Education

Though Government putting all the efforts to develop the education system in India. Access, equity and quality of education in India continue to haunt the policy makers till this date. This has mainly been due to the widespread poverty and various prejudices. Thanks to Right to Education (RTE) and Compulsory education has brought momentum in the rural villages. Organization if focusing more on Child Education of Yenadi Tribes and working towards increase in school enrolment and decrease in child labor. The total literacy rate among the tribes when compared with other tribes and they are still need to develop.

Sustainable agriculture

Farmers used a lot of chemical pesticides to protect their crops. But frequent spraying has two serious side-effects. First, it did not kill all the pests, and those that survived were more likely to develop resistance to the chemicals used. Secondly, the sprays kill all the insects - pests as well as beneficial insects like ladybirds, dragonflies and spiders that eat the pests. Without any of these natural enemies to keep pests in check, the numbers of pests rocketed soon after the farmer sprayed the field. As a result, the farmers increased the amount of chemical in the spray, and sprayed their crops more often. This only made the problem worse and they had to spend a good deal of money just to buy chemicals.

Farmers also had to borrow money so they could buy pesticides. They would get credit from local dealers who sold those seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. The dealers would sell these items on credit, and then charge interest rates of 3–5% per month. The farmers were in no position to repay these loans, so would have to agree to sell their produce to the dealer. The dealer in turn would fix the price lower than the market value of the crop. The farmers were trapped in a vicious cycle of high costs, low produce prices and unpaid debts.

Livelihoods

Most of PPT target population is represented by daily wage workers and marginal farmers and artisans. A great majority is in a way or another linked to agricultural seasonality, in a State where rain fall is decreasing year by year. To break the cycle of dependence and poverty it is necessary to provide livelihood opportunities depending on the skills and capabilities of the target population. Possible schemes include livestock rearing, poultry, dairy, occupational activities, petty shops.

Children

ECE is the foundation of education, and education is the foundation of a successful future. With ECE, children age 2-6 develop their abilities to learn in a classroom environment, to interact positively with other children and teachers, and to be healthy. There is overwhelming evidence that children who get this strong foundation in ECE will be more likely to attend primary and secondary school, less likely to drop out, and more likely to be healthy and happy in their childhood development.

Women Empowerment

Most of the members are having background, working experience with Self Help Groups in entire district. Since the inception Self Help Groups in the rural villages, many of our team members are closely associated in the evolution of the concept in the rural villages and were part in bringing up best practices in the groups. Trainings to members were one of the core areas of facilitation in every aspect right from group management to book keeping. Entrepreneur Development Program, which was later evolved in the state and the same, was equipped by our team. So, the nature of working environment, gaps that prevails, lack of value chain analysis, existing demand, operations of SHG’s and VO’s and the bank & marketing linkages are well studied by our team members.

Community Health

Water and Sanitation is another major focused area of the Organization, because both are playing a key role in the tribal villages. Poor quality of drinking water in the villages is pushing them to the victims of seasonal diseases and on the other side poor sanitation in the villages strengthening the epidemic. Organization is taking precautionary measures on the issue and awareness programs are conducted in the villages. Organization has recently promoting “Swacch Bharat” program in the villages and also taking the support of “Rural Water Supply” department to get qualitative drinking water facility and promote construction of Individual Sanitary Latrines in the villages.

Natural Resource Management

Natural resource managementrefers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. Natural resource management deals with managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact. It brings together land use planning, water management, biodiversity conservation, and the future sustainability of industries like agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry. It recognizes that people and their livelihoods rely on the health and productivity of our landscapes, and their actions as stewards of the land play a critical role in maintaining this health and productivity.

Consumer Rights

Though consumer rights came into existence long back, but still 90% of consumers are not aware of consumer rights or how to approach to fight for his right. Any consumer has the right to fight for his concern, because he is the consumer and he plays major role in economy of the country. As Mahatma Gandhi quoted “Customer is our God. Give Respect to him”. But today many of them are involved in the exploitation to mint money keeping the consumer ignorance as investment. We have many regulatory systems established in our country or State, but they are not availed by the consumers, because of ignorance or negligence or illiteracy or not having confidence on those systems.