CRS Project


Eight watershed projects implemented by five SSA partner organisations in 15 revenue villages in three districts.


  • Groundwater level increased through field level activities
  • Cropping pattern changed by field activities
  • People are being made aware of new cropping methods and seed treatment in selected villages
  • Increase in food security during March to June period
  • Low migration between March and June
  • Seed bank formed at field level through farmer groups
  • Resource management with the help of watershed committees, user groups and farmers groups
  • Active participation of SHGs and PRIs in programme management
  • Awareness of farmers about organic farming is increasing
  • Reduction in open grazing through diversification of cropping pattern
  • Because of increase in nutrition level, enrolment in schools is increasing

Rainfed Rabi Cropping

Experiment on chickpea cultivation is going on on 403 hectares land of 1,941 farmers in 49 villages of five districts. Eight SSA partners are involved in this.


  • 42 seed banks formed with effective community participation
  • All water bodies have effective water distribution guidelines and monitoring system
  • 728.366 hectares covered with double cropping unirrigated
  • 344.3 hectares covered with double cropping irrigated
  • Integrated approach with health and education through HEADS, RSHG, kitchen garden and chickpea
  • Vermi-compostig with 42 farmers


A total of 1,118 children being covered by Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDCs), 2,482 children by Parent School Partnership (PSP) and 3,137 children in 15 schools by Educational Quality Improvement Programme (EQUIP) in three districts.

Awareness is being created among the community members regarding education of their children, who take interest and enjoy while being in schools and balwadis. Children have started taking leadership in all the school activities. A perceptible change is being observed in the behaviour of teachers in government primary schools and teachers have become more child friendly. Quality of education being imparted in private and government schools has started improving and teachers. Fearless environment has been created in schools and classes.


  • Dropout ratio reduced to 49 per cent out of 2,647 boys and girls
  • Increase in survival rate against enrolment by 26 per cent out of 3,245 children
  • Turnover reduced by over 35 per cent out of 3,415 children
  • Out of 115 teachers, 75 per cent use joyful method of learning
  • Out of 5,619 children, high retention rate of 95 per cent observed
  • Out of 5,619 children, regular attendance of 85 per cent observed
  • Out of 2,154 girls high enrolment rate of 95 per cent observed
  • Literacy rate moves from 40 per cent to 60 per cent
  • Almost 80 per cent of dropouts join NFE centres


A population of 2,300 in 16 gram panchayats of Chitrakoot district being covered by safe motherhood and child survival programme (SMCS). A total of 42 traditional birth attendants (TBAs) have been screened in terms of their operational area, case load and current practices. Training have been provided to TBAs in antenatal care, safe delivery and postnatal care. Refresher training is provided to the TBAs on yearly basis. TBAs are now using safe delivery kits during delivery. Village health workers (VHWs) are recording MIS and according to MIS date, they are taking care of pregnant and lactating women.


  • Vaccination ensured through meetings with government health officials
  • 6,778 people made aware of the activities of PHCs
  • Behavioural change among mothers regarding iron pills, vaccination, antenatal care, safe delivery, breast feeding, postnatal care and nutrition
  • Village helath committees support alternate referral
  • Government ANM has become familiar with the community
  • Registration of pregnant women has increased from 10 per cent to 90 per cent and their immunisation to 90 per cent
  • A total of 230 women have been benefited by family welfare camps
  • Child care and promotion (growth monitoring, nutritional advice, vitamin A prophylaxis) being provided for early childhood care
  • Only 22.61 per cent children with low weignt recorded in 0-3 year age group out of 15,003 children
  • Families of 72.4 per cent children receive growth faltering advice through home visits by VHW
  • Only 7.54 per cent cases of infant mortality out of 1,320 infants born
  • Only 1.21 per cent cases of still birth
  • Out of 1,069 deliveries, 92.98 per cent recorded as safe and carried out by trained TBAs with improved techniques
  • Awareness generation through wall writing, hordings, pamphlets, posters, etc.
  • Out of 893 mothers, 84.85 per cent receive post natal facilities with 48 hours of delivery
  • During home visits, only seven (0.65 per cent) cases found of maternal death within six weeks of delivery and pregnancy
  • TBAs actively involved in escorting pregnant women to the RCH sub-centre
  • Antenatal care provided through eight centres, wherein pregnant mothers received immunisation, iron tablets, antenatal assessment and referral
  • Out of 1,320 infants, 79.99 per cent immunised

Women Empowerment

Under women empowerment, 254 self help gruops (SHGs) of 2,203 women have been formed by eight SSA partner orgnanisations in six districts