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Contents

1

HR

2

PIP

3

Institutional Building

4

Capacity Building, workshops, Exposure visits

5

Details of MTCs/TTDC

6

Micro Finance

7

CIF, Livelihood interventions and Value Chains

8

Convergence with LD & PRIs

10

Gender

11

Health & Nutrition

12

Disability

13

Finance

14

ICT

15

Land

16

Youth Empowerment

17

Tribal Development

18

RCL

19

Child labour

20

Monitoring & Learning

21

Communication & Partnerships.

22

Environmental Aspects

23

AWFP for the Year 2005-06

24

Best Practices/ success stories / challenges

25

SRM

26

Any other issues

27

Procurement

 

 

World Bank Mission _ May 2005

Notes from Kadapa District

 

 Velugu Project (APRPRP), Cuddapah is being implemented in 41 mandals out of the 51 mandals in the District.

 

1) HUMAN RESOURCE :

            The following is the staffing position related to the Project :

Category

No.

Sanctioned

No.

Positioned

Action proposed for vacancies

Project Director

01

01

 

Addl. Project Director

01

01

 

Asst. Project Director

01

-

Sri M. Babaiah, APD(Land) has joined as Spl. Deputy Collector, Land Acquisition, Telugu Ganga Project, Athmakur, Nellore Dist.

Dist. Project Managers

11

06

§           DPM (Accounts) vacant

§           Addl. PD holding additional charge of DPM (Sub Projects)

§           DPM (HND) vacant

§           DPM (Land) vacant

Dist. Livelihood Specialists

04

01

DLS (Horticulture) &

DLS (Key Commodity Specialists) are not available

Asst. Project Managers

20

-

Proposal for intake from existing CCs.

Community Coordinators

123

105

Though all the 5 stages of recruiting new CCs has been completed, selection for the short fall vacancies has not been done as per instructions received from SERP, Hyderabad.

HND CCs

05

05

 

MTCs

41

33

There have been dropouts and some have been removed on disciplinary grounds.

MBKs

123

120

4 dropouts from the Project.

 

2) PARTICIPATORY IDENTIFICATION OF POOR :

            Computerization of error free PIP & BPL data (529867 records) has been completed related to all 51 mandals of the District. CDs have been sent to SERP, Hyderabad.

 

PIP data has been used for forming exclusive POP & Poor SHGs in the District. The Data has been used by other Govt. Departments for :

§         Issuing Ration Cards

§         Providing Bicycles to Girl Children under ‘Sowkaryam’

§         Filling up vacancies related to Old Age Pensions

§         Allotting ISL to beneficiaries

§         Selection of beneficiaries under SGSY, BC Corporation, SC Corporation, ST Corporation, Minority Corporation

§         Inclusion of BPL into VSS promoted by Forest Department

§         Preference given regarding admission to Welfare Hostels

§         Subsidized Ground Nut & Red Gram Seeds distribution to VO members

 

3) INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING :

            Strategy to bring all BPL HHs into SHGs is in progress. So far 6750 New SHGs consisting exclusively of BPL HHS have been promoted by the Project during the last two year.  The balance 9000 BPL SHGs will be formed by end of July’05. 

 

            Regular trainings are being given to the Old SHGs by the field functionaries in all modules of Swasakthi & Samruddhi. Further revival of 2500 Old SHGs has been done in the District during the last two year.

 

            Social Capital consisting of 1500 is in place in the District. The existing social capital is involved in forming New SHGs with leftover poor; Organizing Trainings there by building their capacities and monitoring conduct of regular meetings.

            150 CRPs are identified and trained. They are involved in formation of new SHGs; strengthening of old & new SHGs and Revival of defunct SHGs.

 

            912 VOs have been formed in the District. Process of registration is in progress.

 

4) CAPACITY BUILDING, WORKSHOPS & EXPOSURE VISITS :

A) CBOs :

            5200 SHG members trained in Velugu Concept & Swasakthi module by the CCs and CAs. 1800 VO OB members have been given training on VO Concept in May’04. Training to 5000 VO EC members is being planned in May’05.

 

            14 MS OB Members of Model Mandal Ramapuram have been taken for exposure visit to ‘Grameena Mahila Okkuta’, Kolar District, Karnataka in July’04 accompanied by the Project staff.

 

District Level IB & Livelihood Enhancement strategy has been developed at a workshop wherein the District Collector, Bankers, Line Departments, NGOs & CBOs were involved.

 

B) Project Functionaries :

            Training to DPMs in their functional area given by SERP, Hyderabad. PTM training given by APMAS, Hyderabad to DPM (Trg.) & DPM (HND).

           

DPM (Trg.) went on a study tour to DPIP, Anantapur regarding ‘Development of Training Calendar & Documentation’. DPM (HND) went to Kurnool for studying the functioning of Rehabilitation Bridge Course for Disabled Children. Further the impact of Defloridisation units at Kadiri Mandal, Anantapur District was studied by the DPM(HND).  The functioning of Milk Chilling Units being managed by MS in Anantapur District was studied by DPM (Livestock).  DPM (M&L) studied the working of RCL in Guntur District.

            09 LAs given training on all aspects of Livelihoods by SERP, Hyderabad. DPMU conducted training on IB aspects to the above LAs.  A team of LA & CCs went to Kuppam, Chittoor District to study the functioning of ‘Community Information Centres’ working in Kuppam.

            13 Botanists have been given basic training on NTFP by DPIP, Chittoor District. DPMU, Cuddapah has organized training on PTM & LEAP to the Botanists. Book Keeping training is proposed for the Botanists along with LAs.

            CCs given training by DPMU on IB, MF, PTM, LEAP, Book Keeping, Land, Gender, M&L and Communication (Documentation & Public Relations). Exposure organized to the CCs to DPIP Districts of Chittoor & Anantapur and SMELC, Kurnool. 30 CCs have been given orientation training on VO Concepts by DPMU & APMAS to enable them to act as Resource Persons for VO OB Training.

            120 MBKs given training on SAP & VO Book Keeping.

            33 MTCs have been given Induction Training at SMELC, Orvakal, Kurnool District. DPMU organized PTM training on Swasakthi Modules & on SAP.  20 MTCs have been trained on HIV/AIDS awareness programme. 

            Training to 05 HND CCs, 08 CDWs & 10 STHREE Organization members on Gender Concepts.

            1200 Animators have been given training on SHG Concepts. Workshops at cluster level to improve the functioning of Animators and develop action plan have been conducted where in the District Collector, APMAS and Project staff participated.

            APMAS has been involved in assisting PTM & IB Trainings to the Project functionaries.  They have participated in the Workshops conducted for developing Action Plans to CAs. Support to MBKs relating to SAP Book Keeping. Vision Building exercise being supported at Model Mandal Ramapuram. On the job support being extended in 04 Mandals.

 

5) DETAILS OF MVTCS / TTDC :

            MVTCs functioning in all 51 Mandals of the District. MTCs involved in administering the MVTCs and organizing Mandal & Village Level Trainings to the CBOs & Project Functionaries. In Non Project Mandals the above task being attended to by Mandal Training Coordinators. All MVTCs equipped with TVs, VCDs, Fans, Telephone, White Boards, Furniture etc. facilities. Proposal to procure Computers to the MVTCs. TTDC constructed recently and ready for inauguration.

            Training calendar being developed for all Mandals by DPM (Training) & MTCs.

6) MICRO FINANCE :

            Bank Linkages to an extent of Rs.26.00 crores has been achieved for the year 2003-04.  For the year 2004-05 against a target of Rs.30.00 crores, achievement has been Rs.30.97 crores to 5574 SHGs.

            10000 SAP Books distributed to the SHGs and the remaining SHGs are maintaining ‘Shanthi Lakshmi Books’. Initially MBKs trained in SAP were assigned the task of SHG Book Keeping. Training on SAP Book Keeping is planned to 7000 Book Keepers on SAP Books. The entire training programme to the VBKs will be completed by September’05. Where training to VBKs has been completed the task of SHG Book Keeping has been assigned to them and MBKs are being instructed to handle the VO & MS Book Keeping. The MBKs are also conducted CRI for all SHGs enabling the SHGs to link to the Banks. The process of making the SHGs to conduct CRI themselves is in progress.

 

7) CIF, LIVELIHOOD INTERVENTIONS & VALUE CHAINS : 

            On completion of LEAP & MCP the gaps are identified and Sub Project proposals prepared by the community.  The CCs assist the community in obtaining Bank contribution to the Sub Projects. The Sub Project proposal is then scrutinized by the CC who prepares the summary sheet. As per the environmental impact the assessment is done the CC / Appraiser. The Sub Project along with MoU is forwarded to the Project for sanction. Desk appraisal is done and the Sub Project handed over to the Appraiser to give a report on the viability of the Sub Project. On receipt of Appraiser report the file is forwarded to the Dist. Collector for administrative sanctions. After being accorded sanction, the CIF amount is released to the SPIA Bank A/c where MS A/c exists. The beneficiaries will then be asked to credit their individual contribution in the SPIA A/c. The Bank Manager then releases his portion and the entire amount is given at one go. In case where insurance to be done steps are taken to get it done at the time of grounding the Sub Project.

            The grounding completed every month will be reported to the Project by the concerned CCs. There is likely to be change in the SP cost after release of amount because of the following reasons :

Due to the following reasons a change in SP cost is necessitated. In such cases a resolution requesting the same is sought from the SHG and from the SPIA.  The undertaking for making changes in the earlier MoU is taken from the SPIA and accordingly action is initiated.  When it is found that SP amount cannot be utilized by the Community for various reasons mentioned above, the same is credited to the Project Directors A/c duly enclosing all the documents. If additional SP amount has to be released the same is done by the Project. This ensures proper tracking of the SP amount released to the SPIA. UCs are collected after grounding of SPs. The MBKs looking into MS A/c are made responsible for collecting the UCs and they are maintaining a separate register regarding repayment of CIF amount at VO Level and MS Level.

 

Mandal wise achievement during the financial year 2004-05

 

S. No.

Mandal Name

No. of VOs

No. of SHGs

No. of Bene.

CIF

Bank

Bene.

RF

Total

1

ATLUR

20

51

501

1168842

0

121900

0

1290742

2

B KODUR

42

187

1785

4100397

6000

433550

0

4539947

3

B MATTAM

35

118

1570

2210171

0

214381

0

2424552

4

BADVEL

35

125

804

2541706

0

270994

0

2812700

5

CHAKRAYAPET

29

108

981

4267796

0

422750

0

4690546

6

CHINNAMANDEM

12

48

562

1811542

0

160300

0

1971842

7

CHITVEL

48

185

1388

2902488

0

273837

0

3176325

8

DUVVUR

34

145

1481

1711894

10000

182636

0

1904530

9

GALIVEEDU

44

146

1261

6373842

70000

689235

0

7133077

10

GOPAVARAM

34

113

1044

2400182

0

247814

0

2647996

11

JAMMALAMADUG

23

72

519

3553360

0

288120

0

3841480

12

KALASAPADU

35

575

5535

3002127

0

281750

0

3283877

13

KAMALAPURAM

15

65

475

1135730

30000

109007

0

1274737

14

KODUR

30

128

1150

5339820

0

560352

0

5900172

15

KONDAPURAM

28

115

879

2502350

0

251900

0

2754250

16

LAKKIREDDIPALLE

17

93

882

1749866

0

164500

0

1914366

17

LINGALA

20

75

938

1185068

0

127142

0

1312210

18

MUDDANUR

19

89

577

1557239

0

151900

0

1709139

19

MYDUKUR

58

257

2021

5775275

0

585109

0

6360384

20

MYLAVARAM

15

90

644

1412010

0

102800

0

1514810

21

NANDALUR

12

55

576

1624980

0

192400

49000

1866380

22

OBULAVARIPALLI

35

253

1144

2383560

0

216050

0

2599610

23

PEDDAMUDIUM

21

60

731

2181760

0

186540

0

2368300

24

PENAGALURU

26

148

1510

2412878

0

234245

0

2647123

25

PENDLIMARRI

24

61

840

2220681

0

246016

0

2466697

26

PORUMAMILLA

44

264

2283

6665224

0

690550

0

7355774

27

PULLAMPET

15

55

535

1367090

20000

151900

40000

1578990

28

RAJAMPET

51

217

2192

5762110

821100

643550

0

7226760

29

RAJU PALEM

21

72

443

3100930

0

306069

0

3406999

30

RAMAPURAM

18

115

1065

1729585

0

135550

0

1865135

31

SAMBEPALLI

62

389

3526

6509282

120000

479960

0

7109242

32

SAKN

29

158

1318

3657705

251590

391900

0

4301195

33

T SUNDUPALLI

23

72

811

2454301

0

176750

0

2631051

34

THONDUR

19

55

675

2014590

0

71000

0

2085590

35

VALLUR

29

110

832

2852122

1254000

439500

0

4545622

36

VEERABALLI

29

147

1350

2440959

120000

233550

0

2794509

37

VN Palli

16

45

450

2665195

59000

296000

0

3020195

38

VEMPALLE

47

239

2531

4933127

28780

269920

0

5231827

39

VEMULA

23

204

1406

1725981

0

49150

0

1775131

40

VONTIMITTA

17

69

562

1194353

10000

99250

30000

1333603

41

YERRAGUNTLA

5

12

115

591993

0

63500

0

655493

TOTAL :

1161

5601

49998

117414265

2800470

11213327

119000

131547062

 

+SECTOR WISE CIF INFORMATION

S. No.

SP TYPE

No. of VOs

No. of Bene.

CIF

Bank

Bene.

Total

1

SOCIAL SUB PROJECT

58

4905

2984611

2980

157314

3144905

2

PHYSICAL INFRA STRUCTURE

86

6055

2504708

0

11128

2515836

3

NTFP PROCUREMENT

1

37

185000

0

0

185000

4

MARKETING

90

2587

1928917

0

19772

1948689

5

LAND

4

91

3181965

251590

355992

3789547

6

IGA

716

21616

98735822

2345900

10083351

111284073

7

FOOD SECURITY

187

13984

5901986

0

416220

6318206

8

DISABLED - SOCIAL SP

5

102

232306

0

0

232306

9

DISABLED – IGA

14

621

1758950

200000

169550

2128500

Total :

1161

49998

117414265

2800470

11213327

131547062

 

New Livelihood Interventions :

            Bonthajamudu collection and procurement which was hitherto unknown to the SHGs was introduced by the Project after tying up with the market.  Similarly dried papaya leafs collection and marketing was also introduced for the first time in the District. Efforts are on to procure and market Banana Fibre Extraction in the District. Value addition to the Banana Fibre by making decorative items is being contemplated in the District.

Innovative Social SPs :

            An in-depth study of stone cutting community at KR Narayanapuram village in Ramapuram mandal revealed that they were prone to severe eye injuries and even loss of limbs while carrying out the activity. Counseling and motivation helped the community to demand protective gear (shoes, dust filter, Visors & medical kit) which was provided by the project.

Outcome:

Another Social study of Stone Cutters has been conducted in Ramaiah Palem ST Colony of R. Kodur Mandal covering 60 families. On completion of LEAP it has been observed that the 60 families purchased 200 small chisels every month for their activity. If collective purchasing can be done 10% reduction on expenditure can be had for the stone cutters. A proposal has come from the community to establish a tool kit store and also a working shed to protect them from rain and hot conditions.

 

8) CONVERGENCE WITH LINE DEPARTMENTS :

To achieve Velugu Objectives and Goals it is necessary that convergence shall be planned with all the Line Departments. The Convergence activities and areas for convergence with various LDs are detailed below :

Revenue Department : Addressing land related problems of the poor, Purchase of endowment land for Velugu beneficiaries, Facilitation to Community driven Land purchase Scheme. Access to Public Distribution System for the Poor.

Women & Child Welfare : Support to Mini Anganwadi Centres

Health : Training of Community Health Activists and Health Insurance

Agriculture & Allied Activities : Training of para-professionals (Gopal Mithras, Botanists, Agri service providers). Providing subsidized seed to BPL Farmers. Ensuring that the Cattle and Sheep purchased by SHGs are provided insurance with the assistance of Mandal Veterinary Doctors.

Education : Child labour elimination – Bridge course centres and Residential Schools.

SC Corporation : Support to improve productivity of assets distributed – CI wells, LI Schemes, Land purchase, Rehabilitation of Jogins, Bonded labour, Development of assigned lands.

BC Corporation : Skill up gradation training, Support to improved technologies – modified Adarana.

Tribal Welfare : Support to land based activities, Procurement and Marketing of NTFP items, Making GCC Identity Cards available to NTFP collectors.

Minorities Corporation : Investment support to income generating activities.

Youth Services : Support to homogeneous CMEY groups belonging to weaker sections

Forest : Ensuring that VO members are enrolled in the VSS and sorting out issues related to Forest Department.

RWS : Awareness on practice of Cleanliness and good Hygienic conditions among the community. Ensuring that BPL are made available the allotted ISL from the Department.

 

9) CONVERGENCE WITH PRIS :

            Three Mandals namely R. Kodur, Vempalli & Mylavaram selected for convergence with PRI. Regional Workshop on PRI Convergence conducted where in Resource Persons from SPMU, APARD, DPMs, LD Officials & Elected representatives including MPPs, ZPTCs, Sarpanches participated. Further action at Mandal Level to be taken as per the guidance of SPMU.

 

10) GENDER :

 

            Strategy adopted by the Project in the District is detailed below :

·        Identification of District resource persons and giving them gender training in the TOT.

·        Preparation of Gender Modules

·        Working and sensitizing mass VO level women and men on the issues only in HND mandals as poi let.

·        Identification of strategic and practical issues of the women and men and working on that issues with social sub projects.

·        Convergence and collaboration with other departments and sensitizing on gender issues Ex- Police, Legal, Women and Child welfare and other NGO’s.

·        After performance assessment on the above mention activities after six months, planning for working in all other mandals on gender . Ex-MTCs TOT on gender to give gender training to VOs.

·        Sensitization of all staff in the projects.

·        Supporting in gender perspective of each and every activity of the project.

*        Health and Nutrition Management Multi Project

*        Gender In CIF

*        Gender in disability

*        Gender in Institutions etc.

*        Gender in trainings (capacity building) etc.

·        Gender in the project administration

*        Organization Development Process

*        Mentoring

*        Giving Empathetic support when there is a need

*        Formation of legal cell etc advice staff gender issues.

*        Formation of gender sensitive working district Samakya to follows the gender activities in the project in future.

Activities taken up Related to Gender :

·        Six District Gender resource persons are identified and given gender sensitization and TOT for 5 days in May’2004.

·        A one day schedule of gender and one day schedule of women and violence programme prepared for giving training to VO level SHG members. 12 Modules on different gender issues will be formulated in coming years. All the DRPs have practically tested these modules in the field and found to yield positive results.

·        Gender DRPs asked to taken up 1 HND Mandal to give VO level SHG sensitization on the two modules of Gender & Violence. The work is going on in the 5 Mandals. Until now 5000 women and men have been given Gender & Violence trainings in the 5 mandals covering 60 VO’s.

·        Identification and formation of strategic social sub projects has been initiated in selected Mandals of the District.

a) Mahilanyayam in Mydukur (Mandal)

b) Youth empowerment Kalasapadu (M), Galiveedu (M), T.Sundupalli (M)

c) Land (Mahila Bhoomi), Mydukur

         d) Women – Education (Machaduvu) Gopavaram (M)

         e) Girls Empowerment B.Mattam (M).

Based on the Mandal need the social sub projects have been selected. The base work for the all Projects has been started in the mandals by the DRPs.

On 11th July’2004 the Mahilanyayam sub project was inaugurated by the District Collector and Project Director in Mydukur Mandal. Mahilanyayam is meant to educate women on their rights and acts for their justice and to form a Mahila Punch (Mahila Panchayath) at VO level to address women issues. Briefly Mahilanyayam is “Institutionalization of Justices for Women in Grass Roots”. Selection of Mahila Punch headers in VO’s is going on now.  Legal training is being planned to be given to the Mahila Punch Leaders next month. Five cases related to Mahilanyayam have been identified. One case has been given counseling and the problem solved. All the cases are documented. All the Project staff are involved in supporting the above Social Sub Projects in their respective Mandals.  The base work for the remaining Social Sub Projects is going on and they are expected to be launched shortly in the District.

Convergence and collaboration with other departments is going on well in this Project with the active interest and involvement of the District collector. Anti Trafficking Project has been launched on 24th July’04.

            The District Administration, UNICEF, NGOs & International Organization for Women Migration, Police and Velugu have collaborated and are working to address the problem of trafficking in three Districts. On 24th July’04 the three District Collectors, SP, Cuddapah and Project Directors of Cuddapah, Chittoor & Anantapur participated in the programme at Rayachoty. Mrs. Sudha Murali from UNICEF was a special invite to the programme. The collaboration strategy planning was developed at Workshop facilitated by Velugu Project, Cuddapah and with initiation of Police.

            The planning for covering Gender programme in other Mandals is being done.

Sensitization of Staff :

Sensitization to Five HND CCs and Nine CDWs to support the programme with gender perspective has been done.  All the CCs will be given Gender training in the next two months. Support for other main components of the project has been already initiated.

A new exercise to support Health & Nutrition Programmes has been developed on successfully field tested in Edigapalli Village of LR Palli Mandal on 26th July’04.

           

11) HEALTH & NUTRITION :

            Two Mandals namely B. Mattam & B. Kodur have been selected as H & N Mandals in the District. Two HN CCs have been recruited to coordinate the Health & Nutrition Activities in the selected Mandals. The Two HN CCs have been given training at SERP, Hyderabad. 07 Focus Group Discussions have been completed in the two Mandals. Health PRA has been completed in 21 Habitations of each Mandal. Need assessment / Visioning exercise has been done in 08 VOs where Health Committees and Health Activists have been identified.

            Flourosis was found to be a serious issue in B. Mattam Mandal.  A Social Sub Project has been planned in Mallegudipadu VO where the Fluorine content is 4 ppm. Demonstration of individual filters was organized with the help of Mr. Kasi Viswanath from SERP, Hyderabad. The VO members were convinced with the operation of filters and 23 out of 40 members paid their 20% contribution towards the Sub Project cost. After detailed analysis the above Sub Project is proposed for implementation in the remaining VOs.

            Social initiative group of ICICI Bank consisting of 4 members had visited Cuddapah District from 25-27.07.04 to support ‘Nutrition Cycle Management Project’ in the District. The above Project is an innovative one to address Low Birth Weight of Girl Child. Issue arising from the birth of girl child, Discrimination during growing age, Early and consanguinal marriages, Lack of knowledge regarding spacing methods, Poor ANC & PNC leading to low birth weight are proposed to be addressed. The above group will revisit the District in October’04 where a detailed strategy will be formulated.

            With support from APSACS a Special Project of Capacity Building SHGs on Prevention of HIV/AIDS implemented in the District. Initially 04 DRPs and DPM (HND) had undergone training at APARD, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad. 58 MRPs were then trained at Mandal Level who in turn trained 784 VRPs at Village Level. The VRPs conducted training to 5584 SHGs in 20 High Risk Mandals.

 

12) DISABILITY :

 

Three Mandals namely Galiveedu, Chakrayapet and Sambepalli have been identified for taking up intensive work related to Disability. Three CCs have been recruited for coordinating the activity pertaining to Disabled in these Mandals.  To support the CCs three CDWs have been identified in all the three Mandals. The fundamental induction training for 09 CDWs and three CCs has been completed in MORE, Madanapalli, Chittoor District an Action AID supported NGO.

 

The above staff are involved in identification and formation of Disabled Groups.  62 Disabled SHG Accounts have been opened in the three selected Mandals and 120 SHGs have been formed in the remaining Mandals.

 

Three Multi Purpose Service Camps for Disabled Persons was conducted in the three pilot Mandals where the Disabled were provided the certificates by the Medical Board of the District.  Bus passes and concessional train passes were issued to the Disabled by the concerned Departments.

 

13 school age children were identified to be provided with tricycles by DPEP.

Income Generating Sub Projects for 17 SHGs covering 52 Disabled with CIF amount of Rs.8.70 lakhs has been released from the Project to enable the Disabled to take up various activities.

 

Surgical corrections to two Disabled persons are being supported under Social Sub Projects in Galiveedu Mandal. Further educational support to five Disabled persons studying Intermediate is under process.

 

13) FINANCE :

CFMS has been updated until June’04. The status of UCs obtained related to CIF grounding is detailed below :                                                                                    (Rs. in Lakhs)

Total CIF Released

UCs Receivable

UCs Received

Pending UCs

Remarks

1317.44

1317.44

29.88

1284.56

Accounting process for entering UC is going on

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Advances :

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Total advance outstanding

Outstanding for one month

Outstanding for two months

Outstanding for three months

Outstanding for four to six months

Outstanding for six months

47.22

13.94

4.18

13.83

1.24

14.03

 

14) ICT :

 

Three Rural Kiosks in each Mandal have been identified in the District. 70 Rural Kiosks Operators have been identified who are to be provided training. A team of LAs and CC have visited Kuppam to study the functioning of Community Information Centres. The team has suggested certain improvements regarding the existing CICs in Kuppam. World Corps an NGO and SBI have shown interest to start Rural Kiosks in collaboration with Velugu Project, Cuddapah.

 

15) LAND :

 

Land Access:

 

Land Access has been done for an extent of 220.52 Acres in the following five Mandals of Cuddapah District.

            Yerraguntla Mandal                  :           31.52 Acres

            Pendlimarri Mandal                   :           7.00 Acres

            S.A.K.N. Mandal                     :           31.00 Acres

            Vempalli Mandal                      :           1.00 Acre

            Chakrayapet Mandal                :           150.00 Acres

 

Land Development:

            Land Development has been taken up in the following 11 Mandals covering an extent of 387.10 Acres.   Sub Project has been sanctioned for Rs.4.00 Lakhs with ST Corporation tie up in SAKN Mandal.

S. No.

Name of the Mandal

Extent covered

1

SAKN

31.00

2

Vallur

24.10

3

L.R.Palli

50.00

4

Chakrayapeta

120.00

5

Chinnamandem

20.00

6

Kamalapuram

18.00

7

Muddanur

20.00

8

Kondapuram

16.00

9

Vempalli

20.00

10

Lingala

42.00

11

Thondur

26.00

Land Purchase :

            Nearly 500.00 Acres in 17 Mandals has been identified for purchase.  Proposals for purchasing 42.54 acres in R. Kodur and 10.50 Acres in Vempalli Mandal are ready.

Land Data Bank :

            Annexure I & I-A have been collected in 10 Mandals from some of the Panchayats only.  MROs are being personally contacted to collect information for all the Panchayats.

Pepsi – Tie Up :

            An extent of 2,625-05 acres has been identified in six Mandals of the District for taking up Mango/Horticultural plantation with Pepsi Company tie up.

 

S. No

Name of the Mandal

Total extent selected

Categorization of beneficiaries

BPL status

Total cost involved

SCs

STs

POP/

Poor

Middle

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

1

Kodur

559-50

149

272

421

-

75,85,000-00

2

Obulavaripalli

418-50

155

137

276

16

69,92,000-00

3

Pullampet

455-00

174

-

170

4

79,70,000-00

4

Chitvel

251-55

110

2

112

-

37,16,000-00

5

Rajampet

781-50

327

62

367

22

1,07,41,000-00

6

Nandalur

159-00

70

-

65

5

31,99,000-00

Total :

2,625-05

985

473

1411

47

4,02,03,000-00

 

Seed Distribution  :

            In convergence with Agriculture Department and AP Seeds Corporation subsidized Ground Nut & Red Gram Seeds distribution has been taken up coving has in taken up 25 Mandals covering 25 VOs benefiting 956 farmers with the Sub Project cost of Rs.9.39 Lakhs. Beneficiaries has given their contribution for the above Sub Project. Beneficiary wise Land particulars in the VOs are being collected to take up distribution of Sun Flower and Bengal Gram Seeds with AP Seeds Corporation tie up.

 

ST Land Particulars :

            Information on Lands assigned to Scheduled Tribes is being collected from all the Mandals in the District as NSTFDC is planning to take up development in the assigned extent.

 

Bio Diesel Plantation :

            During the MS meetings and VO meetings the importance of taking up Bio Diesel plantation like Zatropha and Kanuga is been explained to the SHG members.  The SHG members In 7 Mandals have shown enthusiasm to take up plantation in their lands. The present demand for the above plants is 16,000. Action plan on the above is being worked out in convergence with DPAP.

 

Others :

            In Kamalapuram Mandal a protection wall is proposed to be taken up on the bank of river PAPAGNI to protect soil erosion and sand casting in nearly 300.00 acres.  Nearly 150.00 acres is in the possession of SCs.  Inspection of the land is completed and the activity will commenced shortly.

 

16) YOUTH EMPOWERMENT :

            Youth Empowerment being organized in the three Mandals of T.Sundupalli, Kalasapadu and Galiveedu in the District. Three DRPs have been trained on Youth Empowerment Activities. 20 Youth Groups in each Mandal are in the process of formation. The Youth Group are expected to be involved in all Social Activities.

 

17) TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT :

            Special focus has been to bring STs who are mostly POP to bring in to SHG fold. Trainings are also being given to these ST Groups. Livelihoods are being studied through LEAP process. Procurement centres are being opened helping in marketing of NTFP items being collected by the STs. 15 Botanists have been placed in the District who have completed the resource survey of all NTFP items in the District.  Procurement & Marketing of Neem Fruit & Seed, Bontha Jamudu, Podapatri, Maredugaddalu, Palagaddalu, Sunamuki Leaf is in progress. Trainings are planned for scientific gum picking and lac inoculation in the District. Land purchase, distribution of waste land and Land development is being taken up convergence with Revenue Department and ST Corporation. Sub Projects are being given in convergence with GCC.  Also STs not having GCC & Forest Department Identity Cards to collect NTFP items are being facilitated by the Project to receive them from the concerned Departments. The VO ST members are being facilitated to be included in VSS.

 

Special Yanadi Project :

            As a follow up to the State Level Workshop conducted at Hyderabad, a District Level Workshop involving the Project staff and CBOs has been initiated to workout the strategy and action plan for Yanadi Development under “Special Yanadi Action Plan 2004-07”.

 

Strategy to be adopted is detailed below :

·        Village Schedule and Household Survey of all Yanadi families to be completed by 15th August’04

·        Intuitional Building :

§         All left over Yanadi families to be brought into SHG fold by 30th September’04.

§         Flexibility for forming SHGs with 5-6 members and convincing the Branch Managers to open SB A/c with initial amount of Rs.100/- to Rs.250/-.

§         Strengthening the old Yanadi SHGs through CB and Skill Development.

§         Revival of Dormant Yanadi SHGs and facilitating to see that activists are developed with in the same community.

§         Separate VOs were 5 or more exclusive Yanadi Groups exists. Where ever the number of SHGs is less steps being taken to provide membership to Yanadi’s in the OB of the existing VOs.

·        Livelihoods :

§         Conducting LEAP in all Yanadi Habitations. Identifying gaps arising in LEAP process and taking necessary action.

§         Providing technical skills to enhance their livelihoods.

§         Facilitating complete information on marketing NTFP items.

§         Alternate livelihoods to be focused including Land.

§         Storage facilities to be developed under Physical Productive Infrastructure.

§         Focused on Value addition of collected NTFP items.

·        Social Activities :

§         Enrolment of all school going children. Making available mini Anganwadi Centres to the VOs.

§         Facilitating vaccination to all children and institutional delivery with focus on family planning.

§         Convince them on the need not to involve in un necessary expenditure.

§         Special focus on disabled Yanadi’s.

 

Food Security :

§         Survey is being conducted to assess as to how many Yanadi families has access to public distribution system; What is the actual food requirement of each family monthly; How the gap is being presently met by the community and what are the alternatives being suggested by the community. Based on the survey the food security system is proposed to be implemented in all the Yanadi Habitations.

 

18) RICE CREDIT LINE :

            Survey is being conducted in all Yanadi Habitations to assess as to how many Yanadi families has access to public distribution system; What is the actual food requirement of each family monthly; How the gap is being presently met by the community and what are the alternatives being suggested by the community. Based on the survey the food security system is proposed to be implemented in all the Yanadi Habitations. On implementation of RCL in Yanadi Habitations possibility of extending the same to other Habitations will be consider. Guntur RCL system has been studied by DPM (M&L) and analysis being done whether it is possible to replicate the same in Cuddapah District.

 

19) CHILD LABOUR :

            The Project staff and CBOs are being sensitized at VO & MS meetings on the need to eradicate Child Labour. The Project staff are working in close coordination with MV Foundation to see that there are no Child Labour Habitations. Steps are also being initiated to enroll the Child Labour Children into Bridge Schools who will subsequently on being qualified get joined in Velugu Schools. 

 

20) MONITORING & LEARNING :

            District Level Workshop conducted with participation of SPMU and Project staff. MIS reports being collected from the field at the MS meetings and being consolidated at the District level Cluster Review Meeting to be sent to SPMU. Base Registers and Reporting formats will be introduced shortly. With regards to data authentication, we introduced supportive documentation system intended to all subjects in the Project.  We are going to introduce a ‘Community Reporting System’ to help the MS & VO OB Members to Self Assessment and Monitoring the CBOs.

 

21) COMMUNICATIONS & PARTNERSHIP :

 

With the appointment of DPM (Communication) focus on Velugu activities is being done both Print & Electronic Media. The main activities being focused are :

A) Positive Outlook of the Media related to Velugu Activities :

 

Though Velugu Project Activity has commenced from January’03 there has not been much focus on the Project related activities in the Print & Electronic Media. Many pain staking efforts under taken by the Project and other Success Stories have gone unnoticed and unreported. Inspite of many Workshops conducted involving District Officials, Bankers, NGOs, CBOs etc. proper dissemination of the Project activities had not been done. On the contrary, there has been a lot of negative reporting in the Press resulting in sour relations between the Project and the Press. To dispel the above notions action has been taken to enable the Press to report more objectively on the Project activities.

            The Project has conducted the first Press tour on 19.05.2004 to Bramhanapalli village of Gopavaram Mandal. The idea was to enable the Press to know as to how women of Bramhanapalli Village Organization had successfully imposed prohibition of country liquor and alcohol in their Village. The print media from Eenadu, Vaartha, Andhra Jyothi, Andhra Bhoomi, Praja Shakthi, Vishala Andhra, Andhra Prabha regional Telugu dailies and also The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle English Dailies, Siyasath, Rehama-E-deccan Urdu dailies covered the above item intensively resulting in inspiring Women SHGs from other Mandals. Major electronic media like ETV–2, TV9, Teja TV, MAA TV, Vissa TV, and local city cable channels relied the incidents of Bramhanapalli. Another press tour was undertaken to Chitimitti Chinthala (Pati) Village of Jammalamadugu mandal where the entire Village was introduced to Procuring and Marketing ‘Bonthajemudu’ which was hither to unknown to them. Similarly the exploitation of Middle Men regarding Neem Fruit procurement and how the VOs successfully halted them was vividly published in the Press. New initiatives under taken by the Project like Collection & Marketing of Papaya Leaf & Banana Fibre Extraction were received well by the Project. This has enabled the Project to have a very positive outlook not only among the media but also others.

 

Special Stories Through Radio:

Cuddapah All India Radio also broad cast special stories on velugu programmes and radio talks by velugu CCs and LAs. Women SHGs from Reddypalli Village of Kalasapadu mandal, Davanthuram palli of Vontimitta mandal enlightened the viewers regarding their activities through radio programmes.

Exhibition In Pragathi Bhavan :

            An exhibition of news clippings and documents regarding the media activities have been presented at Pragathi Bhavan Office enabling the public to be known of Velugu Activities.

Training To CCs :

            A one day training programme to all Community coordinators of the district has been organized by the Communications Wing of Velugu Project, Cuddapah. The Resource Persons unearthed the potential of CCs regarding Documentation. Tips were given how to improve their skills related to documentation. Further the need for good public relations between press and media was highlighted.  The CCs were also requested to identify reporters from the community who would contribute articles to the Magazine being published by the Project.

 

B) Documentation of Success stories and schemes in the community :

            The following are some of the Success Stories documented by the Project :

a.       “Madya Rakkasini Tarimikottina Mahila Shakti” highlighting how VOs had imposed prohibition in their Villages.

b.      “Kalam veerulato oka rooju” detailing the press tour to Bramanapalli carrying all press clippings.

c.       “Dalithavadaku Darichupina Mahila Sakthi” vividly describes the Success Story of Women SHG, Reddypalli Village, Kalasapadu Mandal.

d.      “Aids Pai Yekkupettina Banum” documents the Project activities related to awareness programmes on AIDS.

e.       “Sahasa Yatra“ gives in detail how the Project staff trekked a hill to reach out the remote Village of Bollagondi Cheruvu to know the difficulties being faced by the community.

f.        “Karuvu Nelaloo Kalpataruvu“ highlights how the new activity of Bontha Jamudu collection has helped the POPs in the District.

g.       “Madhya Dalarula Dopidiki Tera” documents the successful manner in which the VOs had put an end to exploitation of middle men in Need Fruit collection.

            Jammalamadugu MS has entered into a MoU with Dr. Reddy Lab Foundation where in poor unemployed youth were identified to be provided with employability skills by the Dr. Reddy Lab Foundation.  Presently training is in progress at Proddutur consisting a batch of 70 members. After three months training the youth are expected to be provided employment.

            Another partnership is being proposed on utilization of Cuddapah waste slabs.

 

22) ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS :

            All Environment safe guards with respect to CIF sanctioning and grounding are being taken.  Awareness on environmental issues are being organized at the MS meetings.  Workshop with CCs on Environmental aspects will be organized in convergence with CEE, Hyderabad.

 

23) ANNUAL WORK AND FINANCIAL PLAN 2005-06 :

            AWFP for the financial year 2005-06 was already submitted to the SERP, Hyderabad and waiting for sanctions.

 

24) BEST PRACTICES / SUCCESS STORIES / CHALLENGES :

 

ADARSHA MAHILA SANGAM SHG :: A SYMBOL OF GROUP POWER

 

            Reddy Palli Harijanawada is a small hamlet of Ramapuram Panchayath of Kalasapadu Mandal. Nearly 35 Schedule Caste families residing in that locality. The residents have been facing problems from many years like having no road facility nor drinking water facility. An SHG named ADARSHA Mahila Sangam was formed whose members slowly started savings and came out of their financial problems to certain extent. The SHG then focused on the two major problematic areas of Approach road and Drinking water. Under the leadership of Manikyamma SHG leader the Group members went to the Mandal Office and requested that road formation may be done to their Harijanawada. However they did not get positive response from the Mandal Officials. Hurt by the attitude of Mandal Officials they resolved to lay down the road through Sramadhanam. Men joined the women and helped in the formation of road. Mandal Level Officials realizing their mistakes came forwards and sanctioned the road from their funds. Thus the SHG helped in road formation in their habitation.

            Drinking water problem was prevalent in the Habitation. The Harijanawada women folk were not allowed to collect drinking water from the main village due to the practice of untouchability. To overcome the problem the SHG approached the Mandal Officials several times and finally got sanction for laying Pipe Line and Water Tank to the Harijanawada. Thus the problem of Drinking Water in the Harijanawada was solved. After sometime Drinking Water Problem arose in the main village. Now the main village people are forced to come to the Harijanawada and collected the Drinking Water setting aside the untouchability practice.     

 

WOMEN POWER VICTORY :: BRAMHANAPALLI HISTORY

 

            Bramhanapalli is situated in interior location of Gopavaram Mandal. Excepting two or three families all the 250 families residing in the village are BPL. There were four liquor shops (Belt shops) selling the cheap liquor and some persons made country liquor also. All the families were accustomed to drinking and they made life miserable to their families. The entire village was in turmoil due to the nuisance created by the villagers. The VO of Bramhanapalli covering 13 SHG group members and 150 women in the village conducted a meeting on 4/4/04 to enforce prohibition in their village. The women on completion of meeting went to the liquor shops and warned them to stop sales with in two days. As the liquor shop owners did not heed to their request, the VO members enmasse went to the shops and destroyed the stocks in the shops. They took the help of police also in the above act. The entire village is now free of liquor. Such was the hold of the VO that even during elections the political parties were made very clear that liquor should not be sent to that village at any cost. This act of the Bramhanapalli VO has inspired SHG women to enforce prohibition in Adusuvaripalli village of Gopvaram Mandal and Galivaripalli of Rajampet Mandal.

 

NEW LEASE OF LIVE TO STONE CUTTERS

 

KR Narayana Puram Village in Ramapuram Mandal has an unique future that all families residing in the Village are Stone Cutters by occupation. Their financial status is considerably low.  The Livelihood Associates conducted LEAP and made an in depth analysis on the stone cutters.  The observation was that 50% of their income was spent on Medical expenditure.  This was happening because while working they received injuries to their hands and legs whenever the stone flakes hit them. Two stone cutters even lost their eye sight and have become permanently disabled. Discussion was initiated among the community as to how the above problems of the Stone Cutters should be overcome.

 

The community was frequently interacted on the above issue and they were made to think ways of solving the problem. The community realizing the gravity of the situation opted for protective gear to save themselves from the injuries caused. Stone cutters who were initially reluctant to use protective gear, on frequent facilitation accepted to the idea of using protective gear. All SHG members are presently finding it convenient to use the protective gear.  The stone cutters are also raising Health Fund of Rs.100/- per month so that it can be used in times of necessity. The Cuddapah Medical Representative Union as donated medicines worth of Rs. 30000/- to the above stone cutter community. A free health camp as also been organized recently for the above community. 

 

25) SOCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT :

 

            With VOs being strengthened the need for being provided with Social Insurance is being facilitated by the Project functionaries so that necessary strategy on the above front can be formulated. 

 

27) PROCUREMENT :

 

VOs have understood the importance of Procurement Centres since they find it very advantages to the SHG members. The management of procurement centres by the VOs need to be developed for which training shall be imparted.  Community driven godowns and drying platforms are proposed for procurement purpose. Infrastructure necessary including all book of records shall be placed at the procurement centres. The following items have been procured and marketed by the VOs in the District :

Red Gram Interventions :

 

Red Gram procurement and marketing was done on pilot basis by Parvatha Reddygari Palli VOs of LR Palli Mandal. The following gaps were observed when LEAP was conducted in the Village :

·        Ignorance of Market Prices

·        Exploitation by middle men

·        Weighing losses

·        Transport losses

            The VO has procured and marketed 107.26 quintals of Red Gram benefiting 80 farmers. The following were the outcomes :

·        Distress sales have been prevented

·        Farmers got remunerative price

·        Weighment losses have been curbed

·        VO has earned profits which were distributed to the self help groups

Dried Papaya Leaf Interventions :

            Acting on market inquiry received from a procurement agency in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Velugu Project, Cuddapah motivated and facilitated collection and marketing of 865 Kgs of dried papaya leaf (4.5 tons of green leaf) by the VOs of R.Kodur, Obulavaripalli, Chitvel, Pullampet and Vontimitta Mandals.

Outcomes :

Banana Fibre Extraction :

 

Velugu, Cuddapah has planned to utilize the banana plantation available in plenty in district to various end uses. One such product is banana fibre which can be extracted from the pseudo stem of the plant. The cost benefit analysis of the process has been made which underlines the economic viability of the Project. Banana fibre extracting machine to carry out the process has been given by the Project to Kodur Mandal Samakhya.  The Mandal Samakya has given the above machine to one SHG on lease basis for one month.  After studying the cost benefit analysis in detail, Village Organizations willing to take up the above activity in R. Kodur, Rajampet & Pulivendla blocks will be financed with banks for procuring the machines. Marketing tie-ups are being arranged.

Outcomes :

·        Un utilized pseudo stem  being put to use

·        Wage employment can be provided to three person daily per Machine

·        Profits can be earned for the village organization

·        Farmers realizing the demand for pseudo stem may put a price on the raw material and thereby improve their profits.

NTFP Items :

Neem Fruit : Neem Fruit & Seed procurement and marketing has been done 41 VOs covering 260 SHGs benefiting 1224 collectors in 21 Mandals of the District. 81 tons of Neem Fruit was procured by the VOs with a SP cost of Rs.2.38 lakhs. The total procurement cost (including wages & local transport) was Rs.2.50 while the sale price was Rs.3.30. The Following are the outcomes of Neem Fruit procurement :

Bonthajamudu : After tie up with an entrepreneur in Chinthamani, Karnataka the SHGs have been facilitated by the VOs to collect Bonthajamudu. The above collection is presently done in 06 Mandals of the District. 40 tons of Bonthajamudu benefiting 400 families has been collected to be marketed by 06 VOs in the District.  The first load of 7390 Kgs has been recently sent to the entrepreneur after obtaining permits from Forest Department.

Outcomes :

Other NTFP items like Podapatri (Gymnema Sylvestres), Maredugaddalu (Decalupus Hamiltoni), Palagaddalu (Holostema), Chitramulam  and Sonamuki (Senna) are being procured and marketed by VOs.