Kandhamal Zilla Sabuja Vaidya Sangathan (KZSVS) works for socio economic development of the underprivileged and vulnerable communities by focusing on areas such as conservation of biodiversity and natural resources, disaster management, livelihood and women empowerment and self-governance.
Programme for Ayurvedic Development: KZSVS conducts several orientation programmes to encourage sound and economic use of traditional medicines and distribution of medicinal seeds and plants to villagers. They also conduct lectures on naturopathy, health, yoga and other drugless therapies for the benefit of society.
Mobile Health Unit (MHU) (under National Rural Health Mission): KZSVS in collaboration with NRHM provides services through its MHU for implementing health services in the area of operation. These services include remedial services like routine health checkups, diagnostic services, and family planning services.
Programme for traditional healers: The programme focuses on identifying and recognizing traditional healers. It aims to rejuvenate the traditional use of medicinal and herbal plants for the treatment of economically backward population in the area of operation. Presently, 70 Vaidyas (traditional healers) in Daringbadi block and surrounding areas have been identified by KZSVS.
Other Awareness Programmes: KZSVS regularly organizes yoga and naturopathy camps for public health. Awareness about water, sanitation, natural resources, and environment is created through the medium of street plays, cultural programmes, orientation programmes in schools.
Women Empowerment & Livelihood Promotion: KZSVS organizes women into small viable Self Help Groups (SHGs) such as Income Generation Programmes (IGPs) and motivates them to be independent. Training on group management, record keeping, accounts system etc. is provided to SHGs. Vocational training such as leaf stitching, tailoring etc. and training for providing agronomic practices and marketing is also provided.
Self-governance: KZSVS has aimed at strengthening self-governance since its inception. The create awareness to ensure a free and fair panchayat selection process, increased polling percentage and selection of good candidates in elections.
Income Rs26 lac
Expense Rs27 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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