GANDHI MANAV KALYAN SOCIETY19 Kamla Nagar, Behind M & S Complex,New Bhupalpura, Udaipur 3130110294-2810 firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONGandhi Manav Kalyan Society (referred GMKS) is a non-profit, non-government, voluntaryorganization, working in the tribal belts ofJhadol, Kotda & Gogunda blocks in the Udaipurdistrict and Sagwara block of Dungarpur district ofRajasthan state. Since 1986, GMKS has been workingamong 200 villages of 33 Panchyats for the bettermentof the weakest and most downtrodden tribalcommunity. The organization has a rich experience ofundertaking various developmental activities related topeople’s education, health, livelihood & overalldevelopment.
Vision: GMKS intended itself for assuaging the plight condition oftribal with a focal point on tribal community of this area to involveyourself in the itinerary of their holistic development andsustainable livelihood by amplification their sources andcapabilities in the course of enhanced acquaintance. Mission: GMKS strives for a self reliant tribal society in whichpeople develop their capabilities of managing their own resourcesto contribute in a sustained self development process. Strategy: As envisaged in its mission statement, GMKS adopts therole of a “catalyst”. Its modus operandi is to assist people own theirown development process and become capable enough to managetheir life and environment independently. The task is not easy asstated. Working with the tribals of different aborigines posestremendous challenges. But, it is the challenge GMKS has taken upto address with firm dedication, discipline and determination.
PROGRAMMEMAIN INTERVENTIONS UNDERTAKEN BY GMKS ARE:-• Soil conservation-Pasture Development-Land leveling-Land bunding-Live fencing to reduce the soil erosion-Construction of contour trenches• Water management-Construction of Gully plugs and LSCD-Construction of Water HarvestingStructure-Diversion based Irrigation system (haran)-Construction & development of wells
• Child Development— Health and Sanitation— Quality Education— Child protection and participation— Early childhood care— Livelihood• Sustainable agriculture through organicfarming :Promotion of- Organic agriculture practices- Organic manures- Cash crops- Crop rotation- Awareness on crop production and costing- Health and Sanitation- Provide traditional seeds- Community Lift Irrigation System
• Women empowerment- Formation of SHG- Strengthening of PRIs-Capacity building programs-Exposure visits• Rehabilitation & mainstreaming of Kathodi (a caste)- Rehabilitation- Drinking Water- Agriculture and Animal husbandry- Primary Education- Health and Sanitation- Early Childhood Care
• Human Resource Development- Capacity Building of Tribal Community- Federation of SHG- Strengthening of PRI- Formation and Strengthening of People’sorganization/CBO
PAST EXPERIENCE IN WATER & SOIL CONSERVATION PROGRAM# ProgramBene-ficiariesvillageNo.Bene-ficiariesSince1 Formation of Water conservationcommittees110 110 3000members19902 Water awareness program 150 350 1.15 Lakh 19923 Construction of Water harvestingstructures (anicuts)80 38 1.40 Lakh 19894 Construction of Check Dams 80 1200 0.60 Lakh 19895 Community Well development 80 150 900 19896 Watershed development 35 5425 Hac 0.37 Lakh 19897 Training of water conservation 110 260 8300 19898 Roof Rain Water Harvestingstructures7 10 20 families 20069 Land development program 45 8500 Acre 3600families198910 Agriculture development 20 315 Orchard(12600 agro-horticultureplants)1735 1990
DHARAMITRA “FRIENDS OF THE SOIL”GMKS has adopted a uniquestrategy to bring the message ofsustainable agriculture andecological harmony to theBhomat Region. A organicagriculture training and researchcentre is been constructed in theland of 20 acre to organizevarious trainings and researchbased activities in the area. Total7500 participants haveparticipated in 180 trainingsfrom surrounding villages, otherNGOS, govt dept other state.Following topics are being covered atDharamitra• Organic agriculture practices• Promotion of organic pesticides &manure• Dairy development• Promotion of Food grain, seedstorage, oil seeds and cash crops
RURAL TRAINING CENTREGMKS has established a well equipped training centre withtwo training hall, dinning hall, dormitory, guest rooms. Alsofacilities of LCD projector, TV, Generator, Vehicle etc are beenprovided during the various training.Trainings of following issues are being organized at thecentre:• Water Management• Child Development• Women Empowerment• Strengthening of PRIs• Livestock Management• Health (mother & child)
ABOUT THE PROJECTTitle:Diversion Based Irrigation Channel(pipe-line) in Udaipur, RajasthanObjectives:• Increase the production of winter crop• Secure the production of monsoon crop• Reduce the migration in proposed area• Awareness and promotion of organic agriculture practices• Develop the additional agriculture area• Creation of community assetsConcept:Traditional irrigation practice (Haran)in tribal pockets of Jhadol block
BACKGROUND OF THE AREA Rough surface and hilly terrain Drought prone zone ST dominant society 70% Low literacy rate 46% Lack of awareness on every aspect Small land holding (avg 2.5 acre) Less rainy days (18 days in the monsoon of 3 months) No irrigation source Average rain is 549.8 mm but due to heavy water run offresults high soil erosion and drought situation Less availability of drinking water
ACTIVITIES DONE SO FAR: Survey and Need based assessment for 5 sites Formation of Water User Group have been formed in 5villages Regular meeting with beneficiaries of 5 villages Exposure tour at the working area of FES Udaipur andinter villages have been organized Installation of pipe lines with construction of intakestructures at 4 sites and rest 1 is under progress Total 6181 meter Pipe line has been installed Total 4 Intake structure have been constructed at the watersource Food Grain: Wheat (rabi) to 65 framers
Training on Sustainable agricultureDate Duration Participants26 & 27 May 12 2 days 5028 & 29 May 12 2 days 4212 & 13 Dec 12 2 days 4814 & 15 Dec 12 2 days 30Total 170• Demonstration of• Cash crop : Ginger, Turmeric to 50 famers• Pulses & oil seeds: Gram to 65 & Mustard to 85farmers• Total 4 Trainings of two days each on Sustainableagriculture practices are organizedCont . . .
IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM Reduce in migration by 100% (at 4 villages for 209families) 209 Farmers adopted single crop farming to double crop Change in cropping pattern. Adopting Safedmusli, Pulses, oil seeds etc where previously only Maizewas used to grow Promotion of cash crop (ginger, turmeric etc) which willmeet out the need of cash 170 Farmers are capacitized through the trainingstowards organic agriculture
CONT . . . 15 farmers can access for drinking water near by at theirhouse Increase in irrigation area from 64.2 acre to 144 acre Formation and functioning of Village level institution in 5villages Decrease school children drop out in primary school by25% 152 farmers are Now growing green vegetables For the 4 completed sites, the management andmaintenance is being done on collectively Liasoning with TAD, Irrigation & agriculturedepartment, Zila parishad etc
Water supply to the field Community participation on installationAccess to household water Impact in the from of wheat (first time)
CHALLENGES Implementation of new concept Raise local contribution in project activities In two sites the water source was situated in reserveforest where construction permission can’t begranted Hard rocks during the digging of drainage for pipelines Convince to beneficiaries to change the agriculturepractices
FOLLOW UP OF PREVIOUS PARTNER’S MEET Discussion on Water literacy and water budget Mapping of command area Meeting & discussion with water usage association on cropplanning, crop cycle, and production cost of the crop Planning and linkages with various stake holders Value addition and packaging Liasoning with Tribal Area Development Department Change in cropping pattern (Rabi: wheat + oil seeds &vegetable and Kharif (pulses + vegetable) Promotion of cash crops for economy inhancement
FUTURE PLANNING 25 new sites have been identified Create producer group Sale of production with group approach Value addition in local productionTHANKS . . .