Scope of Integrated Village Development Project
Dr. Shiv Jindal &
Smt. Sarita Jindal being welcomed
on visit to Assam
of Abhyapuri (Assam) Branch's function
development work at Bornarkola
village of Assam
At a reception by Abhyapuri Branch
Jindal Foundation is a registered charity in Canada and is
very appreciative of the work being done by Bharat Vikas
Parishad in various fields, including village development.
The objective of the collaborative programme is (a) to work
for village development and improvement and (b) in doing so
to motivate villagers so that they can do improvement in
their living conditions by themselves and be self-sustaining
without too much dependence on others.
The specific activities for which Jindal Foundation will
contribute funds or other resources will be as follows:
1. Prevention of disease: by
providing clean water (tube wells/hand pumps), Improving
sanitation and cleanliness (community based washroom/toilet
facilities), and improving ventilation and air quality.
2. Establishment of small
health centre with a small laboratory. This
will provide education for family planning, immunization and
3. Improvement of environment:
by tree plantation and solar energy.
4. Job creation: by improving
agricultural and horticultural related jobs as well as
establishing a small training center for various vocations.
5. Improvement of education:
particularly for women in the fields of information
technology and paramedics.
four villages now selected for all round development through
contributions from abroad, the total of such villages is now
Realising the need for integrated development of the
villages, Bharat Vikas Parishad has made a beginning by
taking up work for an all round development in selected
villages with financial assistance from Jindal Foundation,
and other NRIs.
Definition of Village Development, Selection and Completion
purpose of this village development programme is simply to provide the
most basic daily needs to the villagers, as for any human
being. The basic needs are:
Clean up the streets. No dirty gutters (nalees).
Road repair wherever needed.
Clean the houses both inside/outside. This includes
paint work, etc.
Garbage collection and disposal (garbage cans and
Clean water ponds and use them for water conservation
Community toilets and paid maintenance staff
Proper ventilation in the houses
Control air pollution (smoke and dust)
Landscaping (trees, bushes, grass, flowers)
Street lighting or solar energy
Provide class rooms, uniforms, school bags, books, paper
and pens, etc.
Focus on nutrition, family planning and sense of
Job Creation - Mostly agriculture-based or
training schools for other vocations
Primary Health Centre - with a small
laboratory. Importance of immunization/vaccination and
Miscellaneous - proper cremation grounds.
Selection of a Village
It is done at least six months in advance based on
the demographics, site plans (location of houses, roads,
ponds, streets, buildings such as schools, temples and
community centers) and future development plan. The members
of Bharat Vikas Parishad initially inspect the village.
Budget is prepared in advance (as economical as possible).
Project completion time
single village project will be completed within a maximum up
to 3 years.
How do we achieve all of the above?
1. Team work
Involvement of villagers and Panchayat is the most
important component in the total picture. It is their
responsibility to develop and maintain the village. They
must provide labour and take responsibility. Involvement of
women and youth in the form of block leaders is very vital
for long term success.
ii) Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) - Parishad engages
architects, engineers, and other professionals as
necessary.It is ensured that the project is completed in the
shortest possible time and is maintained with the
participation of villagers.
Foundation - NGO in Canada, registered with government of
2. Funds Sources
Receipt for tax purposes provided by the NGO in
Canada and by the NGO in India if donation is made in
Accounts professionally audited and
submitted by the NGO in Canada and India.
Interested people who would like to visit the
village, travel at one’s own expenses
: A plaque will be displayed in a central place in the village
with the names of the:
A group of people (women, youth, school teachers) will be
trained from each village. These Village will be divided
into blocks, and one trained person will be in charge of a
block. These block leaders visit their respective blocks
regularly and bring awareness to villagers on health
matters, nutrition, sanitation, environment, etc. Once a
month, there will be a meeting of block leaders with the
Panchayat head and a representative of BVP. Block leaders
also fill health cards. It is a matter of discipline.
Gradually it will become part of daily life and matter of
Ultimate Goal of developing a model village
Motivate villagers from the Model Village to motivate other
neighboring villages to do the same.
middle class families to join in the development process.
There are apparently 5crore such families in India.
If 50 families take one village,
development process can be easier and faster to cover all
the 6 lakh villages.