- To improve the quality of life and give support to the families of the Tribal villages
- To reduce economic risk, due to natural hazards of the targeted communities living in the Hill and Plateau Basin.
- To build capacities of the targeted communities in identification, production, financing and marketing of potential agriculture and non-agricultural products, including micro enterprises.
- To promote business oriented community-based organizations, undertaking collective production and marketing techniques for long term sustainability.
Balasore district also known as Baleshwar district is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India.Nilagiri is a town and a notified area committee in Balasore district.Nilagiri average altitude is 23m. The area mainly compromise hill and plateaus with laterite being the main soil type. Nilagiri receives rain from monsoon; summer is humid, winter is very dry.
Nilagiri Block Tribal village are living very peacefully manner. Agriculture is the main profession of this village. Still this village is waiting industrial development, education, drinking water, road and electricity are the main concern of this block. If banks and finance institution provide loan and other financial support to the villagers, this village will see the real development. Medical and health services has to be improved.
The tribal villages farmer are produced rice but due to water shortage the rice production almost poor. Such being the case all the farmers I interviewed are willing to improve and differentiate their agriculture and livestock activities (Animal, seed distribution and training).
Due to not proper income they lives temporary shelter of foot hills. They live unsafe shelter. All beneficiaries are now living unsafe shelter.
As far the supply of water is concerned, the slope of the village is dotted with numerous water source. There are no intake structure and the water is brought temporary tanks by lying pipes directly on the ground or dam. The existing water system approximate and inefficient. No analysis of water quality is available.
During the dry season the water supply decrease 40% of water flow, which cause shortage in the water supply to cover the needs of community. Because the water system is not properly organized and managed, numerous leakage are present and part of this accumulative and infiltrated the terraced areas, jeopardising the stability of slope. A more efficient reorganization of the entire water system would diminish the infiltration and consequently the land slide hazard of the entire area.
Tribal are not use temporary latrine with taps or with buckets and hand washing facilities. They used open field for latrines this is very unhygienic and spread many diseases. They are not good hygienic condition,
We propose following activities aimed at improving the quality of life and increase agriculture and livestock activities of the Tribal community, Niagiri Block.
- Improve the water system
- Improve livestock and agriculture activities to increase the income of villagers.
- Hygiene and sanitation awareness campaign
R.1 Water system is recognized and improved :-
- Improvement the existing water system
- Plastering the existing tanks.
R.2.AAnimal, seeds distribution and training to increase the livelihood of villagers are willing to increase their income.
According to the feedback we received during the survey, the villagers are willing to increase and empower the agriculture and livestock activities they regularly carryout. To date villagers grow potatoes, rice and vegetables for their consumption and sell their products directly to market. They are also bread yak, cow, buffalo’s, goat, cock and hen. We also propose the villagers with animal(chicken) organic seeds(to make crop sustainable over a long term window) and training their technical knowledge on a growing and breeding and reduced land abandoned. Shop owner buy egg and chicken directly from the villagers
In addition we propose for the construct home garden. Home garden not increase the income but product shall supplement their diet.
R.3 Hygiene and sanitation awareness campaign
Together with the kids, leaflet with basic hygiene message will be distributed and awareness campaign will be held. These key message shall cover water handle, excrete disposal, food personal hygiene and menstrual hygiene.
These project’s total length will be 2 year and activities will be carried out follows.
|Activity||January –May||June- December||January –May||June- December|
|Improvement of the existing water system.|
|Plastering of the existing tanks and construction.|
|Animal seed distribution and training to increase the livelihoods of villagers and increase their income|
|Hygiene and sanitary awareness campaign|
The total number of beneficiaries amount to 537, of which 52% is men 45% are women 3% are children. The beneficiary includes Saontal, Munda, which belongs to Schedule Tribe.
The partner of the project will be the local authority from the village development committee of Nilagiri Block. The Govt. office is responsible of all activities carried out their administrative area and will ensure the fully supportof the Public Authorities at this project.
Area of project intervention:-
Access to safe water, agriculture livelihood, rural development and sustainability.
Location for the project and implementation:-
Nilagiri Block, Balasore District, Odisha,India