Atulya Vikash was founded in 2009 in Deoghar district in Jharkhand. It works in the areas of Education, Women Empowerment, and Environmental Awareness. They conduct programs to alleviate poverty and increase food availability.
Some of their programmes are:
Education: Around 150 poor children are enrolled in the ‘Sun Rises School’ in Deoghar. Free education is provided to girl students and children belonging to families falling below the poverty line. The educational progress and health of the students is tracked regularly. Qualitative assessments and regular parent-teacher interaction helps in providing better quality education to the students. The largest proportion of expenses in FY15 (50%) and FY14 (38%) was spent on education.
Livelihood: Livelihood promotion among various Self-Help Group (SHG) members and traditional farmers in the remote villages of Santhal Pargana is the objective of the programme. Nearly 1,200 farmers have been trained in root intensification, cultivation of pulses and vegetables, mixed cropping, and kharif paddy stabilisation. Almost 102 hectares of land has been covered through irrigation. This programme has resulted in an increase in the land use by 90%, in production by 80%, and also food availability.
Environment Awareness: The NGO regularly holds meetings to create awareness among the villagers on the importance of planting trees and increasing forest coverage. They also plant some trees every year on Environment Day.
Women Empowerment: Atulya Vikash believes that helping women form SHGs is a key tool through which they can be brought on one platform and provided with knowledge on their rights, and provided with skills that could help them earn a livelihood, and in turn support their families. Some SHGs with the help of Atulya Vikash have also got support from banks and development institutions to set up their own businesses. The women also gain confidence and take the help of Group Leaders to solve their problems. So far, 50 women SHGs comprising 600 women have been formed.
Income Rs3 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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