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  project name ~ ARTRC -3rd Phase

category ~ Rural Development and Environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

ARTRC -3rd Phase

  NGO

 

AID India

  Category

 

Rural Development and Environment

  District

 

Gajapati

  State

 

Orissa

  Budget Approved

 

$ 9500

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Venktesh Kalyanaraman

 

Tempe
San Diego

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

ARTRC project is an innovative initiative by AID India, led by Dr. Dhanada Mishra. The project is aimed at rural empowerment via appropriate rural technogy initiatives and education. Diffferent initiatives have been undertaken in the first year of the project. These incldue block making techniques, bamboo work, cane work, pottery, tailoring, village libraries, night schools etc. This project tries to involve the students of JITM to take part in the project too.



 
 

  Achievements

 

 

1. Site has recently undergone electrification 2. Second mutli-purpose building was completed in Jan 07 3. Khadi workshop and blacksmithing moved to ARTRC from JITM site 4. Other trainings will start in ARTRC campus in the next few months 5. Plans to build Shaala (primary school) and guest accomodation 6. Focus on NREGA, social audits to expose corruption Offered and accepted construction of District Training Center for the government and eco-tourism amenities

 

  Goals

 

 

The primary goal of this project is Empowerment of the village youth and the village women. The specific goals include: 1. Provide different trainings to the youth, for example, in the art of making mechanical compressed blocks, an alternative to bricks; in cane work, in tailoring, inorganic farming etc. The goal is to impart some skills to the youth so they feel empowered, they feel confident to start their own small entrepreneurship. 2. Provide tailoring lessons to women, start Self Help groups etc. to impart confidence. 3. Providing cycles to the school girls to encourage schooling, boost confidence. 4. Village libraries to impart discipline, to encourage reading, writing amongst the children and adults.

 
 

  


 
 
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