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  • 1. ARM Annual Report 2011-12ANNUAL REPORT 2011-12 Inclusive growth
  • 2. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 From the Chairperson Column... SCALING UP INCLUSIVE AND GREEN PRODUCTIVITYAlternative for rural movement (ARM) has transformed in to a movement in Balasore districtand Odisha State in the recent years. The volume of development efforts are not the only criteriabut of mind to include the concerns that are interwoven and impede scale up.As an organisation being dedicated to the cause of women and children welfare, it has empha-sized on women empowerment, maternal and child health, child labour, girl trafficking and es-tablished a child help line for arresting child abuse. Womens collectives inform of SHGs havetaken a tough local stand to prevent such negations to happen thus ensuring a safe & securedrurality. Project support from esteemed ACA,Denmark, NABARD, Japan Consulate, MISEREOR,NRHM, Blue Door Foundation ,Give India ,Childline India Foundation ,Department of Agriculture,Govt. of Odisha, GlobeMed, Global Giving Foundation and Meheta Family Foundation, are praiseworthy in this regard. Observing the precarious referral services and health drives of the State department, ARMhas accepted the challenge of managing a model hospital under NRHM in a remote rural set upwhich has been a huge success in terms of users turn up cum maternity referral point. A ne-glected campus before hand has changes to a hube of around 30000 patients per year having280 maternity cases. Every effort is put to address that primary sector of rural economy i.e. agriculture througha green and productive drive under the active co-operation of NABARD, Bhubaneswar. The intro-duction of new varieties, practices, increase in yield and organic farming are high lights of theproject benefiting the large chunk of our target groups. Details would unfold in the pages ahead. I do thank one and all who have come forward to make this scaling up a success throughan inclusive and green approach altogether. Thanks Sumati Raj 2
  • 3. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Coordinating Member’s FARMERS’ FOCUS ON FARMAbout 80% of our population leave in villages out of which over 50% are below poverty line. The kingpinbehind the sismal picture is nothing but our eratic farming. Lack of technology use, absence of departmen-tal convergence, non-exiistence of farmers collective associated with not focused approach have added tothe woes. Esteemed NABARD, the pioneer in agriculture and rural finance in India in collaboration with ARMhas come up in the last couple of years to identify the weakness and threats associated with Balasore agri-culture so that the opportunities available could be exploited and strengthed. The pilot project on Augu-menting farm productivity is a bold step in this regard which addreses the multiple issues of improved farmpractices, enhancing productivity, increasing marketable surplus, scalling of food security and formation offarmers collectives in Balasore district. ARM has taken a lead role for assessment and refinement of agriculture in Balasore district underthe guidance of NABARD RO, Bhubaneswar. The production level of paddy, greengram and groundnuthave doubled up including net income of farmers. Soil health and environmental concerns have beentaken care of through soil test based fertilizer application and organic cultivation of low input sustainableagriculture. Augumenting farm productivity has also been taken up through BGREI and no effort spread for itslateral spread to the entire district through master farmers. Formation of farmers collectives have led theproductivity drive from the front. Hope to get more cooperation from our near and dear farmer in thecoming days. Jai kIsan Rajendra Kumar Rana 3
  • 4. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 ARM AT A GLANCE “Man can make a nation great, Not the glittering gold, Man whose hearts are pure and true, And both strong and bold” VISION: To find out an alternative strategy of rural social intervention and facilitate the NGO movement in the state of Orissa. MISSION: Establishment of an equitable social order through motivation facilitation and self activity among backward rural communities with emphasis on women and children in the sphere of health, education, human rights, economy and rural leadership.Mandates To facilitate empowerment, solidarity and leadership capacities of backward rural women and the under privileged social sections. To sensitize, act and promote basic education, rural health, eco environment and quality of living in the problem villages. To restore and strengthen the advocacy of human and child rights activities of vulnerable social categories concentrating on women and girls rights for preventing social discrimination and op- pression. To garner economic empowerment and rural self employment of socially handicapped sections through credit and savings, eco friendly sustainable agriculture, micro enterprises and estab- lishment of a value chain based marketing network. To conduct information networking, need based research, documentation and create a data base on all aspects of a prospective rural socio economy.CORE VALUES OF ARM People centered development vision Social justice, sustainability and inclusiveness as the principles of authentic development. Views development as a people’s movement. Enable people to develop themselves Ascendance in nurturing ,enabling and conserving dimensions of female consciousness Mass sharing of benefits of development Mass contribution to development Sensitivity & responsiveness to the aspirations of common people Creating and sustaining an atmosphere of growth and social change Honesty and integrity in thought & action Result oriented approach.Accreditation The Credibility Alliance has accredited ARM as member under desirable norm. It is a great achievement of ARM. Desirable Norms are the next level of Norms for good governance and pub- lic disclosure. These ‘desirable norms’ will enhance the transparency and accountability of ARM. 4
  • 5. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Gender Advancement SHG promotion ProgrammeThe main constraints behind rural women backwardness is their lack of solidarity. Women SHGs thesewhich exist in small rural pockets are untrained and un organized to lead themselves. The present sup-port for SHG promotion and their capacity building NABARD Bhubaneswar has fulfilled the need of orga-nizing women SHGs, strengthening the existing owns and capacity building of their leads and numberfor participants in the socio economic activities on contemporary village setup. A brief description of thenumbers of groups organized and activities taken as given hereunder No. of pro- Participants gramme Programme Training on financial literacy to SHG 2 48 Training on conceptual clarification 3 72 Training on Book keeping & Finan- 58 cial management 2 Capacity building training og SHG 28 leader 1 25 Leadership dev training of SHG leader 1 Besides the SHG promotion programme we have conducted 2 study on women trafficking with proper guidance of Justice & Care,Mumbai . GEETA project for women rights against domestic violence GEETA women sat together and brainstormed captions that they thought would makeeffective campaigns focussed on 4 topics: domestic violence, dowry, marriage registration, di-vorce/abandonment of wives. We sought the advice of NAWO and a state level women’s SelfHelp Group trainer regarding the design and captions. We then worked with a local artist todesign and print the posters. We decided not to make leaflets for time constraints and insteadfocus our efforts on developing high impact posters. Sl. Programme No. of Participants No programme . 1. One day Legal gender training at Balasore 1 17 2. 3 day exposure visit for GEETA committee members to or- 15 ganisations around Orissa who are working on gender- related campaigns 1 3. th nd On 19 -22 June 2011, I organised a 3 day exposure visit to 15 CARD NGO (Centre for Action Research and Development), our project advisors NAWO (National Alliance for Women) and our project partner TCS (TATA Consultancy Services, Maitree team, Bhubaneswar). 1 5
  • 6. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Outcome of the programme:GEETA wrote a GEETA song’ in advance of the visit, it has now become their anthemGEETA women met with a vigilance group conducting similar activities to them and had the chance to exchange ideas and gain inspirationGEETA gained very productive advise from the founder of CARD about victim support and interven- tion techniquesGEETA gained very practical campaign advice from NAWO. They were fortunate enough to meet with the state convenor of NAWO who taught them campaign songs and gave them a brilliant motiva- tional talkGEETA were given a solid introduction to the PDWVA Act 2005 (Domestic Violence act, India) and how it has been implemented so far in OrissaGEETA prepared a presentation for TCS regarding the leadership training they had received- it is the first presentation they have ever doneGEETA visited TATA company head offices and conversed with volunteers who have offered to pro- vide leadership training to the wome.2,000 posters on domestic violence, dowry, marriage registration, divorce (all posters have the Indicorps & Mehta foundation logos associated with them)2000 posters pasted around 14 villages in the Baliapal community. The second round of poster campaign will begin in another 4 months Challenges We were unable to visit the final organisation we had planned due to logistical problems NAWO were unable to take GEETA on an exposure of a field campaign they were conducting due to adverse weather conditions finding suitable places to paste the postersAdverse weather conditions Impact:GEETA gained exposure to the corporate sector of their society- which was a fascinating experience for all of themAfter visiting organisations that are also working within the field of women’s rights, the GEETA com- mittee gained a great deal of confidence that they are able to become change makers in their society The exposure visit provided them with ideas of how they will actually start their campaign activities GEETA women were able to make connections with various or- ganisations and realised the fountain of support they have available to them Our partner organisations; NAWO and TCS were able to meet the GEETA committee for the first time, and build upon our new relationship Community begin to hear positive community message about gender equality Mindsets of various community members will change The quality of life for women of Baliapal is increased The community becomes more harmonised and can work to- wards achieving sustainable development The GEETA committee are recognised as the face behind the campaign, more community awareness is created for them 6
  • 7. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Mindsets of various community members will change The quality of life for women of Baliapal is increased The community becomes more harmonised and can work towards achieving sustainable develop- ment The GEETA committee are recognised as the face behind the campaign, more community awareness is created for them. Financial Inclusion ProgrammeLarge chunk of rural population are away from thrift and credit availability which hin-ders their economic wellbeing and entrepreneurship traits. Keeping in this view es-teemed BABARD supported a project on financialinclusion of rural people which aimedat organizing of farmers, women, SHGs and women groups to promote through creditand saving needs and by virtue of that potential to adhere loans from rural financialinstitutions towards economic prosperity and future self reliance.Under the project extensive wall painting, village level meetings and apex level work-shop were organized throughout Baliapal block for highlighting the importance andmeans of financial inclusion.Some of the programme taken up are depicted below. Total wall painting:=36 in (8’X 4’)Sl. Village No. of wall Village level awareness programme:8 at Bali-N paintingo kuti,Jamkunda,Bishnupur,Bolong,Badhapal ,Chaumukh,Dagara & Rasalpur1. Balikuti 4 Total participants: 4002 Bolong 43 Gobindpur 4 Awareness on Financial Inclusion and literacy of Stakeholders in Baliapal Block at Block Conference Hall,Baliapal supported by4 Badhapal 4 NABARD ON 23.01.2012: 60 participants5 Jamkunda 46 Bishnupur 4 Workshop on Joint Liability Group Promotion in Baliapal Block at Rasalpur ARM Assembly Hall supported by NABARD on 18.01.2012: 507 4 participants8 Chaumukh 49 Dagara 4classes using IEC materials. They have dis-cussed on promotion of marketing, qualityproduction, minimize wastage, cost controletc. The trainees have become oriented onmarketing promotion. Cooked food has beengiven to the participants during lunch period.For effective marketing promotion marketingcommittee of tailoring and sari embroideryhas been formed incorporating trainedwomen representatives, Women of SHGs.• The target women groups have deter- 7
  • 8. ARM Annual Report 2011-12Social and Economic Empowerment for 100 Rural Womenthrough Handicrafts Micro-enterprise’Saree Embroidery:25 minority community women at Baliapal have been selected in the firstbatch of training on saree embroidery for a period of 6 months. One experttraining Instructor has been deputed to conduct the training. In 6 monthsthe trainees have undergone 450 hours of training of both theoretical andpractical classes. 4 nos of frames and raw materials have been providedto the trainees. The trained women have acquired proper skills on design-ing and hand embroidery work on the design over sarees. They are nowproducing sarees in the production centre and trying to sale their productin local market.A fresh batch of another 25 women have been selectedand undergone training on saree embroidery .They all are very happy andconveyed sincere thanks and gratitude to the Management Committee and Executives of Blue Door Foundation,UK. Micro Enterprise Management Training: 25 women group leaders have been provided with Micro Enterprise Man- agement Training for a period of 2 days from 10 AM to 4 PM. Resource persons have discussed on how to manage and run micro enterprises. Group leaders have also interacted with resource persons. Teaching and learning materials have been provided to each trainee. The training has been conducted in participatory method and so women have become vocal during training session. Food has been given to the trainees in the lunch period. Cooperative Management Training: The ultimate goal of the project is to form women’s cooperative incorporat-ing trained women. So the 2 days Cooperative Management Training has been conducted for 25 women leaders. Experienced re-source persons have conducted the classes on cooperative formation andits management. IEC materials have been used in the training. Teachinglearning materials have been given to all participants. The main issue ofdiscussion on how to form cooperative and its management, benefits etc.Cooked food has been given to the participants during lunch period.Marketing Development Training:Marketing is a vital point for sustainability of any economic venture. So,emphasis has been given on marketing development training orientationfor 2 days for 25 group leaders. Teaching learning materials have beengiven to all participants. Resource persons have conducted the training 8
  • 9. ARM Annual Report 2011-12Impacts of the Project:• A total of 50 entrepreneurs have been trained on saree embroidery & tailoring.• Production has been started by the entrepreneurs• One Women Cooperative Society has been formed and registration un- der process.• A marketing Committee has been formed and functioning.• Trained women on tailoring (25) and saree embroidery (25) have started income generation by collecting orders locally.• The target women groups have determined to be self reliant.• Other women are interested to learn vocational skill training on tailoring Children Empowerment ADARSHA VIDYA MANDIR MODEL SCHOOLModel Education Against Primary School Wastage and Stagnation:The goal of Adarsha Vidya Mandir (AVM) model school is an education system for neglected rural children throughconcentration on learning the art of living, equipping with knowledge and applying it for the improvement of futuregeneration and humanity in joyful environment. By allowing children in their area of interest the AVM Model Schoolstrives to make the children self reliant in all respects in future.Action Children Aid, Denmark has been providing support since 1997 for the AVM Model school. ARM and poor ne-glected children and their parents at Baliapal block are grateful to Action Children Aid, Denmark for its support for thenoble causes.Class wise students, roll strength: Achievements: Class Roll Strength Sl.No. Activity No. of students Total Boys Girls I 38 16 22 1 Teaching learning materials distribution 150 II 27 12 15 III 28 16 12 2 School uniform/shoe distribution 150 IV 30 14 16 V 27 13 14 3 Midday nutritious tiffin to students 150 Total 150 71 79 round the year 4 Health check up 150 5 Extra curricular –song, dance, art, craft 35 training 6 First –aid 85 7 Recreational and sports 150 8 Exposure trip 50 9 Social Awareness and Parent Motiva- 75 tion 10 Extension observance of national, inter- 150 national days of importance 9
  • 10. ARM Annual Report 2011-12Result sheet Class Pass out Result 80-100% 50-79% 30-49%I 6 24 8II 5 15 7III 3 13 12IV 6 20 4V 4 14 9 Total 24 86 40 10
  • 11. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Construction of school BuildingThe Japan Consulate, Kolkata has sponsored for construction of school building measuring 7000 sq.ft.including all other facilities like kitchen, dining hall, toilets etc. construction work has been completed(15 room). The school building will be inaugurated in the next financial year. As a result of such greatsupport of the people of Japan & Japan Consulate, Kolkata, children of poor and vulnerable communi-ties will get proper environment for education and childhood promotion. Childline project(District Sub centre) Child India Foundation has sponsored the project child line under minority ofwomen and child development Govt. of India . The main objectives of the project is tohelp the children of 5-16 year age group avoiding them from child labour, torture andsocial disparity through awareness generation among parents and community, protec-tion of children from unhealthy situation and rehabilitated with provision of education,health care, fooding etc. Within a short span of time of 2 numbers 6 days after sanctioning of the projectARM childline has successfully conducted the following activities. 9 nos. of village level outreach programme 7 nos. of village level awareness programme One GP Level awareness programmeIdentified a case of child abuse and stood besidethe victim for justice. 11
  • 12. ARM Annual Report 2011-12Mainstreaming of Girls at RiskThe condition of Girls in the rural area are a neglected and uncared story due to socialnegligence.Many of the girl children live a life of malnutrition,family negli-gence,drudgery as well as prone to trafficking.On the above risk being thrown upon therisk girls esteemed ACA,Denmark has supported some critical funds to organize therisk girls,socio economically support their cause of self reliance and mainstream themthrough legal & technical assistance from the existing social inflictions .Aglimps of pro-grammes taken around 2 GPs of Baliapal & Jaleswar Block .. The legal awareness camps have been directed towards child rights and especially onrights of girl. Following topics have been discussed. Women rights in the Indian constitution Gender equality Dowry and divorce act Rape, murder, trafficking issues and support- ing laws Marriage registration act Reservation for tribal and backward castes Land ownership and property rights Role of women’s commission to protect rights of women Legal aid cell and its formationTarget risk girls and their parents, SHG leaderand members, and women in general of theconcerned villages have attended these campsand interacted with the resource persons andempowered with information and knowledge.The vocational training programmes like poultry rearing,mushroom cultiva-tion,tailoring,nursery raising and goat rearing have been conducted for 120 girls to pro-mote economic empowerment of risk girls through skill development and enhancement ofincome earning opportunities and to ensure their future socio economic security. Maxi-mum emphasis has been given to conduct the voca-tional trainings and therefore the girls have attainedskills on quality production and this has ensured theirsustainable livelihood.After the fruitful training the trained girls have beenprovided with starter fund and they have started theirincome generation activities. By earning money thegirls have achieved self reliance and freedom toshare their views in family affairs. In fact their statusin the family and community has been upgraded. 12
  • 13. ARM Annual Report 2011-12School Child Resource Development CentreOrissa has a rich cultural heritage. It is famous for its traditional Odisi dance and Sam-balpuri folk songs and dance. Through the training orientation on art, craft and cultureof students it is enhanced the opportunity to learn about the rich art craft and culturaltradition and to imbibe the children for developing their inherit skills of art and culture.During the reporting year students of 40 schools have been covered. The training ori-entation classes have been conducted twice a week in each school on Saturday andSunday, especially for students of class I to Class VII. Following cultural topics havebeen practiced in the training orientation classes. Items No. of stu- dents un- dergo training Song-Patriotic, Sambalpuri folk song, 25 light song, classical song Dance- Odissi, Sambalpuri 41 Music- Tabla, Dhol etc. 10 Art- Painting, sketch, colouring 37 Craft- Sabai,Babui, Rope, Wool 18 Total 131The trained students on Song, Dance and Music have undergone the examination atSain Jagannatha Nritya Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, affiliated by Chandigarh University andall students have passed the examination with good results. The following activities were conducted during the year. Advocacy seminar Guide teachers meeting Students Networking meetings Games & Sports competition Scholarship awards to students Students leadership training Impact of SCRDC Project The message of SCRDC has reached among 10000 students of 40 schools at Baliapal Block at the same time the project has transformed its mission to the parents, teachers and villagers surrounding 40 schools. Who can imagine that students of Balia- pal Block will take part in the Block level, district level, regional and national contest in art, craft cul- ture, games & sports. 13
  • 14. ARM Annual Report 2011-12• 131 students take part in art, craft and culturalprogramme.• 195 students took part in games & sports• Student’s clubs are formed and functioning in 40schools to plan and continue the initiatives.• 80 Guide Teachers of 40 schools become activeguide for the students• Enhanced values and disci-plines,togetherness,collective decision makingamong students.• Cultural, art craft and sports talents are identified among students and improved theirquality of performances.• Improved culture of science among students.• Encouraged non-school going & dropouts to enroll in schools and to enjoy SCRDC projectactivities.Students are encouraged to take better position in school through scholarship support .During the reporting year we have supported teaching materials to 2 primary school studentswith the financial support of Global Giving Foundation. Community Health PHC Management In spite of gradual improvement in health status over many years, preventable mortal-ity and morbidity in Orissa are high. The root cause of poor health continue to be poverty, so-cial deprivation, lower levels of literacy, inefficient health systems and lack of infrastructurefor health care and disease control. Socio cultural inequalities and barriers, insufficient as-sertion and demand for health care, inadequate geography spread of service outlets and poorquality health care reduce access to effectiveness of public services where in women, childrenand tribal cum backward communities are the most affected. ARM is managing a Primary Health Centre at Paschimbad for last 4 years with ac-tive support of local public as well as financial support from NRHM,Govt. of Odisha.The goal ofNRHM is thus to improve the availability of and access to quality health care by people espe-cially for those residing in rural area, the poor women and children.During the year we have achieved the target as follows: Health service Provided Total Total outdoor patients treated 22571 Total indoor patients 617 Total Referral to nearest hospital 311 Total Ambulance service 467 Total Institutional delivery 145 Total Pathological test conducted 3158 ANC 285 14
  • 15. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Outreach activities of PHC Focus discussions:6 RCH Mela: 2 ,Total participants:886 Other programme :3 Press & Media meet-1 Facilitation to VHND & Immunization camp Facilitation of 85 Women Self Help Groups (WSGS) in the feeder villages. Regular monthly PHC staff meetings. Motivation, guidance and facilitation of ASHAs, AWWs and health staff and PRI members. Strict staff discipline and campus cleanli- ness Organisation of diabetes awareness camps 24 hour emergency services Liaisoning & facilitation of health and immunization camps in the villages (Fix day service) On the spot payment of JSY Fund to motivated institutional delivery mothers Monthly review meetings of ASHA Workers & PHC staff. Regular monitoring of PHC activities and feedback from the opinion leaders, patients, PRIS & other stakeholders. Management of 2 Sub Centres at Paschimbad,Baiganbadia Reproductive Child Health Programme for Vulnerable Community in Jaleswar block:MISEREOR, Germany has been providing support for the project to achieve the goal to improvethe reproductive and child health status of the people, especially women and children of 12 vil-lages in Jaleswar block, Balasore district anddevelopment of mechanism through capacitybuilding, network and coordination with exist-ing health system and structure.During the reporting year services have beenprovided for the improvement of followinghealth issues:Adolescent health care, menstrual cycle,pregnancy in under age, early registration,proper care during pregnancy, risk sign duringpregnancy, institutional delivery, physical andmental growth of new born child, breast feed-ing practice, child immunization, RTI and preventive measures, sexually transmitted diseases,family planning devices and their use, liaisioning with local health clusters etc. 15
  • 16. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Activity wise beneficiaries is given below in tabular form: Sl.No. Activity No. of No. of pro- partici- grammes pants ANC/PNC Campas 24 661 Sensitization to SHG/Mahila Mandals 6 348 BCC Workshop for community leaders 1 30 Training to married adolescents on birth 2 75 preparedness Facilitation of Inter sectoral meetings to 2 40 enhance ANC/PNC Social mobilization and community meeting 1 100 IEC campaign Orientation of Health Workers and ASHA 1 40 on safe delivery Conduct Immunization cum child health 6 332 check up camp Community mobilization and mass IEC 8 400 CAMPAIGN Gender sensitization and reproductive right 1 43 workshop Sensitization meeting for SHG/Mahila Man- 30 470 dal on Family Planning Training of Adolescent girls 1 100 Training of adolescent boys 1 100 Training of SHG leaders 1 50 GP Health Monitoring Committee Meetings 6 42100% women registered during pregnancy98% women received 3 antenatal check up98% women received 2 TT injections98% women intake 100 IFA tabletsInstitutional deliveries has been increased and reduced MMR/IMRASHA Thematic trainingARM has been organised one residentialASHA Thematic training programme for 27ASHA Workers for 16 days in 4 round.TheASHA Workers from Basta & Jaleswar Blockwere participated and the Resource Personsfrom Govt. Health department & NGO.Theparticipants were very pleased over the train-ing process and learned a lot from the train-ing.This was also a learning experience forour staff . 16
  • 17. ARM Annual Report 2011-12Health & sanitation programme:A new developmental initiative has ushered in through a academic students with ARM’srural development programmes.Social workers cum enthusiastic academic studentsfrom Florida State University have identified and appreciated ARM’s health and eco-nomic intervention and recognized it as their sole partner towards rural health exten-sion and research activities in Balasore dis-trict.They have come far away to our grassrootorganization through GROW Trip visit and as-sisted sanitational latrines in the tribal vil-lages,medical assistance to ourPHC and otherhealth extension programmes.ARM is personallyobliged to the enthusiastic GROW Team studentsfor their fund support as well as developmentalleadership for ARM in the far of American conti-nent .An outline of assistance and extensionwork taken up last year by the mercurial GROWTeam students is enumerated below.Activities conductedAwareness programme on Malaria-10Health Awareness programme-26Sanitary Latrine-9 17
  • 18. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Activities In The Field Of Diabetes Prevention, Care & Treatment During The Year 2011-2012A. Awareness Generation and Screening camp on Diabetes at the village level.It is a matter of great concern that the prevalence of diabetes among the rural men, women and adolescent population and children isincreasing very fast. To face this challenge ARM has been relentlessly striving for the last 5 years. ARM has given thrust on preven-tion of diabetes through awareness generation and screening camps. During this reporting period ARM has conducted 8 AwarenessGeneration & Screening Camps at Badhapal & Parulia,Asti, ,Kantapal,Chhotkhanpur,Kalikapur,Devkumar,Khalpakh Villages inJaleswar & Baliapal Block in Balsore District of Orissa. The duration of each camp was for one day. 64-66 rural men, women &adolescent boys & girls attended each camp on the average. Four resource persons including doctors, paramedical staff & healthworkers attended each camp. Eight awareness generation camps have created awareness among 528 rural men, women and adoles-cent population about diabetes, its causes and outcomes, complications of diabetes and also lifestyle modification. Out of 528 per-sons 262 at risk persons were screened for diagnosis of diabetes. Out of 262 people screened 137 persons have been detected withdiabetes. They have been counseled on diabetes management and referred to the Hospital run by ARM and also to other Govt. Hos-pitals for further care & treatment. The following picture shows the Awareness Generation & Screening Camps conducted by ARMat the Village Level. B. Awareness Generation Camp among the Children in the School Level on Diabetes and on healthy life style modifica- tion. Without getting any funds from any sources ARM has come for- ward to prevent diabetes among the school children through school-based intervention. The main objective of this programme is to prevent diabetes among the school children through Aware- ness Generation on Diabetes and induction of lifestyle modifica- tion among the school children. During the reporting period ARM has conducted 6 awareness generation and screening camps at 4 High Schools in Jaleswar & Baliapal Block in Balasore Dis- trict in Orissa. The following picture shows the Awareness Gen- eration Camp conducted by ARM at the school level during the financial year 2011-2012. C. Health Check-up Camp for the diabetes patients. The people with diabetes in the rural area in Balasore District in Orissa have hardly any access to regular health checkup and care. ARM has come forward to take care of the people with diabetes by organizing health checkup for them in technical help and collaboration of the doc- tors and health staff of the Hospital run by the organisation under Na- tional Rural Health Mission. During the year under report ARM has conducted 2 health checkup camps for the people with diabe- tes at Jharpimpal & Baiganbadia villages in Jaleswar BlockD. Primary Health Care Programme on Diabetic E. Awareness Generation Programme among the SHG womenFoot Care. members on gestational diabetesDue to lack of awareness and lack of access to care and As usual as the earlier year ARM has conducted Awareness Gen-treatment the people with diabetes develop foot ulcers eration Camp on GDM among the members of self-help groups. This programme created awareness among the women about dia-in the rural areas in Balasore District in Orissa. When betes in general and gestational diabetes among the pregnantthe people with foot ulcers go to the hospital it is too women in particular. During the reporting period ARM has con-late. In most cases the limbs are amputed to save the ducted 4 Awareness Generation Camps at Paschimbad,Asti,Parulialives. ARM has come forward to take care of the diabe- & Devkumars in Jaleswar & Baliapal Block in Balasore Districttes people with foot ulcers in technical help and col- in Orissa. ARM has conducted this programme from its own finan-laboration of the Doctors and Paramedical Staff of the cial sources in active help and collaboration of the doctors andHospital run by the Organisation. During the year un- paramedical staff of the hospital runs by the organisation underder report ARM has identified 8 diabetic persons with National Rural Health Mission. 206 disadvantaged women includ-foot ulcers and has arranged their treatment in different ing 42 pregnant women attended the awareness generation camp.hospitals, 8 limbs have been saved. The pregnant women have been mobilized to conduct sugar toler- ance test during the 18-24 weeks of pregnancy. 18
  • 19. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Livelihood SupportNABARD Project on Augmenting Farm ProductivityThe project has been financed by the NABARD-R.O, Bhubaneswar.The overall goal of the pro-ject is to maximize the income of the poor farmers in a sustainable way by to optimize theirproduction level. ARM has implemented this project with technical collaboration of KVK,Balasore, Baliapal in 6 backward villages of 2 GPs in Baliapal Block of Balasore district in Od-isha. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs.48, 66,200 and the duration is 3 years. Activities conducted– Soil testing training for lead farmers held at Jamkunda G.P. of Baliapal Block of Balasore Dist. On 12th Jan 2011. Pre-seasonal training to the lead farmers held at KVK , Balasore, Baliapal Campus of Baliapal Block of Balasore Dist. On 15th Jan 2011. Seed Village programme conducted in village Kalarui under green gram covering 20 Ac.during Rabi (2010-11).Also,the seed village programme was conducted during Kharif-2011 in village Jamakunda and Nayabali.Formation. Formation of Farmers Club Group Meetings with Farmers in different villages. After Soil Testing Training, Soil Sample collection has been made. Preparatory meetings with the farmers have been made to make them aware about the project activities and to motivate them for soil amendment, compost preparation, green manuring production and Azolla multiplication. On Field Demonstration Training by KVK Scientist to Lead Farmers on Green Gram in 2 phases held at Kalruhi on 11. 03. 2011 and Jamkunda on 25. 03. 2011. On Field Demonstration Training by Lead Farmers to Associate Farmers on Green Gram has been completed in 2 phases. Demo-cum-training on NADEP Composting and Demo-cum-training on Bio-fertilizer (Azolla) has been completd. Training / Demonstrations conducted Impact of training / demonstration Train- Sl. Impact Point Farm- Sl Training Title No. of No. of No. ers . Courses Train- ing adopted N ees 1 Skills of NADEP Composting 60 o. 1 Pre- Season training 2 72 2 Skills of Azolla Cultivation 60 2 On field demonstration 2 72 3 Skills of Soil Collection 1200 training on Green 4 Skills of Green Manuring cultivation 50 Gram 5 Techniques of Green Gram cultivation 400 3 On field demonstration 3 108 6 Techiniques of Paddy cultivation 1500 training on Paddy Total - 3270 4 On field demonstration 2 72 training on NADEP 5 On field demonstration 2 72 training on Azolla 6 On field demonstration 260 12800 training (lead farmers to Associate farmers) 7 Special training on 1 36 8 Soil Testing Training 1 36 Total 273 13268 19
  • 20. ARM Annual Report 2011-12Major achievements of the project–• 1500 farmers have been motivated for improved farm practices for optimizing their production level in a sus- tainable manner.• 30 lead farmers have been trained on soil testing.• 1500 soil samples have been collected and been tested.• 2 villages have been developed as seed villages and 20 acres of land have been covered under scientific culti- vation of green grams for quality seed production.• 120 Lead farmers have received pre-seasonal training on soil treatment, improved farm practices, water management, pest management, bio-farming etc.• 30 lead farmers have received on field demonstration training on Green Grams by KVK scientists.• 400 farmers have received on field demonstration training on Green Grams by lead farmers.• 6 farmers groups for green gram have been formed.• 6 farmers clubs have been formed. 20
  • 21. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Case StudiesSusanta Pila, an inhabitant of Ikadpal village, is a marginal farmer having only 4 decimals of lands, which are mainly mono-cropped. Susanta is aprimary school drop out who had to discontinue his studies after Class-II due to poverty. Susanta, aged 50 years, lives in a small hut in an uncouthatmosphere with his wife Rabati Pila, and 1 son [16 years] and 1 daughter [19 years]. He somehow ekes out a living by growing local paddy in his 4decimals lands and other 1.16 acre land hired on lease for Kharif season. He lives below the poverty line without having food security for his familyfor the entire year. He cultivates in 1 acre and 16 decimals of land every year [4 decimals own land and 1.16 acre land taken on lease]. All through-out the year he gets only 1 crop i.e. local Indica variety of paddy. Besides, due to adherence to traditional system of farming, land production is verylow - only 11 quintals from 1 acre and 20 decimals of land. Rice is their staple food and the family needs 3.5 kg. of rice daily, i.e. 1277.50 kg. ofrice for the whole year for family consumption. But unfortunately he gets only 11 quintals of paddy, i.e. 660kg. of rice from 1 acre and 20 decimalsof land for the whole year, if there is a good monsoon. If there is a natural disaster, the cultivation gets badly damaged filling to the cup of misery ofthe family to its brim. Thus the family lives in perpetual poverty and privation. However, Susanta Pila was motivated to cultivate RGL 25-37 in the Kharif season of 2011. He was given 1 day’s pre-season trainingfrom the Pilot project of NABARD implemented by ARM, a NGO in Balasore district in Odisha. He was trained up in the seed treatment, landpreparation, fertilizers application, pest management and above all in the scientific system of cultivation of RGL 25-37, a HYV paddy recom-mended by ICAR. He was also given support for inputs like seeds, fertilizers, insecticides etc. on 50% subsidy basis from the Pilot programme ofNABARAD. Thanks to the authorities of NABARD and in particular to Mr. Laxindhar Dash, DDM, NABARD for his bold initiative, kind help andcollaboration, the implementation of Pilot Programme of NABARD through ARM, Odisha has changed the life of Susanta Pila. Now to assess the impact of the application of the technology in the life and livelihood of Susanta Pila, the beneficiary farmer, let us havea comparative study of agricultural yield and net income before and after the implementation of the programme.Agricultural yield and resultant income from 1 acre and 20 decimals of land before the implementation of pilot programme of NABARD, Imple-mented by ARM, Odisha Season Name of the crop Total yield at 1 acre Value of total Cost of cultivation Net income and 20 decimals of produce land Kharif Local Indica variety 1100 kg. [1100 x Rs.10/- i] Cost for inputs like seeds, fertil- Rs.11,800 – Rs. of paddy per kg] = 11,000 izers, insecticides = Rs.1,500 8,500 = ii] Cost for ploughing Rs.500 Rs.3,300 By product [4 Kahans x iii] Cost for labour = Rs.3,000 Straw 4 Kahans Rs.200/- per iv] Cost for lease for 1 acre land Kahans] = 800 for 1 season = Rs.3,500 Total = 8,500 Rs.11,800Agricultural yield and resultant income from 1 acre and 20 decimals of land after the implementation of pilot programme of NABARD,Implemented by ARM, Odisha Season Name of the Total yield at 1 Value of total Cost of cultivation Net income crop acre and 20 deci- produce mals of land Kharif HYV paddy – 2250 kg. [2250 x Rs.14/- i] Cost for inputs like seeds, fertilizers, Rs.32,100 – RGL 25-37 per kg] = 31,500 insecticides = Rs.4,800 Rs.13,300 = Rs.18,800 By product [4 Kahans x ii] Cost for ploughing Rs.1,000 Straw 4 Kahans Rs.150/- per iii] Cost for labour = Rs.4,000 Kahans] = 600 iv] Cost for lease for 1 acre land for 1 season = Rs.3,500 Rs.32,100 Total = 13,300Impacts of the project: Introduction of scientific system of farming – Before the implementation of the pilot project of NABARD, the beneficiary farmer used to grow only Local Indica variety of Paddy in the traditional method. But after the implementation of the project Susanta no longer adheres to traditional system of farming. He has started cultivating HYV paddy in a scientific manner. Successful dissemination of appropriate technologies – The technologies of improved farm practices and cultivation of disease-resistant and high yielding variety of RGL 25-37 have been suc- cessfully transferred among the beneficiary farmer. Phenomenal Increase in agricultural productivity - After the implementation of the pilot programme with the introduction of scientific system of farming, agricultural productivity per acre has increased phenomenally. For example, before the implementation of the project, Susanta only used to get Local variety of 1100 kg. of 21
  • 22. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Rise in Income – The Pilot programme of NABARD has raised the meager income of the poor farmer Susanta spectacularly. Before the implementation of the programme from 1.5 acre of land Susanta had only net income of Rs.3,300, which has been increased to Rs.18,800 after the pro- gramme. His income has been increased roughly six times of his previous income. The comparison of return from 1.5 acre land area be- fore and after the pilot programme of NABARD has been represented below by Bar-diagram. 1 denotes the Net Income of Susanta Pila from 1.5 acre of land before the implementation of the Income Level Pilot programme of NABARD. 2 denotes the Net Income of Susanta Pila from 1.5 acre of land after the implementation of the Pilot 18800 programme of NABARD. 20000 15000 Up-gradation of standard of living – With a perceptible rise in income level the standard of living of Susanta Pila has been improved 10000 Income Level noticeably. His purchasing capacity has been increased leading to increase in the per capita con- 3300 sumption level. 5000 0 Food Security – 1 2 Before the implementation of the pilot programme they had to starve or remain under-fed day after day. The family had only food security for hardly 200 days in a year. Now they will have food secu- rity for the entire year. Case Study - 2Rasalpur is a picturesque village where lives our poor friend Paresh Chandra Pal in a tiny cottage, on sordid condition. Black-complexioned, small,Paresh is a youth of 38 years. At first meet, he wins the heart of a stranger with his ever-smiling face. Thanks to the Lord, crushing poverty hasfailed to snatch the smile from his lip. He belongs to Other Backward Caste. He lives with his family, which includes 6 members in total – Pareshhimself, his mother, one sister, his wife, 1 daughter and 1 son. With outstanding zeal and stamina Paresh could continue his studies upto Class - VI.Paresh’s life is a tearful tale of continuous struggle for existence. Agriculture is their prime source of livelihood. They own only 1 acre of landwhere he gets only local Indica variety of paddy in the Kharif season and Green Gram in the Rabi season. Due to traditional system of farming hegets only 705 kg. of paddy from 1 acre of land in the Kharif season. In the Rabi season he cultivates Green Gram in his own land. He gets only 1.1Qtl. Of Green Grams from his 1 acre of land. He sells his green grams @Rs.35/- per kg and gets only 110 Kg x Rs.35= Rs.3850/-. The cost of cultivation is Rs.1400/- and his net income is [Rs.3850 – Rs.1400] = Rs.2450/-.The pilot programme of NABARD implemented by ARM made a sea-change in the life of Paresh. Thanks tothe Almighty, Paresh was enthused to hear about the scientific cultivation of Green Grams under the Pilot pro-gramme of NABARD from the project team of ARM. He was given 2 day’s training in the scientific cultiva-tion of Green Grams on 15.01.2011. After the training was over he was given inputs like seeds, bio-fertilizers,pesticides etc. on a 50% subsidy basis. Under the seed village programme of Green Grams 0.25 acre of hisland was covered under cultivation of Green Grams. However, after the successful dissemination of technol-ogy Paresh cultivated green grams in 1 acre of land. He got the production of 225 kg. of green grams from 1acre of land. He got a price of Rs.74/- per kg. of Green Grams as seed and as such he got Rs.74 x 225 =Rs.16650/- from his produce. The cost of cultivation was Rs.3400/-. Therefore, he got a net income ofRs.16650 – Rs.3400 = Rs.13250/- by selling 225 kg of seeds of green grams in the new situation. His bet in-come from the cultivation of Green Grams has been increased from Rs.2450/- to Rs.13250/- and finally hisincome has been increased by 5.4 times. With the perceptible increase in income purchasing capacity of Pareshhas undoubtedly been increased. However, our dear friend Paresh now feels happy and thinks very positivelyfor his future. Now to assess the impact of the project in the life of Paresh, the beneficiary farmer, let us have a comparative study of agricultural yieldand net income before and after the implementation of the programme.Agricultural yield and resultant income from 1 acre of land before the implementation of pilot programme of NABARD, Implemented byARM, Odisha 22
  • 23. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Sea- Name of the Total yield Value of total Cost of cultivation Net income son crop from 2.8 acres produce of land Rabi Green Grams 110 kg. [110 x Rs.35/- i] Cost for ploughing, labour and Rs.3850 – per kg] = inputs like seeds, fertilizers, insecti- Rs.1400 = Rs.2450 Rs.3850/- cides = Rs.1400Agricultural yield and resultant income from 1 acre of land after the implementation of pilot programme of NABARD, Implemented byARM, Odisha Season Name of the Total yield from Value of total Cost of cultivation Net income crop 2.8 acres of land produce Rabi Green Grams 225 kg. [225 x Rs.74/- per i] Cost for ploughing, labour Rs.16650 – kg] = Rs.16650/- and inputs like seeds, fertiliz- Rs.3400 = Rs.13250 ers, insecticides = Rs.3400Impacts of the project in the life of Paresh Chandra Pal, the beneficiary farmer of GreenGram cultivation: Cultivation of Green Gram in a scientific way – Before the implementation of the pilot project of NABARD, the beneficiary farmer used to grow only Green Grams in the Rabi season in the traditional method. But after the implementation of the project Paresh has started cultivating green grams in a scientific way. Spectacular Increase in productivity of Green Grams - After the successful dissemination of technology Paresh has started cultivating green grams in a scientific manner resulting in spectacular increase in agricultural yield per acre. Before the implementation of the project, Paresh only used to get Local variety of Green Grams of 110 kg. in 1 acre of land in the Rabi season. But after the implementation of the project Paresh has got 225 kg. of Green Grams in 1 acre of land. As such, the agricultural yield of Green Grams has been increased two times with the successful transfer of technology. Multiplication of Income – The successful transfer of technology in cultivation of Green Grams has multiplied the income level of Paresh Chandal Pal. Before the implementation of the programme from 1 acre of land Paresh had only net income of Rs.2450, which has been increased to Rs.13250 after the programme. His income has been increased roughly 5.4 times of his previous income. The comparison of return from 1 acre land area from Green Gram cultivation before and after the pilot programme of NABARD has been represented below by Bar-diagram. Changes in the Net Income of farmers from Green 1 denotes the Net Income of Paresh Chandra Pal from 1 acre of land before the imple- Gram cultivation in acre land area mentation of the Pilot programme of NABARD.2 denotes the Net Income of Paresh Chandra Pal from 1 acre of land after the implemen- 13250 tation of the Pilot programme of NABARD. 14000 12000 What they Say- 3 10000 8000 Comments of Beneficiary Farmers: Series1 6000 2450 Susanta Pila, Ikadpal village.My 4000 Income has increased six times by cultivating RGL 25-37 as 2000 per the guidelines of the Workers of ARM. I am very happy. I 0 want my experience should be repeated else where in the 1 2 districtb. Dhirendra Mandal, Village Kalrui.I have got 11.25 Quintals of Paddy by cultivating RGL 25-37 in 0.50 of land. It’s a major change in the production andmy income. Thanks to NABARD and ARM, the project has changed my life.c. Gopinath Pattayat, NayabaliI have got a production of 09.40 Quintals of Paddy by cultivating RGL 25-37 in 0.50 acre land. No doubt, my familywill be better off. I am very pleased.d. Paresh Chandra Pal, RasalpurI have got 225 Kg. of Green Grams from 1 acre land. My income has been increased by five times. Now I can think ofpurchasing a T.V. for my family. We are very happy and thankful to NABARD and ARM. 23
  • 24. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 Sustainable Agriculture BGREI under RKVYThe natural disaster prone coastal Baliapal block is predominantly an agrarian block .Most ofthe farmers are small and marginal farmer centre. Paddy is the principal crop. The projectblock demonstration of paddy under BEGREI has aimed at improving production and productiv-ity of rice by reducing 50% gap between the actual and potential productivity of rice and in-creasing of crop yield of rice through scientific crop man-agement, promoting of line sowing/line transplanting andinput use efficiency. Under the project 500 ha. of land hasbeen covered under demonstration of paddy under BGREIand it has created a larger impact in improving productionand productivity of rice. Farmers at Baliapal block have ac-cepted the method introduced. They have gained capacityto adopt skills on deep ploughing, line sowing and linetransplanting, seedling treatment with suitable insecticide,weed management, plant protection, using drum seederand mandwa weeder. Farmers have become excited withdelight for increasing quality production. Year: Rabi 2011-12, Block Demonstration of Paddy Total land covered: 1250 Acre Total village:39 Support service: Deep ploughing,line sowing,input support, technology support Production details of paddy under BGREI: Area covered: 500 Ha. Seed variety used: 60 kg per hact(Khandagiri ,Lalata & MTU 1010) Average Production per Hact.:80qtls. Average Production through traditional method per Ha.:30 qtls. Production through scientific demo per Ha.:51 qtls. Increase of additional income of farmers per ha.:Rs.20000/- 24
  • 25. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 A3P Programme under NFSMFarmers of Baliapal block prefer to cultivate green gram basing on soil structure & tex-ture. However the yield of production is low due to traditional cultivation practice. Byintroducing inputs through A3P under block demonstration project, the production of green gram has been increased. The crop quality is also good standard. In this connec- tion farmers get benefit also from demonstra- tion by adopting skills in land preparation,soil amendment,soil treatment, sowing, soil appli- cation on the micro nutrients and controlling fungal diseases etc. 500 hact. Of land was covered under A3P green gram demonstration project at Baliapal block during Rabi 2011-12. The increased yield in production of green gram has motivated rural farmers to adopt new methodology in green gram production through this block demonstration project. Production details of Green gram A3P in Rabi: A3P Programme Total land covered: 1250 Acre Area covered: 500 Ha. Total villages covered:46 Seed variety used: SML 668 Support service: input sup- Production per Hact.:12 qtls. Production through traditional method per Ha.:1.92 port,technology support Qtls. Yield: 4.8 Qtl / Acre Production through scientific demo per Ha.:3.90 Crop – Greengram, Season: Qtls. Rabi 2011-12 Increase of additional income of farmers per ha: Block Demonstration pro- Rs.7000/- gramme under NFSM 25
  • 26. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 SOCIO ECONOMIC SUPPORT TO POORHelping the distressed is always an excellent idea.Esteemed Give India has come for-ward and arranged donors around the country and abroad who have helping smallfunds to the belonged man and children divorcees and destitute. Over the year ARMhas been able to mobilize small grant througe india and assisted the cause of deprivedchildren and backward people of balasore district. Thanks to the efforts of give indiaand the valued donors. An account of assistance extended last year through give indiais presented below.Sl.No. Particular of Sup- No. of port people benefit- ted1 Livelihood Restora- 33 tion2 Education support 38 to SC/ST primary students3 Tailoring Training 404 Support to meritori- 15 ous High school students5 Goat support to 8 helpless widow6 Support to ne- 66 glected elderly per- sons7 Fishing net support 7 to poor fisherman8 Provide mosquito 88 net to poor family9 Backyard poultry 10 support to land less labour family10 Sponsor for free 1800 medicine at PHC 26
  • 27. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 SEED TREATMENT CAMPAIGNSeed Treatment Campaign on Groundnut (Rabi 2011-12) in Baliapal Block organized byARMObjectives:To increase production, some parameters have been selected by the scientists. Out of which seed treat-ment is one parameter. Till date farmers are not fully aware about seed treatment for which Govt. ofOrissa has taken a massive drive on kios issue. Seed treatment campaigns have been organized in re-mote villages of different blocks. Provision of seed treating chemical (vita vax-power) method of treat-ment to reduce the seed borne diseases of different crops is to be achieved. When seed treatment willbe achieved 100% diseases in main crop field will be reduced and crop loss up to 20% will also be re-duced.Target Village: 4, Namely-Ikarpal, Nikhira, Chaumukhand GanjaFinancial assistance: District Agriculture Officer, Balasore,OrissaProgramme details:On dated 30.11.2011 a Seed Treatment Campaigns are organizedwith the support of Agriculture Department, Govt. Of Orissa in vil-lage of Ikarpal, Nikhira, Chaumukhand Ganja in Baliapal Block ofBalasore District in collaboration with volunter organization namedas Alternative for Rural Movement. Mr.Rajendra Kumar Rana, Co-ordinating Member welcome the resource persons gathered theparticipants participants and Mr.Bijay Kumar Mishra,DAO,Jaleswarpresided over the campaign.Following enlisted resource persons participated in the campaignand imparted the technical know how about idea seed treatmentto Lead farmers and Associate Farmers.Farmers have been mobilized in the campaign and they showed interest to adapt the ground nut seedtreatment method. The campaign has been organized by conducting theoretical and practical classes.Experienced resource persons shared their valuable suggestion through lectures for orientation of thetarget people. Thus the interest of learning among target farmers has been imbibed. Experienced re- source persons have conducted the activity of “How to do Seed Treatment before starting of any cultivation” during practical session of campaign. This has encouraged farmers and motivated them for seed treatment in scientific method. In one cleaned and dry big earthen pot (Kalasi) drop 1 kg seed and mix up with it 2 gm Vi- tavex powder. In this process if farmer use the treated seeds in cultivation the production will be increased and profitable and chances of in- sect in crops will be less. This process can be applicable for all types of seeds. With the in- volvement of all Govt. officials seed treatment training has been organised in such process for all farmers of concerned village. For more culti- vation need more modern technique. At thetime cultivation all the farmers have been advised to give effort for better cultivation along with thecounseling from Govt. officials also required for better crop cultivation and financial betterment of farm-ers. The Soil testing, production, medicines for production, pest control etc have also been discussed inthe campaign. 27
  • 28. ARM Annual Report 2011-12For practical testing of process demonstrated by Govt. Officials and then done by farmers presentedthere what they have learnt from this process and how they can be able to apply in their cultivation.These kinds of steps have been taken for farmers’ betterment for their cultivation, the farmers remainedthankful to Govt. official and ARM.Process adopted for people’s participation: To make the environment successful and greater partici-pation of farmers in the programme, various methodologies havebeen adopted like group discussion, interaction; experience shar-ing, problem sharing, energizers and games. The facilitators fromAlternative for Rural Movement have given their efforts bestthrough facilitation of the discussion of resource persons to makethe participants activate and involved in the session successfully.Reaction of the people:Mr.Banshidhar Pal,Mr.Madan Mohan Bhuyan,Gadadhar Mandal &Bhagban Barik etc.from village Nikhira have expressed their inter-est to know about process of seed treatment in their local leveland keep their opinion to adopt this process as far as possible bythem.From village Ikarpal Gaurahari Badhei,Mr.Panchan Pila,Mr.RameshChandra Patra & Ramhari Pradhanetc. have shared the problemstheir experience they are doing, the storage of seeds though not intechnical way but are doing in their manner. Even how they arefacing problem in storage of seeds, also they urge to know thor-oughly about the Seed Treatment.Mr.Bhagabat Sahu,Mr.Yudhistir Patra,Mr.Ananda Pramanik &Mr.Sudhanshu Manna etc. from village Chaumukh & Mr.PitabasPatra,Ranjan kumar Panda,Mr.Pradeep Behera & Mr. Ratnakarbarik etc.from village Ganjahave showed their interest to receive the help of Agriculture de-partment official at the time of requirement of processing the seed treatment if necessary. POSTER S OF GEETA project for women rights against domestic violence 28
  • 29. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 PARTNER IN PROGRESS 1 ACA,Denmar Child Education & Empowerment k 2 NABARD, Women Empowerment & Sustainable Bhubaneswar Agriculture 3 NRHM,Govt. Primary Health Care of Odisha 4 MISEREOR,G Reproductive Child Health ermany 5 Give In- Socio Economic dia,Munbai support to poor 6 Consulate of Construction of School Building J a - pan,Kolkata 7 Blue door Socio economic Foundation development of Women 8 G l o b e M e d , Health equity & USA rural prosperity 9 Childli India Child Protection & Rights Foundation, Mumbai10 Global Giving Support to poor Foundation, USA11 Indicorps, Volunteer support Ahmedabad12 Meheta Gender advancement Family Foundation, USA 29
  • 30. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 CREDIBILITY ALLIANCE NORM COMPLIANCE REPORT 2011-2012Identity • Alternative for Rural Movement (ARM) is a Non Government Development Organization registered under the Society Registration Act 1860 (Registration. No. BLS-2723-681 dated 16.12.1989) www.armngo.com • ARM is Registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976 for any foreign donations and grants (Registration No. 104820036 dated 17.06.1992) • ARM is registered u/s 12 A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (Registration No. Judl/37/12A/96-97/17041 dated 04.10.1996) • ARM’s Registration Certificates/Memorandum & Byelaws are available to any body on request • ARM has been functioning its activities since 1989. • MoA & Byelaw of the organization are available on requestName and address of the bankersUCO BANK, AT/PO: Baliapal, Dist:Balasore, State: Orissa, INDIA, Pin Code 756026 (FCRA account as well as Indian transac-tion)ICICI Bank,Balasore FM Golei Branch,BalasoreState Bank of India,Jaleswar BranchName and address of AuditorsSanjeeb Kumar & Associates, Chartered Accountants, 475, ESEN DEN, Aiginia, Asiana Plaza entry, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar,Orissa, India, Ph.06742472770/771/772 (Fax)Email: sanjeeb@sancharnet.inVisionTo find out an alternative strategy of rural social intervention and facilitate the NGO movement in the state of Orissa.MissionEstablishment of an equitable social order through motivation facilitation and self activity among backward rural communitieswith emphasis on women and children in the sphere of health, education, human rights, economy and rural leadership 30
  • 31. ARM Annual Report 2011-12GOVERNANCE-GOVERNANCE-DETAILS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS (as on 31.03.2012) Name Age Gender Position on Executive Occupation Area of Competency Meetings Committee attended Ms. Sumati Raj 44 F Chairperson Social Work Group Management 4/4 Mr. Rajendra Pradhan 70 M Vice Chairperson Former High Academics 4/4 School Headmas- ter Mr. Rajendra Kumar 55 M Co-ordinatinag Member Social Work Organisation Management 4/4 Rana Miss Binata Rana 45 F Treasurer Teacher Teachership 4/4 Ms. Jayanti Giri 41 F Tribal Development Sec- Social Work Accounts/Project Manage- 4/4 retary ment Mrs. Jayanti Soren 38 F Member Housewife Tribal welfare 4/4 Mrs. Sumati Ranga 45 F Member Housewife SHG organisation 4/4ARM’s Executive Committee met 4 times in the fiscal year 2011-2012 (Dated 22.07.2011, 20.10.2011, 05.01.2012,04.03.2012)Minutes of the Executive Committee are documented and circulated to all members.Accountability & transparencyNo remuneration, sitting fees has been paid to Executive Committee members only Rajendra Kumar Rana,CoordinaatingMember received Rs.40,000/- and Ms. Jayanti Giri, member of the Committee received an amount of Rs.21,000/- for coordi-nating the project activities.No traveling allowance to any Executive membersRemuneration of highest full time paid three staff members (Per month)Rs.24000/-(MO) 2. Rs.8500 /- (Pharmacist ) 3. Rs.8500/- (LT.)Remuneration of lowest full time paid staff member (Per month) Rs.2000/-(Teacher)Staff details (as on 3st March 2012) Gender Full time paid Part time paid Contractual Total paid Female 13 4 1 18 Male 16 1 5 22 Total 29 5 6 40Distribution of Staff according to salary level (as on 31.03.2012) Gross Salary Female male Total <5000 17 15 32 5000-10000 1 6 7 10000-25000 1 1 25000-50000 50000-100000 100000> Total 18 22 40ARM Executive Committee & staff members are not availed any air travel facilities to any places in India & abroad. Donor Agencies of ARM Indian Donor / Govt. Agencies International agencies: NABARD Action Children Aid, Denmark National Rural Health Mission, Govt. of Odisha Japan Consulate,Kolkata Give India,Mumbai MISEREOR,Germany Childline India Foundation,Mumbai Blue door Foundation,UK Department of Agriculture,Govt. of odisha GlobeMed,USA Global Giving Foundation,USA Meheta Family Foundation,USA 31
  • 32. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 ALTERNATIVE FOR RURAL MOVEMENT (ARM) BALIAPAL, BALASORE, ODISHA, INDIA. BALANCE SHEET AS ON 31ST MARCH 2012 LIABILITIES AMOUNT Rs. ASSETS AMOUNT Rs.CAPITAL FUND FIXED ASSETSAs per last Balance Sheet 1,613,857.76 (As per Schedule -IV) 6,026,054.60Less: Excess of Expenditureover Income 904,815.00 709,042.76BUILDING FUND 4,672,744.00(As per Schedule -I) CURRENT ASETS LOANS & ADVANCES Grant-in-aid receivale(CIF) 44,119.00TEMPORARY RESTRICTED FUND Advance 28,000.00Unspent Grant(As per Sched-ule - II) 102,174.29 Loan to PHC RKS Fund 6,000.00 Closing Cash and Bank BalanceCORPUS FUND 141,433.00 (As per Schedule - V) 215,584.45 293,703.45(As per Schedule -III)INTEREST FREE HANDLOANAs per last Balance Sheet 110,402.00Add: Received dr. the year 550,763.00 661,165.00CURRENT LIABILITIESAND PROVISIONAudit Fees & Service tax 33,199.00 6,319,758.05 - 6,319,758.05The above Balance Sheet, to the best of my/our belief contains a true account of the fund and liabilities and properties andassets of the Organisation as on 31.03.2012. Sd/-As per our separate report of even date. Coordinating Member Sd/-CA. Sanjeeb.K. MohantyPartner 32
  • 33. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 ALTERNATIVE FOR RURAL MOVEMENT BALIAPAL,BALASORE,ODISHA,INDIA INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.04.2011 TO 31.03.2012 EXPENDITURE Amount(Rs.) INCOME Amount(Rs.) School Child Resource Development Centre (SCRDC) / ACA 280,825.78 Grant in aid 4,680,931.00 (As per Schedule-1) Model education against Primary School Wastage & Stagnation 913907.98 Bank interest 42,310.00 (AVM) / ACA Mainstreaming of Girls at Risk (MGR) /ACA 479,825.00 Donation 68,891.00 Social & economic empowerment / Blue door Foundation 548,276.50 Ambulance services 147,850.00 Primary school child, Tailoring Training etc. /Give India 51,565.86 Local Contribution 88,252.00 Women Empowerment and rights/MFF 95,158.00 Excess of Expenditure 904,815.00 over Income Sending tribal children to school / Global Giving 778.00 Primary Health Care / Globe Med 28,877.20 Reproductive Child Health/ Misereor 490,796.00 Social welfare programe/ Give India 303,434.74 Primary Health Centre 634,896.00 NABARD SHG Promotion 25,242.00 WATSON/Bank charges 100.00 ASHA/Jaleswar 87,448.00 NABARD/Pilot 907,771.00 NABARD/Financial Inclusion 67,219.00 Childline Project/Childline India Foundation 44,119.00 Women’s Health sanitation/GlobeMed 192,322.00 INICEF/Bank charges 100.00 Bank charges 952.50 Diabetic Prevention 54,500 General Fund 260,911.50 Depreciation 433,686.00 Audit fees and service tax 30,337.00 5,933,049.06 5,933,049.06The above income and Expenditure account to the best of my/our belief contains a true account of all the income and expenditure of theorganization for the period from 01.04.2011 to 31.03.2012. Sd/-As per our separate report of even date. Coordinating Member Sd/- Sd/- SD/-CA.Sanjeeb K. MohantyPartner 33
  • 34. ARM Annual Report 2011-12 ALTERNATIVE FOR RURAL MOVEMENT BALIAPAL,BALASORE,ODISHA,INDIA 31.03.2012. CONSOLIDATED RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01.04.2011 TO 31.03.2012 RECEIPTS AMOUNT(Rs.) PAYMENT AMOUNT(Rs.)To Opening Balance By School Child Resource Development Centre (SCRDC) / ACA 284,325.78 Cash in hand 81,665.27 By Model education against Primary School Wastage & Stagnation 944,017.98 (AVM) / ACA Cash at Bank 5,314,233.08 5,395,598.35 By Mainstreaming of Girls at Risk (MGR) /ACA 483,325.00To Grant in aid By Social & economic empowerment / Bluedoor Foundation 554,226.50 Foreign 2,354,096.16 By Primary school child, Tailoring Trainin etc. /Give India 48,544.86 Indigenous 643,941.00 2,998,037.16 By Women Empowerment and rights/MFF 95,158.00To Bank interest By Sending tribal children to school / Global Giving 778.00 Foreign 87,575.00 By Primary Health Care / Globe Med 28,877.20 Indigenous 14,851.00 102,426.00 By Reproductive Child Health/ Misereor 495,689.00To Local Contribution 88,252.00 By Social welfare programe/ Give India 303,434.74To Interest free hand loan 550,763.00 By Womens Healthsanitation / Globe Med 192,322.00To Ambulance services 147,850.00 By Construction of Primery School for underprivileged village 4,672,744.00 Children/JAPAN CONSULATETo Donation By Primary Health Centre 639,896.00 For Building 1,060,744.00 By NABARD SHG Promotion 25,242.00 For others 68,891.00 1,129,635.00 By Watson / Bank charges 100.00To Programme advance 56,000.00 By ASHA / JALESWAR 87,448.00 refund By NABARD / PILOT 937,371.00 By Childline projects / Childline India foundation 44,119.00 By Unicef / Bank charges 100.00 By NABARD/Financial Inclusion 67,219.00 By Diabetic Prevention 54,500.00 By General Fund Programme expenses 30,760.00 Administrative 262,126.50 292,886.50 Bank charges 952.50 Closing Balance Cash in hand 54,066.45 Cash at Bank 161,518.00 215,584.45 10,468,861.51 10,468,861.51The above Receipt and Payment Account to the best of my/our belief contains a true account of the movement of cash of the organization for theperiod from 01.04.2011 to 31.03.2012.As per our separate report of even date. Sd/- Sd/- Coordinating MemberCA.Sanjeeb K. MohantyPartner 34
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  • 36. ARM Annual Report 2011-12