Projects

TrackRecord:

KSRA has over 35 years of experience in the field of rural development on various thematic areas such as Natural Resource Management, livelihoods, enterprise promotion, financial inclusion and health which have direct correlation with the issue of migration. Interventions like natural Resource management to combat the issue of climate change and unpredictable agriculture, promotion of climate smart agriculture technologies, orchard development through MGNREGA were designed and implemented by the consortium partners. These interventions contributed to reduction in migration level among the households as impact of these interventions.More ever, youth were trained and provided with the opportunity to support their own community through building a team of para-professionals as krishi sakhi, etc. KSRA has worked in development and livelihood promotion focusing on issue of migration ii) establishing linkages and implementation of MNREGA iii) awareness and access to Government schemes and programs iv) working with PRIs and frontline workers v) training and capacity building vi) provision of basic services vii) CBO promotion and viii) building awareness on COVID 19 covering the vulnerable groups such as tribal community, migrant workers and women.

  1. Experience on Creating Awareness on COVID-19.KSRA with its limited resources has responded immediately to combating the COVID-19 pandemic situation. KSRA has distributed more than 6000 Kit which comprises of dry ration and other essential items. KSRA had covered about 114700 community members of Ranchi urban & Kanke block and 45000 community members of Karra & Khunti blocks. Additionally, KSRA had engaged more than 1200 community leaders and influencers to mobilize communities and convince people to follow CAB. In addition to this, intensive-care intervention and other health, Nutrition and WASH behaviours behavioural assistance, along with RCCE had been provided and the same is still being continued. This intervention helped to in providing comprehensive information to targeted families. This resulted in 32000 people got vaccinated in KSRA’s intervention area in Ranchi and 4700 people got vaccinated in Karra block of Khunti District. Apart from this, 20000 sanitizers and 30000 masks for adult and 1500 masks for children, which we had distributed were provided to us thankfully from “Reliance Foundation” in collaboration with UNCIEF.
  2. With support of APPI, KSRA had initiated emergency relief work in the ten Gram Panchayats of Karra Block and reached out to 750 households in first wave of pandemic and 700 household in second wave by providing dry ration and Hygiene kit. Also, KSRA has supported the block administration by providing dry ration and other essential items for quarantine centersof Karra Block. KSRA has made more than 17000 people aware about COVID -19 preventive measures, proper hand washing practice, Human body distancing and its importance across the intervention in Karra Block.
  3. With support of UNICEF, KSRA volunteers have reached out to 114700 community members through house to house visit in of Ranchi urban slums. Contents are advice on Covid-19 symptoms, prevention measures, care, cooperation with health workers, to improve health and hygiene behaviour, to follow government orders and norms of lock down and other useful information including links to the Government helpline phone numbers and health services. The program of UNICEF/KSRA has helped in spreading awareness and Community mobilization and mostly people have become aware and following the instructions of preventive measures. Also, KSRA facilitated to linkage with Health and sanitization services to reach the community members resulting in improvement of facilities and awareness among the community Sanitization service has been improved.
  4. Linkages and Implementation of MNREGA: KSRA has intervened in a positive manner to ensure quality of schemes through its training programs, community mobilization and participation activity. Under the flagship program of CFT in MNREGA, KSRA could develop NRM based village development plan for 75 villages under YBA. Around 8,700 families were directly benefited. KSRA also supported 12,815 SC/ST families for getting job card and ensured at least 75 labor days per year per job holder.It also worked towards ensuring the quality implementation of schemes and proper utilization of assets created under MNREGA. 20,966 workers could open their personal Bank Accounts with the support of KSRA. Total93 families could successfully establish mango orchard in 79 acres of land with intercropping under the plantation area. Water harvesting structures were also developed to support the agriculture and plantation activities. It provided technical support to the community around agriculture and livestock. KSRA also provided training and exposure to PRI representative, SHG, GRS and women mate due to which their participation and ownership was enhanced to a great extent. Participation of women in Gramsabhas and planning meeting, NRM Based Labor Budget preparation, setting up Implementation priority, etc. was also increased.The idea of “Rojgardiwas” was conceived in every panchayat for the smooth implementation of MNREGA project during: Oct 2014 to May 2019 by KSRA.
  5. Since closer of CFT Project KSRA’s social mobilizers and volunteers are engaged voluntary with community members to orient them on various schemes under MGNREGA and providing handholding support to plantation beneficiaries of 9 selected panchayat of Karra block.
  6. Experience on Ensuring Basic Health Services: KSRA had implemented a health project with the support of UNICEF and District health department of Ranchi and Khunti district under NRHM in order to reduce the MMR and IMR with special emphasis on birth preparedness and complication readiness in the pre- natal, intra-natal and post-natal period. The prime objective was provision of effective referral services within the appropriate time frame. The project aimed to ensure active participation of each stakeholder viz. pregnant woman, family members, and community and health workers in birth preparedness and complication readiness leading towards a safe motherhood. With similar objectives seven call centres are operational in Ranchi and Khunti District which has been linked with Mamta Wahan Scheme of NRHM.
  7. KSRA had also taken Participatory Communication Initiative for Improving Access to Public Healthcare Services for Rural Communities in India under the National Rural Health Mission through CINI.This was a pilot project which was started in June 2010. The project activities extend to the entire Karra block covering all the 178 revenue villages. The primary objective of the project was to create a potential demand for the government health care services as laid by the National Rural Health Mission through participatory communication. Aligning with the objectives of the project various awareness generation programs and workshops were conducted with different stakeholders through participatory approaches. Stakeholders from all levels i.e.Village, Panchayat, Block and District was addressed through different forums.
  • Increased awareness of the community members on various government health schemes.
  • Advocacy by the PRI members with the block level health officials for effective health service delivery at community level.
  • Formation and maintenance of the emergency health fund by the CBO’s as a result of increased sensitivity to wards health issues.
  • Revival of many Village Health and Sanitation Committees which were non-functional earlier.
  • Advocacy by the community members for services at village level such as the effective utilization of untied fund, operations of the ICDS centers effective service delivery by the community health workers etc.
  • Increased sensitivity of the block level officials towards local health problems as a result of which participatory communication has been adopted by them in some community level programs.
  1. Experience on Right and Entitlements:KSRA for several years has been working on capacity building of the community on their rights to access available resources around them on livelihood. This includes their rights to access various government schemes such as SGSY, MNREGA, various Governments social welfare schemes (Antoyday, Annapurna, old Age pension, Indira Awas). Natural Resource Management Project supported by UNDP/GOI Ministry of Rural Development during 2005-08 among 300 women SHGs in Karra Block of Khunti District, Farmers Training and Development Project funded by MCC Kolkata, PACS project funded by DFID on Helping People Themselves on issues of Health education and PRI system and Advocacy for Elderly for their entitlement are some of the projects on supporting communities to access their rights and entitlements.
  2. Experience in Livelihood Promotion: KSRA got engaged in Livelihood Promotion through self-help group specially through 150 women Self Help Groups in 45 Villages (100 SHGs) in Namkum Block RanchiDistrict and 25 villages (50 SHGs) in Khutpani Block of West Singhbhum District with the Support of UNDP and IGSSS respectively.
  3. Working with Youth: A very concrete effort on the issue of addressing young school drop outs among poor male female youth was made in the year 2010 with the assistance from FVTRS Bangalore. Four vocational training courses on dress making, bag making, Electrical Appliances Repairing and Mobile Repairing were organized for as many 240 male and female youths school drop outs and poor women in Khunti District of Jharkhand, with 60 to 70% job and self-employment rate among the trainees.
  4. MajorDonor:
S.No:Name of Donor AgencyNameof Project/ Purpose/ ThemeProject DurationProject Area (Geographical)

1

UNICEF Jharkhand
Community Mobilisation to promote social distancing and key health behaviors to prevent spread of COVID-19
May 2020 to till now Ongoing
Ranchi Urban Slums, Ranchi, Jharkhand
2Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative, BangaloreCombatting COVID-19One Month June 2020 And One month in May 2021 second wave of pandemicKarra Block, Khunti District
3MoRD- GoI/JSLPS/GoJ, RanchiMGNREGA-NRLM-CFT Project2014-2019Karra Block of Khunti District
4CINI- Child in Need InstituteCHIN CHANGE, Communication for health awareness and Networking for Grass root Empowerment project2010-2012Karra Block of Khunti District
5IGSSSState Alliance for Accessing Livelihood, Jharkhand (SAFAL Network Project) under Pearl Project (As lead CSO)2010-2011All Jharkhand State Alliance
6IGSSS New DelhiPEARL Project on Livelihood Advocacy, Khutpani, WS2009-2012Khuntpani Block, West Singhbhum District
7JSLPS RD GoJ/UNDPLivelihood Promotion in 45 villages in Namkum Ranchi2009-2011Namkum Block, Ranchi District
8FVTRS, BangalorePromoting Micro Enterprises of viable Trades among poor illiterate women and school drop outs through Vocational Trainings2009-2010Khunti District of Jharkhand State
9UNICEF RanchiReferral Netwrok to reduce MMR/IMR in Khunti Dist.2008-2012All Blocks in Khunti District of Jharkhand State
10MORD GOI/UNDPPoverty Alleviation through NRM Project Social Mobilzation around NRM and Livelihood Promotion2005-2008Karra Block, Khunti District
11JTDS, GoJWatreshed Management in Khutpani, WS2004-2009KhuntpaniBlcok, West Singhbhum District
12DFID/Development Alternative/ Price Water HoopersPoor Area Civil Society Program (PACS) Project on People to people Link for self-Reliance (As lead CSO)2003-2008Karra Block of Khunti District and Kamdara Block of Gumla District
13Ford Foundation, New DelhiA project on Environment, Equity and Justice for Quarry workers with special emphasis on women and child labour in Karra)2002 (One Year)Karra Block, Khunti District
14NABRAD, GOIWomen Self Help Group Formation Project2000-2004Karra Block, Khunti District
15IFAD/World Bank/ Govt of India and State GovtSwa Shakti Project2000-2004Karra Block, Khunti District
16CARE IndiaIntegrated Nutrition and Health Improvement Project2000-2001Karra Block, Khunti District
17IDRF, CIDA CanadaSHG Mobilization health and Non formal Education1999-2002Ranchi Urban slum area in Ranchi City
18CARE International, CARE India and Rotary FoundationWomen Empowerment Through Micro Enterprise Project1999-2001Karra Block, Khunti District
19Rotary International and CARE IndiaSHG/Cluster Association CB Training and Seed Money1999-2001Karra Block Khunti District
20Population Concern, UKReproductive and Child Health1999-2000Karra Block, Khunti District
21Netherland Embassy, New DelhiHIV/AIDS awareness1998-2000Karra Block, Khunti District
22Miserior, GermanyIntegrated Tribal Development Project (Health, Non-formal Education and Income generation)1997-2001Karra Block, Khunti District
23Embassy of Netherlands, New DelhiIntegrated Women Development and HIV & AIDS Awareness Project1996-1998Karra Block, Khunti District
24Mennonite Central Committee, CalcuttaCommunity Forestry and Farmer’s Training and Agricultural Development1988-1995Karra Block of Ranchi District (Before formation of KhuntiDist)
25Ministry of Helath and Family Welafre, GOIFamily Welfare and Women & Child Health Project1988-1994Karra Block of Ranchi District (Before formation of KhuntiDist.)
26Mennonite Central Committee, CalcuttaIntegrated Agriculture and Development Project1986-1994Karra Block of Ranchi District (Before formation of KhuntiDist.)
Annual Turnover (Last Three Years):YearTurn over

2018-20192409673.00



2019-2020

1600233.00



2020-2021

4459745.00

Program Implementation Strategies:

The strategy of the organization as practiced during the last 35 years of operation is evolving around the empowerment of women both in rural and urban areas through forming local self-help groups and building their capacities through intensive training and sensitization activities. Livelihood promotion and linkage with govt schemes for community members. This is evident, as for KSRA has been implementing major women development projects like Integrated Women development and HIV/AIDS, Family Welfare and women and Child health Project, Women empowerment through micro-enterprise, Women SHG formation and Swa-Shakti women empowerment projects, Slum Development project with emphasis on making women self-depended through micro enterprises. This adds importance to its objective for promoting Gender sensitization and providing women  centered development.

Project Monitoring System (Monitoring Design):

KSRA has established monitoring system that applies to all the program and projects. The methods that are followed are as follows:

Organizational Level

  • Monthly Plan/ Strategy Plan
  • Planning Meeting to implementation of program activities
  • Daily field/Project visits by Field workers
  • Weekly field/Project visit by technical assistant and INRM expert in all villages/cluster of villages
  • Weekly meetings of CEO and Team leader/Coordinator with Supervisors and Community Mobilisers
  • Weekly Field visit by Project Coordinators
  • Monthly Field Staff Meeting/Progress assessment & Inter Project Linkage Meeting
  • Annual Assessment and feed back
  • Annual General Meeting

Account Book Keeping:

KSRA has its Account Department with a full time Accountant and Accounts Officer to oversee day to dayaccounting of the programs/project expenses. All the accounting Procedure is well defined and fully computerized.

Documentation System:

Reports of the various project activities, data collection and narrative reporting is collected every month during the monthly meeting project/program wise at KSRA HQ. All the information is then compiled and put into computer. Documents of each program are either made Weekly, Monthly, quarterly, six monthly or yearly depending upon the need of the sponsor agencies. KSRA then prepare the final document and send the same to the agency concerned.

Infrastructure:

  1. Head office

Ranchi own Premises 1600 sq. ft. 4 rooms, 1 conference Hall, 4 computers,3 Laptop, 1 generator, 3 Photocopier & printer, overhead projector, motorcycles, furniture and other equipments. (b) Regional Centre

Karra Block, a building in 1200 sq. ft. three rooms, 1 computer, 1 laptop, 1 printer, public address system, slide projector, motorcycles etc.