Centre for Rural Development and Planning (CRDP) is an organisation working in the field of welfare activities and people's empowerment in underdeveloped areas in rural Odisha. They work in collaboration with likeminded Government and Non-Government agencies.
Their programmes in 2014-15 were:
Agriculture and Animal Welfare Programme: Workshops on contract farming among farmers, and skill development training on vermin composting among cultivators.
Women, Children and Handicapped People’s Programme: A special programme on proper management of women’s SHGs that made participants aware of technical issues, documentation, and maintaining records. They also conducted a workshop on women’s and children’s rights. 50 participants attended the workshop that made participants aware of various Acts, rights, and government schemes for the empowerment of women and children.
Health and Hygiene Programme: The organisation conducted a workshop on rational use of drugs for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives. Participants were made aware of the rational use of drugs for a healthy life and the benefits of using generic medicines as far as possible. They also organised a ‘Healthy Baby Show’ for babies below ten months of age. Babies who entered the contest were examined by a health specialist and three babies were awarded prizes.
Awareness and Dissemination Programme: CRDP undertook a campaign on environment for women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) members. They also undertook a campaign on self-employment amongst non-student youth.
Ongoing initiatives: CRDP continued to run the library they had established which is visited by 25 to 30 people a day. They also managed a Centre for People With Disabilities (PWD) that disseminated information about schemes for their benefit. They also continued to maintain their Krushi Sahayak Kendra, a centre for farmers seeking guidance and basic knowledge about agricultural matters.
Income Rs7 lac
Expense Rs6 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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