

  Goals

 

 

Some specific components of this three year proposal include: 1. To implement the study of National Bureau of Soil survey and Land Use Planning in Davanagere district for empowerment of the marginal farmers, small farmers and landless labourers. 2. To continue the organizational development work initiated in terms of Self Help Groups (SHGs), Krishi Karmikara Sanghas (KKSs) and Village Forest Committees (VFCs)in these villages and to build on the agricultural development work. 3. To link the agricultural development program to the strengthening of Gram Sabha(GS), Gram Panchayat(GP) through their active involvement as decision making bodies that includes finalizing the agricultural and watershed development. 4. To increase awareness about the linking up of agriculture development to forestry development (for fodder for cattle, fuelwood for cooking, small timber for agricultural implements, variety of forest produce, eg: collection of edible gum, beedi leaves etc) on the common (forest and revenue) lands for increased livelihood security of the marginal sections of the villagers by augmenting their meager agricultural income and to help GGV in its work for strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Karnatak by preparing campaign material, conducting TOT(Training of Trainers) workshops and exposure visits for activist, peoples groups and Panchayat members and also advocacy work for further devolution of powers, finances and functionaries to PRIs. 5. The Right to Food and Right to Work campaigns: The SPS has been actively involved in these campaigns from the beginning that also relate to the Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court (WP No 196 of 2001). With the appointment of S.R.Hiremath as the Advisor from Karkataka to the Supreme Court Commissioner in this PIL, the various schemes of the Govt that can help the poor such as Mid Day Meals, Public Distribution System (PDS) can now be implemented more effectively, in the villages where SPS is working, on one hand and also in various places in Karnataka, on the other. 6. Water and Watershed Development Issues: SPS is keenly interested in taking up water as an important natural resource issue by building on its earlier work and also working closely with other similar groups

 
 

  


 
 
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