PROJECT TITLE: REHABILITATION OF THANE CYCLONE VICTIMS IN SOUTH INDIA(9753)
REPORT TITLE : COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TOWARDS GOAL
REPORT PERIOD: 10.03.2012 to 20.03.2012
PRA (PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISIAL)
In the previous reports we viwed the cuddalore district, parangipettai coastal block PRA, this time we have viewed a agricultural village (Annawalli). This panchayat away him the district heed Quarters cuddalore 18Kms. This is purely agricultural village. There are mostly Dhallith ( Sheduled caste) people are reside. This present target community belong mainly of Agricultural – coolies and small farmers. This is a Drought prone village. Surrounding this village, any other village is not formed / near by distance only empty space is found. As they have no enough rainfall in the village they are planting only ground nuts.
This cuddalore district block Annawalli pancahyat has been much affected during thane. By the uprooted trees more than 40% of tiled house damaged. As this area has been affected heavily by cyclone Nisha and Thane cyclone serially. Here is a cyclone relief centre but the centre is much damaged as it is 20 years old building during thane also the community did not go to relief centre, stay over there. Through out present project is going on over, there we have a given a petition to the Govt. through M/s Thilaga rani (panchayat president , Annavalli) to re establish the cyclone shelter.
Almost here all the community are BPL (below poverty line) level. Here is a Angawadi ( child Mid day meal centre) but to PHC (primary health centre). In any health emergency the community travel a distance of 10km, Already here are women self help groups and they have a building for their work. From these itself. We are convene PRA (participatory rural appraisial ). Here is a middle school (Ist to VIII std), As there is no any high school or higher secondary, the students here are unable to obtain any higher education. The important town ( caddalore and Kurinchipadi) are away from this village 15 – 20 km .Even though they have the transportation facilities the community there is economically very poor being conducted social mapping ( one among the major sociological reasearch tool of PRA ) we have collected the above said particulars from the community itself directly. The target group themselves drew pictures in front of temple using chalk piece / white colour powder. By using this tool (the titled, hut houses) existing Govt. sources (Govt. school etc) water resources safe and alternative route for the future disaster, and also they themselves evolved a evacuation plans. There were two benefits as the community itself drew the diagrams .
SEASONAL DIAGRAM :
The community itself also drew a seasonal diagram on the floor using various color powders. This clearly demonstrates, harvesting ground nuts and a few vegetables in various season. We taught them the protection methods to gave them from the forth coming disaster and drought. Our global giving staff Team guided them also a new farm pond in this village with the help of Nabard Bank. We have given a petition to the Nabard bank through panchayat president.
ANNA VALLI VILLAGE HOUSE HOLD SURVEY:
Our global giving aided staff Team visited every houses in the Annavalli Village and tool house hold / damaged survey. As we had met the community already during PRA and trainings. The reception of individual community is fruitful. We have collected the survey of the totally damaged houses and submitted the report with District collector through the panchayat leader.
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