Janmitram Kalyan Samiti was registered to eliminate poverty for the poorest tribes and enhance their livelihood. It also helps to enhance rich in natural resources that are underutilized in that area.
Some of their 2012-13 activities were as follows:
NABARD-Wadi Programme: NABARD has initiated Wadi development under a tribal development fund for the establishment of an orchard. Sustainable fruit crops are planted. Marginal farmers with less than Rs39,500 in income are eligible to participate in the Wadi Programme. At the same time, women self-help groups are formed to generate income from the distribution of glass roof tiles and smokeless chulhas, thereby supporting the initiative. Farmers clubs have been formed to bring the community together for the cohesive action and benefit of all. Overall management of the Wadi Programme belongs to a village planning committee, which is formed separately in each village.
Inter Cropping: Water resource development is being conducted for the irrigation of fruit plants and intercropping. Since fruit plants take years to develop; the organisation encourages farmers to grow other crops between seasons, providing the farmers with an intermittent income.
Watershed Development Programme: The organisation conducts soil erosion checks and makes an effort to raise ground water for irrigation and agricultural purposes. They arrange for safe drinking water from overhead tanks, hand pumps and water pumps.
Nava-Jatan or The New Care Initiative: Poor, malnourished children were adopted by JanMitram for 6 months. They were provided with food, given medical treatment and their parents were made aware of nutrition, health, and hygiene.
Intervention for Female Sex Workers: They rehabilitate female sex workers and provide help in finding other professions in order to make a living. The workers are also made aware of HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it.
Income Rs2 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2013
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