LIVELIHOODS & FOOD SECURITY
Gram Vikas, was founded as a Non-Profit organisation in 1979.It partners with rural communities to address their critical needs of education, health, water, sanitation, livelihoods and alternate energy in a manner that is sustainable, socially inclusive, gender equitable and empowering.These partnerships are fostered through local institutions in the villages through an experiential learning process of democratic and equitable ways of governance.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
|2014||Bihar Innovation Forum-II : Gram Vikas has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence and 1st Prize in recognition of its innovative work in the area of Aceess to Service on 31st January 2014 at Patna.|
|2013||STARS Impact Award – 2013 : Gram Vikas is selected as a 2013 STARS Impact Award Winner in the category of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).|
WATER & SANITATION
- Water & Sanitation facilities provided in 1200 villages in Odisha, India.
- Achieved 85% reduction in water-borne diseases in beneficiary communities.
- Through their flagship program “Mantra”, Gram Vikas ensures to provide (1) toilets and bathing rooms in every house; (2) 24-hour piped water supply to the toilet, bathing room, and kitchen of every family; and (3) the construction of a water tank as a community asset.
- Successful Installation of over 54,000 biogas plants in nearly 6000 villages in Odisha, India.
- Establishment of community based Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) systems for village lighting and water supply.
- Implementation of 5 community- based micro hydro projects as a cost-effective option for decentralized rural electrification.
- Implemented Village Level Biodiesel (VLB) which comprises of village-scale technologies to extract oil from locally available oil seeds, and to refine oil, ethanol and biodiesel.
- Built & operated 4 residential schools impacting 1300 tribal students in Odisha, India.
- These residential schools provide free education for girls leading to a significant increase in female enrollment.
Water Supply & Sanitation Facilities in Teranti Village, Odisha, India
Location : Teranti Village, Keonjhar district, Odisha, India
Demographics : Total households-65, Total population- 391, 195 male, 196 female, Primary source of income is agriculture, and daily wage labour.
Problem statement: In Village, drinking water was from a dug well and tube well that dried up in summer and also open-air defecation was a common sight. Waterborne diseases, such as Diarrhoea, scabies and vomiting were quite prevalent. Women particularly suffered due to a lack of privacy and therefore were unable to wash properly, often resulting in gynaecological problems. The village school also had no running water or toilets.
Solution: A 40,000 litre water capacity tank was constructed along with installation of 24 hours water supply to 3 taps in every house; one each to bathroom, toilet & kitchen. Awareness campaign was launched to sensitize each villager towards the importance of better sanitation facilities. In addition, toilets were constructed for each family.
Project Time line: October 2005- February 2008
Project Cost: Water supply (Tank, distribution system) – INR 6,65,000 [$10,650], Sanitation (Toilets) – INR 75,000 + (INR 3,000 per toilet) [$4,200], Villager’s contribution- In the form of labour & collection of locally available material.