Text of BHORUKA CHARITABLE TRUST PRESENTATION ON District Poverty Initiatives Project CHURU (Rajasthan)
BHORUKA CHARITABLE TRUST
District Poverty Initiatives ProjectCHURU (Rajasthan)
Bhoruka Charitable TrustINTRODUCTION BCT was founded by the late Shri Prabhu Dayal Agarwal, well known philanthropist and Founder-Chairman of TCI-Bhoruka Groups of companies in 1962 with the objective of helping the socially and economically underprivileged population in rural areas. We are implementing integrated rural development activities in the villages of Churu district of Rajasthan since 1973. Presently we are working in about 350 villages of Rajgarh, Tarangar, Ratangarh and Churu blocks of the district. BCT is aslo working in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Our ObjectivesTo promote microcredit/ savings and income generation activities through CIGs & SHGs. To provide medical and health services to the rural population, especially the mother and Child.To provide formal and non-formal education in the remote villages, particularly to girls.To provide safe drinking water to the masses.Networking with Grassroots Organizations and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and their capacity building.
BCT is working in following sectors:v Poverty Initiativesv Natural Resource Managementv Healthv Educationv Infra-structure Developmentv Women and Child Developmentv Networking with other NGOs
District Poverty Initiatives Project
Status of the Project
Status of the Group formation
% OF GROUPS WHERE MAJORITY BELONG TO A PARTICULAR CAST/SUB CASTE
Activity wise No. of CIGs Benefited
DAIRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Comments on Dairy Development Project Dairy development has a good potential in the region as the economy of the people depends on the rain fed agriculture and livestock rearing. In Churu comparatively larger land holdings are available for grazing.The dairy activities will improve the socio economic conditions of the people in the villages of Churu district. In an effort to remove the poverty dairy routes particularly in the more remote places is required. Further the competitive price for the milk along with the animal care services at the remote village should also be given top priority.
Implemented by BCTThis activity was initiated by Trust during February 2002 June 2004 to provide a sustainable and regular income to the farmers of the region. Milk was collected from 90 villages of Rajgarh block and, during the peak period, average milk collection was 10000 liters/day. Presently, Dairy Union is continuing this program.
Status of sub-project Dairy
Buffalo Inducted in Dairy Project
Goats Inducted in Project
Orientation Training of CIG Members
Innovative KUND-BAGWANI sub-project initiated.ORCHARD development (BER/AMLA/ BEL /KER/LEMON) based on water harvesting & storage in KUNDs.Capacity of KUND 30,000 liters, 60,000 liters & 1,00,000/- liters of water.Plantation protected by fencing.100 plants can yield an income of from Rs. 25,000/- to 50,000/- per year to marginal farmers after 4-5 years and will provide sustainable livelihood.
Kund Bagwani Under Construction
Group Members with World Bank Team
Our Future PlanningTo linkage the CIGs with milk collection center. Regular monitoring for sustainability of CIGs To linkage of CIGs with Banks & MFI. Promotion of micro enterprise and strengthening of live stock.Promotion of the Cluster Development activity & Market linkage.