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Status of Community before 1997

Impact as on December 2005

A Social Status of Project Community


Children in 3-10 years age group were deeply involved in goat rearing in forest and they enjoyed to play with cattle

80 per cent children in 3-6 years age group are attending ECCD/ ICDS/other schools for pre-primary education


Children of the project area always feared the outside people

Children are now bold, fearless and explore their views and are not afraid of outsiders


Children were highly hesitant and shy and were unable to talk to others

Now 60 per cent children are bold and they freely talk to others


Children in 7-10 years age group suffered from inferiority complex

Children attending primary schools after pre-primary schools such as ECCD show superior mental and educational status


Only 5 per cent girls were going to schools and the rest were engaged in house hold chores

Now more than 75 per cent girls are attending school and in their spare time cooperate in household chores


Baptism was not followed among the children at the time of their birth

Now the family members are aware of the date of birth of their children and have begun baptising their children at the time of birth


The girls were disadvantaged from food, clothing and other facilities available with the family

The family members now give priority to the promotion of girls rights such as good education, good nutrition, good care and other kinds of facilities. This is helping in the development of the girls, particularly their skills and health


Only 2-10 per cent children used to go to schools for education

Now more than 90 per cent children are attending the schools:

  • 40 per cent children are regular and closely involved with education
  • 50 per cent children are involved in education along with other kind of household activities


80 per cent children were engaged in child labour earlier

Now the child labour is decreasing:

  • 40 per cent children are regular and closely involved with education
  • 50 per cent children are involved in education along with other kind of household activities


The role of panchayati raj institutions was very weak in socioeconomic issues

Now panchayat representatives are active and they are taking interest in intervention for their socioeconomic issues


Seasonal migration was up to 80 per cent

With the project interventions and LEEP support, seasonal migration has been reduced to just 10 per cent


Quarrelling and gambling

Now the quarrelling and gambling has been reduced to just 10 per cent of the earlier


80 per cent families lived with their livestock and had no knowledge to keep livestock away from their dwellings

Now the families keep livestock and pets away from their dwellings

B Social Status of Women


Women did not know how to wear civilised clothes

Now the women are being civilised and they are developing culture of dressing up in a civilised manner


They had long veils and used to hide in their homes seeing outsiders and could not express their feelings and ideas before them

Now women have removed their long veils and began to participate in the activities addressing their issues and to share their ideas


Women were not recognised with their names and their husbands also did not know the names of their wives

Now the women are aware of their names and their family members can also tell their names without any hesitation


Women had no knowledge about workload and wages

Now the women are fully aware of their work, rights, time duration and wage rates


Women were malnourished and they did not know the importance of nutritive foods

Now the women understand risk of malnutrition along with quality and importance of nutritive foods


Women were superstitious about immunisation and they practiced witchcraft

Now the women are participating in immunisation activities and aware of their importance. They have given up witchcraft


Women used knife for cutting umbilical chord and applied ash on cut chord as per tradition

Now the women are aware with the safe delivery system with support from trained dais (traditional birth attendants), ANM and given up traditional system

C Literacy in Livelihood and Qualitative Life


Earlier 90 per cent women were illiterate

Now more than 40 per cent women are literate and participating in village level educational and health activities. Self help groups have become priority for them. They want knowledge of government programmes and rights for them


90 per cent women and 70 per cent men had poor living status and quality of life

About 60 per cent families have good knowledge of issues like safe drinking water, sanitation. child survival, personal hygiene, cleaning habits, etc.


They were not sensitive towards local resources

Now the community has begun to think of the importance of local resources. 150 families have taken initiatives for increasing soil moisture and water recharging through water management system and impact is that some families have raised their first crop on their agricultural land, which was otherwise almost barren. Self-reliance approaches are being accepted by the target groups and every family has self-respect


Education was not a priority of their life

Now education is a priority of the families, though it is still not the first priority. Every family wants to admit its children to the ECCD centre and primary school run under the project. Women are demanding education for themselves


They were not aware of resources for income generation

Now they have knowledge about the income generation resources and begun to generate their income through animal husbandry, agriculture development and other kind of micro enterprise development and small industrial promotion


Project area people had low skill and cadre status

Now the skill and cadre of the community is developed through various training, workshops, meetings and linkages with government schemes and project welfare services

D Social Status of Health


IMMR was 400 per thousand

Now it is 17 per thousand


MMR was 350 per lakh

Now it is 11 per lakh


There was a lack of health facilities in the project area

Health facilities have been set up in the project area with government support and project interventions:

  • Set up linkages with government primary health centres
  • Set up safe delivery centre with the support of project in the middle of the project area in Vinoba Nagar
  • Set up an adolescent centre for health education
  • Set up one care centre for physicaly challenged