Action for Community Transformation (ACT)-Assam- CSR Projects India
 
 
 
 

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Action for Community Transformation (ACT)

 
 

Organization : Indo Global Social Service Society

 
 

Location : Assam

 
 

Project Description

It is an integrated development program with focus on livelihood, agriculture, education, health and Disaster preparedness. The program is being implemented in 10 flood prone villages of Lakhimpur district in Assam. The recurrent floods have left people devastated by adversely affecting infrastructure, agriculture and livelihood opportunities. The project is envisaged to enhance the quality of life of marginalized flood affected communities in 10 villages of Lakhimpur by adapting climate smart, renewable energy and technology aided measures for  improved/integrated development outcomes related to agriculture, enterprise, education, disaster resilience and related positive behaviour change.Following are the major achievements:

1. 115 farmers reduced input cost by adopting agricultural diversification and climate smart agriculture practices.

25 farmers have adopted post flood paddy cultivation through SRI method.
25 farmers have started vermicomposting for organic farming and are using vermin compost in preparing nursery beds and kitchen garden.
50 marginal farmers have adopted  scientific kitchen garden model cultivating nutritious     vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, French beans, carrot, chilly, bottle gourd, brinjal, pallok, coriander leaves  etc. and are consuming nutritional diet and subsequently  reducing the  procurement cost for vegetables           
15 farmers have adopted the inter-cropping model of cultivation in sand-casted areas with Potato as main crop and pumpkin as intercrop and enhancing optimum land utilization and getting two crops from same plot of land.  It also enhances soil fertility.  

2. 21 youth from the target villages are currently enrolled to driving and compute application courses during reporting period. Besides 29 youth who were enrolled in the previous quarter have completed the driving course and are awarded course completion   certificate from the institute.  They also have received the driving licence and are in search of employment opportunity.

3. 2 water bodies have been renovated for water conservation and subsequent irrigation purposes for post flood paddy cultivation.

4.  Number of High raised platform measuring 6000sqft has been completed in Na-Ali for construction of rescue shelters as flood resilient infrastructure with wash facilities. 

5. Science kit and Sports kit have been procured for distribution in 4 schools in the target villages (lower primary-2 Nos and Upper Primary School-2 Nos) for motivation the children for improved learning.

6. 3 farmers Resource Centre have been established with Equipment like   sprayer hymetric, sprayer spee, ,mould board, plough,  Jabaka, Hoe,, Pheromone trap, lure, conoweeder and hand wheel have been distributed  amongst farmers groups in 3 villages namely Rantijan, Mudoibeel and Na-ali. 43 farmers have gained knowledge and are acquainted on the usage of the farm equipment’s in their agricultural field.

7. Procurement of Mustard   oil expeller and raw materials for Mustard oil shed is under process. Work Order for mustard oil expeller has been issued to the vendor.

 


Special Features of the Project

Marginal Families have increased income between 10-30% through the adoption of climate smart agri practices and sustainable enterprise. Like Fish cum paddy model; vermi compost model; post flood cultivation through SRI method, inter cropping; kitchen gardens: revival of traditional water management system; establishing Agriculture resource centers.

In 10 villages, the community has increased resilience to water induced disasters through adoption of flood resilient infrastructure and behaviour change on WASH, through organising campaign on water and sanitation; organising health camps; promotion of herbal medicines; flood resilient infrastructure like elevated hand pumps. 

In 10 villages, children demonstrate improved learning outcomes through the adoption of STEM and improved school infrastructure in their curriculum.

Improvement in the quality of education by promoting Science and sports; school infrastructure improvement; training of school children to cope with floods; Education and school infrastructure.

10 villages have increased enterprise avenues, access to resources and enhanced digital skills through the activation of Community Enterprise and Digital Resource Centre.

It is an integrated development program with focus on livelihood, agriculture, education, health and Disaster preparedness. The program is being implemented in 10 flood prone villages of Lakhimpur district in Assam. The recurrent floods have left people devastated by adversely affecting infrastructure, agriculture and livelihood opportunities. The project is envisaged to enhance the quality of life of marginalized flood affected communities in 10 villages of Lakhimpur by adapting climate smart, renewable energy and technology aided measures for  improved/integrated development outcomes related to agriculture, enterprise, education, disaster resilience and related positive behaviour change.
Following are the major achievements:
1. 115 farmers reduced input cost by adopting agricultural diversification and climate smart agriculture practices.
 
25 farmers have adopted post flood paddy cultivation through SRI method.
25 farmers have started vermicomposting for organic farming and are using vermin compost in preparing nursery beds and kitchen garden.
50 marginal farmers have adopted  scientific kitchen garden model cultivating nutritious     vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, French beans, carrot, chilly, bottle gourd, brinjal, pallok, coriander leaves  etc. and are consuming nutritional diet and subsequently  reducing the  procurement cost for vegetables            
15 farmers have adopted the inter-cropping model of cultivation in sand-casted areas with Potato as main crop and pumpkin as intercrop and enhancing optimum land utilization and getting two crops from same plot of land.  It also enhances soil fertility.  
2. 21 youth from the target villages are currently enrolled to driving and compute application courses during reporting period. Besides 29 youth who were enrolled in the previous quarter have completed the driving course and are awarded course completion   certificate from the institute.  They also have received the driving licence and are in search of employment opportunity. 
3. 2 water bodies have been renovated for water conservation and subsequent irrigation purposes for post flood paddy cultivation.
4. Number of High raised platform measuring 6000sqft has been completed in Na-Ali for construction of rescue shelters as flood resilient infrastructure with wash facilities. 
5. Science kit and Sports kit have been procured for distribution in 4 schools in the target villages (lower primary-2 Nos and Upper Primary School-2 Nos) for motivation the children for improved learning.
6. 3 farmers Resource Centre have been established with Equipment like   sprayer hymetric, sprayer spee, ,mould board, plough,  Jabaka, Hoe,, Pheromone trap, lure, conoweeder and hand wheel have been distributed  amongst farmers groups in 3 villages namely Rantijan, Mudoibeel and Na-ali. 43 farmers have gained knowledge and are acquainted on the usage of the farm equipment’s in their agricultural field.
7. Procurement of Mustard   oil expeller and raw materials for Mustard oil shed is under process. Work Order for mustard oil expeller has been issued to the vendor.
 
 
 
 

Project Type : CSR

 
 

Project Donors and Partners

HDFC Bank Limited
 
 
 

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