Livelihood & Governance
- Odisha Tribal Empowerment & Livelihood Project Plus (OTELP Plus)
- Ama Jungle Yojana (AJY)
- Integrated Watershed Development Project (IWMP)
- Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS)
- Support for Training and Employment Programme (STEP)
- MGNREGA Social Audit
- SHG,VDC,Women Cooperatives & SHG Federation
Odisha Tribal Empowerment & Livelihood Project Plus
The project has been started from 1st July 2014 for a period of 7 years in collaboration with ITDA, OTELP Plus Keonjar where we are covering 10nos Micro Watershed covering 12 villages of 3 Gram Panchayat like Nayakote, Singhpur & Talakadakala of Banspal Block. We have covered 1542 house hold to ensure their livelihoods and food security of poor tribal households and sustainably improved through promoting a more efficient, equitable, self-managed and sustainable exploitation of natural resources at their disposal and through off-farm/non-farm enterprise development.
Objective of the Project
- Build the capacity of marginalized groups as individuals and grassroots institutions.
- Enhance the access of poor tribal people to land, water and forests and increase the productivity of these resources in environmentally sustainable and socially equitable ways
- Encourage and facilitate off-farm enterprise development focused on the needs of tribal households.
- Monitor the basic food entitlements of tribal households and ensure their access to public food supplies.
- Strengthen the institutional capacities of government agencies, Panchayat Raj Institutions, CBOs to work effectively for participatory poverty reduction with tribal communities.
- Encourage the development of pro-tribal enabling environment through effective implementation of the legislation governing control of, and access to, development resources by poor tribal households and through recommendation of other policy improvements.
- Build on the indigenous knowledge and values of tribal and blend these with technological innovations to ensure a speedier pace of development.
- Formation and strengthened 12 no of Village Development Committees (VDCs) and registered them under Society Registration Act XXI of 1860.
- Formation & strengthening of 75 no of Self Help Groups and financial support provide Rs.5000/- each under rural financial services.
- Involving 32 SHGs under Income Generation Activities like Backyard poultry, Goat rearing, Vegetable cultivation and oil seed production.
- Capacity building of Village cadres, SHG leaders & Members, Village leaders, villagers, farmers and youths on different themes.
- 24 SHGs are linking with Odisha Livelihood Mission and Received Rs.3,30,000/- as revolving fund.
- 12nos Open well, 8 nos Drying yard, 14 nos Tube well plat form 4 nos Bathing steps has been constructed under EPA for village infrastructure development.
- 14 nos water lifting pump, 4 nos power tiller, 24 nos dry land wider, 4 nos oil expeller has been provided to each village for improving agriculture practices.
- For improving income of women 20 nos tailoring machine has been provided to 12 Self Help Groups.
- 30 acre Mango and 20 acre cashew plantation has been done In 2 villages for improving their income through horticultural plantation.
- 26437 mandays has been generated under convergence with MGNREGA in the Year-2016-17 and 22988 mandays has been generated in the year 2017-18.
- 842 house hold got 100days of works under MGNREGA.
- 80 ha. Land has been developed under MGNREGA.
- Different Natural Resource Management (NRM) work has been executed like stone bund, Loose Boulder Structure, Staggard Contour Trench, Farm Fond, Percolation Tank, Irrigation Tank and Water Absorption Trench has been done.
- For irrigation facilities a Diversion Based Irrigation work has been under progress.
- Provided driving Training to 80 Youths under skill up-gradation programme.
- Providing para veterinary training to 30 youths to act as para- vet. Worker in the respective villages.
- 15nos physically challenged person has been supported for their earning under Development Initiative fund.( Grocery shop-10 & Goat Support-5 nos).
- Providing 12 nos Mason kits to 12 rural masons.
- Improved cook stove support to 310 households.
- 10 acres Black Gram & 15 acre horse gram cultivation convergence with Agriculture & ITDA.
- 25 nos HDPE Vermi Compost kit support to 25 beneficiaries.
- 3 acres Yam cultivation with support from ITDA.
- 250 nos kitchen garden kit provided to 250 households.
Ama Jungle Yojona Project
The Ama Jangala Yojona is being implemented by the Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha in partership with PRAKALPA through the Odisha Forestry Sector Development Society (OFSDS). The scheme aims at forest restoration, promotion of sustainable management of forests by strengthening participatory forest management and improvement of livelihoods of forest dependent community.
The scheme includes activities such as ground survey, demarcation and mapping, micro plan preparation, capacity building, construction of community building, livelihood support, forest restoration support and NGO support.
The association with NGO is primarily aimed at achieving the objective of socio- technical assistance to VSS in ground survey, demarcation and mapping, microplan preparation, capacity building and planning for livelihood alternatives, thereby co- ordinating between the VSS, FMU and DMU and aiming at democratic, equitable and sustainable governance of community and forest resources.
The National Forest Policy, 1988 envisaged co-operation of the people in conservation and development of forests. In keeping with this policy Government of Orissa adopted the Joint Forest Management (JFM) approach and sought community participation for protection, regeneration and management of the forest wealth.
The State Government enacted the Orissa Village Forest Rules, 1985 which envisaged preparation of a Management Plan for every village forest and sought.
co-operation of the community in protection of these forests. In 1988, the State Government passed a resolution to formally introduce a Scheme of Protection of Peripheral Reserve Forest areas with participation of the adjoining villagers by forming a Village Level Forest Protection Committee. The scope of this resolution was enlarged in 1990 to include the Protected Forests. To make the forest-people interface more effective. This resolution dealt, in a fairly exhaustive manner, the involvement of all local communities in protection of adjoining forests, formation of Vana Surakshya Samiti. Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Area (PESA) Act, 1996, which is applicable to before such plans, programmes and projects are taken up for implementation by the Panchayat at the village level and be responsible for the identification or selection of persons as beneficiaries under the poverty alleviation and other programmes.
|Sl.No||Name of Activity||Achievement (Nos. of VSS)|
|2||Micro plan Preparation||195|
|4||Micro plan Preparation||195|
|8||Ujjalla Schemen||2590 Family|
|9||Kasio plantation from Horticulture||5 Ha|
|10||Agriculture Training||420 farmers|
|11||SRI method Paddy Cultivation||100 Ha.|
|12||Agriculture Training||420 farmers|
|13||SRI method Paddy Cultivation||100 Ha.|
|14||Line Transplantation||195 Ha.|
|15||Animal Health Camp||10 Camps|
Integrated Watershed Development Project (IWMP)
Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS)
Support for Training and Employment Programme (STEP)
MGNREGA Social Audit
SHG,VDC,Women Cooperatives & SHG Federation
- Inter Personal Communication/ Behavioral Change Communication (IPC/BCC)
- Mobile Health Unit
Child Rights & Education
- Open Shelters For Children In Need In Urban And Semi-Urbanareas
- A SUCCESS STORY: MISSING BOY REUNITED WITH HIS PARENTS ONE YEAR AFTER
Open Shelter Home
“Open Shelter” a programme under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICPS), Women & Child Development department, Government of India is being implemented from 1st October 2013 by our organization, PRAKALPA in Keonjhar district. According to the JJ Act, 2015 U/S 43 (2), Open Shelter is a community based facility for children in need of residential support, on short term basis, with the objective of protecting the children from abuse or weaning them, or keeping them, away from a life from the streets.
Open Shelter caters to all children in need of care and protection particularly beggars, child substance abusers, street and working children, rag pickers, small vendors, street performers, orphaned, deserted, trafficked and run-away children, children of migrant population, children living in unauthorized areas/slums, children of socially marginalized groups and any other vulnerable group of children.
It provides a space for children where they can play, study, uses their time productively and engage themselves in creative activities through music, dance, drama, yoga & meditation, computers, indoor and outdoor games, etc. in a safe environment and located within their own community. In addition to fulfilling basic requirements for food, nutrition and health of the children Open Shelter also has provisions for health care, quality and flexi-time education (including connecting with mainstream schools) and vocational training and has space where children can safely keep their belongings and earnings. Counselling guidance and life skill education are also provided here for channelizing these children’s energy into productive endeavours. In the long term, the aim is to make them self reliant, aware and wean them away from street life or dysfunctional behaviours.
As per the provision under ICPS, 8 numbers of staffs as one coordinator and a Social Worker, two Care Givers, Three Outreach Workers and one Helper have been deployed for smoothly implementation of the programme. Three Contact points have been established in different locations to provide 24 hours service for children in need care and protection. Besides, a building having facilities like accommodation, recreation, entertainment etc. for 25 children is established by the institution.
Muna Munda (fake name). A 15 years boy was placed in the Open Shelter on 30th day of January 2018 through CHILDLINE, after rescued from Anandapur area. As he was a child having mental illness in some extent, he couldn’t recollect his whereabouts rather he was repeatedly asking to let him go to home.
Having been changed his expression time and again, it was very difficult to locate his family members as well as home address. We made several efforts at our level for tracing out the address of the poor boy but in vain. We took him 3 to 4 numbers of places, lest he should recognise his natives but it didn’t yield any result. Two months passed still he couldn’t remember his real address. In the meantime we contacted to the member who rescued the boy and wanted to know the address that he had told at the time of rescue. Then he informed that the boy had revealed three places as Khiching, Deogan and Baripal. However, khichng was a long distance from the place where the boy was found, we didn’t pay attention to that place. Lastly it was decided to make a try to find out the location of the boy at Khiching area. After a frantic search we got success and it was come to our notice that the boy had gone missing from home barely one year ago. On seeing the photograph of the boy his parents could recognise their son and their joy was no bound. Finally the boy was handed over to their parents on 12th April 2018 and he could reunite with his family members after one year.
- This project has been started with a view of running an Educational Complex in low literacy pockets for the development of literacy in tribal areas amongst women and children belong to Juang community, the primitive tribal group in 2001. Since then it has come a long way from only 30 girl children to 300 girl’s children. This residential school with classes I to X is situated in Masinajodi village of Ghatgaon Block in the district of Keonjhar providing all the required facilities free of cost. We are also in the process of building additional school’s own infrastructure.
- To identify low literacy pockets and enroll the girl children in the educational complex belonging to the primitive tribal groups.
- To provide vocational education and practical training on agriculture, animal husbandry and related subjects.
- To enhance status of education.
- To promote agriculture and environment.
- To make the educational complex a center for developmental activities of the community where everybody will be attracted to assemble.
- To create awareness and increase the literacy level through adult training center.
- To totally wipe out the dropout rate.
- Educational Complex with a capacity of 300 children has been established with residential facilities.
- 300 girl children belonging to primitive Tribal Group Juang have been enrolled in class-I to class X.
Women Development & Empowerment
- Recognizing the need to prevent women from exploitation and to support their survival and rehabilitation Swadhar Greh, a Scheme for Women in Difficult Circumstances has been running by the Organization Prakalpa since February 2005. The scheme is meant to provide temporary accommodation, maintenance and rehabilitative services to women and girls rendered homeless due to family discord, crime, violence, mental stress, social ostracism or are being forced into prostitution and are in danger.
- The Swadhar Greh has set up in the middle place of Keonjhar district with capacity of 30 women. It is aiming to cater to the primary need of shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and care of the women in distress and to enable them to regain their emotional strength that gets hampered due to their encounter with unfortunate circumstances. Women above 18 years of age of the categories like women prisoners released from jail, distress women, victim of domestic violence, trafficking and women living with HIV/ AIDS etc. are being taken shelter for a limitation period in Swadhar Greh. In addition, facilities are availed by the children accompanying women in the above categories. Girls up to the age of 18 years and boys up to the age of 8 years are also allowed to stay in the Swadhar Greh with their mothers. A mini Angan Wadi Centre is also running within the premises of the shelter home for taking care of pregnant and lactating mother including children below 6 years of age.
- To manage the shelter home 6 nos. of officials as one Residential Superintendent, One Counsellor, one Data Entry Operator, one part time Doctor and two watchmen have been engaged by the institution. According to the provision of the scheme, food, shelter, Medical facilities, counselling, life skill training, vocational training, legal services etc. are being provided to the residents of the Swadhar greh. Apart from this, efforts are being made for appropriate rehabilitation and restoration of the residents.
PROGRAMME ACHIEVEMENT: (From 1ST FEBRUARY 2005)
Total numbers of residents including children accommodated during the period
Women : 123
Children : 666
Total : 789
Discharge of cases during the period
Women : 580
Children : 12
Total : 592
Services provided to the victims those have been discharged during the period
|SL NO.||Category||Number of victims|
|1||Women having disability||44|