Sustainable Development through community participation A Kutch experience

Sustainable Development through community participation A Kutch experience

Sustainable Development through community participation A Kutch experience Vivekanand Research & Traing Institute Mandvi Kutch, Gujarat, India www.vrti.org VRTI Serving to Community In Kutch Vivekanand Research & Training Institute

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute About Kutch Semi arid climate average 330 mm of rainfall in 15 rainy days Recurring drought forcing migration of community in search of livelihood and fodder for their animal Low productivity of agricultural land Coastal area prone to salinity ingress

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute VRTI A vision of Mr. Kantisen Shroff (Puj. Kaka) We have spent over 40 years in arid draught prone Kutch to understand and emerge with workable solutions on livelihood issues of the community. Community should be made more productive and competent where they live (Rural area).

Trusteeship philosophy Better understanding of Natural resources Community mobilization and participation Respect Traditional Wisdom & Utilize it VISION: Efficient use of natural resources which promotes sustainable development in synergy with surrounding environment.

MISSION: Need based community development with focus on capacity building of community, linkages with different institutions involved in rural development and promote decentralized agro industrialization. Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Focus Area Main Programme Rural Develo pment

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Approach & Methodology Involvement of community from planning to implementation stage followed by training in operation and management of common asset is essential. Activities should be need based rather than demand driven. For this PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and microplanning with community is

essential. At village level youth are selected and trained as " change agent to support in programme. Women are involved in all activities. Ownership is created in the community for the success of our efforts. Vivekanand Research & Training Institute m pl u

Pl eani m ty n e A ni nt w n

a gar ti eo n n es s Approach & Methodology Decentr

alized Particip atory Bottom Up M a n a g

e m e nt Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Rain Water Management RWH structures

Check dams Sub surface dykes Percolation tank

Farm pond Roof Top Rain Water harvesting for drinking water Watershed development programmes Water quality testing Efficient use of water drip irrigation, pipe irrigation Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Water Harvesting

Soil water conservation Farm Pond Checkdam Percolation Tank & Recharge Tube well Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Structures for Drinking Water

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Rain Water Harvesting Different type of structures 2100 Benefitted land 36,500 ha Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Livelihood Enhancement 300 villages Agriculture 9000 farmers

Animal Husbandry 6000 animal rearers Micro finance 6600 women Focus of on forward & backward linkages Better quality input, infrastructure, credit facilities Market opportunities Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Agriculture

Soil Reclamation

Compost preparation & Vermicompost Land leveling & Farm bunding Agricultural Extension activities Farmers School (ATMA) Tool bank through Agri resources centre New crop ( salinity resistant) Kitchen Garden Soil & Water testing laboratory Local specific weather information Vivekanand Research & Training Institute

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Agri resource Centre Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Kitchen Garden Vivekanand Research & Training Institute

Soil & Water testing laboratory Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Agromet Observatory Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Animal Husbandary

Market linkage for milk with dairy Cattle feed center Cattle health services AI services Fodder cultivation & Fodder bank

Milk collection centers Gauchar Development 14 villages, 333 ha land Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Animal Husbandary Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Fodder Bank

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Micro Finance SHG Formation- formation and capacity building of 525 groups with 6600 women members Saving Rs. 1.5 crore Entrepreneurship training 5400 women Micro enterprise development/IGAs- 1400 women have started various income generating

activities with the help of saving done by them and revolving loan fund Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Training & Capacity Building

Community mobilization Awareness generation Creating ownership amongst community Committee formation of beneficiaries and their capacity building Gram prerak Change agent Vocational training

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Vivekanand Research & Training Institute UNICEF Promoting Child Protection and Education Rights of Children in Cotton Growing Areas of Kutch, Gujarat. Broad objectives of the programme are as below: To establish child protection structures to address child

labour issues. To enroll all children in schools and provide quality education starting with Early Childhood Education. To empower families and communities to take collective action for protection and development of children. To enhance access to services of flagship programmes and social protection schemes for vulnerable families. Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Education To prepare students, youths and teachers by providing different kinds of trainings.

To encourage students and youths through different kinds of creative activities. To carry out different activities for improving educational quality. To shape society by performing high value and objective oriented cultural activities. To generate educational and literary attention by different lectures, seminars etc. To carry out different educational activities for schools and students. Vivekanand Research & Training Institute

Education Vivekgram monthly magazine & publication Learning Delight E education Adolescent Girl Learning Centre (AGLC) Alternate learning centers for never enrolled/drop out girls Functional Literacy Reading, writing, numerical literacy Life Skill Development Sport activity, exposure visits, video show, sport fairs Vocational Skill art and crafts, other vocational skill

Social Learning through CARE Social Learning Curriculum Vivekanand Research & Training Institute CSR partner

Tata Power, Tunda-Vandh Excel crop care limited, Gajod (13 villages) Gujarat Mineral Development corporation (6 villages) Reliance Cement Company (3 villages) IL & FS ( 10 villages) Vivekanand Research & Training Institute PRIDE OF THE INSTITUTION No.

Award Who gave Year 1 Rural Development National Award

FICCI, Delhi 1993 2 R.D.N. Award for rural technology S.R.D. Bhatia Memo. Trust, Delhi 1997

3 National Cleanness Award National Sanitation and Env. Imp. Fou 1997 4

Same Award second time National Sanitation and Env. Imp. Fou 2000 5 For Rural Development work Fed. Of Guj. Industries, Baroda

2001 6 National Cleanliness Award National Sanitation and Env. Imp. Fou 2003

7 Darshak Award Darshak Foundation, Ahmedabad 2006 8 Bhoomijal samvardhan Puraskar

Ministry of water resource Govt. Of INDIA 2007 9 Bhoomijal samvardhan Puraskar Ministry of water resource Govt. Of INDIA

2008 10 Earth care award Times of India & JSW 2011 11

Kutchi Chair Award KSKV Kutch University 2012 12 Gurjar Khele Khalak me Akhil Bhartiy Gujarati Samaj

2012 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute GNYANSATRA AND DARSHAK AWARD Vivekanand Research & Training Institute RASTRIYA BHUMIJAL SAMVARDHAN PURASKAR- 2007

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute RASTRIYA BHUMIJAL SAMVARDHAN PURASKAR- 2008 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Earth Care Award - 2011 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Kutchi Chair Award - 2012

Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Vivekanand Research & Training Institute THANKS

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