Millennium Village Program
Millennium Village Programme
Millennium Village Project for Community Empowerment and Self Realization in Deoghar District, Jharkhand
Partners and their address:
Dilip Kumar, Secretary, PRAVAH, Bompass Town, Deosangh Road, Deoghar – 814 414, Jharkhand. Phone no.- 09431132568
Project field area: Numbe and name of the villages, block, district etc.:
36 villages in 2 panchayats namely Daranga and Barwan of Devipur block in Deoghar District, Jharkhand
Total project period and starting date:
Total project period- 1st January 2008 – 30th June 2012 (4 ½ years)
Total approved budget and budget for the present year:
Total approved budget EURO 2,76, 138/- Total project budget for the present year- EURO 73,738 /-
Project Objective / overall Goal and Expected Results:
Project Objective: The living conditions of 862 disadvantaged people in Sarwan Block of Deoghar District, Jharkhand has to be improved.
Result 1: Coordination and interaction of the Gram Sabha and other community based organisations (CBO) has improved.
Result 2: Role of women in decision making process has increased.
Result 3: Agriculture and sustainable farm production has improved.
Result 4: All boys and girls have completed full course of primary education.
Major achievements till date:
Household income among 750 families has been enhanced up to of € 16 per month per house hold.
The availability of food in the 600 households has increased from 7 months to nearly 10 months of year.
The success of female entrepreneurs strengthens the position of women.
Apart from active participation in village level institutions, some even got selected as members of district level monitoring committee and almost 14 women from SHGs, animators and gram sabha elected in recently concluded PRI election.
In case of education and gender equality, nearly 93 % of the total children from the project villages are going to primary school and 94% of the girls are attending school.
Concerned staff member:
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Jha – Sr. Program Officer
European Union and Welthungerhilfe
Significant learning till date:
Convergence with the ongoing government, non government, bank and other institutes and involving communities are the keys to achieve the development indicator.