One of the basic causes
of the rapid growth of urban population and increase in
socio-economic problems in rural as well as urban areas, is a
lack of regular employment opportunities in rural areas. More
than 80% of Orissaís population is dependent on agriculture
for survival. Hence, a system of sustainable income generation
through agriculture is vital.
industrialisation and other such benefits of our civilisation
have made a disastrous impact on the forest cover as well as
on the communities linked to the forest. More than 40% of
Orissaís population comprises of Schedule Tribe and Schedule
Caste, with 62 distinct tribes. Over the years, these tribals
have evolved a symbiotic relationship with their environment -
the forest. Therefore, any social or developmental
intervention has to take into account the mutual dependency
between the tribal population and the forest.
Keeping in view the
above goals, CART has developed the following objectives:
To develop initiatives for womenís empowerment and promote
To adequately address both macro and micro issues relating to
agriculture and forestry.
To motivate and train local youth / grass root workers as
cause and consumer of social change and progress.
To evolve appropriate strategies / programmes for intervention
through Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) techniques and
action based research.
To create and extend networking and linkages with individuals,
groups and organisations, both area-wise and issue based.
To provide preventive, rehabilitative and relief services
addressing special social problems.
Transfer and popularise new and tested technology in
agriculture and allied sector.
promote entrepreneurship and skill development, especially
To form and establish thrift & credit (self help) groups and
create avenues for micro-credit.
To transfer and popularise technology in agriculture and
allied sectors among rural and tribal masses.
To act as a catalyst in promoting bio-diversity and management
of natural resources.
To initiate Health and Education Programme especially for
women, children and weaker sections.