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SAMAGR

Holistic Development of Six Tribal Villages of Melghat Region, Amravati, Maharastra, India

PROJECT GOAL
Holistic Development of the target communities through the process of a systematic and qualitative development approach
PROJECT OBJECTIVE
Formation and strengthening of Community Development Organization which would take part in the promotion of sustainable development of their respective villages .
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  • Formation of Peoples’ Organizations (like village development committees, self-help groups) in all the 6 project villages which would take part in the promotion of sustainable development of their respective villages.

  • Enhance the quality of life of tribal children of the target villages by taking up  measures like health, nutrition, education and sports

  • Awareness about the rights of the tribals; their responsibilities as the citizens; functioning of banks, post office, panchayat raj institution Local Self Government); govt. schemes for tribal welfare and the procedures for obtaining them.

  • Improvement in agriculture and development of the land through Stone bunding, soil and water conservation, etc

  • Enhance the quality of life of the young tribal boys & girls to start vocational training programmes & by conscientizing them on health, hygiene, late marriage, family life education and value education, about pre-marital sex etc

PROJECT ACTIVITIES
PROJECT LOCATION

The project site is six villages (Chetar, Hatnada, Dahinda, Narvatti, Tingria, Pohra) of the Melghat Region. These villages are located in the Dharni Block of Amravati District, Maharashtra. It is at the foot of the Satpura mountain ranges which run East-west across the Indian sub-continent by the northern border of Maharashtra State. The entire Melghat region in which these six villages are located is a forest area.

Dharni is the Taluka Head Quarters of these six villages which are situated 05 km away from here. The nearest railway station is Tukaithed, which is 36 km away from here. The well-known Melghat area consists of Chikalda and Dharni Talukas and is covered with hills, valleys, and dense forests. There are around 320 villages, which come under this area out of which 150 falls under Dharni Taluka. All these villages are inhabited by tribals known as Korkus, Gonds, and Gaulans

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PROJECT BENEFICIARIES
Direct Beneficiaries        - nearly 1500 people
Indirect Beneficiaries     - nearly  6500 people
DETAILS OF THE PROJECT
  • To take up measures like education, health, nutrition,  sports to enhance the quality of life of the tribal children of the target villages. This would involve taking care of children for 4-5 hours in CCCS, teaching songs, dances, drawings, action play, etc in the local tribal dialect, quarterly health check-ups of children below six years of age, provision of treatment for the sick children, monthly weighing for growth monitoring of children below 36 months.

  • To encourage school-going children to be more active and knowledgeable through various training programmes and to more participation in sports and other talent-oriented programmes.

  • To enhance the quality of life of the young tribal girls & boys through vocational training & conscientizing them on health, hygiene, late marriage, family life education and value education, about pre-marital sex etc and preparing them to be responsible and healthy parents.

  • To build up the capacity of the people through orientation and training so that they could effectively participate in their own development processes.  For this purpose, in each of the 6 project villages, their Focused Groups would be formed such as Women Groups, Farmers’ Groups, Young tribal Girls Groups and Young boys/youth groups, Tribal Children’s Clubs, etc.

  • Livelihood enhancement programmes- like Land development, soil and water conservation programmes

  • Setting up Child Care Centres (CCC) in the 6 target villages

  • Taking care of children for 4-5 hours in CCCS, teaching songs, dances, drawings, action play, etc in the local tribal dialect

  • Training local CCC teachers

  • Providing biscuits/nutritional items to the children in the  Child Care Centers  (CCCs)/ pre-schools

  • Regular medical check-ups and treatment

  • Giving a set of uniforms for CCC children 

  • Arranging Annual sports, talent competitions and giving prizes

  • Building rapport with the youth of the target villages

  • Forming village level peer groups

  • Organizing periodical training programs on various issues pertaining to their life especially in view of equipping them to become responsible Parents in future and to differ their marriage age

  • Organizing regular village level meetings

  • Identifying and selecting  youth with aptitude and interests from the target villages to pursue  cutting and tailoring training  & basics of computers at Dayasagar Social Centre   at Ranigram

  • Forming Women from the target villages into small groups of 13 to 16 and initiating the starting of their savings

  • Organizing a number of training programs for women groups

  • Linking the SHGs with Govt Offices and available Govt. schemes

  • Organizing Annual Day of Women SHGs in view of celebrating International Women Day.

  • Forming  Farmers Club and saving of Money

  • Organizing different initial training programs especially on Improved farming, use of better quality seeds, use of organic manure instead of chemical fertilizers, etc

  • Land development programme through Stone bunding.

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