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Community Development in Kallakurichi Block

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Program Type Developmental program in India
Project Location 15 villages in Kallakurichi Block, India.
Target Group 1.000 women and 855 low income families, consisting of at least 5 members each.
Duration 35 months (1996-1999)
Partners Association for Sarva Seva Farms (ASSEFA), India.
Budget - Funding The total budget came up to 202.167 ECU, with funding received from the European Commission D.G. Development and the Association for Sarva Seva Farms (ASSEFA), Italy.
Program state Finished program

The following activities were implemented within the framework of the project:

  • Improvement of the irrigation systems of the villages.
  • Reformation of 50 acres of wasteland.
  • Provision of agricultural input such as seeds and fertilizers for 300 acres of wasteland.
  • Distribution of livestock to small scale farmers, particularly women.
  • Establishment of an artisan unit.
  • Encouragement for the creation of third sector enterprises.
  • Establishment of local community funds in each village.
  • Training of participating women in the management of their savings.
  • Provision of training concerning nutrition and health care to mothers.
  • Medical check-ups for 500 children.
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