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Integrated Rural Development Project of  Kaliwas
   - a tribal village of Rajasthan, India


Since beginning, the BVP has priority to the needs and perspectives of the resource poor and disadvantaged groups within the communities namely forest dwellers or VAN VASI  (scheduled tribes & scheduled castes ) and handicapped persons, through SEWA projects.

Based largely on the experiences gained in integrated development of developing model villages in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh , BVP is determined to develop more villages in India with the joint collaboration of Jindal Foundation Canada. During 2006 ,selected a tribal village Kaliwas in Rajasthan, India where the IRD Project was launched in January 2007.

Participation of rural communities and Gram Panchayat & voluntary organisation is the key issue for sustainability of integrated rural development project of Kaliwas. Outcome of the Reform Process of the project ought to be socio-economic development of the tribal communities and “sustainability” of the empowerment of women & youth.

Jindal Foundation Mandate - Main objectives are to provide the most basic daily needs to villagers and to generate a sense of responsibility for voluntary work for the village whole day once a month by all villagers. The project activities ought to serve as a catalyst and we should not overdo or go beyond our means. Any other works, outside the preview of mandate could be taken from other financial resources.

Vision Statement - Goals & Objectives 

Encouraging village community towards sustained community action for socio-economic development. Participation in ‘shramdan’ and taking part in the welfare of the society

Ensuring availability of clean water and restoration of water sources through rainwater harvesting Prevention of disease by providing dean water (tube wells / hand pumps)

Sanitation and cleanliness: Water, sanitation and proper environments are critical for prevention of disease. Cleaning water bodies and use them for water conservation and Improving civic sense against spitting, urination and defecation in public. Road repair where ever needed, Cleaning and repairs of hutments, collection and disposal of garbage,.

Environment improvement: Proper ventilation in the houses. Control air pollution (smoke and dust), Plantation of trees, bushes, grass, flowers) Fruit Plants, Street lighting and Reducing the use of fuel wood and dung and use of alternative sources of energy.

Education: particularly for women, provide support in Class rooms, and Focus on education on nutrition, family planning and sense of responsibility &

Employment generation and training: improving agricultural and horticultural related jobs. Establish Training Centres.

Health: Establishment of small health center Provide education for family planning, vaccination, immunization and paramedics. Regular medical health Check up Camps.

Making a Beginning

Established contact with the one or two resource person(s) . Then through door-to-door contacts with each household and inquiries about their health and problems.  Used Participatory Rural Appraisal methodology.

Overview of the village and its problems
 






Smt. Sarita Jindal and Dr.Shiv Jindal on survey of the village


Village Meetings

The selection of priorities was arrived at after holding discussion with the villagers.


Clock-wise from bottom: Dr. Shiv Jindal, Shri S.K. Verma, Shri R.P. Sharma and Smt. Sarita Jindal
 addressing the villagers


Identification of Priorities

Based on discussion with villagers the areas of work needed to be taken up were identified.



Sustainable development Priorities under BVP-Jindal Foundation
 

Water, sanitation and proper environments are critical for prevention of disease.
Empowerment of women & Youth for socio-economic development

Clean water: Prevention of disease by providing dean water (tube wells / hand pumps) and augmentation of water resources for drinking by human & livestock, irrigation. 

2  Job creation: Imparting training for improving agricultural and horticultural related jobs & establishing a small training center for various other vocations. 

3  Environment improvement: Proper ventilation in the houses), Plantation of   trees, bushes, grass, flowers and fruit plants, lighting in houses & streets and Reducing the use of fuel wood and dung and use of alternative sources of energy.

 4  Sanitation and cleanliness: Repairs and ventilation in houses, cleaning water bodies, Road repairs where ever needed, Garbage collection and disposal (in pits for manure),

 5  Education: Arrange literacy drives & provide basic education particularly for women in the fields of information technology, provide support in Class rooms, uniforms, school bags, books etc. and Focus on education on nutrition, family planning and sense of responsibility & participation in ‘shramdan’ and taking part in the welfare of the society.

6    Health: Establishment of small health center with a small laboratory & Provide education for family planning, vaccination, immunization and paramedics. Regular medical health Check up Camps and Health Card will  be maintained by Group Leaders.


Other Priorities of the Project from Self-Generated Funds

1.  Infra structure development - to reduce the distance of Udaipur from 40 kms. to 15 km. Six kms. tar road already made due to pressure of BVP . Now only 5 kms. high gradient hill section is to be made

.  Augmentation of water resources - Water harvesting structures Anicuts  near suitable locations; Deepening of wells, and Hand pumps; Soil & Water conservation works -  bunding, terracing, percolation tank

. Filtration Plant for improving water quality - Periodic Tests for water quality- biological, chemical and physical properties.

4.  Communication: BSNL’s Public Telephone Booth as there is no link of communications.

5. Construction of roads -To reduce the distance of 40 kms. to 17 kms.

6. Rural Electrification

 7. Establishment of a Memorial Park (‘Smriti Van‘) near the school or any other site as preferred by villager community.

. Strengthening Tribal cultural heritage: Training in rural tribal crafts, folk music & dances.

9 .Rural Tourism - Develop the village as a spot of Rural Tourism

10. Promotion of Infra-structural development of the village institutions

11.  Meeting the basic needs of the people of clean water, proper housing, sanitation & health care, environment improvement communications.

12. Employment generation to reduce poverty and discourage seasonal migration.

13. Capacity building through training to improve community livelihoods.

14.  Distribution of subsidized fuel and energy saving devices.

15.  Promotion of Village Development Fund to manage the affairs on their own.

16.  Backyard planting of species of Trees, shrubs and fuel-fodder species as well as of Non Timber Forest Product’s .

17.  Basic training in vocations especially floriculture & value addition of Non Timber Forest Produce.

18 . Farm land development through soil and water conservation measures. Able to grow multiple crops in place of one crop by Farmers.

Thus an integrated approach can ensure sustainability of the rural development along with  socio-economic development of the tribal communities.
 

Guiding Principles


" Keep it simple and we should not overdo.".. .Dr.Shiv Jindal

" Women and youth must be part of the team. Kar Sewa should be our theme"  ...Dr.Shiv Jindal

"Primarily it is the responsibility of the villagers to uplift themselves. Villagers have forgotten their own potentials and instead have become dependant on others, resulting in ongoing poverty. The greatest service that we all can do is to bring an awakening amongst villagers that no Government or NGO can do every thing for every body and for ever. They can simply provide guidance and some financial help to get them of the ground." ...Dr.Shiv Jindal

‘"f "One Middle class family" takes the responsibility of guiding and helping "four poor families" (Just bringing awareness and awakening of their potential), poverty can be reduced or eliminated in no time."...Dr.Shiv Jindal

"Any initiative in rural areas must be community-led and based on the principles of consent and community acceptance, and must be grounded in local institutions and decision-making processes" ...S.K.Verma

"Entire benefit should not fade out with the change of the personnel in Village Committees. Try to halt the rising influence of Village Committee vis-à-vis political parties. We must concentrate on how to develop grass-root level managerial capability of Village Committee members"...S.K.Verma

 


Implementation of the IRDA Project
 

A three-year Budget was formulated after assessment of priorities of the rural communities vis-à-vis mandate of Jindal Foundation. Activities were  identified. Other priorities like  infra-structural development of the Village were also identified along with the budget requirement.

Project work of Kaliwas was started with effect from 1st January, 2007.  The Progress of works is under two heads:

 A
Jindal Foundation Mandate and 
 B. People’s participation i.e. Other works viz.Improvement of infrastructure within the village includes

      Widening of roads,
       Paving village streets,
      Supplying drinking water,
      Development of micro-watersheds through construction of 18 water harvesting structures by arranging
      people’s  participation and funds from other agencies including Government, 
     
Providing community bathrooms and toilets for women of each household in partnership with various  
     
government agencies.

Upto 30th June,2008, the total receipts under BVP-

 A- Jindal Foundation is Rs. 9,65,000/- and the expenses incurred is Rs. 561,920/-.
 B - In addition to this the expenses incurred under people’s participation is Rs. 2,74,670.


T
hree Year’s Budget of IRD Kaliwas 

  Activities Jindal Foundation People’s participation    Total
 Clean Water                  1,03,500       21,38,000 22,41,500
Sanitation & Health       13,24,000   13,24,000
3    Education               1,74,000    2,25,000 3,99,000 
4 Job creation &   Training for other vocations 96,000   45,000 1,41,000
5 Environment improvement   1,64,000 2,44,000 4,08,000
6 Overheads     1,27,000   1,27,000
7 Miscellaneous activities          50,000        1,15,15,000 1,15,65,000
  Total Budget      20,38,500  1,41,67,000     1,62,05,500

                                            

Up to date Progress of Physical targets
(i.e. over a period 17 months:1.1.2007 to 31.6.2008)
 

1. Clean Water: one new tube well with water tank; supply of water maintained for drinking and irrigation. Extra water -used for vegetables, fruit trees and agricultural crops. For the first time winter crops of wheat in 8 Bighas thru irrigation. Also for Backyard Plantation of Fruit Trees and Kitchen Garden. Deepening of 47 old wells upto1.5 m. 

2. Sanitation and cleanliness: 25,000 Mangalore Tiles was distributed for repairs of the roof of hutments through HGs for 88 houses. After the rainy season activities like mud plastering of walls and traditional decoration will be done. Proper ventilators were fixed in 56 houses (@ 4 ventilators in each hut) to reduce air pollution from smoke and dust. Ventilators were manufactured by the local artisan through arranging special training. Awareness Camps & Training for Garbage collection and disposal, personal hygiene  and  de-addiction for tobacco & alcohol, undertaken.

3. Education: Literacy Centre / Schools of informal education, 2 in number at Bhada  and Dagalia , have been established with more than 2 teachers for 75 boys and girls.

4. Environmental improvement: fruit plants viz. Citrus, Papaya and Guava were maintained by the beneficiaries  and  by members of SHGs. More than three-fourth plants have survived. ) Vegetables Seed packets for  Kitchen Garden distributed. Grown successfully with irrigation during summers and marketed.

 

Changing Scenario of Kaliwas
 

                                                                  Farms and Dwellings - before and after

 

                                  Rural Electrification                                                       Clean Water 'Panghat'

 

                                    Multiple Crops                                                    Restoration of water bodies

 

                           Roads Construction in progress                                    Improved irrigation and 'chulah'
 


                             Community Platform                                                              Training Centre


Progress of
works 

  • Empowerment of rural communities & Capacity building : BVP Gram Vikas Samiti (GVS) Kaliwas involving local communities of the five helmets has started functioning with varying degree of strengths. Reconstituted on 15.8.2007, The President - Shri Logar Lal Meena and the Secretary is Dr. B.L.Heerawat. (6+19=25 members-Youth-21-women-4).
     
  • Formation of Self Help Groups - 10 ((9 groups x 11 members=99 + 1 Women’s SHG x16 =16=115 members in SHGs)
     
  • Block leaders (11) are visiting their respective blocks regularly to bring awareness to villagers on health matters, nutrition, sanitation, landscaping etc. Once a month, there is a meeting of block leaders with BVP Village Committee and Head of Village Body ‘Sarpanch’ .
     
  • Village Development Fund:  For upkeep and maintenance of Community works - Contributions of Voluntary labour ‘Shram Dan ’ + other income from any social activity


Empowerment of 'Antodaya' - the Last Man

 

Our Satisfaction - Smiles on innocent faces

 

Rural Tourism with Tribal Folk Art & Culture

 

Support of Governmental Agencies

Appreciating the work done by Bharat Vikas Parishad, various government agencies have also come forward to take up developmental works in the village. It is worth mentioning that government financial sanctions worth Rs.0.8201 million have  so far been issued for various works. A few works worth mentioning  are given below:

 

SN

Activity

Year Sanctions issued (Rs. in millions)

Administrative

Financial

1 Clean water      
  Water Harvesting structure of RCC plus drainage control 2008-09

0.020

 
  Water Harvesting structure at Katnaria Nala (Completed) 2008-09  

0.0749

  Water Harvesting structure at Hemlawala Nala      
2 Environmental improvement      
  Pasture Development and Tree plantations 2008-09

0.030

0.0210

  Leveling of fields of farmers  

0.045

 
  Laying of irrigation channels 2008-09

0.090

 
  Construction work of Approach Road Dagalia -Bayanmata
 
2008-09

0.030

 
 

 

 

Rainbow on the Horizon
 

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