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1 Sustainable Development through community participation A Kutch experience Vivekanand Research & Traing Institute Mandvi – Kutch, Gujarat, India

2 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute VRTI – Serving to Community In Kutch Vivekanand Research & Training Institute

3 About Kutch Semi arid climate – average 330 mm of rainfall in 15 rainy days Recurring drought – forcing migration of community in search of livelihood and fodder for their animal Low productivity of agricultural land Coastal area prone to salinity ingress

4 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute VRTI – A vision of Mr. Kantisen Shroff (Puj. Kaka) “We have spent over 40 years in arid draught prone Kutch to understand and emerge with workable solutions on livelihood issues of the community. Community should be made more productive and competent where they live (Rural area)”. Trusteeship philosophy Better understanding of Natural resources Community mobilization and participation Respect Traditional Wisdom & Utilize it VISION: Efficient use of natural resources which promotes sustainable development in synergy with surrounding environment. MISSION: Need based community development with focus on capacity building of community, linkages with different institutions involved in rural development and promote decentralized agro industrialization.

5 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Focus Area – Main Programme Rural Development Natural Resource Management Livelihood Enhancement Community Development Environment & Education Disaster Management

6 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Involvement of community from planning to implementation stage followed by training in operation and management of common asset is essential. Activities should be need based rather than demand driven. For this PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and microplanning with community is essential. At village level youth are selected and trained as " change agent “ to support in programme. Women are involved in all activities. Ownership is created in the community for the success of our efforts. Approach & Methodology

7 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Approach & Methodology DecentralizedParticipatoryBottom Up Community Awareness PlanningImplementationManagement

8 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Rain Water Management RWH structures Check dams Sub surface dykes Percolation tank Farm pond Roof Top Rain Water harvesting for drinking water Watershed development programmes Water quality testing Efficient use of water – drip irrigation, pipe irrigation

9 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Water Harvesting Soil water conservationFarm Pond Percolation Tank & Recharge Tube well Checkdam

10 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Structures for Drinking Water

11 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Rain Water Harvesting Different type of structures – 2100 Benefitted land – 36,500 ha

12 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Livelihood Enhancement 300 villages – Agriculture – 9000 farmers – Animal Husbandry – 6000 animal rearers – Micro finance – 6600 women Focus of on forward & backward linkages – Better quality input, infrastructure, credit facilities – Market opportunities

13 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Agriculture Soil Reclamation Compost preparation & Vermicompost Land leveling & Farm bunding Agricultural Extension activities Farmers’ School (ATMA) Tool bank through Agri resources centre New crop ( salinity resistant) Kitchen Garden Soil & Water testing laboratory Local specific weather information

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15 Agri resource Centre

16 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Kitchen Garden

17 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Soil & Water testing laboratory

18 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Agromet Observatory

19 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Animal Husbandary Market linkage for milk with dairy Cattle feed center Cattle health services AI services Fodder cultivation & Fodder bank Milk collection centers ‘Gauchar Development’ – 14 villages, 333 ha land

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21 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Fodder Bank

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26 Micro Finance SHG Formation- formation and capacity building of 525 groups with 6600 women members Saving – Rs. 1.5 crore Entrepreneurship training – 5400 women Micro enterprise development/IGAs women have started various income generating activities with the help of saving done by them and revolving loan fund

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29 Training & Capacity Building Community mobilization Awareness generation Creating ownership amongst community Committee formation of beneficiaries and their capacity building Gram prerak – Change agent Vocational training

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31 UNICEF Promoting Child Protection and Education Rights of Children in Cotton Growing Areas of Kutch, Gujarat. Broad objectives of the programme are as below: – To establish child protection structures to address child labour issues. – To enroll all children in schools and provide quality education starting with Early Childhood Education. – To empower families and communities to take collective action for protection and development of children. – To enhance access to services of flagship programmes and social protection schemes for vulnerable families.

32 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Education To prepare students, youths and teachers by providing different kinds of trainings. To encourage students and youths through different kinds of creative activities. To carry out different activities for improving educational quality. To shape society by performing high value and objective oriented cultural activities. To generate educational and literary attention by different lectures, seminars etc. To carry out different educational activities for schools and students.

33 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Education ‘Vivekgram’ – monthly magazine & publication ‘Learning Delight’ – E education Adolescent Girl Learning Centre (AGLC) Alternate learning centers for never enrolled/drop out girls Functional Literacy – Reading, writing, numerical literacy Life Skill Development– Sport activity, exposure visits, video show, sport fairs Vocational Skill– art and crafts, other vocational skill Social Learning– through CARE Social Learning Curriculum

34 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute CSR partner Tata Power, Tunda-Vandh Excel crop care limited, Gajod (13 villages) Gujarat Mineral Development corporation (6 villages) Reliance Cement Company (3 villages) IL & FS ( 10 villages)

35 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute PRIDE OF THE INSTITUTION No.AwardWho gaveYear 1Rural Development National AwardFICCI, Delhi1993 2R.D.N. Award for rural technologyS.R.D. Bhatia Memo. Trust, Delhi1997 3National Cleanness AwardNational Sanitation and Env. Imp. Fou1997 4Same Award –second timeNational Sanitation and Env. Imp. Fou2000 5For Rural Development workFed. Of Guj. Industries, Baroda2001 6National Cleanliness AwardNational Sanitation and Env. Imp. Fou2003 7Darshak AwardDarshak Foundation, Ahmedabad2006 8Bhoomijal samvardhan PuraskarMinistry of water resource Govt. Of INDIA2007 9Bhoomijal samvardhan PuraskarMinistry of water resource Govt. Of INDIA Earth care awardTimes of India & JSW Kutchi Chair AwardKSKV Kutch University Gurjar Khele Khalak meAkhil Bhartiy Gujarati Samaj2012

36 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute GNYANSATRA AND DARSHAK AWARD

37 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute RASTRIYA BHUMIJAL SAMVARDHAN PURASKAR- 2007

38 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute RASTRIYA BHUMIJAL SAMVARDHAN PURASKAR- 2008

39 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Earth Care Award

40 Vivekanand Research & Training Institute Kutchi Chair Award

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