Jharkhand Watershed Development Programme (completed)
The first livelihood based programme of JRCCWS in Jharkhand started in 2001 in 7 locations and completed its first phase in 2006 March. The 2nd phase started on April 2006 in 4 locations (3 districts) out of Phase I’s 7 locations in addition to other adjoining villages. The 2nd phase also completed on 31st Dec. 2008.
Increase household food security of 976 households which consists of small and marginal farmers through watershed based management interventions primarily focusing on sustainable agricultural practices; bringing changes about in policy and practices through networking at four project locations of three districts (Giridih, Deoghar & Hazaribag) in Jharkhand State.
Total Outreach of JWDP (Phase II): The total outreach is 7562 and out of which 50% are women. The coverage of OBCs is 46% followed by ST 24%, SC is 19%, and others 11%.
- Capacitating and skill enhancement of the PNGOs through practical demonstration and sharing of knowledge and collective action.
- Ensuring asset management practices by the community through regular follow-up and necessary capacity building.
Geographically Based Programme (completed)
Geographically Based Programme-India, focused on watershed approach to strengthen agricultural practices with emphasis on infrastructural and technical support for ensuring food security with enhanced agricultural production was operation at five locations with five partners in four districts of Jharkhand state since April 2005 to December 2008.
“Strengthened village level institutions and SHGs with the focus on community based integrated watershed approach through ameliorated Natural Resource Management for food security and sustainable development in selected areas of four districts of Jharkhand”.
Total Outreach: The total outreach is 4536 out of which women are 50%. The caste composition of the target group consists of 57% of STs followed by 22% of OBCs and 14% of SCs respectively.
- trengthen state level networking and advocacy towards sustainable livelihood policies
- Enable the community and PIAs to take collective action for the development of sustainable livelihood through watershed management
- nstitutionalise people’s participation in developmental programmes and improve their knowledge in natural resource management and watershed development
Millennium Village Programme
Millennium Village Project Sarwan is one among the 14 locations in 13 countries across globe where Welthungerhilfe (formerly German Agro Action) has put its initiatives to localize the MDGs and develop prototype models in cultural and local specific contexts towards achievements of these MDGs. These locations have become popular as Millennium villages— two of them located in India, the first is CWS/ Pravah’s Sarwan (a cluster of 26 villages in Deoghar district, Jharkhand;), the other one is Gandhiji Sangha of KALYAN in Purulia district of West Bengal. Deoghar district lists among the 20 poorest districts in India, where the hunger and poverty conditions prevail and perpetuates chronic cycle of poverty.
The 5 years (2007-11) project is a challenge to improve the living of disadvantaged 865 households’ in 26 villages of Jarka and Thari Lepra Panchayats in Sarwan block (now Sonarai Tharhi), Deoghar district of Jharkhand. The peoples in this area are living under absolute conditions of poverty; most of them are small and marginal farmer relying on local available resources for their livelihood. The project seeks to achieve Millennium Development Goals with special focus on goals 1 to 3. Jharkhand Resource Centre of CWS, co-ordinating this initiatives and partnering with local organisation called ‘Pravah’.
‘Alleviation of poverty in 26 villages of Jarka and Tharilepra panchayats of Sarwan block within Deoghar district of Jharkhand, by empowering women and village level institutions (gram sabhas), for community based natural resource management, capacity building and advocacy towards improved food security and sustainable livelihood opportunities to fulfill basic amenities and increased access to services in equitable manner
MVP Project Objectives / Results:
- 1. ‘Improved co-ordination and interaction with the Gram Sabha and other CBOS with developments actors
2. Role of women in decision making process has increased
- 3. Improved agriculture and sustainable farm production
- 4. All boys and girls have completed full course of primary education
- 5. Income level of the target group has significantly improved
Outreach of the Programme:
Pravah is implementing the programme in 26 villages of 2 Panchayats, 1 block- Sarwan (Sonaraithari) in Deoghar district. Total house hold is 865. And population is about 5000.