To, Date: 01-12-2018
Prof. Virendra K Vijay
Head, Centre for Rural Development
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Sub: Report on Household Survey on 03-11-2018.
While thanking the Ministry of Human Resource Development, IIT Delhi for providing us with an opportunity to take part in Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme, I hereby submit a report regarding Household Survey conducted in five villages adopted by our College on Saturday, 03-11-2018 by putting together a team with a coordinator, 8 faculty members from different departments, along with non teaching staff and 54 students of the UBA Cell.
All of us had assembled in the college ground at 7.30 A.M. and were enthusiastic for the fieldwork. After having breakfast and coffee in the canteen, all of them left in two buses to Chikkanahalli at 8.30 A.M. The vehicles reached at 10.30 A.M and were received by Smt. Neelavva Halli, Panchayat Development Officer (PDO), Panchayat members and staff members of Chikkanahalli Gram Panchayat office and the villagers. Prof. Venkateshulu Sir introduced the college team members to all of them.
A group photo was taken on this occasion. and eight teams were formed with 7 students each, under the guidance of Prof. Venkateshulu. The following faculties and non teaching staff were accompanied by their team.
|Sl.No.||Name of the Faculty||Department|
|1||Prof. Mahantesh B. Havani, Coordinator||Economics|
|5||Prof. Hamsha||Computer Science|
|7||Prof. D.N. Kumar||Management|
The team members started the survey with Chikkanahalli village and were accompanied by the P.D.O. and other staff such as clerk, watermen, bill collectors etc. The villagers were very supportive and provided the necessary information for the survey.
The details of the household survey is as follows:
|Sl. No.||Name of the Village||No. of Houses surveyed|
Following are the grievances / requirements of the household of all the five villages:
I) Major Problems:
- Hospital Facility: One of the major problems faced by all the five villages is poor healthcare facilities. Due to the absence of health care facilities like the Primary Health Centre and hospital, ambulance and medical shop, the villagers especially old age, pregnant women and children are facing difficulties in getting proper and timely medical assistance. This problem can be solved by setting up a hospital in the Panchayat headquarter Chikkanahalli, NRHM and National AYUSH Mission. This problem can also be solved by implementing Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) which helps to improve the health status of children. For the benefit of the villagers, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aoushadhi Kendras can be started which provides generic medicines at affordable prices to the needy people.
- Problem of Unemployment: Another major problem of the adopted villages is lack of employable skills which is leading to the unemployment among youth. Therefore the villagers need some vocational / professional skill development training, since they are from economically weaker sections and the agricultural income is also meager. In this view, a Skill Development Centre can be started to provide training facility such as computer basics, tailoring, mobile phone repair service etc., through NGOs like RUDSETI and Canara Bank Centenary Rural Development Trust (CBCRD Trust).
- Low Enrolment Rate in the Schools:The enrolment rate in the schools of these villages is low because of poor educational infrastructure. Hence, to attract the parents and students for admission, these schools can be upgraded with the help of NGOs, and Voluntary Associations by providing educational kits, computers and other basic facilities.
- Absence of Banking Facility: Another important problem in these villages is the non-existence of banks. Villagers are not aware about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana which has been implemented in the year 2014 by the Central Government. In view of this, a branch or an extension counter of any Nationalized Commercial Bank can be started which will also inculcate the habit of savings among them.
- Environmental Pollution: One of the serious problem faced by these five villages is quarrying, which is affecting the environment and is hazardous to human beings, livestock and plants and the agricultural yield.
- Frequent Power cuts: The villagers have also mentioned about the problem of frequent power cuts. The problem of power cut can be solved by undertaking innovative methods like use of solar energy for houses and street-lighting.
- Lack of proper drainage system: This problem can be solved by connecting the drainage system of every house by constructing main sewage chamber under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
- Non existence of community hall / Samudaya Bhavan: The problem of Samudaya Bhavan can be solved by constructing community hall in the headquarter of the Grama Panchayat which will benefit the surrounding villages of the panchayat.
- We can approach big corporates like INFOSYS Foundation chairperson, Mrs. Sudha Murthy , BIOCON- chairperson, Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Narayana Hrudayalaya chairperson Dr, Devi Shetty etc., who are always helping the needy people of the society as part of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
- The NSS, NCC and Youth Red Cross Wings of the college can conduct various activities like Cleanliness Awareness Campaigns, Free health-check up camps, etc. as part of EC / CC activities.
- Also, the other troupes of the college like Natya can conduct street plays on social issues / problems and various Government schemes such as pension for disabled, widows and old age people. These will have some impact on the villagers there.
The students’ got a practical exposure to the problems of rural areas, which they had previously studied only in the syllabi. After completing the household survey in all the five villages, the team of the UBA cell of the College left for Bengaluru by thanking the P.D.O., Panchayat members, office staff, and villagers.
The coordinators, faculty members, and the students wish to express their sincere thanks to all the trustees of RSST, Principal Madam and all others who have supported us for this survey.
Mahantesh B. Havani
Coordinator, U.B.A. Cell
Faculty, Dept. of Economics
NMKRV College for Women