Bureaucratic hurdles, corruption, exploitation of natural resources are some of the challenges faced in a state like Madhya Pradesh. Community Development Centre (CDC) was founded solely to improve living conditions of rural tribes, especially women and children, in Madhya Pradesh.
Programs: i) Sustainable Livelihood: CDC is encouraging sustainable agriculture practices like System Rice Intensification, cultivation of traditional seeds, strengthening of Kisan Panchayat, collective marketing, exposure to farmers for increased income of farmers and their families. ii) Empowering Women Leadership: In collaboration with the Hunger Project, CDC is electing, training and mobilizing women representatives for their political journey. iii) With support of Childline CDC is protecting vulnerable children, advocating basic children rights and empowering them through an emergency helpline. iv) Education: CDC runs a school in MP waiving fees of students below-poverty line.
Outcome: 487 cases handled under Childline by CDC Balaghat; Women in Leadership project has so far reached out to 32 Panchayats and is currently working with 276 elected women representatives; Paul Hamlyn Foundation in collaboration with CDC is working with 600 tribal families for sustainable livelihood practices.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020
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