Issues of the Thar• Extreme temperatures• Harsh physical terrain• Scanty and unreliable rainfall (average rainfall 318.7mm)• Frequent occurrence of droughts & Migration• No food, fodder, water, livelihood security• Distant & scattered settlements• Lack of infrastructure• Sex ratio (807 females per 1000 males)• Absence of basic Health Facilities• Abysmal literacy rates• Poor socio-economic condition of women, girl children & backward castes• Environmental Imbalance
URMUL Trust To lead the poor towards self reliance by making available to them a package of development services that they themselves decide on,design, implement and eventually finance.
URMUL Trust• Beginning :1986• Health :1986• Economic :1988• Education :1990• Advocacy :1992• Decentralisation:1993• Strengthening community
URMUL Trust represents a family of organisationsworking towards social and economic change in the lives of the people in the harsh, inhospitable difficult terrain and interior region of Thar What keeps these different organisations and the TRUST together are . . .
The core of the development premise of URMUL Trust is an intrinsic faith in the capacity of the rural people to devise and manage and sustain development programs
Since inception there has been an unflinching commitment towards strengthening theprocesses of local initiativeand leadership both withinthe organization and at thevillage level & PanchayatsMost of the members are the natives from the Thar and only a handful of development professionals as middle level managers come from reputed institutions of higher education.
The drought of 1986-88 taught us a basic lessonthat development interventions in the Thar would have to be informed by the fragile context of the crisis of food, water & fodder security
Health & Education Environment Self Help Groups Capacity Building Women Empowerment Panchayat Raj , Female Feticide ,AdolescentsIncome Generation ProgrammeAnimal Husbandry & Agriculture Water Harvesting Advocacy & Research Village Resource Centers Rural Developmental Tourism MSSK & Child Line
Desert Craft & Desert Art for Social Transformation Western Rajasthan & the Thar desert brings to mind images of sand dunes, starry nights & lilting folk music. For the discerning buyer, Rajasthan has also being synonyms with a rich and colorful craft tradition. Potters, weavers carpenters, jewelers and leather workers are but some of the artisans that abide in the region.The stark landscape & seemingly barren stretches are in remarkable contrast to the vibrant colors that the inhabitants clothe themselves in.
The symbol of woman with a spinning wheel or CHARAKHA,signifies an attempt to ensure that ruralartisans can bear the fruits of their labour with dignity and security
Empowering PRI & Self Governance Partnership with IGPRS Training of trainers for PRI Need assessments for trainings Training responsibility forBikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh Jaisalmer
Trustees of UT MD, RCDF District CollectorPrincipal, Medical College, Bikaner CMHO, Bikaner MD URMUL Dairy Sh. MK Khanna Sumita Ghose Rita Sareen
Funding Agencies Government InstitutionsAction Aid CAPART NIDSave the ChildrenCARE RCDF Urmul DairyTheHunger Project NDDB Gangmul RUDA TISSOxfam DCH IDS, JaipurAga Khan Foundation DRADA NIFTFord Foundation BADPPANOSNORAD CADACBCS CIDA DWCDPLAN International Shiksha KarmiIGSSS Lok JumbishAmar Foundation Min. of Health & Family WelfareN(O)VIBKKS-CEVACRYSir Ratan Tata TrustIFES Partners in DevelopmentThe Hunger Project
Fund Raising TechniquesGovt. ProjectsFunding AgenciesSelf Sustaining Income Generation Programmes incl.Handicrafts, Vermicompost, Folk Artistes etc.Public ContributionGovt. ContributionIndividual Donors