Present Problems

  1. Under Sita Nadi Udanti Tiger Project 17 villages come under Core Zone area are likely to be displaced and around 57 villages come under buffer zone which are to be displaced later. The area of the project has been still increasing.. The livelihood of Tribes has been dependent upon the jungles. But now due to the project, they have been debarred from entering into the jungle which had been provided them food and had been and integral part of their life for many generations.
  2. In Bever Kheti system. 17 kinds of food grains were produced. But now due to the project it has been stopped which leads to malnutrition. (Around 84% of Kamar tribes are suffering from malnutrition.) Due to malnutrition various kinds of diseases are prevailing amongst them and proving to be fatal like T.B., Malaria and etc. CSC and PSC centers are around 30 – 40 kms far from their village in addition to that the health worker of the centers demand money for the treatment so the tribes are often reluctant to go their.

Our Strategy

  1. Mobilization & organization of community people into groups and strengthening them through capacity building, exposure & opportunity
  2. Empowerment of women through formation of groups and involve them in the decision making process.
  3. Promotion of appropriate pro-poor land, water & water management practices leading to preservation and creation of resource based of the community.
  4. Enhancing the resource base and economic opportunities of the target group and developing strategies for promotion and sustainable livelihood options.
  5. Collaborating and coordinating approaches with the district administration, community based organizations, like minded NGOs & other resource agencies for proper and quality implementation of various activities in the operational areas.
  6. Networking with various district, state as well as national level NGOs & resource agencies for lobbying and advocacy for dissemination of information, influencing policies and collaboration.
  7. To develop as a resource center in a specific areas.

a. Claims on forest land entitlements, NTFP and Nistari rights

  1. Community based field surveys – to file applications under FRA – private and community forest rights.
  2. Block level Trainings/workshops for team and community – to organize PTGs for rights over collection of Bamboo and nistari rights and demand simple and conflict free ‘jaati praman patra’ ; leadership trainings for promising youth and women and PWDs
  3. District level Sammelan/conventions – collectivize and strengthen block level Sangathans at district level to seek redressal against displacement under Project Tiger and seek ways to access and control over NTFPs and their nistari rights, with prominent and visible leadership from women and youth.
  4. Facilitate people’s delegation to negotiate with relevant state deparments.

b. Claims on 100 days labour and timely payment under NREGA

  1. Community based field surveys – for job cards and unemployment allowances, identify work under NREGS to build community assets
  2. Block levelTrainings/workshops for team and community – to understand RTA, NREGA, social audit, leadership trainings for promising youth and women and PWDs.
  3. District level sammelans/conventions – collectivize and strengthen block level sangathans to advocate for timely and full payments and
  4. Conduct atleast two social audits per block

II. Enhancing access and rights over basic entitlements

  1. Facilitate community-based monitoring of state supported schools, including ashram schools and encourage enrollment into high schools, especially PTGs.
  2. Community based monitoring of grade III and grade IV children at AWC to arrest malnutrition and exert community pressure on the health service providers for early response.
  3. organize traditional healers from the communities for conflict-free collection of medicinal plants but also reclaim their rights to develop community based medical treatment with the help of the Chhattisgarh State Medicinal Plant Board especially in absence of a robust alternative public health system.
  4. Enhance growth of traditional millets, pulses, vegetables, paddy for sustained and better nutritional intake.
  5. Identify and suggest suitable policy measures to secure educational, health and nutritional facilities for migrant women and children at their destination.

A. Specialization

  1. Organization has been working in different sectors where we have developed human resource on various issues, such as
  2. Mother & child care
  3. Community based rehabilitation of people with disabilities
  4. Promotion of sustainable agricultural practices
  5. Development of communication groups for social mobilization

B. Policies

  1. Organization has developed many policies for its smooth functioning and effective management.
  2. Human Resource & Administration Policy
  3. Work Place Policy
  4. Financial Policy of the organization
  5. Recruitment Policy

We are in the process of making gender and other policies in due course of time.

C. Management

  1. We have adopted internal and external monitoring and evaluation system in all our programs.
  2. Community plays a major role in implementing of all projects of the organization. Their views & feedbacks have been given utmost importance and efforts have been taken accordingly.
  3. All the members from the executive and general body are full time employees.
  4. Each & every staffs (full time) have been given appointment letters.
  5. Audited our book of accounts annually by a reputed chartered accountant
  6. Published annual report containing various activities undertaken by the organization which was also distributed and readily available in our office

D. Resource & infrastructure

  1. The organization has its administrative office on rented building at Aazaad Chauk, W.No. 2, in Gariaband Dist-Raipur and besides this; there is one other field center in Jayanti Nagar, Mainpur, Dist-Raipur, (C.G.).
  2. We have 2 motorcycles .
  3. Having 1 computers with H.P. all in one printer, scanner with all required computer equipments
  4. Available of a 30 seated training hall with seating facilities in our head quarter office.
  5. 03 almirahs, 01 file cabinet, 03 tables, 6 chairs, and all required materials readily available in our organization for running an office.
  6. We have our own library having books and journal of developmental sectors
  7. We are in the process of developing of our own office cum training center at Mainpur.
  8. We are currently running a school in Mainpur where poor tribes are given quality education. French and Legal Study are the special feature of our School. The Name of the School is Ram-Rahim New Generation School, Mainpur, Dist-Raipur(C.G.)

E. Networking & alliances

  1. Ekta Parishad, Chhattisgarh
  2. Chhattisgarh Bachao Abhiyan,
  3. Wada na Todo Abhiyan,
  4. Rashtriya Van Shram Jivi Manch,
  5. Chhattisgarh Mahila Manch

F. Government Sources
KAJJS has got support from various sources during this period i.e. 2008-09. Some of them are from foreign & others are from India. These are as follows:

For Foreign Contribution

S. No. Name of the Project Funding sources Target group Area of operation
1 Mahila Samooh Shashaktikaran Training Program NABARD Swa Sahayata Samooh(Self Help Group) Nagri and Narharpur Block of Chhattisgarh

For other sources

S. No. Name of the Projects Funding sources Target group Area of operation
1 Right to Information Public Contribution Victims of corruption Gariaband and Mainpur Block
2 Forest Land Right Act Public Contribution Kamar, Bhunjiya, and other forest dwelling tribes Gariaband and Mainpur Block
3 MGNREGA Public Contribution Labourer Gariaband and Mainpur Block

Besides above sources, we have been also getting fellowship support from different agencies.  These are

S. No. Name of the Project Funding sources Target group Area of operation
1 Right to Equality Dalit Foundation fellowship Dalit and Aadivasis Gariaband and Mainpur Block