BIRDS has been working with vulnerable target groups like landless, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/STs) and marginal farmers in backward areas of Karnataka. It also works to improve the condition of people with disabilities especially children with hearing defects and infants with growth problems. Resettlement and rehabilitation of families displaced due to road widening projects is another activity of BIRDS.
Programs: i) Service for people with disabilities: Their intervention includes identification and assessment of children with hearing disabilities, creating opportunities for their inclusive education and networking with Government officials for supply of hearing aids. ii) Relief and Rehabilitation in Road Widening: The NGO remains responsible for the development of a comprehensive livelihood system to facilitate the project affected persons (PAPs) in association with World Bank assisted by Karnataka State Highways. iii) People's Participatory Integrated Project: BIRDS works in collaboration with the Karnataka Watershed Department and has successfully implemented projects on water shed in multiple districts of the state.
Outcome: In FY 2017-18, BIRDS worked with 176 children with hearing defects and 114 children were covered under Early intervention and Education program. 1342 farmers benefitted under the Relief and Rehabilitation project. 200 farm ponds were constructed under the Watershed project.
Income Rs60 lac
Expense Rs58 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018
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