Major Achievement

Overall achievements of the organization

Over the past 19 years it has worked for empowerment of tribal women leading to establishment of ‘Patalkot Nari Shakti Mahila Sangh’, a federation of women SHGs. It’s membership base is 152 SHGs with 1982 beneficiary women. The geographical outreach is in 46 villages and 224 hamlets in Tamia block. The Federation has decided to focus work on migration, education and health & nutrition.

We are working with spefcily targeted focas group like under Health and Nutrition our target group is Pregnant and Lactating women, Children between 6 months and 3 years of age and Adolescent Girls. In Education Adolescent girls and boys who have never been to school and are illiterate, Adolescent girls and boys who after initial education have dropped out and are currently engaged in family based livelihood activity or labour work, Girls and boys studying in class 6th to 10th. And in Livelihoods our target group is, Women Farmers, Farmers and Youth Groups. Here you can see we are working with the entire community for their Identity, Dignity and Respect.

Capacity building of community based organizations on the issue.

  • 53 women SHGs were formed in 22 villages. They were linked with Patalkot Nari Shakti Mahila Sangh. Members of these SHGs have undergone capacity building trainings on savings & credit, gender & entitlement rights. 2208 women participated.
  • 1908 women have been trained in different topics as panchayat raj, tribal rights, CFR, RTI, etc. They are now participating in gramsabha and monitoring functioning of aanganwadi, health center, school.
  • 1175 women attended livelihoods training, 348 - exposure visit and 810 - demonstrations.
  • 318 women attended right to education training and 428 - school management committee training

Feeding demonstration with use of locally available material to reduce malnutrition.

  • 3542 women from 118 villages participated in training and demonstration of use of locally available material for preparation of food for malnourished children.
  • This resulted in improvement of health status of 428 malnourished children.

Regularization of health and nutrition day.

Monitoring of Health & Nutrition days was done on 34 occasions during the year.

  • Status of deliveries : at home – 25, at hospital – 63, use of Janani express – 59, Janani suraksha beneficiaries - 41
  • Total no. of Beneficiaries : pregnant women - 651, lactating women - 619, Children (6 to 36 months) – 3505
  • No. of Beneficiaries covered : pregnant women - 433, lactating women - 438, Children (6 to 36 months) – 2261
  • Health check-up & Immunization : pregnant women - 415, children - 503

Capacity building on health and nutrition in panchayats to facilitate discussion in gram Sabhas.

  • 118 women panchayat members were sensitized on the subject. They realzied importance and vowed to raise it in their panchayats.
  • ANM was asked to explain schemes to people of Sajkuhi village in gramsabha of 2nd Oct. Special arrangement was made for women to sit in front rows to enable them to putforth their points in the meeting.
  • In 18 villages Aanganwadi worker started to give information of malnourished children in gramsabha. This resulted in pepole coming forward to take care of these children. They also started celebration of Health and Nutrition Day.

Advocate on issues related with health and nutrition during meetings at the block level.

Two meetings held at block level. Officials from health and WCD departments participated. 22 women participated in one meeting and 30 in another. They were members of women health groups from 11 villages. Issues raised - Asha worker, drinking water, non-functional health center, ANM posting, support in janani suraksha yojana, treatment of malnourished children, anganwadi workers attendance, nutrition support, support under Indira Gandhi matrutwa sewa yojana,

  • Officials promised to look into above problems and demands at the earliest.
  • 30 bedded hospital functional as promised by the peoples' representatives of Chawlapani cluster comprising of 22 villages
  • Pregnant women participated in ‘janani express’ yojana.

Chawlapani PHC -

Since last two decades health facilities at Chawlapani PHC were not improved. Government Staff was posted and the PHC was not functional for several years. Health facilities were not available in remote area of 60 sq km covering 45 villages. This resulted in heavy maternal and child mortality. With help of villagers Pararth Samiti organized public hearing under PACS Program which led to restart of PHC.
Now the PHC serves around 30 per day patients from the cluster. Serious patients are referred to Tamia. Deliveries are also conducted at PHC.

Four month residential course (Based on MGML Course developed by Rishi Valley School)

  • 12 courses were organized, two each for girls and boys.
  • 572 girls and boys attended.
  • 303 children (53 %) went back to school and are completing education.

Life Skill Training Six trainings for girls, 161 participated. One training for boys, 38 participated. Total seven trainings, 199 participants

  • Participants have emerged as leaders after attending the life skill training.
  • They are successfully conducting meetings of Youth groups in their areas.
  • Confident girls have convinced other women to send their daughters for training.

Establishment of Science Centre in Schools to develop a scientific mindset and counter the traditional beliefs.

  • Three science centers established. 30 – 35 students attend regularly.
  • Some of the topics covered are - Home rain guage, cooling thermos, starch test, working of telescope, DC generator, state of cosmos, rotation of earth, hydrometer, spinning balloon, heat flow, blood group testing, moon phases, bottle rocket, flood protection, paper helicopter, electro magnet, digestion model, etc.
  • 22 children have been trained as master trainers. They have conducted science camps in 11 villages.
  • Five stage shows on eradication of superstition were organized. They covered topics like coconut on fire, blood from lemon, eating of camphor, change of colour of water,

Skill training of youth

103 boys and girls completed vocational training at Montfort Patansavagi. The status of these participants is as follows;

Status of Participants of Vocational Training

Batch No. Trade Total Students Male Females Placed Males Females Not Placed Males Females
I,II,III Tailoring 54 0 54 28 0 18 26 0 36
I,II,III Welding 6 6 0 3 3 0 3 3 0
I,II,III B.C 11 0 11 3 0 3 8 0 8
I,II,III H.M 16 6 10 9 3 5 7 3 4
I,II,III MMV 13 13 0 4 1 0 9 9 0
I,II,III R&AC 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
I,II,III Electrical 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 103 28 75 49 7 27 64 16 48
PMKVY Agriculture Sectors
Candidates Pass Failed Placed
Small Poultry Farmer 100 97 3 72
Organic Grower 99 68 31 42
Quality Seed Grower 161 128 33 78
Animal Health Worker 230 232 8 182
Dairy Farmer/ Entrepreneur 100 91 9 68
Total 690 606 84 442

Establishment of Motivation centers at the village level to promote education, games and culture.

  • Three Motivation centers are functioning. 30-35 children attend regularly.
  • Their interest in academics has increased. They are taking help of books to study and solve their difficulties in peer learning mode.
  • Parents are pleased with the progress of their wards and are encouraging them to attend regularly.
  • Collectively they have staged 10 plays on education. Dance, songs are also presented.

Capacity building on Panchayati Raj System

  • 238 panchayat members belonging to 59 gram panchayats were trained on various aspects of Panchayat Raj.
  • They are actively taking part in overall development of their villages.

Capacity building on Gender

  • Four trainings were organized on issue of gender. 128 women belonging to SHGs participated.
  • They started to attend gramsabhas and establish their presence in the decision making process of village development.
  • In village Khamra two men misbehaved with women. The women lodged FIR at police station. The men had to spend a night in jail.

Promotion of Improved and new Package of Practices (SRI, SWI etc),

  • 810 farmers participated in demonstration plots of paddy, maize and millets.
  • PoP on SRI for paddy, line sowing for maize and use of millets for pest control was demonstrated.
  • PoP on wheat and gram was demonstrated in rabi season.
  • Good quality breeder seed was provided for all the crops. Farmers replaced their old seed with the new seed for future use.
  • Each women farmer sold the seed to five new farmers. This resulted in availability of new seed in 10 villages.

Fruit and Vegetable production,

  • Three green house nurseries were constructed. Saplings of tomato and chilli were provided to farmers three times a year. Seeds of creeper vegetables were provided.
  • 110 farmers started vegetable farming in small plot. They sold the vegetables and earned upto Rs. 3000/- in a year.
  • 37 farmers extended the activity and started cultivating tomato, brinjal, chilli and onion in their farms. They earned between Rs. 15,000 to 20,000/- with technical support from experts.
  • Backyard gardens - 510 families from 22 villages initiated kitchen garden activity.
  • Mulbery, mango, guava, jamun, curry leaves, aonla, lemon, jack fruit were also planted.
  • Nutrition gardens were prepared by 100 families where leafy vegetables, tomato, chilli, brinjal, coriander, lady finger, etc were planted. Families could eat variety of nutritious vegetables round the year.

Automation of Dairy Cooperative.

  • Automation of 50 village level milk cooperative societies was done.
  • This resulted in better rate of milk to the poor villagers.
  • Provision of slips also brought transparency in the entire process of milk procurement and payment.