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ACTIVITIES

Some of the major activities of CART is in the field of awareness building among displaced, women, tribal & rural communities, for leadership development, improving standards of living and fighting against exploitative forces; capacity building training for entrepreneurship development and income restoration; thrift and credit for economic empowerment and self dependence; establish Database Management Systems for more scientific inquiry and need-based & area specific intervention; establish Community Based Systems and Agencies for participatory approaches in developing community infrastructure; and plan & organise community activities for building cohesive, cooperative and collaborative forces among the community members.

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 Given below are the various programmes and projects handled by CART with a listing of the major project components followed by a brief description of the activities and steps & processes involved in implementation 

ACTION PROGRAMMES 

1. SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY BASED IRRIGATION REHABILITATION 

Project area :   Kishornagar Block of Angul District, Orissa.

Target groups :   All stakeholders. 

Duration :  1 year. 

Narrative Description of the Project

The main aim of the project is to provide continuous irrigation engineering support to the water uses in selected minor irrigation schemes in Orissa to ensure their irrigation schemes are capable of delivery of irrigation water to all parts of the ayacut. Besides the project aiming at:

Transfer of engineering technology to the farmers.

Handing over the responsibilities to users groups for future operation & maintenance.

Interim agricultural practices through optimum use of land and water resources.

Project achievement in brief:

Formation and orientation of water users association (WUA).

Capacity building of beneficiaries and ensured payment system for future maintenance.

Undertaken rehabilitation activities through beneficiaries with their contribution.

Ensured sharing of water for irrigation purpose.

Transferred engineering knowledge to beneficiaries for operation & maintenance.

  

3. CURRENT ON GOING ACTIVITIES 

3.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

Project Area: India. 

Target Area: Selected NGOs of Orissa, Andra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhatishgarh, Maharastra and Tamilnadu States of India. 

Duration: 2 Years. 

Narrative Description of the project: 

BROEDERLIJK DELEN (BD), Belgium an International Donor Agency is supporting to NGOs in India for Sustainable Development Programme. It hired the consultancy of CART to assist and facilitate NGOs in implementing the programmes in various parts of India.

Major Assignments are 

Establish BROEDERLIJK DELEN (Donor Agency) support service office in India.

Monitoring and Evaluation of NGO programmes.

Facilitate NGOs in implementation of Community Based Programmes.

Undertake pre-funding feasibility study / appraisal.

Contribute policy-development of BROEDERLIJK DELEN in India.

 

3.2 HEALTH FOR ALL 

Project Area : 50 Villages of Daspalla Block, Orissa. 

Target Population:   Total Population but priority is for women and disadvantaged sections. 

Duration:  3 years. 

Narrative Description of the Project

While the long term goal of the project is to ensure “Health for all through Community Based Management” but the present endeavor is addressed to tackle the following specific problems:

Prevalence of endemic diseases.

High morbidity and mortality rate.

  Malnutrition and poor health standard.

 Major Assignments are 

Provide Health Services in Community level.

Periodic Health Check up.

Promote health services relating to safe motherhood and Reproductive Child Health Care.

Train Community Health Volunteers for Primary Health Care.

Establish Communication (information) system for emergency services.

 

3.3 SUSTAINABLE LOCAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 

Project Area :  10 Villages of Phiringia Block, Orissa. 

Target Population:   Economically backward classes with emphasis on women group. 

Duration:  1 year. 

Narrative Description of the Project

The Project is planned to promote the efficient use of existing Natural Resources and to reconcile its management with the economic development for 10 villages of Phiringia Block, Orissa with focal emphasis on one village. 

Major Assignments are

Construction of Water Harvesting Structure.

Training on Sustainable Agriculture.

Leadership Training.

Formation of women group and their involvement in Land Based Activities.

Establishment of Community Based Agriculture Service Centre.

 

 

3.4 IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT 

Project Area :  04 Block 2 developed i.e. Rengali, Jujumura & 2 undeveloped i.e. Kuchinda, Bamara containing 10 villages from each block total 40 villages of Sambalpur District, Orissa..

Target Population:   40 villages of Sambalpur District, Orissa.. 

Duration:  4 Months. 

Narrative Description of the Project

The Study is planned to assess the impact of the programmes on productivity and poverty alleviation and, in particular, whether the programmes have contributed in increasing/improving production, employment and living conditions of people below the poverty line. The study is required to estimate the number of people who have crossed the poverty line after availing of the assistance under various programmes.

 Major Assignments are

Planning of Survey.

Data Collection & Analysis.

To examine whether the guidelines on various programmes are being followed with reference to selection of beneficiaries, utilization of funds allocated and transparency and involvement of people in programme implementation.

To examine the survival of assets created, in particular whether all the assets created under the schemes have survived, are in use and cost effective.

To examine the role and functioning of the panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the implementation of the programmes. 

 

3.5 FIVE-YEAR PROSPECTIVE PLANS UNDER NATIONAL FOOD FOR WORK PROGRAMME (NFFWP)

Project Area :  2 Districts of Orissa (Balangir & Kalahandi). 

Target Population: To assess the impact of the programme on production, employment and overall living condition of the people. 

Duration:  6 Months. 

Narrative Description of the Project

The Study is planned to count and consider no of assets created under the scheme. To examine the survival of assets created, use, cost effectiveness and fund allocation & To estimate the person days generated through project interventions. To assess the impact of the programme on production, employment and overall living condition of the people. To find out the missing links and offer suggestions of 2 district of Orissa i.e. Balangir & Kalahandi.

 Major Assignments are

Planning of Survey.

Data Collection & Analysis.

To count and consider no of assets created under the scheme.

To examine the survival of assets created, use, cost effectiveness and fund allocation.

To estimate the person days generated through project interventions.

To assess the impact of the programme on production, employment and overall living condition of the people.

  To find out the missing links and offer suggestions.

 

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