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  project name ~ NREGA Consortium 2009-10

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

NREGA Consortium 2009-10

  NGO

 

SPS (Samaj Parivartana Samudaya)

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Dharwad

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 274500

 

  Year Approved

 

2009

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sridhar Rajam

 

Cincinnati

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The objective of the project is to administer proper implementation of NREGA ( National rural employment generation act). This is third year of the three year project . The proposal is to support 7 villages of Yadoga Gram Panchayat of Halyal Taluka , Uttar Kannada; and 6 villages of Mantagi Gram Panchayat of Haveri district reaching out to about 5400 families. The target group has been identified and several self help groups have been formulated. This year intent is to strengthen these groups make them self sufficient so as to phase out from there and move to different region. Through watershed projects, cattle rearing and through utilization of natural resources livelihood opportunities are being created using NREGA. Through this the intent is to create viable infrastructure that caters to the needs of people, while protecting the natural environment. Apart from grass root work SPS is leading advocacy efforts to strengthen panchayat Raj institutions, fighting against illegal mining in Bellary Dist. and leading struggle against corporations polluting Tungabadra river in Haveri dist.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

The NGO SPS involved with this project has been a leading advocacy group on environmental, forestry and issues regarding community control which has been recognized widely. SPS has been awarded Indira Gandhi pariyavarn puraskar for its contribution in environment sphere. In the first year of project target families have identified successfully and have built groups which are functional. Last year panchayat officials had used violence against activists who were demanding for proper implementation of NREGA. After sustained pressure through media and bringing this to district administration the officials came to resolve the conflict and all issues were later reconciled and the vested interests were countered with success.

 

  Goals

 

 

This project directly benefits the identified target families through proper implementation of NREGA through various livelihood generation activities . At large the aim is to create a model to showcase how NREGA could be implemented successfully and to get attention of both government and civil society about the possibilities NREGA provides in addressing developmental issues.

 
 

  


 
 
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