Health care is a right for every individual but it is not accessible in the rural sector due to lack of quality infrastructure, non accessibility of basic medicines and shortage of qualified medical functionaries to name a few.
Location poses even greater barriers to healthcare than most other settings in the developing world because they tend to be remote, poorly accessible by road, and have a limited power supply.
Our survey in few rural sectors reflect several cases of malnutrition in children and women, water borne infections, air borne infections, lack of sexual hygiene.
There and many programs and policies being run by the Government but the success of these programs is questioned keeping in mind the gaps during the implementation process.
Our initiative sets out a series of actions designed to support the State Government’s strategic objective for a Healthier State
Education is the need of the hour and key to helping communities move towards peace and prosperity. We are working on education for all in the face of neglect and poverty. Denying one’s education can also prevent them from participating in family and community discussions, which makes it harder to address the attitudes and practices that so negatively impact on their lives.
One of the Major Concerns for education in rural schools is quality and accessibility. Our survey conducted in few villages showed the status of education in these regions is shocking, lack of commitment, study materials, poor connectivity only added to the woes of the school.
A survey by Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), shows that even though the number of students attending schools in rural area is rising, majority of grade-5 students are unable to read 2nd grade text book nor solve simple math problems corresponding to their respective level.
Creating long term change requires addressing the systems and approaches that deny children from education. We intend work from community to government level to help children, voice their concerns and create cultures that value and support
Human life is dependent on environment, the change in environment brings about good environmental benefits thereby increase their economic activity. The aim of Namma Mitra is also to bring about sustainability in the form of sustainable villages in ecology. These villages are named sustainable eco-villages. Sustainable eco-villages work on a very simple principle – create villages that require no use of external resources to function in a way healthy for all residents.
Some of the environmental benefits:
For generations Rural Indian villagers have been involved in various small scale occupations out of which, agriculture is the primary one. Apart from agriculture, they have been involved in various vocations to eke out subsistence such as animal husbandry, poultry and cottage Industries such as pottery, handicraft, weaving of cloth.
The backbone of village economy is agriculture, which is dependent on monsoons. The erratic monsoons and low precipitations have caused low productivity in agricultural outputs. The soil becoming compacted due to biotic factors which reduces the fertility.
The people of the villages are looking for greener pastures in cities and urban areas. Their mass exodus has only caused unsolicited urban diaspora, which in turn causes increase of slum population in the cities. The solution for this problem lies in building self-sustainable village system, to give them modern agricultural methods, change of cropping patterns, economic use of water resources, soil and water conservation measures.
Our strategy is to create an initiative to change the economic status of women, especially those at the grassroots through business incubation centres, (microcredit schemes channelled through cooperatives societies;) encouragement to farm, sourcing markets for their produce and vocational training.
The women need to be empowered, helped to acquire skills for modern living. Youth should be taught about modern methods of economics