"Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth...
Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another..."

 
back    »  documents
 

  project name ~ Gothikoya Relief Project 2009

category ~ Relief and Rehabilitation

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Gothikoya Relief Project 2009

  NGO

 

ASDS - Agricultural and Social Development So..

  Category

 

Relief and Rehabilitation

  District

 

Khammam

  State

 

Andhra Pradesh

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 1450000

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sonika Sethi

 

College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Adivasis of Chhattisgarh endured severe and violent hardships in the civil war between state & Maoists, especially at the hands of the armed militia called Salwa Judum. 3 lakh have fled their homes and approximately 50,000 have crossed the border to the neighboring forests of Andhra Pradesh. ASDS has worked to identify and survey the refugees, provided relief as well as support to plan rehabilitation and advocate for rights.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Built confidence so that people are able to tell their names and stand up and be counted as refugees. The IDPs have taken part in the IDP Solidarity Committee meetings in Rekhapally and Hyderabad. ASDS has continued the survey work and also supplied supplementary nutrition, provided wells and helped villagers obtain job cards in 25 villages. The process has also led to a second project to provide long term rehabilitation as well as to facilitate safe return to Chhattisgarh for those families wishing to do so.

 

  Goals

 

 

To ensure basic survival for vulnerable members of the population, with priority for children and pregnant and nursing women. To help people obtain rights as Internally Displaced Persons including rations, ICDS, water supply, job cards. To help people organize and raise their voice for their rights as citizens, to demand services from the government. To facilitate long term planning for people to seek rehabilitation in Andhra Pradesh or consider returning to their homes in Chhattisgarh which is their right, and also recommended by NHRC and upheld by Supreme Court in 2008.

 
 

  


 
 
 Copyright © 2003. Association for India's Development. All Rights Reserved