Projects

Projects
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  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010

II. Development Projects:

2.1. Global Nature Fund – Mangrove Restoration Project, Pulicat:

GNF – Mangrove Restoration Project – 2017-2019 and  Diamler – Mercedes Benz a co-partner of GNF support CReNIEO as CSR in Pulicat (April 2017 to March 2020).  To protect the mangrove saplings from grazing by cattle, barbied wire fencing supported by stone pillars is fixed at Thangal village.  20 toilets were constructed for the Irula Tribals in Chenjaimman Nagar and Kulathumedu Villages.

The importance of preserving and conserving and protecting the mangroves is emphazised in the Villages. Drawing competitions were conducted in schools and awareness meetings were held in the villages.  To enhance their livelihood, vegetable seeds were distributed to the villagers in Thangal and Edaiyankulam.  Canals were dug to increase the hydrology, the in and out flow of water at Sengazhaneermedu mangrove site.  Tailoring training was given to women – 40 women in two batches – in Kattur village enabling them to get employed or be self-employed.  Fishing nets were distributed to 25 poor fishermen at Sengazhaneermedu.

A review meeting was held in Srilanka Ms. Rao, Dr. Jayaraj and Mr. Meersa attended the programme held on March 2018.

2.2 Global Nature Fund – Hand-in-Hand and Sika – Yercaud

The project titled “Enabling traditional tribal farmers in India to establish and cultivate organic horticulture in Yercaud” is supported by Global Nature Fund, Germany-  Hand-in-Hand and Sika. 12 small farmers were selected in  reviving the traditional crops, the minor millets using the traditional methods of cultivation.  Agriculture tools were distributed to these 12 selected farmers. 12 vermi –compost pits were also constructed.

2.3. Network Projects.

2.3.1 SCINDeA Project Pulicat:

Cadre training, leadership programmes, Youth and Children club meetings were conducted by the staff in the villages.  Adolescent Life skill education programmes were conducted for the school students.  Fishing gears as income generating activity were distributed to the poor fishermen.

2.3.2 SCINDeA Project Yercaud

Play materials and study materials were distributed to 10 groups – career guidance and counseling for higher education was given to youth.  Leadership exposure programme was held at Pudukottai.  An orientation programme on Child Protection and Rights was conducted and about 70 participated.

3. Muttukadu Training Centre

A Notice to vacate was given to Mr. Ramani Gopalan as the tenancy agreement expired.  A new proposal for the tenancy is under progress.

II. Development Projects:

2.1. 1 Global Nature Fund Pulicat Mangrove Restoration Project, Pulicat:

The mangrove restoration project of Global Nature Fund ended in December 2015. There were some setbacks to mangrove restoration areas especially new saplings planted due to the unprecedented floods in December 2015. All the proposed activities were however completed.

Daimler (Mercedes Benz) is currently going on with a Mangrove restoration programme inSengalneermedu area. In which 140 meters of water canals have been dug during the year, Kitchen garden seeds have been distributed to 163 families, 55 horticulture saplings have been distributed, Tailoring courses has been started for 16 girls from the villages. !5,000 new mangrove saplings have to be planted by December 2016.

A review meeting was held in Thailand at Trang, and Kabri Ms. Rao and Mr. Meersa attended the programme held on November  2nd to 8  2015.

2.1.2. Network Projects.

2.1.2.3 SCINDeA Project Pulicat:

The internal audit was conducted for the SCINDEA funds in November 2015. The programmes completed in the year were:

Programme People covered.
Skills Development 4 Wheeler driving course completed  for 10 boys.
Income Generation Activity – Project Support with people’s contribution. Fishing nets  17 Families,  Share Auto – 1 Cloth Business – 1 Family, Petty Shop – 1 Family
Child rights modules, health and sanitation, gender – Training programmes for women and children 376 women and children
Adolescents and life skill education 155  School Children
Community leadership training and awareness on Government schemes 75 members
People’s own initiative for accessing government schemes through panchayat Village tar Road: Village cement roadsCommunity hall&Fisheries building

2.1.2.3 SCINDeA Project Yercaud

  • The Internal (six month) Pulicat and Yercaud audit was conducted for the SCINDEA funds in November 2015.
Programme People covered.
Skills Development 10 farmers training.
Income Generation Activity – Project Support with people’s contribution. Goats – 11 Family, Carpentry tools – 3, Electrical tools – 3, Sewing machine – 4, Petty shop – 4, Pigs, cows, cloth business ( 30 families, De-husking machine
Child rights modules, health and sanitation, gender – Training programmes for women and children 2 schools
Adolescents and life skill education 2  Schools
Community leadership training  340 people covered
People’s own initiative for accessing government schemes through panchayat Busstops. 2.  Income certificates, 3. Group Houses, 4..Aadhar cards, 5. Bank Loans and 6.  Removal of liquor shop  from a village.

III Proposals sent for 2016-2017

  1. Proposal on environment restoration in Pulicat and organic Millet farming in Yercaud, small proposal sent to Hand in Hand, Germany for small grants
  2. In collaboration with Women’s Christian College, Chennai “Entrepreneurial Initiatives for Tribals Trans women and destitute women through Nutrition Education”. One part will be promoting millets in Yercaud. Sent to Atal Incubation Centre under the NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation mission, Government of India.
  3. Concept Note to Global Nature Fund for Phase II of mangrove restoration in Pulicat. Detailed 3 year Proposal sent

3.2 Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) Renewal.

CReNIEO had submitted the renewal application to the Ministry of Home affairs and was subsequently granted the Renewal. The FCRA FC-3 was filed in December 2015.

3.3: Tamil Nadu Professional Tax:

During a recent SCINDeA evaluation it was recommended that all staff of the institution have to pay professional tax.

Rural Development Projects

South Central India Network for Development Alternatives (SCINDeA)

The previous three year phase was completed for both Yercaud Hills and at Pulicat. The New phase proposal  for starting from 1st November 2017 to 30th October 2020 was submitted by the network and hence has been approved has been approved.

  1. For CReNIEO –Yercaud, 20 tribal villages will be covered and the outlay is Rs. 55. 49.000 with a part provision for a new Vehicle with 8 staff.
  2. For CReNIEO –Pulicat, 20 coastal villages will be covered and the out lay is Rs. 51.14,000 with 8 staff.

Revival of organic millet farming and propagation of Horticulture –Yercaud.

  • A pilot phase for 15 tribal famers having lands between 05. Acres to 1 acres was concluded in November 2017 and a final  assessment is being made.
  • Anew project for which a proposal was submitted to GNF & SIKA Company has been approved for Rs. 7.5 Lakhs for 25 tribal small farmers for a period starting from 1st November 2017 to 30th September 2018. The project involves training farmers in producing organic pesticides and fertilizers from local materials, land reclamations, water management, inter cropping and assisting the farmers with agricultural tools. The outlay is about Rs. 7,50,000.

Revival of Mangroves , education on environment and income generation support for local communities.

The three year Global Nature Fund projectof Rs. 1.10 crore will complete one year in end of December 2017. The works involve making inter tidal flow canals in chose mangrove sites using local labour. Promoting of homestead gardens and horticulture, monitoring the growth of mangroves, setting up a small central nursery, planting of multipurpose indigenous trees , environment education for adults and children, promoting common interest clubs, toilets form houses and animal husbandry for  marginal fishing community linkages with village administration and local government , publications international experience sharing . Some of the targets , balance of canal s, especially, toilets, Fish Aggregating Devices and animal husbandry  slated to complete for 2017 will be met in the first quarter of 2018.

Poverty alleviation and restoration of Mangroves: Mercedes Benz India.

This three year CSR project will be for three years and run concurrently along with Global Nature fund project over a three year period. The budget out lay is Rs. 24.5 Lakhs.

Visit of 20 students and staff of  Srishti University Mysuru.

From 30th November to 3rd of December there was an intense exposure for these twenty students atPulicat. They also conducted an exercise called Learning Assessment Test for the lower classes in our school. They also made an easy to make graphic presentation of the growth patterns of mangroves and other trees.

Provident Fund:

The Pulicat school staff is all enrolled in the TN Provident fund scheme. It is proposed to include all the eligible project staff at Yercaud and Pulicat.

Other Matters:

  • Mr. Jayprakash Ramachandran health.
  • Visit to Sri Lanka for Annual Review meeting on 11th February 2018.
  • To utilize the flat 403 for office purposes or give it out for rent.
  • Dr.K. Rajaratnam’s endowment lecture will be held by the University of Madras on 10th January 2018.

Development Projects:

2.1. 1 Global Nature Fund Pulicat Mangrove Restoration Project, Pulicat:

The mangrove restoration project is going on and we have successfully planted around 15,000 mangrove saplings.200 species of crabs shrimps and fishes have been identified and 36 local plant species. This current phase will be over in December 2015. A new programme under Daimler (Mercedes Benz) has been launched in Sengalneermedu area.

2.1.2 Scientist from Central Institute for Fisheries Technology, (CIFT) Cochin

Dr. Remsen, Principal Scientist, Fishing Technology Division of CIFT, Government of India, visited Pulicat Lake with plans to implement some of the schemes of the Central government Under Tribal –sub plan like boats, fishing nets for tribal fisher folk. He visited Kulathumedu village and other places in Pulicat.

2.1.3 Interactive, Structured, Multi-Model Clinical Guidelines to Improve Quality of care by Rural Health Care Providers in, India.

From Advocacy to Action: A Project on Informal Health Care Providers- Symposium at Cape Town: The Third Global Symposium on Health Research Systems was convened in Cape Town South Africa. The symposium was held by collaborating with Private Sector Working group health systems, the Centre for health market Innovations (CHMI) and CReNIEO a debate was held to discuss the benefit and harm of informal health providers. Dr. Meenakshi Gautham was one of the panelists. .

3.3 SCINDeA Project Pulicat:

The external audit was conducted for the SCINDEA funds

3.3 SCINDeA Project Yercaud

The external audit was conducted for the SCINDEA funds

III. Others:

3.1 Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) Renewal.

CReNIEO has submitted the renewal application to the Ministry of Home affairs for Renewal.

3.2 Registration for Provident fund .

CReNIEO has registered Pulicat National Matriculation School staff under the State government’s Public provident Fund..

III. Development Projects:

3.1. Global Nature Fund Pulicat Mangrove Restoration Project, Pulicat:

Two scientists from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) visited  CReNIEO Centre at Pulicat on 5th Feb. for holding consultative meetings with Kulluathumedu Village self Help group women to establish organic crab fattening aquaculture in the village.

Michael Bradley a marine biologist from James Cook University Australia spent from January 8th to February 5th at Pulicat studying the efforts made by CReNIEO at Pulicat to revive the mangrove forests in the wet lands.

On 4th February 2014 on world wetland day the children visited the mangrove nursery at our Campus.

3.3 SCINDeA Project Pulicat:

There was a programme and financial evaluation of the SCINDeA project at Pulicat. The evaluation was positive and some suggestions were given by the finance evaluator which has been shared with our auditors.  As per BFW-EED guidelines the project funds are audited by Mr. John Ravindran and suitable replies and actions were taken as per the management letter.  The programmes are on Income Generations, skills training and informal education.

3.3 SCINDeA Project Yercaud

The CReNIEO Yercaud project continues to implement projects related to Income generation, skills training and farmers assistance. The separate SCINDeA audit report was made and a management letter was issued.  The Yercaud staff also assists the tribal people to access government schemes.

3.4 Orissa Development Action Forum- ODAF,

This project for which CReNIEO is only a facilitator will come to a close in this phase which is to end by September 2014. The necessary letters have been sent to the Donor and to the ODAF management committee. At the appropriate time the Bank account at ING Vysa will be closed.  

3.5 From Research to Advocacy and Action: A project on informal providers:

An international consultation on informal healthcare providers was held at the Muttukadu Centre on 21st and 22nd March 2014.  Informal health providers are practitioners of medicine without a formal qualification medicine but provide quality of care. This consultation was with stake holders on their experience in dealing with this situation. Participants included government and NGO representatives from India, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda

From Research to Advocacy and Action This is a 12 month project started from June 2013 and is funded by Center for Health Market Innovations. The goal of the project is to create advocacy and action on informal healthcare providers at the regional and global levels through evidence diffusion and coalition formation. The activities included are E –group moderation, stake holder’s consultation, documentation, publication and conferences. CReNIEO team has taken thegoogle group moderation of an existing online discussion forum initiated by CHMI. This has been integrated with a website, the IPG, with added features to have membership directory, blogs, and videos and moderated email discussion.

IV. Others:

Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) and others.

There are stringent provisions introduced in the Act from 2010 and all organizations have to renew their FCRA registration once in 5years. CReNIEO has to submit the renewal application by end of 2014.

Registration for Provident fund and for professional tax.

We are under the process of registering the Pulicat National Matriculation School staff under PF.

Region Period  Project Title. Agency Budget Project status.
Pulicat 2014-2017 EcOPP SCINDeA Rs. 6,79,080 Approved
Yercaud 2014-2017 EcOPP SCINDeA Rs. 2,24,165 Approved
Chennai, Jarkand, 2014-2015 From Research to Advocacy and Action: a project on informal providers Results for Development, USA   Rs.30,00,000   Approved
Pulicat School 2014 Benches for School Students & Scholarships. Peter Meierle, Germany Rs.   1,25,768 Approved completed.
Pulicat 2014-2015 Integrated solutions to drinking water in rural areas Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Cooperation, Government of China   Rs.11,00,000 Approved.

Projects submitted

CReNIEO Executive Body:

The CReNIEO Executive Body meetings were held on 13th February 2014, 27th March 2014. The minutes have been circulated to the members. .

III. Development Projects:

Pulicat.

3.1. Global Nature Fund Pulicat Mangrove Restoration Project , Pulicat:

The project on Mangrove restoration in Pulicat is going on and we have made the campus at Pulicat a demo centre where school children and people can visit. More than 1200 feet of canals have been dug in Thangal Village areas and we see a marked improvement in the bio diversity with better growth of mangroves and visiting migratory birds. A review meeting was held in the first week of December 2012 with the GNF partners and other project holders for Sri Lanka, Thailand and Cambodia. A professional photographer from Sweden and a board member from GNF visited Pulicat in January 2013. The photo story will appear in a German Magazine sometime this year.

3.2 SHGs programme in Pulicat.

There are 363 women Self Help groups have been promoted by CRENIEO in Pulicat Region covering 22 panchayats  with 71 villages comprises of 5187  women.  CReNIEO continues the programme under the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Women.

3.3 SCINDeA Project:

The SCINDeA project continues to work in 30 villages in and around Pulicat. The programmes are on agriculture, SHGs, Income Generation Programmes, Environment and sanitation. A survey programme for bio gas installation is under progress. As per BFW-EED guidelines the EED project funds were audited by Mr. John Ravindran and suitable replies and actions were taken on the management letter issued by him.

For the next phase it is proposed to have one CReNIEO SCINDeA project with two project areas-Pulicat and Yercaud as for both the projects it is the same FCRA account and both are CReNIEO project areas.

Yercaud.

3.4 SCINDeA Project:

The new project covers 30 villages. The activities are focused on youth and women’s empowerment, environment and homestead sustainable farming.  A survey programme for low carbon farming is being done in Darmapuri region for The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme.  As per BFW-EED guidelines the project funds are audited by Mr. John Ravindran and suitable replies and actions were taken as per the management letter.

3.5  Orissa Development Action Forum- ODAF ,

CReNIEO Continues to be the project holder for the ODAF –Nayagargh Project. The project is run autonomously with Mr. Sukant Kuamr Mohanty as the project coordinator. The entire funds are being transferred from Chennai to CRENIEO account in Bhubaneswar. The accounts are audited by Ms. Gopal & Associates and they have issued a management letter and the recommendations are adopted.

CReNIEO has communicated that for the next phase CReNIEO will not undertake this facilitation process due to manpower shortage, logistics, costs and it is inflating  foreign receipts when CReNIEO does not been utilizing any of the funds for the past couple of years. Moreover CReNIEO has thru SCINDeA other projects from the same donor and implemented in CReNIEO’s own area.  The current phase terminates on March 2014. The next phase ODAF proposal will not be sent by CReNIEO for the Nayagrgh field programme It has been communicated that another member of ODAF located in the nearby region can take over the project.  

3.6 The Informal Providers Project-CReNIEO/CHMI

CReNIEO has been involved substantial research, advocacy, and development of innovative programmes around informal front line healthcare providers in India for the past six years. This initiative has been done in partnership with a small group of well-established organizations and like-minded health professionals. During the last years, the core team has been working to create acceptance for non-physician clinical providers (or mid-level practitioners) like the present RHPs in India, and to develop a systematic process for building such cadres to meet the shortage of health human resources at the primary level in India.

In 2010-11, the Garhwal Community Development &Welfare Society(GCDWS) and CReNIEO jointly did a field study of the mobile phone  applications called”Guidevue”, the interactive, structured multi modal clinical guidelines to improve quality of care by Rural Health Care Providers in India in the two districts in Tamilnadu funded by ISIF- Asia. In 2011-12, CReNIEO jointly with GCDWS conducted a study to inform integration of Informal Health Care Providers in TehriGarhwal, Uttarakhand, North India and Guntur, AP, in Southern India with the support of the Research for Development Institute, Washington DC.A follow up study was done to appraise/gather detailed information about the development of RMP associations, roles and responsibilities of the local branches and their principal activities as well as the aspirations for the future. This was jointly by conducted by Institute of Development Studies Sussex, UK and CReNIEO.

3. 7 From Research to Advocacy and Action: A Project on Informal Providers 2013-2014

This is a 12 month project started from June 2013 and is funded by Center for Health Market Innovations. The goal of the project is to create advocacy and action on informal healthcare providers at the regional and global levels through evidence diffusion and coalition formation. The activities included are E –group moderation, stake holder’s consultation, documentation, publication and conferences.

CReNIEO team has taken the google group moderation of an existing online discussion forum initiated by CHMI. This has been integrated with a website, the IPG, with added features to have membership directory, blogs, and videos and moderated email discussion. We plan to utilize the e-forum as the main medium of communication and selection for the stakeholders’ consultation and selection of case studies for our documentation activity. Through this platform, we aim to create a lively and vibrant e-discussion group for exchange of information and ideas;

A Regional Stakeholders’ consultation is planned with a strong group of multi country stakeholders informing and enhancing the informal health sector globally and regionally in December. This consultation aims to learn from one another using the evidence about what can be done, how we can move forward, and how to make present interventions work even better.  We aim to bring together researchers, practitioners, and few policymakers in this consultation to debate and engage with ideas, identify areas of collective action, and determine strategies for implementing some of these ideas.

Documentation of relevant experiences and themes are planned. This will be done with field travel and compilation of reports in forms of stories, blogs etc.This project also consists of publications of scholarly articles based on the IP study in journals.

We are currently putting together a panel for the Conference for Asian Health Systems Conference in Singapore (Dec 13-16, 2013) and also to attend the HRH Forum Brazil (Nov 2013)(in collaboration with CHMI). We’re delighted to announce that our proposal for a side event on informal providers has been accepted by the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, which will be held in Recife, Brazil from Nov 9-13, 2013. The session will be organized by CReNIEO and R4D and will be styled as an open debate. The title of the session is “Unpleasant Reality or Pillars of Universal Health Coverage: An open debate about informal healthcare providers in Asia and Africa”.Dr. Meenakshi Gautham will represent CReNIEO in Brazil.

IV. Others:

Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) and others.

There are stringent provisions introduced in the Act from 2010 and all organizations have to renew their FCRA registration once in 5years. CReNIEO has to submit the renewal application by 2014.

Registration for Provident fund and for professional tax.

Policies:

For CReNIEO Governance draft polices have been prepared. They are Fixed Asset and Depreciation policy, Shared Costs policy, Purchase policy and Pulicat school best practices for teachers.

Region Period  Project Title. Agency Budget Project status.
  Pulicat   2013-2015 Integrated solutions to drinking water safety issues of rural area Global Nature Fund, And Living lakes partner in China. Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund)   $ 15000   First phase approved.
Pulicat 2013-2015 Wetland Conservation Green Involved –Spain Global nature Fund and partner in Spain    Rs.` 65,00,000   Pending.
Pulicat School 2013 Toilets for Girls Peter Meierle Rs. 1,15,000 Approved completed.
  Uttrakand   2013-2015 From Research to Advocacy and action: A project for informal Providers.   Results for Development, US   Rs.54,61,000   Approved.

V. Proposals Submitted- 2012 -2013.

 CReNIEO Executive Body:

The CReNIEO Executive Body meeting was held on 15th November 2012 and on 25th February 2013. The minutes have been circulated.

IV.  Development Projects:

Pulicat.

4.1 SCINDeA Project:

The SCINDeA project started a new phase in November 2011. The project continues to work in 30 villages in and around Pulicat. The programmes are on community health, SHGs, Income Generation Programmes, Environment and sanitation. As per EED guidelines the EED project funds were audited by Mr. John Ravindran and suitable replies and actions were taken on the management letter issued by him.

4.2. Global Nature Fund Pulicat Mangrove Restoration Project , Pulicat:

A new project (proposal submitted in October 2011) commenced in February 2012 entitled “  Mangrove reforestation in South-East Asia – local action and cross-border transfer of knowledge for the conservation of climate, forests and biodiversity” There are total four partners, one in Cambodia, one in Thailand and two organizations in Sri Lanka.. The total project period is from 1.01.2012 to 31.12.2015 and the total budget is Euro 131750. The Global Nature Fund is the main partner and project holder and the co-funding is from BMZ – The Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development in Germany and the Ursala Merz Foundation. The project work has commenced with land development, nursery development and environment education. The project coordinator of Pulicat attended a kick off workshop in Kabri Thailand.

4.3 SHGs programme in Pulicat.

There are 364 women Self Help groups have been promoted by CRENIEO in Pulicat Region covering 22 panchayats  with 71 villages comprises of 5196  women.  CReNIEO continues the programme under the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Women.

Project Name:

It is proposed to hence forth all development projects of CReNIEO at Pulicat be called as CReNIEO Research, Education and Development projects, Pulicat. SCINDeA had been using the old project name Integrated Fisherfolk Development Project (IFDP) in its project applications and all reports and this could be misleading as CReNIEO is the legal entity and not IFDP.   

Yercaud.

4.4 SCINDeA Project:

The new project covers 30 villages. The activities are focused on youth and women’s empowerment, environment and homestead sustainable farming. The new phase started in November 2011. As per EED guidelines the EED project funds are audited by Mr. John Ravindran and suitable replies and actions were taken as per the management letter.

Project Name in Yercaud.

It is proposed to hence forth call all development projects of CReNIEO at Yercaud as CReNIEO Research, Education and Development projects, Yercaud. SCINDeA had been using the old project name Servarayan Hills Tribal Community Development project (SHTCDP) its project applications and all reports and this could be misleading as CReNIEO is the legal entity and not SHTCDP.   

4.5  Orissa Development Action Forum- ODAF ,

CReNIEO Continues to be the project holder for the ODAF –Nayagargh Project. The project helps in promoting school education by running bridge courses among the Tribals and assists the people to access government schemes such as, land under forest dwellers rights and promotes  sustainable farming through SRI methods.

CReNIEO Continues to be the project holder for the ODAF –Nayagargh Project. The project is run autonomously with Mr. Sukant Kuamr Mohanty as the project coordinator. The funds are being transferred from Chennai to CRENIEO account in Bhubaneswar. A thorough pre audit check is conducted by the ODAF finance desk and the finance and programmes are monitored by the ODAF programme and monitoring and evaluation staff. The accounts are audited by Ms. Gopal & Associates and they have issued a management letter and the recommendations are adopted. The annual membership fee from local funds has been raised from Rs.100 to Rs. 5000 from 2011-12 onwards.

The new Standard Operating Practices (SoP) requires a change in signatories in the ING Vysya CRENIEO account in Bhubaneswar. The SoP says it is better if the signatories are from the project area other wise singed blank cheques will have to be sent. . It is proposed to  have Mr. Sukant Kumar Mohanty the Project Coordinator as a signatory along with .Mr. Manas Ranjan Mohanty  accountant.

4. 6 A study to inform integration of Rural Health Care Providers into the formal Health system in India.

This study was started in 2011 is in rural and tribal districts Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, The study aims to guide strategy formulation for upgrading, certifying and legitimizing Rural Health Care Providers (RHPs). The study was completed and report presented at the Review Meeting held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from 20-23 March 2012  As an extension of this study, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK (IDS) and CReNIEO jointly will explore further with a more in-depth joint analysis and critical appraisal of existing data, supplemented with some fresh research.

4.5 Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of women Ltd.: An IFAD project for developing study materials for class’s 6th to 12 std school children of financial literacy was developed and submitted. The final approval is waited.    

5. Others:

CReNIEO Infrastructure Utilisation:

Some maintenance work was done at CReNIEO Yercaud centre. Contributions are expected which will enable CReNIEO to meet the maintenance costs.

Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA):

There are stringent provisions introduced in the Act from 2010 and all organizations have to renew their FCRA registration once in 5years. CReNIEO has to submit the renewal application by 2014.

  Application & Area   Period of Project   Project Title.   Agency   Budget   Project status.
  Pulicat, Tamil Nadu
CReNIEO- Global Nature Fund.   Applied for four Years. 2012 to 2015 Bio Diversity Restoration and mangrove plantation Global Nature Fund   Rs.1,10,00,000 Approved January 2012.
CReNIEO – South Central India for Development Alternatives (SCINDeA) Applied for November 2011 to October 2014. Empowerment of Communities. Phase VI  SCINDeA-EED Rs. 44,03,047 Approved November 2011
CReNIEO Award Pulicat Development work One World award –Rapunzel Co.  Germany   Rs.1,50,000 Approved.
Yercaud  Hills, Tamil Nadu  
CReNIEO – South Central India for Development Alternatives (SCINDeA) Applied for November 2011 to October 2014. Empowerment of Communities. Phase IV  SCINDeA-EED Rs.4420,310 Approved November 2011
  CReNIEO   Applied or Two Years. Climate Change & Environmental  Education for children of the Hills  Canadian Luther World Federation – Canada   Rs.30,00,000 Pending
  CReNIEO     Two years. Scientific Training for Revival Scientific Training on cultivation of minor millets.   DST   Rs.14,00,000   Not Approved. To Reapply
CReNIEO-Chennai
  CReNIEO   Two Years ” OBC Welfare Hostels IN Tamil Nadu : A Study of Present Status And Future Developments” Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.   Rs. 83,98,000   Pending
CReNIEO, Muttukadu & Pulicat Two Years. Capacity -Training of Trainers  and CBO’s Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Rs. 1,00,00,000 No Reply

Rural Development Projects:

2.1. Network- Orissa Development Action Forum- ODAF ,

The ODAF programmes are continuing for promoting education for Adivasi school drop outs, 841 students have been assisted. 20 village Educational Development committees to revive education have been established to assist in the running of government schools. The project helps the people
to access government schemes such as PDS and MGNREGS Better cultivation practices such as systemic rice intensification schemes have been introduced. 1292 acres have been brought under organic farming. 50 acres of wastelands have been developed into cultivatable lands and 32 acres of land has been brought under afforestation. 12000 horticulture plants have been distributed to 400. Village pumps sets for better irrigation has been provided. 380 under 5 malnourished children are being taken care of. 4 villages have established seed banks. 700 applications for Forest Dwellers Rights have been made and about 80 land rights have been
awarded. Mr. Sukant Kumar Mohanty is the project coordinator and on behalf of CReNIEO Mr. Premchandran is the Project in charge and represents CReNIEO in ODAF.

2.2 Integrated Fisher folk Development Project (IFDP) Pulicat.

The IFDP-SCINDeA project continues to work in 30 villages in and around Pulicat. The programmes are on community health, SHGs, Income Generation Programmes, Advocacy, Environment sanitation and peoples movement. The on going projects under IFDP include community based intervention on STI/HIV/AIDS. The other projects of IFDP are :

Global Nature Fund Pulicat Mangrove Restoration Project :

22,600 Seeds Saplings of Avicenna marina were collected and saplings are being grown in Pulicat. 5800 saplings have been planted in suitable sites at Thangal village. Channels have been dredged for 300 meters for inflow and outflow. New sites have been identified in Nellore area for planting of mangroves. A GPS unit to identify and mark the sites has been purchased.
Women and school children are being oriented about mangroves and a long term plan is being drawn up to replicate the efforts in new areas. Dr. Udo of GNF Mr. Jim Enbright of MAP visited the project. The restoration programme is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Environment,
Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety. The project is through Global Nature Fund.

Global Nature Fund Education on Climate issues for children and Community:

Under this programme children of various schools are taught about their local environment and about global warming, climate change, carbon emissions, carbon trading etc. Competitions are held regularly in the schools. A school environment day was celebrated. Ms. Premanjali Rao visited Mexico and presented the progress of the projects. The Global Nature Fund, Germany has granted full membership to CReNIEO from this year onwards.

Lake women’s Advancement Project : SHGs

There are 261 women Self Help groups promoted by CRENIEO in Pulicat Region comprising of 3864 women. There are 24 boys groups with 352 members.

2.3 The Servarayan Hills and Tribal Community Development Project- Yercaud.

30 villages are covered under the SCINDIA project. The activities are focused on youth and women’s empowerment, health, environment and
homestead farming. The project has constructed 35 low costs toilets for select families. There is an ongoing programme on STI/HIV/AIDS. The project has promoted women self help groups and boys self help groups. The project’s mobile lab operates in the remote villages and conducts various tests. 35 families have been provided with agricultural implements 35 families were provided with goats and one village is being developed into a green village.

DST-Floriculture Project -Yercaud

The project trained tribal farmers to raise floriculture crops for additional income. The flowers are Rose and Chrysanthemum 10 farmers with 2to 3 cents of land each have set up a method demonstration plot. The simple
green house was set up as a demo unit.

3 . Workshops and Training Programmes:

  1. Importance of Minor millets for nutrition in Yercaud Fe. 2010.
  2. Environment Education for school teachers July 2009.

4. Proposals Submitted

  1. A comparative Study of Facilitating Factors and Barriers to Achievement of MDGs 4,5 and 6 in Districts with High, Medium and Low Health Indices in Tamil Nadu, India. (LoI)
  2. Imparting Training to Community based organizations like SHgs, PLF’s – (TNVRC- TNCDW) EOI.
  3. Skills development through accredited courses of the TNOU at Pulicat – to CLWR.
  4. Food security for coastal regions proposal to European Union (EU) through Global Nature Fund.
  5. Environment Education for women and children of Hill regions of Yercaud . CLWR.
  6. Enabling Future Generations in Pulicat Lake to Understand and Act on Environmental Issues and Climate Change

Proposal In the Making:

  1. Reviving Minor Millets in traditional tribal farms of Yercaud.
  2. Mangroves revival project and mangroves mapping.
  3. Comprehensive Health project in Yercaud.
  4. Orissa Development Action Forum – Proposal for 2011 March to 2014.

Dr. K. M. Shyamprasad
Director
Centre For Research On New International Economic CReNIEO.
Sept. 2010

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