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  project name ~ 2010 - Srikakulam Integrated Development

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  Project Name


2010 - Srikakulam Integrated Development



AID India



Community Empowerment






Andhra Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 1587010


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar
Aparna Limaye
Executive Board


College Park
Executive Board









Ongoing Integrated Development Project in Srikakulam District. First direct intervention by AID India at the field level alone. Bottom up, grassroot approach in multiple areas - Electricity connections, Water issues, Kitchen gardens, Vermicomposting, Children run libraries, malnutrition, village product distribution network and Nirupedalu program for poorest of the poor.This effort is is unique for AID India in that there is an attempt to tackle multiple issues, gaining insight into integrated and sustainable development in a geographic area of about 30 villages located in Santakavita, Ponduru and G. Sigadam mandals

What started during 2000 - 2004 with womens groups, childrens libraries, and income generation had by 2007 grown to encompass malnutrition, kitchen gardens, livelihoods and electricity. In 2008 tools such as the Right to Information (RTI) and programs such as National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREGA), campaign against corruption in anganwadi services have also come into focus, and more people in these mandals are asserting their rights using these tools and joining these campaigns. The strength and success of each initiative in Srikakulam is feeding into the other initiatives resulting in a growing trust and expectation from AID India in the villages.





100% electrification by fighting bribes (sangharsh) in Janakipuram, Seshadripeta,Balarampeta and Appalagraharam villages 50% children improving in malnutrition grades through ragi program (nirman). 268 families tended 4x20 plots near their homes to grow vegetables, with seeds and guidance from AID India Haybox saves Rs. 50 of gas/firewood each month and 30 minutes cooking time each day and reduces carbon emissions. 140 hayboxes sold in 2008 More detailed achievements are documented in attached report





The program aims to address a multitude of issues with a grassroot approach with people''s involvement.



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