Talasari

WHAT IS PROJECT TALASARI?

A little overview about the project.
Talasari is one of the talukas of the newly created Palghar distric, previously part of Thane, and also one of the most backward rural and tribal regions in Maharashtra. Talasari is situated in the northernmost part of Palghar, bounded by the Dangs of Gujarat in the north, Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the east, Dhanu to the south and Arabian Sea to the west. It is important to point out Talasari doesn’t have a notified town area, and most of the working population is engaged in primary activities.

IaVedic has adopted Talasari With the agenda of social upliftment and economic development while maintaining environmental equilibrium. Being foremost in our village adoption schemes the following project programs in Talasari are heavily undertaken by I A Vedic Team to supplement the inhabitants of the villages with the best of welfare standards & practices through our humble initiative.

SURVEY

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For Course Of Action
VCM (Village Change Makers)

Conducted Survey in whole 42 Villages of Talasari district and also in Palghar district which is Adivasi area , to identify the needs and problems of the aborigines living here . After Sucessfully completing the survey which took us 3 Months we came up with two programs with regards to our survey report.

1. Tribal Health and Human Devlopment

Over 84 million of India’s people belong to Scheduled Tribes. While tribal populations make up only 8 percent of India’s population, they account for over a quarter of the country’s poorest people. Although these groups have seen considerable progress over the years-poverty among tribal groups declined by more than a third between 1983 and 2005 – nearly half the country’s Scheduled Tribe population remains in poverty, due to their low starting point.

India’s poor tribal people have far worse health indicators than the general population. Most tribal people live in remote rural hamlets in hilly, forested or desert areas where illiteracy, trying physical environments, malnutrition, inadequate access to potable water, and lack of personal hygiene and sanitation make them more vulnerable to disease.

 

Among the tribal population in India, the current health problems are due to the following factors

1. Their distance and inaccesability from medical facilities.

2.The lack of all-weather roads and affordable transportation, and insensitive and discriminatory behaviour by staff at medical facilities.

3. Malnutrition and lack of wholesome diet.

4. Absence of safe drinking water, and un-hygienic living conditions.

5. The starkest marker of tribal deprivation is child mortality, with under-five mortality rates among rural tribal children remaining startlingly high, at about 100 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005 compared with 82 among all children.

6. Women’s low social status makes them more likely to seek treatment only when the ailment is well advanced. Societal attitudes towards pregnancy, which is generally not considered a condition that requires medical treatment, nourishment or care, hinder efforts to deliver antenatal services.

7.Young tribal girls enter the reproductive age as victims of undernourishment and anemia, and face greater health risks as a result of early marriage, frequent pregnancies, unsafe deliveries, and sexually transmitted diseases

8. High level of Alcohol consumption amongst Adults and men with small families.

The base tribal hospital is important in administering primary and secondary healthcare, health education, disease surveillance, community outreach and for continued confidence in holistic and conventional medicine. Diet-based morbidities may be combated via organic farming and banning local alcohol production, while anaemia may be combated through continued iron, salt and folic acid supplementation to women. The formulation of mental health programmes and long term educational initiatives at the village level are critical to reducing suicide and infant mortality. Further epidemiological studies are required to gain a complete picture of health within the population, and successful implementation of the model elsewhere must factor in sociocultural disparities among tribes.

By improving the Tribal Health statistics and quality of life, Our Goal is to bring a small change

2. Modern Education and Adivasi Culture

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Imagine a world in which children from tribal areas are able to receive free school education. Well, imagine no more. We are inspiring others in tribal and rural belts of India where child labor and poverty are widespread.Children are not only provided with free education but also skills which will enable them to go forward in life.

SOME TRIBAL EDUCATION FACTS

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1. Tribal population of the country, as per the 2001 census, is 8.43 crore, constituting

2. 8.2% of the total population with 91.7% of them living in rural areas and 8.3% in urban areas.

3. Almost 150 out of 1000 Tribal Children die under the age of five in India.

4. The total Literacy Rate is not more than 47% across all the Tribes in India.

5. Most of the Tribal villages have Female Literacy rate less than 20% in India.

6. And although the percentage of students who enrol in Primary education is High, they Drop out of School soon and dont pursue education further.

7. Only 4% of the children in the Tribal communities go to Higher education in India

 

OUR TRIBAL VISION

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Our schools are planning to provide free, value based education in a stress-free student friendly environment that:-

1) Enables the students to discover their inner nature and talents and to blossom them to the fullest potential.

2) Broadens the vision and deepens the roots by enabling them to appreciate the cultural heritage of their own country and yet have a global vision.

The Tribal Vision free schools are located in various tribal and backward areas in Maharashtra. Each school has its own set of challenges based on the geographical and cultural set-up of the land and its people.

Some areas are extremely remote, surrounded by forests and no roads or electricity. In some of the places, the children are more familiar with guns than soap! The need to impress education and schooling, as a means towards a future is imperative.

In the Tribal areas which are more accessible parents prefer to send their children as domestic helpers onto the farms or brick klins to earn a few rupees, rather than opportune them with an education. This is even more so for a girl child. It is common practice that when she turns 14 she gets married, by 20 has 5 children, has no education behind her, no money and further more no self-confidence and no self-esteem.

Moreover these Tribal villages have their own set of challenges. Located in the forest areas, the disparity between the urban and forest dwellers is a constant impression on the young minds. Lack of availability of free education forces them to look for other means to earn the quick buck. Drugs, violence, alcohol, tobacco are easier to come by than books.

OUR TRIBAL VISION

SHIKSHA

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Training is the essence of knowledge being provided effectively
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IaVedic Foundation spend a lot of time & effort in developing direct free education training approach that liberates participants, helping them break limiting patterns & become more effective change agents. Not only do we organize & lead training that go beyond the traditional style of education but also that augments well enough to add a real meaning & enhances value to people’s lives.

Our one or two day workshop provides intensive support to the applicants, instantly upgrading their skill sets, knowledge & bring about a sea change in the way they think & act in real life. It is suitable for members from various factions of the society and ideal for individuals at various levels. At Talasari, the I A Vedic training & development department is keenly focused on teaching specific topics such as Samskar Varghas, Panchakosha, Pranayam & Bhakti Yoga, Stress Management, Time Management, Power of Positive Attitude, Personality Development etc. Typically 5 to 6 hours of training, over one or two days is conducted at a Kalambiri, Udhawa Gaon in Talasari District. Since the inception of the program in Feb 2014 immense positive response has been received from Jana Utkarsha College & Vishwa Hindu Parishad School wherein approximately 80 students & 100 students respectively have enrolled for the program & actively participating in the training curriculum.

Besides this, I A Vedic Team is also undertaking regular free training programs for the teachers & administrators in various institutes in Talasari District to the tune of 500 members who in turn can impart the knowledge & education to the masses. Things which are not in education syllabus but are important are inducted into the training as a part of “Shikshan Vandana“ program.

Young students are motivated & cultivated from their adolescent age into games & sports, cultural programs, Arts & Craft, Folk Music & Dance & Dramas. Students are encouraged into a spirit of excellence & competitiveness thereby enhancing their abilities & aspiration for better living. Psychologists are invited to study students from their childhood, perform IQ Tests, train & assist them in incorporating changes necessary for their vital upbringing.

 

 

FOOD FOR SOUL

Value Education Programs for Tribal Kids

iaVedic initiative of Food for Life program stems from the need to help countless children to satisfy their basic nutritional needs. Kitcheri is a healthy stew type of preparation made from rice, high protein lentils & vegetables. It has all the nutrients & proteins needed for a young body to grow. The most needy & most fragile have always been served sumptuously with our kitcheri distribution team.

Kitchen modalities & services include a very modern & clean facility with expert cooks who change the menu from day to day with a variety of grains, beans, dairy products & variety of veggies plus fully filtered R.O. drinking water used in cooking as well as offered to kids during meal time.

Every day more than 300 plates of Hot Kitcheri is served at school campus. On a few occasions, kids are also fed with special vegetable dishes with puris & chappati preparations along with sweets etc.

 

WATER RESOURCES HARVESTING

Conserving and Saving Water

The primary purpose of a village committee is to centralize and empower local leadership & responsibility for the water well. This is an important feature to our work because it formally distributes ownership to the entire community. Without it, the water resources in villages are in jeopardy of being capitalized by prominent members or mistreated by the larger population. The committee consisted of Village Headman who served as the authoritative body presiding over the well, while I A Vedic Team mobilized manpower requisite to digging up & creating provisions for water storage. IaVedic facilitate this process after a community had met prerequisite conditions & expressed interest in creating a well in Udhavagaon, Talasari. The range of responsibilities ranged from determining an accessible location to quelling community issues that may arise & ensuring the longevity of the well.

Once the required parameters where in place, the drilling team had been mobilized to the site. Civil works began once the team searched for an appropriate area in Udhavagaon to drill under the approval of village headman. The well has been dug to an average of 15 meters below the aquifer levels. After a sufficient depth had been reached a 4-inch diameter polyvinyl chloride casing was installed to protect the well from collapse & debris. Once the rest of the system was in place, necessary regulations to monitor the water quality & output was undertaken.

IaVedic Team ensured to utilize technology that was environmentally friendly & economically viable. The village communities were trained on how to maintain the well & to expedite procedures that would enable them to replicate the model elsewhere.

WATER DISTRIBUTION

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We distributed water using the tanker facility.

Poor management, unclear laws, rural corruption, changing climate & continued population growth has exacerbated water scarcity & other allied problems in Maharashtra. By & large the region remains most vulnerable to future water stress. The implications of this water crisis extend beyond agricultural and industrial challenges to social dynamics in Indian villages especially Talasari along the Western Ghats. In Maharashtra alone the rainfall during the last two monsoons has been less than 50 percent of the average, compared with 93 percent in 2011. According to recent reports, this water crisis has led to permanent agricultural standstill, rising debt, increase in suicide and clashes between people and civic authorities etc.

Need for efficient water distribution system is required to be in place to meet the shortfall in existing supply as well as meet the burgeoning demand for water to undertake & perform various household courses. Despite local water scarcity & increasingly contaminated sources in Talasari District, I A Vedic Team is undertaking measures to cover the shortage in supply to localities by providing water tanker facilities that would supply 10000 Liters of water on every Sunday to various talukas within Talasari region as a miniscule forward step in this direction.

The I A Vedic Management committee is also looking at various water supply schemes including multi – village supply model that has the potential to capture economies of scale & to facilitate higher levels of service which appear to offer feasible & long term solutions to water insufficiency in rural areas.

ANGANWADI TAIS

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Health Surveys & Health Camps
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Through the medium of Anganwadi Tais, I A Vedic Foundation is undertaking community relief & welfare development programs for the people of Talasari. It focuses on projects, programs and causes in the healthcare sector with the main objective to provide free, concessional & affordable health care services to the needy.

IaVedic Team has been rendering various Community Health Programs for the poor and the needy spectrum of our society staying in the rural and tribal areas of Talasari since March 2014. Through organizational tie up with Bhaktivedanta Hospital, it provides comprehensive state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for various diagnostic, medical, surgical, and critical cases. While treatment is provided with the latest available technology, care is taken to ensure that the personal touch is kept intact. Our mission is to serve humanity regardless of social, ethnic, religious or political affiliations, to provide relief to the suffering and mitigate their pains by providing free & concessional medical treatment to thousands who cannot afford to make both ends meet.

As a part of its active Endeavour, IaVedic foundation undertakes periodic Ophthalmology & Dental treatment along with OPD consultation for rural inhabitants to the extent of 2000 members every month to ensure medical needs at sufficiently met at grass root levels. The team of Anganwadi Tais help in performing local surveys to enable clarity in rural needs & problems vis – a – vis healthcare & provide adequate communication that helps substantiate our modus operandi in resolving health issues.

MEDICAL CAMPS

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I A Vedic Foundation is undertaking community relief & welfare development programs for the people of Talasari. It focuses on projects, programs and causes in the healthcare sector with the main objective to provide free, concessional & affordable health care services to the needy.

I A Vedic Team has been rendering various Community Health Programs for the poor and the needy spectrum of our society staying in the rural and tribal areas of Talasari since March 2014.

Through organizational tie up with Bhaktivedanta Hospital, it provides comprehensive state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for various diagnostic, medical, surgical, and critical cases. While treatment is provided with the latest available technology, care is taken to ensure that the personal touch is kept intact.

The mission is to serve humanity regardless of social, ethnic, religious or political affiliations, to provide relief to the suffering and mitigate their pains by providing free & concessional medical treatment to thousands who cannot afford to make both ends meet.

As a part of its active Endeavour, I A Vedic foundation undertakes periodic Ophthalmology & Dental treatment along with OPD consultation for rural inhabitants to the extent of 2000 members every month to ensure medical needs at sufficiently met at grass root levels.

iaVedic Team is also performing local surveys to enable clarity in rural needs & problems vis – a – vis healthcare & provide adequate communication that helps substantiate our modus operandi in resolving health issues.

 

BOREWELL PROGRAMS

Water for life
The primary purpose of a village committee is to centralize and empower local leadership & responsibility for the water well. This is an important feature to our work because it formally distributes ownership to the entire community. Without it, the water resources in villages were in jeopardy of being capitalized by prominent members or mistreated by the larger population.

The committee consisted of Village Headman who served as the authoritative body presiding over the well, while I A Vedic Team mobilized manpower requisite to digging up & creating provisions for water storage. I A Vedic facilitate this process after a community had met prerequisite conditions & expressed interest in creating a well in Udhavagaon, Talasari.

The range of responsibilities ranged from determining an accessible location to quelling community issues that may arise & ensuring the longevity of the well.

Once the required parameters where in place, the drilling team had been mobilized to the site. Civil works began once the team searched for an appropriate area in Udhavagaon to drill under the approval of village headman.

The well has been dug to an average of 15 meters below the aquifer levels. After a sufficient depth had been reached a 4-inch diameter polyvinyl chloride casing was installed to protect the well from collapse & debris. Once the rest of the system was in place, necessary regulations to monitor the water quality & output was undertaken.

I A Vedic Team ensured to utilize technology that was environmentally friendly & economically viable. The village communities were trained on how to maintain the well & to expedite procedures that would enable them to replicate the model elsewhere.

Project Data
PROJECT NAME START DATE STATUS
TALASARI Nov 2013 Work in Full progress
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