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  • 1. Welcome
  • 2. GRAMYA VIKASH MANCHA(GVM)(A unified platform for progressivecontemplation)Vision: “GVM envisages a peaceful, prosperous, egalitarian and exploitation freesociety in every village”Mission: GVM exist to empower the rural community particularly theunderprivileged and women to take control over the social institutions and toimprove their quality of life , thereby create a society where these people can livewith dignityAddressNO. 1 BARDHANARAP.O: DAKSHINGAONPIN: 781350DISTRICT : NALBARIASSAM , INDIAPHONE: +91-3624-283740Email: gvm_ngo@sify.com
  • 3. Organizational Profile• Gramya Vikash Mancha (GVM) is a non for profit, NonGovernment Organisation based in Nalbari District and hasbeen working for the rural poor through the implementation ofvarious development programmes• GVM came into existence in 1999 and registered under theSociety Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 14th September, 2000• Presently working in 4 districts. Nalbari, Baksa (BTAD), Kamrup(Rural) and Barpeta. The Area covers 11 dev. blocks and 400villages• The major working areas are Economic Empowerment, SocialEmpowerment and Social Justice, Humanitarian Response,Development & communication
  • 4. Organisation Staff Strength• Full time volunteers: 82• Part time volunteers: 347• Technical / Professional Consultants:12
  • 5. Partners• Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the EuropeanCommission (ECHO)• Actionaid India• Jamsetji Tata Trust/ Sir Dorabji Tata Trust• Save the children• Unicef• Child Rights and You (CRY)• Aide et action• National Agricultural Bank for Rural Development, NABARD• Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS)• PRADAN• Help Age India• Rashtriya Gramin Vikash Nidhi• North East Development & Finance Corporation (NEDFi)• North East Network (NEN)• National Council of Rural Institute (NCRI)• The Hunger Project• Association for India’s Development (AID)
  • 6. On going programmes• Promotion of Diversion Based Irrigation in Nalbari, Kamrup(Rural) and Baksa districts of Assam – supported by JTT• Mobilizing Community on MGNREGS for ensuring sustainableemployment and development- Supported by Actionaid India• Peoples Empowerment for Accessing Right to Livelihood –Supported by IGSSS• Extension of SRI and Promotion in Assam – Supported byPRADAN• Promotion of Livelihood through Water Hyacinth Craft –Supported by NEDFi• Adolescent Education in Assam – Supported by SDTT• Child Rights project in Nalbari district of Assam – Supportedby CRY
  • 7. Humanitarian Aid programmesimplemented for Flood affected families in2012-13• Emergency Response to the Victims of Flood in Assam-2012• Assam Flood 2012 Response Programme• Support to flood affected families in Assam• Emergency Flood operation in Nalbari district of Assam• Rapid Flood Response in Nalbari District of Assam• Humanitarian Assistance to vulnerable population affected by flood inAssam• Assam Flood Humanitarian Response• Supported by ECHO, JTT, Actionaid, Save the children andHelpAge India
  • 8. Nalbari, Baksa, Kamrup (rural) district
  • 9. Pagladia River Basin (Source: Geology department, GU)
  • 10. Promotion of Diversion Based Irrigation inNalbari, Kamrup (rural) and Baksa districts ofAssam
  • 11. Project Profile Project title: Promotion of Diversion Based Irrigation inNalbari, Kamrup (rural) and Baksa district of Assam Supported by: Jamsetji Tata Trust Implemented by: Gramya Vikash Mancha Project period: 1stApril 2012 to 31stMarch 2015 (3 years) Project area: Nalbari, Kamrup (rural) and Baksa district Total Sanctioned Amount (for 3 years): Rs. 288.25 lakh Total sanctioned amount (For 1styear): Rs. 85,27,000.00(Rupees eighty five lakh twenty seven thousand only)
  • 12. Objective & Strategies of the implementedProjectObjective:• The developmental objective of the project is “To improvethe quality of life of 50000 families from excluded section ofsociety in Nalbari, Kamrup (rural) and Baksa district of Assamwithin three years “Strategies:• Protect natural water bodies and reduce vulnerability throughcommunity mobilization• Socio-economic upliftment through introducing effective useof diversion based irrigation system
  • 13. Process adopted for implementation• The project started with initiating a social debate on action-reflection of differentsocio-economic issues. It was basically through using PRA tools and techniques.After series of discussion and debate we with active participation of localcommunity prepared cluster wise report, what we named “ParticipatoryVulnerability Analysis (PVA)” report.• On priority basis the problems are taken into account and discussion initiated forfinding effective and sustainable solution for such problem, both in village andcluster level.• Cluster level coordination committee have been formed to coordinate, review andmonitor all process and programmes in cluster level. Again, cluster has also beendivided in some sector, comprising 5-6 villages and sector level representative andcoordinator identified.• A network committee among all farmers has been formed, comprising fiverepresentatives from each cluster. This committee review and monitor all processand programmes of the project in central level.• Based on the Action Plan prepared by the community, Gramya Vikash Mancha hasinitiated the process of implementation of all the major community activities likeRestoration of water bodies and construction of improvised Sluice Gate, irrigationbandhs. Need base capacity building programmes and interface programmes withdevelopment authorities.
  • 14. Situation of natural water resources in Nalbariand Kamrup (Rural) districts..
  • 15. Situation in BaksaWhere there is a great scarcity of Water and water is precious than anyother elements..like property, land and house..
  • 16. • PVA was conducted in each Cluster to get all kind ofinformation of the villages like Mapping of the villages, Socio-economic background, livelihood analysis, population break-up, resources, different vulnerabilities, historical background,coping mechanism etc. It shows the use, impact and problemsin accessing natural water resources.• All major activities like Restoration work of canal,Construction of Irrigation based structures, CapacityEnhancement programmes are implemented based on theCommunity action plan prepared by the community…….Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA)Report
  • 17. Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA)Report
  • 18. Restoration of canal in Kamrup (rural) district
  • 19. Dredging of a new canal in Jaha village of Nalbari district
  • 20. Restoration of a dying canal in No.1 Bhogpara village in Baksa district
  • 21. Farmers during the Restoration of canal in No.1 Bhogpara village inBaksa district
  • 22. Farmers during the Restoration of Bhoma canal in Kamrup (rural)district
  • 23. Cleaning of water hyacinth in a blocked in Bakrikuchi village of Nalbaridistrict
  • 24. Cleaning of water hyacinth in Kawoimari canal of Jaha Cluster
  • 25. The situation of Badna Jan (canal) in Kamrup (Rural) District
  • 26. Cleaning of Badna Jan (canal) in Kamrup (Rural) District
  • 27. • Approx. 60 kms. of canals were restored (through Cleaning &Dredging work) so far in the 7 clusters under Nalbari, Kamrup(rural) and Baksa districts• Total 25055.92 bigha (7639 acre) of agricultural land isexpected to be benefited by the Restoration work• A large area of land has been resumed for agriculturalactivities after a long time• Canal Management Committees are formed in Kamrup (rural)district which is a new intervention area under the DBIProject• An Exposure visit was organised for the farmers/ fisherman ofKamrup (rural) area to replicate the canal managementsystem of the strong Dong Bandh Committees of Baksa• The Dong Bandh Committees of Baksa has their owntraditional canal management system since more than 70Restoration of natural water bodies
  • 28. In Baksa, 2500 people work altogether to maintain the bandh in Pagladia riverto get water every year for cultivation and their household need
  • 29. The Bandh Dong Committees has strong rules & members from each familyhas to contribute their labour to maintain the Bandhs and Dongs which is theonly source of water for the villages in Baksa
  • 30. Every Winter in December more than 2500 people from 40 villages repairs theBandhs and Dongs (Canal) for 4 consecutive days at the source of Pagladia andDiring river
  • 31. Use of Canal water in Rabi crops under one Farmers group atBardhanara village
  • 32. Use of Canal water in Rabi crops under one Farmers group atBardhanara village
  • 33. Use of Canal water in Rabi crops by using water pumps in Raimadhavillage, Nalbari district
  • 34. Use of Canal water in Rabi crops by using water pumps in Raimadhavillage, Nalbari district initiated under the PDBI project
  • 35. Use of Canal water in Rabi crops by using water pumps in Raimadhavillage, Nalbari district initiated under the PDBI project
  • 36. Group farming was promoted under the DBI project by using Canal water inRabi crops through water pumps in Chatama village, Nalbari district
  • 37. Capacity Enhancement programmes organised on preparation of Vermicompost among farmers
  • 38. Capacity building programme onVermi CompostingCapacity Enhancement programmes organised on preparation of Vermicompost among farmers
  • 39. Vermi Compost units promoted in lieu of chemical fertilizers and used inGroup farming
  • 40. Capacity Enhancement programmes organised on water hyacinth basedcrafts among poor woman in the project villages
  • 41. More than 200 poor woman are now engaged in product making from waterhyacinth and generating income for their families promoted through PDBIproject and NEDFi
  • 42. Food processing trainings are organised in Baksa and Nalbari district amongwoman groups that can generate income by using locally available fruits andvegetables
  • 43. Capacity building programme onFood ProcessingFood processing trainings are organised in Baksa and Nalbari district amongwoman groups that can generate income by using locally available fruitsand vegetables
  • 44. Group farming by woman Groups in Jaha cluster
  • 45. Group farming by woman Groups in Pagladia cluster
  • 46. Farmers Convention
  • 47. Farmers Convention & Media InterfaceprogrammeThrough continuous mobilisation a farmers convention wasorganised in Baushi Udaypur village of Nalbari district where farmersfrom 3 - districts Nalbari, Kamrup (rural) and Baksa gathered in acommon platform to raise their voice on farmers issues andinteracted with leading media representatives• 510 farmers from 3 Districts and 6 nos. of state level media agencyboth from electronic and print media participated in the event• The Farmers Convention is an attempt to ground a multi stake holderdialogue process across the state where the farmer communities willbe in the centre stage of policy framing
  • 48. The Major Issues of ConcernThe event started in three different groups under the 3 broad headsat 3 different locations within the venue. Under the 3 broad headsthe participants after thorough discussions on their concerns anddemands shared it with the media persons with fact and figures:• Production related challenges facing by Agriculture and the alliedsectors• Market related challenges facing by Agriculture and the allied sectors–like minimum support price of rice• Positioning the “Farmers and Agriculture and the allied sectors” inthe present (neo) development process.The Major concerns raised and discussed in the farmersconvention cum Media interface programme
  • 49. Farmers raised their issues in interaction with media
  • 50. The meeting concluded with the decision to submit the concerns andthe demands raised by the farmers to all the Ministers and Members ofAssam legislative assembly
  • 51. • The event has been covered in details by 5 nos of state level dailyvernacular on the very next day of the event.• Till date 6 nos of daily vernacular have started covering the issues raised bythe farmers in the editorial page.• A talk show have been organized by one of the electronic media in andaround the concerns raised by the farmers on the convention-cum-interface event engaging 5 nos of distinguished social workers cum activistsacross the state.• A talk show was been organized by the same electronic media on theconcerns and issues raised by the farmers under the theme “Market relatedchallenges facing by Agriculture and the allied sectors” engaging 10 nos offarmers participated in the convention-cum-interface meeting under thehead.• GVM is working jointly with a selective farmers group to put the concernsand the demands in a systematic way and submit the same to all theMinisters and Members of Assam legislative assembly.Outcome of the Farmers-media interfaceprogramme
  • 52. Regular Networking meetings organised among farmers and clusterrepresentatives from Nalbari, Kamrup(R)and Baksa districts to reviewimplemented works and planning of activities
  • 53. Interface Programmes organised in Kamrup (rural) and Nalbari district toinitiate face to face interaction of Agriculture Department with farmers togenerate awareness to access Government schemes and services
  • 54. • In 2009-10 and 2011-12 total 101.96 Kms of canal restored in5 clusters. This year total 60 kms of canals been restoredthrough cleaning work (till January 2013). The restorationwork would benefit 6465 farmer and fisherman families .Total 25055.92 bigha (7639 acre) of agricultural land isexpected to be benefited by the Restoration work• Mainstreaming and renovation of the canals would againrevive the natural irrigation system and reduce the problemof water logging at the time of flood. This will eventuallyreduce the gradual increase of poverty due to regular floodsand migration to other areas in search of alternativelivelihood• Installation of improvised Sluice Gate (1 No.), Concrete LowBandh (3 Nos.), has reduced regular person days involvementin such process and provide opportunities to involve inSignificant Outcome
  • 55. • The restoration of natural canals/ dongs/ creeks has helped thefarmers to initiate farming and cultivation in areas which were facingwater logged situation in Nalbari and Kamrup (rural) district.• Through Networking and advocacy meetings and communitydialogue at village level a large group of farmers/ fisherman/ womangroups have been organised in a common platform to initiatecommunity action to resolve common issues• Capacity building trainings enabled rural woman and youth andfarmers/ fisherman to initiate various income generating activitieswhich would eventually enabled them to increase their level ofincome and reduce their vulnerability.• Networking and linkage with resource based institutions; Govt.departments have paved the way to generate awareness among thetargeted community and leveraging of community work throughGovt. schemes and services.Significant Outcome
  • 56. • On 27th June 2012 the first wave of flood came in Kamrup (rural)and Nalbari district through the breaches in the embankment• Total five breaches took place and inundated nearly 45 villages inKamrup and 46 villages in Nalbari district• The second wave of flood came in August as the incessant rainfallin the upper reaches of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh• The ethnic conflict inflicted in Bodo Territorial AutonomousDistricts (BTAD) on 18th July 2012 and soon spread to the entirelower Assam within a week. BTAD area (that includes Baksadistrict), Kamrup (rural) and Nalbari district was strictly came underthe vigilance of the Administration after the occurrence of anumber of unlawful incidents like killings of people by miscreants,blazing bus and vehicles and bridges.Challenges
  • 57. • The sudden occurrence of both natural and manmade disasters hasdisrupted smooth implementation of all process and programmesin the villages for more than three months (Starting from mid ofJune to end of September).• Community meetings, Restoration works and other field basedprogrammes could not be organized in many villages during highflood time in Nalbari and Kamrup (rural) districts and in Baksa dueto the ethnic conflict.• In Baksa tension prevailed since mid of July till mid of Septemberdue to the ethnic conflict which triggered violence by miscreants inmany villages. The disruptions slowed down the implementation ofall activities for more than three months.Challenges
  • 58. • More emphasis will be given to multiple cropping and groupfarming• Strengthening of the Canal Management Committeesspecially in Nalbari and Kamrup (rural) area to sustain theworks implemented under PDBI project• Leveraging of DBI works into Govt. schemes like MGNREGA• Awareness and mobilisation of the community on protectingnatural water resources and grow awareness on the effects ofclimate change on agriculture practices• Create a common platform for the marginalized farmers toraise their issues and can pave ways to access to their rightsWay Forward
  • 59. Thanks