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CART has a full-fledged wing for undertaking research activities. Data processing and data analysis is completely computerised using the latest computer packages and applications. This wing caters to in-house research and documentation besides offering consultancy to both non-governmental and International Agencies and governmental organisations.

Baseline surveys, evaluation studies, impact assessment studies, socio-economic studies, need-assessment studies, market surveys, etc. are undertaken. Micro-level plans are prepared for target populations and project areas where CART  is  functioning  as  well  as  for  other organisations as consultancy.

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The latest participatory methods and tools like PRA, POPP, focus group discussion, etc. are used. 

Some of the major studies conducted are

Impact Assessment Study of Rural Development Programmes in Sambalpur District of Orissa, Sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Rural Development (Monitoring Division), New Delhi.

Five Year Prospective Plans under National Food for Work Programme (NFFWP) in 2 District i.e. Balangir & Kalahandi of Orissa, Sponsored by ORMAS, Govt. of Orissa, BBSR.

Forestry Database for the Directorate of Social Forestry Project, Govt. of Orissa under the project “Quantitative Assessment of Community Initiatives for Forest Management”.

Status of Hand Pumps of 2 Blocks in Kondhamal District of Orissa, sponsored by UNICEF and District Administration.

Study on “Horror stories of Tribal women involved in Trade of Local Brewing” Bihar, sponsored by Govt. of India.

A Base-line survey/Block-Plan of Champua Block, Keonjhar District, sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment Programmes, Govt. of India.

Evaluation of Old Age Homes and Day Care Centres in the State of Orissa, with support of Ministry of Welfare, Govt. of India.

Preparation and Updation of Database for Project Affected Persons (PAPs) & Eligible PAPs (EPAPs) displaced by 3 mines projects of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd.(MCL), subsidary of  Coal India Ltd., funded by Coal India (World Bank Project).

Preparation of Semi-Annual and Annual Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plans (RAP) and Indigenous Peoples Development Plans (IPDP) for the mines displaced and peripheral villages respectively for 3 mines projects of MCL, at IB Valley Area, Jhasuguda District, Orissa.

Community and Forest a baseline study sponsored by India-Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), New Delhi.

Socio-Economic Database of 2 nos. Gram Panchayat of Daspalla Block, Orissa sponsored by MISEREOR, Germany.

Various studies for evolving Micro-Level Plans and Projects for CART including health and education status of women and children of 2 G.P.’s of Daspalla Block, Micro-Level Resources Plan in 50 selected villages of Daspalla Block, identification of community wasteland through resource mapping in Daspalla Block, feasibility on watershed and integrated land based programme in 10 selected villages of Daspalla Block and a feasibility study on women’s involvement in agriculture, horticulture and food processing practices.




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