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Samruddhi

 
 

Organization : Cohesion Foundation Trust

 
 

Location : Maharashtra

 
 

Project Description

With a vision of holistic development Cohesion partnered with John Deere CSR for the Samrudhhi project in 2015 in rural areas of Pune. We started with six villages and have gradually increased to nine villages. Initially, the focus was to improve the socio-economic condition by providing infrastructure support. As the communities have started to participate and contribute to the development work, a need was felt to shift focus from providing infrastructure support to rather equip and empower community for their holistic development through sustainable livelihood. Considering this shift the objectives were redesigned to achieve the desired outcomes. The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the quality of life index through access to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • To increase the productivity of Agriculture by 15% per acre and income of Farmers by 15– 20% per annum
  • To increase the number of students from government school (schools under the project) pursuing higher education (at each level)
  • To increase Youth Vocational Skills and Employability 


Water and Sanitation: Open drainage is a big problem in villages and leads to unhygienic conditions. Support was given in two villages to construct drainage systems. 600 meters long drainage constructed in Talegaon will benefit 80 HHs whereas 3.2 Km long drainage system of Dhanore will benefit 387 HHs. Dhanore drainage systems will address the greywater issues. 

Through the construction of 64, Individual Toilet In rural Pune and more than 320 people are benefitted and reduction in open defecation is observed. All the beneficiaries are using the toilets in all three locations. 

Capacity Building of Farmers: Farmers are oriented towards improved agri-practices ensuring increased adoption of best and sustainable agriculture practices through Training, Workshops, Farmers Mela and Exposure Visits organized under the program.


Demonstrations: 95 farmers were benefitted through the demonstration on Improved Farming Technologies for using agriculture inputs/tools/equipment. Three demonstrations of Hydroponics were also carried out. The demonstrations included many other practices such as seed treatment, use of certified seeds, raised bed plantation, integrated pest management, bed farm machine, improved nutrient management drip & mulching system to conserve water.


Agriculture Resource Centre has been established in Pune Rural so that through mechanization greater field coverage over a short period, cost-effectiveness, efficiency in the use of resources & applied inputs and conservation of available soil moisture under stress conditions can be ensured for almost 300 farmers of the area.


Allied Activity: Income generation activities like Goatry & Poultry reported an increase in supplementary income by almost 15% and also increased knowledge in rearing practices. Locally available breeds Osmananabadi variety in Pune rural is promoted so that the animal could survive and adapt the local climatic condition.


Animal Husbandry: 190 cattle artificially inseminated in Pune Rural resulted in approximately 70% success in breed improvement. 188 cattle of 78 farmers in Pune Rural have gone through General Treatment to ensure improved productivity & reduction in rearing cost. 21 animal camps were organised where 4,844 cattle have received services like vaccination, Artificial Insemination, general treatment, deworming and de-ticking etc.

Model School/Anganwadi Development: Establishment and infrastructure support to schools and Anganwadis have ensured quality education for more than 1800 Students.

Establishment of:
  • 2 Model School (Dingrajwadi, Kevtemala) 
  • 2 ISO Anganwadis (Kasari Goathan and Kateali- Talegaon dhamdhere)
  • Infrastructure Support for 
  • 7 Schools 
  • 5 Anganwadis


Support Classes: 384 students are benefitted through Tuition and Support Classes and as a result, more than 80% of students have shown significant improvement in studies. 


Scholarship Program: 88 vulnerable & meritorious students have been provided with Scholarship to ensure smooth and continuous education.


Teachers’ Training: Capacity of 52 Support Staff including, Teachers, Anganwadi Workers and Village Coordinators has been built through ten Training Sessions. Topics covered during sessions are:

  • Child Psychology and Relationship of Children and Parents
  • Teaching Techniques and Teacher – students Relationship
  • Child nourishment
  • Abortion act & their Importance
  • Parenting and child & parent relationship
  • The practical aspect of the Smart Class program including Tablet-based learning
  • Counselling methodologies especially in the context of parent to student relationship, teacher and parent relationship, Dealing with slow learners, Age wise behaviuoral changes in students & its management
  • Tools preparation for parents meeting, home visits, etc. 


Student Exposure: Innovative Learning skills are inculcated in students through interventions like Computer and digital education, summer camps & exposure visits. 529 students benefitted through summer camps, 1561 through computer classes and 2870 through music classes.


Volunteerism: 18 volunteering events have been organized across all the locations observing the enthusiastic involvement of 630 John Deer Unit team members and global team members to work as volunteers.

With a vision of holistic development Cohesion partnered with John Deere CSR for the Samrudhhi project in 2015 in rural areas of Pune. We started with six villages and have gradually increased to nine villages. Initially, the focus was to improve the socio-economic condition by providing infrastructure support. As the communities have started to participate and contribute to the development work, a need was felt to shift focus from providing infrastructure support to rather equip and empower community for their holistic development through sustainable livelihood. Considering this shift the objectives were redesigned to achieve the desired outcomes. The objectives of the project are:
To improve the quality of life index through access to safe drinking water and sanitation
To increase the productivity of Agriculture by 15% per acre and income of Farmers by 15– 20% per annum
To increase the number of students from government school (schools under the project) pursuing higher education (at each level)
To increase Youth Vocational Skills and Employability 
 
 
 
 

Project Type : CSR

 
 

Special Features of Project

  • Holistic approach
  • Volunteer engagement
Holistic approach
Volunteer engagement
 
 

Project Donors and Partners

John Deere India and CARD
 
 
 

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