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  project name ~ Health and Biodiversity conservation- Rupantar 2009

category ~ Health Care - Adult




  Project Name


Health and Biodiversity conservation- Rupantar 2009






Health Care - Adult







  Budget Approved


Rs 150000


  Year Approved







1   2  

  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar


College Park










Rupantars work in the area of health has been concentrated in the remote tribal areas of Chattisgarh, with a clinic based in Bagrumnala village of Dhamteri district. Problems of Malaria (Falciparum) and TB were very prevalent and many diseases were linked to malnutrition and lack of basic medical care. Rupantar has trained and supervised community health volunteers in the villages who can take care of upper and lower respiratory infections, diarrhea, malaria, nutrition and post and ante natal care in their communities.
Chattisgarh was traditionally known for a rich heritage of indigenous rice seeds that were adapted to different micro-eco systems. Rupantar has concentrated in the collection and dissemination of knowledge about these seeds, through a network of farmers.





Village workers have carried on with the biodiversity maintainance activity very well in 2008. Rupantar was visited recently by a student group from the Mahindra United World college and they to catalog, characterize and and package the seeds. The clinic has continued with the valiant efforts of Ghasiya, Yogeshwar Bhukhau and others. Drs Anurag, Yogesh, Raman and Ravi have also been coming on visits.





1. Clinic: Through this project AID will be supporting Ghasiyaram and Shantibai, who are trained local village health workers and care takers of the Bagrunnala clinic. Additonally, a trained nurse at the Rupantar clinic will also be supported to address immediately labor problems faced by women. 2. Biodiversity: The bio diversity program is presently being supervised by Nakcheda ram and Jagram Markam. The specific activities will include seed propagation, technical advice to farmers and the propagation of some technical inputs like blue green algae as fertilizer etc. Through this project AID will be supporting the biodiversity program workers.



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