SIGN SIGNRANCHI.ORG
Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking
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Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking (SIGN)
3rd Floor, Social Development Centre,
Camil Bulkhe Path
Ranchi – 834001, Jharkhand, India
 
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  Natural Resource Management

Developing Self Governance through Right based approach in Natural Resource Management in Jharkhand

Goal:
Promoting sustainable livelihood by restoring and regenerating Natural Resources through Integrated Management techniques and enhancement of capacity of the partners and communities to empower them for an effective takeover of the responsibilities for the implementation of development plans, strategically for better accessibility, impact, control and the management of the resources available in the area.

At Forum Level
Capacity Building Program:
Project Inauguration with stakeholders & Govt. Officials01
Strengthening Local Self Governance & PRI01
Staff Orientation: Right to Food; Forest Rights; Right to Education & MNREGA01
Technical Inputs on Soil & Water Conservation & Improved Agricultural practices01
Technical Input on Tally program01
Social Exclusion (Inclusion of HIV/AIDS and physically challenged persons)01
Exposure trip (Ambikapur)01
Mainstreaming Vulnerable Youths01
 
At Partner Level
Capacity Building Program:
Training on Good Governance & CBO & Traditional Village Council08
Training on Gram Sabha and Panchayat Raj Institutions08
Training on Water and Soil Management & MNREGA priorities08
Training on Animal Husbandry08
Training on Improved Agricultural Practices (Multiple Cropping System & System of Rice Intensification)08
Training on Climate Change and its adverse effect on agriculture08
Training on Organic Farming and Vermin Compost and Integrated Pest Management – Sustainable Agriculture08
Training on Livelihood Promotion, Micro-finance activities, Marketing and Entrepreneurship08
Health awareness training on Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS08
Training on Herbal Medicine08
Training on RTI, RBA, Inclusive and Integrated approach to development08
Training on Forest Rights & Forest Produce08
Training on Right to Food & MNREGA08
Training on Right to Education08
Seminar on Mainstreaming Vulnerable Youths08
International Women's Day Celebration08
 
Soil and Water Conservation Measures19 Ha
Staggered Contour Trench39662 mt
Farm Field Bunding108 no
Loose Boulder Checks09 no
Percolation Tanks/ Water Harvesting Structure585 no
Nadep Compost Pit19 Ha


Project Impact on the Community
1. Governance
# Strengthening the existing Traditional Village Council
# Formation of 39 Village Development Committees in the operational area to plan, to support, to implement and to monitor the development works conducted in the area.
# Formation of 117 women’s Self Help Groups for their empowerment and to bring them into the mainstream and giving them decision making status.
# Formation of 19 Gram Sabhas within the Panchayat Raj Institutions and ensuring their active role in seeking government benefits for the village community.
 
2. Livelihood
# Organic Farming, SRI initiatives, vermin compost, kitchen gardens and watershed approach in agriculture and the use of available natural resources.
# Forest protection and availing the supplementary forest income: firewood, leafs etc
# Work under MNREGA and project hardware activities
# Management of Public Distribution System (PDS)
# JHAR Craft production and their marketing. Master Trainers in JHAR Craft.
# Goat & Piggery and animal husbandry
 
3. Attitudinal and Behavioural change
# Superstitious practices are given up and scientific thinking has been adopted
# Lethargic living under the influence of alcohol and other drugs are being controlled and work under MNREGA and project hardware activities are taken up.
# Rediscovering the traditional system like Madaith (village collaboration) and Pachha (Group collaboration)
# Effective leadership in demanding government benefits and replacing corrupt Distributors.
# SHG has replaced to a great extent dependency on moneylenders.
# Liaison with the government departments – rising above the usual timidity and shyness; taking advantage of the government benefits.
# Growth in village unity and Peace and thus less jealousy
# Sending children to the schools and taking advantages of the government health facilities


EXPOSURE TRIP TO AMBIKAPUR AND KUNKURI IN CHHATTISGAR
Exposure trip to Ambikapur and Kunkuri in Chhattisgarh was organized by SIGN, Ranchi for all the NRM Coordinators of the partner dioceses from 24th – 28th January 2011. They visited the AASHA organization in Ambikapur diocese and Gram Vikas Kendra in Kunkuri diocese. They had field visit to the Hardware sites of these organizations to learn more on NRM activities.


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