Sustainable Model Of Self-Sufficiency Of Rural Youths And Women Through Agri & Allied Capacity Building- CSR Projects India
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last Updated:  03/03/2020

 

Project Pitch By: MANAVA ADHIKAR SEVA SAMITI

 

Proposed Project Title


Sustainable Model Of Self-Sufficiency Of Rural Youths And Women Through Agri & Allied Capacity Building

 

Thematic Area

Promotion of education, special education and vocational skills

Sub Thematic Area

Skill Development

Project Synopsis

Sambalpur district which has one of the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) has nearly 76% of people depending on Agriculture. Agriculture in the district is characterized by small land-holdings, upland terrain, limited irrigation, poor water conservation measures, low productivity and limited crop diversification. The dropout and unemployed youths of the area are either working as unskilled laborers or simply becoming a burden to the parents and society. The only way to prevent and to save these youths is skill education. Skill education can give them new hope in their lives. The challenge, however, remains to convert these commitments into tangible actions and benefits for women, especially those belonging to socially disadvantaged and marginalized communities.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.3 Cr - INR 0.6 Cr
Proposed Location
Jujumura, Maneswar, Rengali

Key Project Partners
Government,NGOs,Companies

Project Status
Proposed
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): Women
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Youth
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 100 - 500 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Yet To Be Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Introduction

According to India's census bureau, nearly half of its population is young; having enough potential to deliver magnificent work but these youths are far behind in skill education. Skill education is a must for each and every member of our society especially the school dropout youths to contribute to society and to earn a sustainable livelihood with dignity.


Scenario of the targeted region

Geographically Sambalpur is a prominent district of western Odisha having 85% rural population. This Schedule tribe and schedule cast dominated district has more than one-third population under BPL. 80% of small and marginal farmers (an average per capita land availability is only 0.13 hectares), and near about 76% of its population is involved in Agriculture and allied activities. The dropout, unemployed and socioeconomically deprived youths of the rural areas are either engaged as unskilled laborers resulting in getting very less compensation or staying at home without work. A large number of adolescent girls are shifting to urban areas in search of employment but most of them get trapped and unwillingly involved in the flesh market, which is disastrous for the values of human lives.

The necessity to intervene

We want to create skilled and efficient human resources through skill education which makes them suitable for earning their livelihood besides reducing the brain drain from rural to urban areas as well as strengthen the socially disadvantaged and marginalized communities. 


Target Community

The proposed project will be operated among the Tribal dominated blocks of Sambalpur district of Odisha for unemployed and dropout youths besides socio-economic deprived Schedule caste and Tribal communities


Project Duration - One Year

Proposed Trades

  1. Organic compost Production
  2. Organic Nursery raising
  3. Organic Seed Growing
  4. Mushroom Production


Operational Plan

Under this project initially, we will perform a baseline survey and conduct awareness programs in the targeted region to access the targeted communities. After receiving the data, we will select 30 students in each trade (refer proposed trades) to train them as skilled human resources. After finalizing the beneficiaries list, we will prepare the content and lesson plan for theory and practical classes as per each targeted trade.In one year of project duration, we will train a total of 120 students, 30 in each trade for skilling them as Organic compost Producer,  Organic Nursery raiser, Organic Seed Grower and Mushroom Producer having training duration of 60, 90, 90 and 30 days respectively. After completion of training, the participants have to appear in an internal examination and interview board (it’s an internal arrangement that includes various recourse persons as examiner or interviewer), to judge the performance of skilled trainees besides make them confidant and fit for employment.After that final progress report with impact assessment will be submitted to the funding agency.


Future Prospects

  • Self-employment of the target group in profitable vocations as an entrepreneur
  • Removal of hidden unemployment among traditional farming communities
  • Social and economic empowerment of marginalized redundant groups.
  • Optimum utilization of local physical and human resource
  • Creating scope for greater employment & better professional excellence 
 
 

Salient Features

  1. Employable Agri Skill for joblessness and underemployment women and youth workforce
  2. Social and economic empowerment of marginalized redundant groups
  3. Optimum utilization of local human resource
 

About MANAVA ADHIKAR SEVA SAMITI

 

Despite its prolonged poverty-ridden conditions, the western belt Orissa was yet to be intervened by any professional group/NGO when a batch of Sociology and Anthropology students came together in 1988 to dedicate themselves to the development of the downtrodden. Almost all the discussions led to the need for such a forum, but nobody was clear as to what could be done.
Then prominent personalities including social workers, journalists, academicians, govt. officials were invited for an informal meeting and problems of the region were discussed in detail. Keeping in view both these aspects a decision was taken to form a Registered Society named MASS.
Realizing the need of the region at that point in time MASS was thought up as a Resource Centre.  We have experience in working directly with the target communities. Since then, therefore, we have been working in selected clusters directly with the communities and also been maintaining close and constant linkages with a cross-section of the concerned persons and institutions starting from local to international level to promote the issues of the grassroots and to build MASS as a Resource Centre for the poor of this belt of Orissa.

Despite its prolonged poverty-ridden conditions, the western belt Orissa was yet to be intervened by any professional group/NGO when a batch of Sociology and Anthropology students came together in 1988 to dedicate themselves to the development of the downtrodden. Almost all the discussions led to the need for such a forum, but nobody was clear as to what could be done.

Then prominent personalities including social workers, journalists, academicians, govt. officials were invited for an informal meeting and problems of the region were discussed in detail. Keeping in view both these aspects a decision was taken to form a Registered Society named MASS.

Realizing the need of the region at that point in time MASS was thought up as a Resource Centre.  We have experience in working directly with the target communities. Since then, therefore, we have been working in selected clusters directly with the communities and also been maintaining close and constant linkages with a cross-section of the concerned persons and institutions starting from local to international level to promote the issues of the grassroots and to build MASS as a Resource Centre for the poor of this belt of Orissa.

 
 

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