Community Development Centre (CDC) operates in in the fields of non-conventional energy, sustainable livelihood, and community-based tourism and promotes women Self Help Groups.
Some of their initiatives are:
Solar Project: CDC is working on the promotion of non-conventional energy sources in rural tribal areas and promotes the use of solar lamps within the rural community. The NGO provides three types of solar lamps to tribal and poor families, which they pay for in instalments. In the last two years the NGO has provided more than 300 solar lamps.
Habitat Solution: Habitat Solution is a unit promoted by CDC with the support of UN HABITAT. This unit is established to provide sustainable livelihood for youngsters. Habitat Solution is a separately registered business unit, managed by the youth. The unit will provide habitat solutions to people and will produce and sell Micro Concrete Roofing (MCR) Tiles and Stabilized Mud Blocks (SMB). This unit provides employment to 10 youngsters and should be able to provide more employment in the futures.
Community Based Tourism: CDC is working on promotion of Community Based Tourism around Kanha National Park. While there are lots of hotels and resorts located there, these have been established by outsiders. This initiative to promote Community Based Tourism will help the local people benefit from this trend.
PALASH: PALASH stands for Participatory Learning and Strengthening. PALASH is a network of more than 300 women Self Help Groups and managed by the women themselves. This federation was founded in the year 2006-07 with the support of PACS (Poorest Area Civil Society) Programme. CDC is working on this project in five panchayats of Baihar Block in Balaghat district.
Income Rs31 lac
Expense Rs29 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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