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Doaba Vikas Evam Utthan Samiti (DVEUS)

Location: 25 direct operational villages spread over three blocks (Manjhanpur, Saraswan and Kaushambi), Uttar Pradesh

     

Situation

• One of the 20 backward districts in Uttar Pradesh.

• At 850:1000 girls to boys, it has one of the worse sex ratios.

• High degree of unemployment and poor social infrastructure

• Inadequate number of government schools and public health case centers.

Challenge

• high infant mortality rates.

• High illiteracy amongst the population

• Very high girl to boy ratio, therefore discrimination prevails

• Most of the land is owned by the affluent people

Objectives 

• To cater to the education needs of the children in the area.

• To benefit from the welfare nature of the state by bringing about changes in the govt. programme/ schemes with special focus on children.

• To work towards empowerment of women through formation of women's group.

• To empower and motivate people towards forming exploitation free and just society, which guarantees children to have their rightful place and priority in the society.

Plans

• Organizing Birth Registration camp.

• Awareness amongst the community about malnutrition and its repercussions.

• Strengthening ICDS centres, health centres and PDS.

• Liasion with teachers, members and Gram Panchayat for mainstreaming of drop out children.

• 10 Public Distribution Shops will be studied and a detailed analytical report on PDS structure and system will be prepared.

• Cases of corruption in NREGA will be documented.

• 100% child marriage cases will be recorded; Child Marriage restrain Act 1929 will be discussed with the community.

• Formation and strengthening of Bal groups (Children's groups) in new intervention areas.

• To organize a Bal mela to enable children to express and nurture their creativity and exhibit their talent and self expression.

       

 

Background:

Mr. Parvez Rizvi, the Project holder has been involved in social development activities since his college days. Thus he felt the need to systematize efforts and formed the organization Doaba Vikas Evam Utthan Samiti registered in 1992 .It has been involved in the social and economic upliftment of people living in Kaushambi district.

Situation:

Kaushambi district is classified as one of the 20 backward districts in Uttar Pradesh under the Backward District Initiative Plan under Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana in India. Kaushambi district got a place in the list of 150 districts to benefit from the recently launched Employment Guarantee Scheme. The scheme would be for digging ponds, digging drains and to level the agricultural land of BPL families in case they are undulating. The scheme would guarantee 100 days of work for each family under BPL. Out of 383 children born in the 18 operational areas between January to October 2004, a total of 207 were male and 176 were female, thus pointing to the fact that the infant sex-ratio of 850 is worse than the sex ratio of the district as a whole. The prominent predominant issues of this area include land alienation among the mariginalized, as 90% of the agricultural land is owned by the upper caste communities; high degree of unemployment; poor social infrastructure including low literacy and lack of adequate number of primary schools as per Govt norms; lack of Govt health infrastructure and high Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and high incidence of Child Labour.

Objectives:

  • To cater to the education needs of the children belonging to the disadvantaged group in the area
  • To benefit from the welfare nature of the state by bringing about changes in the govt. programme/ schemes so as to make them more realistic and beneficial for the targeted persons, with special focus on children.
  • To work towards empowerment of women through formation of women's group and by providing awareness education and economic independence so as to make them equal partners in development and its processes.
  • To empower and motivate people towards forming exploitation free and just society, which guarantees children to have their rightful place and priority in the society.

Review:

  • Severe Malnutrition cases were tracked and identified individually and appropriate clinical and other interventions were ensured. Community Health Centre activated in Kaushambi.
  • Health camp was organized for children of Bidi workers in Pindara and Karari on 17-18 September. More than 250 children registered and were checked during health camp.
  • Door to door dialogue was done with parents, children and community for mainstreaming children to conventional schooling.
  • There have been qualitative improvements in the schools – like construction of boundary walls and appointment of new teachers.
  • BPL survey has been conducted in 4 villages on two formats. The issue has been discussed and people are made aware towards the same.
  • 33 disabled children have been identified in the project area and few disability certificates have been made. The interaction revealed that the team has limited knowledge and needs capacity building on the same to take up the issue further.
  • 426 people received the benefit under the Pension scheme. 14 families received the benefit under the housing scheme.
  • New initiatives such as heritage Clubs, Readers Clubs are being initiated in the project.

Plans:

  • Organizing Birth Registration camp.
  • Awareness amongst the community about malnutrition and its repercussions, malnutrition campaigns in all the villages. Catering to special needs of Grade IV malnourished children.
  • Strengthening ICDS centres, health centres and PDS.
  • Liasion with teachers, members and Gram Panchayat for mainstreaming of drop out children.
  • 10 Public Distribution Shops will be studied and a detailed analytical report on PDS structure and system will be prepared.
  • Cases of corruption in NREGA will be documented.
  • 100% child marriage cases will be recorded; Child Marriage restrain Act 1929 will be discussed with the community.
  • Formation and strengthening of Bal groups (Children's groups) in new intervention areas.
  • To organize a Bal mela to enable children to express and nurture their creativity and exhibit their talent and self expression.

Budget summary:

Particulars Amount (US $)
Right to Development 7198
Right to Survival 10968
Right to Protection 7883
Right to Participation 1028
Administration 7199
Total 34276

 

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