The predominant source of livelihood in the rural India is agriculture and animal husbandry. However there is a lot of disguised unemployment as the land cannot fully support the youth of employable age. We have made a small effort in providing new skills to rural youth so that they can be self-employed and self-sufficient for the rest of their lives.
Every household in 100 villages of Indervelly mandal (6000 households) was given four fruit plants to be nurtured in their backyard and when these plants bear fruit, will hopefully ensure enough supply of micro nutrients to every family. With the help from Vanavaasi Kalyan Ashram, we also supplied 7 types of vegetable plants.
About 240 young women were taught tailoring and provided sewing machines with the help of ITDA, SBH, and Infosys Foundation.
Household Electrical Training:
Skill Training was imparted to 50 youth from 5 Agency mandals in Electrical repairing works.
Barefoot Vetinary Assistant Training:Veterinary Assistants training to 50 unemployed youth was given with the help of SBH, Utnoor. This training not only provided gainful employment opportunity to these youth, but also gave fillip to cattle rearing activities in the agency area because of availability of skilled veterinary assistants in their own vicinity.
Crane operators Training:30 youth in Jameshedpur were given training in operation of cranes for 3 months to enable employment opportunities for them.
Tribal Training Centre:
Tribal training was organised in Lingapur of Adilabad district in various aspects of forestry, judiciary, Police and land acts to empower the tribal population against any injustice done to them.
Village development committee has appointed 4 sub-committees:
Administrative committee : This committee takes care of village issues like works done under Employment Guarantee scheme, pensions, school , borewell /wells maintenance etc. A specials training on NREGA was organized to village development committees by experts in the field on how to make use of the scheme. This training has given new direction to works undertaken under NREGA and benefitted the community.
Health Committee : Looks after issues like getting certificates issued to handicapped persons, extend support to eye care camps, accompanying patients to hospitals, distribution of homeopathic medicines to every household etc.
Education Committee : Monitors school functioning, enforces BadiBaata program of the government, encourage children to return to school promptly after festival holidays etc.
Agricultural committee :Organizes meeting of farmers to discuss various modern practices of agriculture, functioning of farmers clubs, savings groups and helps framers to practice sustainable agricultural and helps to ensure agriculture as a profitable activity.
Kala Jatha Shows : Kala Jatha is a popular communication media used by performing artists in tribal villages. The artist will stage street plays and organise a wide variety of folk arts programmes en route their yatra to make the rural masses familiar with various welfare &development programs. We have organized Kala Jatha shows in 162 villages of Indervelly Mandal (162 shows) on health & hygiene and natural farming.
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