Manav Utthan Samiti (MUS) was established for the development of deprived communities in Mau and neighbouring districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. MUS addresses issues relating to rural development, women empowerment, illiteracy, health issues, and other such socio-economic problems.
Their activities include:
Education-cum-Literacy: MUS runs a Special School (recognized by the State Government) for the mentally challenged, hearing impaired, and visually impaired. They run a Literacy programme in the rural areas especially for the schedules castes, scheduled tribes and other backward castes. MUS creates awareness for education in villages through women’s groups. They conduct education-related seminars and camps to impart basic education to illiterate women, encourage girls to attend school, and conduct seminars in the interest of differently abled. The programme is free for the handicapped, widows, orphans, and those falling Below the Poverty Line (BPL).
Health: MUS organises free health camps for check-up and healthcare of mothers and infants. They create awareness about family planning, polio, HIV/AIDS, malaria, hepatitis, etc. through street plays, seminars & campaigns, and distribution of posters and pamphlets.
Agriculture & Environment: Farmers are trained and motivated to adopt low cost agricultural techniques, with an emphasis on organic farming and water conservation. This simultaneously reduces the adverse effects of chemicals and pesticides on soil and the environment. They encourage plantation of trees/plants, especially medicinal plants, and organise seminars and camps to spread the ‘clean and green’ message.
Handicapped Welfare: MUS conducts welfare programmes for the handicapped and those people who are under the BPL to improve their socio-economic conditions.
Women Empowerment: MUS has organised small cottage industries and imparts vocational training to women to help them improve their economic condition.
Advocacy: Issues like communalism in Uttar Pradesh are spreading fast. Due to a caste system there are close to no opportunities provided to Scheduled Tribes/Caste. MUS advocates for basic rights of such tribes via Self-Help Groups, youth forums, farmer forums, etc. Towards this end, the masses are being made aware on the functioning of the Government and prevailing corruption.
Other Programmes:Creating awareness about panchayats, advocacy and law, cultural programmes, water supply and sanitation, child awareness, and social awareness.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs2 lac
Source : Audit Report 2020
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