Center For Development Service
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Our Activities

CSR Plantation Programme

Industrial technological revolution and speedy exploitation of every bit of natural resources have caused serious threat to ecosystem of Angul-Talcher region in Angul district of Odisha. Rapid industrialization and mining operations have left with polluted rivers, polluted air, natural calamities, contaminated soil, depleted wildlife and exhausted natural resources. The present scenario reflects an alarming situation of grave environmental crisis and ecological imbalance in the whole district. In the above stated context CDS executed a plantation programme in Fulpada GP under Banarpal Block of Angul district, Odisha. The area is located in the vicinity of largest Power Grid sub-station of Asia . Nearly 3000 trees of different kind were planted in this area with the support of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd under CSR activity.

Relief & Response Programme

Low pressure followed by heavy rainfall commenced from 3rd August 2014 has resulted in release of water from the Hirakud dam. This combined with incessant rain in the catchment areas caused the floods in rivers Mahanadi, Bramhani, Baitarani and their tributaries affecting riverside districts, blocks and villages and its adjoining areas CDS responded to flood in Pattamundai Block of Kendrapada district of Odisha with financial support from FADV. The response project with specific target to children, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable groups has been completed in five villages of the area on 15th December 2014. The response project has intervened in three result areas such as – Livelihood, food security and nutrition, Water sanitation and hygiene, Sports and recreational activities for children. The project started in consultation with the village community management groups and collection of information about the target groups. Assessment of malnutrition has been conducted by nutrition consultant. The children were provided Zincovit (multivitamin) and de-warming syrup. Awareness generation was made among target groups and stakeholders during the program. Target children under five years of age, lactating and pregnant women were also provided with nutrition supplement (Chattua) for about a month. To improve the access of vulnerable groups to nutritional foods, they were provided with seeds and seedlings. Cash for work are conducted in all response villages for development of village link roads under the project. Apart from the above WASH awareness programme were also organized in all 5 affected project villages to change the attitude and practices of the community. Besides that general health checkup cum free medicine distribution camps were organized in 6 villages in collaboration with local PHC and free medicines were distributed to the flood affected people. Sports materials for cricket match were distributed to the children of all 5 villag

Disaster Management Programme

With financial and technical support from FADV, Italy CDS implemented a child focused disaster risk reduction project during the year 2014-16 with an objective to reduce the vulnerability of community and children in 10 villages of Pattamundai block under Kendrapada district of Odisha by improving preparedness and mitigation capacity of the school and community with their active participation. Base line study has also been conducted in the project area. Village disaster management committees are formed in all10 project villages of its operational area. More than 100 children have been identified to take the lead in child focused DRR project. Two Training programmes were organized for them on concept & terminology of DRR. Children clubs have been formed at the village level. HVCA exercise has been conducted in all the project villages. Small scale mitigation activities like renovation of tube-wells with raised platforms were executed for improvement in water and sanitation situation of the villages. Taskforce members have been chosen and training program for them on search & rescue, first aid , psychological first aid were organized at the multipurpose flood shelter of the project area by the state level skilled trainers. Several initiatives are also under taken for benefit of the community which includes providing search and rescue equipment, organizing farmer’s and scientist interaction for appropriate livelihood option, short term tailoring training program for women’s/ adolescent girls to generate earnings for their families etc. School disaster management committees (SDMC) are also formed along with capacity building initiatives and training in two (2) high schools. In addition to that small scale structural and nonstructural retrofitting activities like electrification, grillage & gate, repairing of furniture were undertaken in two high schools including work for improvement in water and sanitation situation.

National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC)

CDS is participating in National Environment Awareness Campaign supported by Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India, from the year 2003-04. The local NGO representatives participated in the workshop on “Status of Land Degradation in Angul District & Mitigation Strategy” organized by CDS during the year 2014-15 organized at Prajna Jagruti Shiksha Niketan, Fulpada . They appreciated the efforts of the organization and the methods used by it for educating the people, mostly the villagers and the students on mitigating land degradation. The response of the community was quite positive and collectively they participated in the programme. They were of the opinion that CDS has been playing commendable role in their locally for educating and generating awareness among the people on various social issues and mobilizing them for collective work. The effort of CDS to mobilize the villagers for medicinal plantation programme was also appreciated by the community representatives/leaders. The representatives of the organizations participated in the programme were of the opinion that they would replicate this types of initiatives and will try to mitigate land degradation by involving community members and the students.

Environment Governance Programme

Empowerment of marginalized communities for protecting their basic rights to life and livelihood which is being increasingly threatened and adversely affected by a growing environmental degradation in the project region owing to unmindful industrial growth and absence of proper environmental governance. The project was implemented in select Gram Panchayats (lowest governance unit) of Angul district, which happens to be one of the most industrialized districts of the state. The state has also been known to be one of the least developed one in the country. The said gram panchayat areas happen to be the worst affected from unplanned industrial growth and mounting pollution resulting in serious livelihood threats for communities living in the region. The project focused on setting up community based environmental governance models which would contribute in protecting basic human rights pertaining to life and livelihood of the communities. A project is being implemented with the support of Keystone Foundation, Tamilnadu in 4 select Gram Panchayats (lowest governance unit) of Angul district, which happens to be one of the most industrialised districts of the state. A base line study has been conducted in order to have a deeper understanding into various dimensions of environmental degradation in the project region & an environmental issue profiling has been done. Formation of people’s committees on environment are facilitated in the villages of all 4 project GPs. Orientation meetings for the environment committee members were organized at the village levels, leaflets developed under the project were distributed for their basic awareness about the environment issues of the area. Village level camps were organized at different locations of the project area to test the water quality & create interest among the community to know the procedure which they can do independently. Finally water testing kits were handed over to a registered society ‘Mukti Path’ of Kukuda

NFSM – ICRISAT Green gram Cultivation

National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was launched in 2007-08 to increase the production of rice, wheat and pulses by the end of XI Plan through area expansion and productivity enhancement; restoring soil fertility and productivity; creating employment opportunities; and enhancing farm level economy. The Mission is being continued after that & from 2016-17, NFSM- Pulses is implemented in 638 districts of 29 states of India including Odisha. To make the state sustainable in pulses production, the state govt. has involved the state unit of ICRISAT (International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) to produce improved variety of green-gram seeds in the state. Thus the ICRISAT state unit involved CDS as a local partner for promotion of green-gram in 2 districts (Cuttack & Khurda) of Odisha. Under this programme IPM 2-14 green-gram seeds were distributed to the farmers of BBSR and Jatni Block of Khurda Dist. & Niali, Salepur and Nischitkoeli Block of Cuttak Dist. All total 96 seed packets (60Kg each packet) were distributed for this purpose to the farmers of the above mentioned area.

Odisha SBM Project – PAC CSC Progamme

To improve the consumer voice and accountability in the Swachha Bharat Mission - Gramin (SBM - G), application of Community Score Card (CSC) Tool was facilitated in 3 Gram Panchayats – 1. Karadagadia of Banarpal Block 2. Parabil of Kaniha Block 3. Jarpada of Chhendipada Block of Angul District supported by Public Affairs Centre (PAC), Bangalore / Bill & Melinde Gates Foundation (BMGF). CSC is a tool which helps the community to assess the quality of service delivery and performance of the service provider. It is basically a community empowerment tool which - 1) Provides a forum for direct and constructive engagement between the service user and the service provider; 2) Gives an opportunity for joint decision making; 3) Gives immediate feedback to the provider on areas for improvement; 4) Facilitates enhancement of quality, efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. 5) Promotes good governance (accountability, transparency, participation) in the process of public service delivery Similarly CSC-2 exercises were also conducted followed by IEC activities like developing different kind of leaflet and wall paints materials. As a result 5000 leaflets on IHHL was printed and distributed in all 3 project GPs. Also all total 14 wall paints were made in project GPs at different locations on uses & steps of SBM. It was further extended as up scaling IEC (Community Led Media Mix – 2 ) with 3 Communication Need Assessment (CNA) exercises in 3 new project GPs - Parang of Chhendipada Block, Bonda of Banarpal Block & Gurujanguli of Talcher Block in Angul Dist followed by reprinting of updated Leaflet & wall paints. As a result 3000 updated leaflets on IHHL was printed and distributed in all 3 project GPs. Also all total 12 wall paints were made in project GPs at different locations on uses & steps of SBM. The Odisha SBM Project came to an end with a final dissemination regional workshop for Angul, Sambalpur & Dh

Water & Sanitation Program- Swachha Bharat Mission (Gramin)

The Rural Sanitation Programme in India was introduced in the year 1954 as a part of the First Five Year Plan of the Government of India. In 1986, Government of India introduced the Central Rural Sanitation Programme (CRSP) with primary objective of providing the quality life of rural people and also provide privacy and dignity to women. From 1999, a “demand driven” approach under the “Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)” emphasized more on Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Human Resource Development (HRD), Capacity development activities to increase awareness among the rural people generation of sanitary facilities. The “Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA)” the successor programme of the TSC, was launched from 1st April, .2012. The objective was to accelerate the sanitation coverage in the rural areas so as to comprehensively cover the rural community through renewed strategies and saturation approach. To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission – (Gramin) on 2nd October, 2014 The main objectives of the SBM (G) are as under – 1) Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation. 2) Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to achieve the vision of Swachh Bharat by 2nd October, 2019. 3) Motivate Communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions to adopt sustainable sanitation practices and facilities through awareness creation and health education. 4) Encourage cost effective and appropriate technologies for ecologically safe and sustainable sanitation. 5) Develop wherever required, Community managed sanitation system focusing on scientific Solid & Liquid Waste Management system for overall cleanliness in the rural areas On its previous working experiences on water & sanit

Health Programme- Menstrual Hygiene Management

Menstrual hygiene and management is an issue that is insufficiently acknowledged and has not received adequate attention in the reproductive health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors in India. Centre for Development Service (CDS), an association of a group of committed and professional social workers, has been working in the field of integrated rural development. The focus of the organization is empowerment of poor and marginalized section of the society through intervention with active involvement of the community. It is intervening in various fields in its operational area including WASH. In course of its intervention SANKALP, USA has supported the organization to implement a project titled “Effective Menstrual Hygiene Management by Rural women & Adloscent Girls” in Kukudang GP of Banarpal Block under Angul District of Odisha in the above mentioned context. The programme was targeted to reach adolescent girls from rural area (10 to 19 years of age group) both in and out of school all women (18- 35 age group) of the project area. The following activities were undertaken: a)Orientation of women SHG Members on Menstrual Hygiene Management b)Formation of 'Kishoree Club' (Adolescent Girls' Club) at village level & their orientation on Menstrual Hygiene Management c)Training for ASHA and Anganwadi Workers on Menstrual Hygiene Management d)Distribution of Leaflet (with pictorials) on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Agriculture Programme

CDS, an association of a group of committed and professional social workers, has been working in the field of integrated rural development. The focus of the organization is empowerment of poor and marginalized section of the society through intervention with active involvement of the community. In course of its intervention SANKALP, USA has supported the organization to implement a project titled ”Promotion of Agro-Horticultural Activities among Women Farmers for Livelihood Enhancement in Banarpal & Angul Block of Angul District in Odisha” The project encouraged 100 women farmers to undertake agro-horticultural activities, especially vegetable cultivations and daily consumables fruits like papaya, banana (ripe and raw), and drum sticks etc. as backyard products. With a little help and motivation, the target group can grow vegetables and fruits that will not only fulfill the needs of the family but will generate enough surpluses to earn some money for their families. All the beneficiaries are provided with quality planting materials like hybrid seedling of papaya, drum-stick, and tissue culture of banana along with different kind of seeds like potato, tomato, onion, pumpkin, beans, green leaves (palang) etc. To educate the women farmers on scientific and improved agricultural practices and increase the production and productivity of the land, CDS organised an exposure visit programme. The basic objective of this visit was development of skills and capacities of these women farmers as regards scientific and integrated agriculture. In addition to the above to enhance food and nutritional security and income generation of the families of these women farmers covered under the project, CDS also arranged 70 Kg seeds of high yeilding pigeonpea varieties (for example ICPL 14002) through the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Odisha state office, Bhubaneswar & distributed among them.

Child Education Centre - Vivekananda Shiksha Kendra

In order to provide quality education to the children belonging to the poor and the marginalized people CDS is running a child education centre from the year 2003 from its own sources with help of the communities at Prachi Vihar, Palasuni, village of Bhubaneswar Block. The name of school was changed from CDS Public School, to Vivekananda Siksha Kendra after affiliation with Bharatiya Siksha Parishad, Odisha, BBSR in the year 2017. Every year nearly 100 children from Pre-nursery to UKG in English Medium & Pre-nursery to Class – V in Odia Medium are provided quality education through trained teachers and care givers. Beside that extracurricular activities are organized throughout the year.

Livelihood Programme

CDS, an association of a group of committed and professional social workers, has been working in the field of integrated rural development. The focus of the organization is empowerment of poor and marginalized section of the society through intervention with active involvement of the community. In course of its intervention BASAID, Switzerland has supported this social organisation to implement a project for socio economic development of the people of Durgaprasadpur village in Talmul GP under Banarpal Block of Angul district. Activities supported under the project are construction of village community centre, avenue plantation; farmer’s training on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation & training of WSHG members on Mushroom Cultivation. The village community centre was opened for multiple usage of the community on 8th February 2013.

Mission Statement

To work for the empowerment of the people, especially the poor and marginalized so that they can undertake the development agenda on their own.

Vision Statement

CDS environs a society which is based on an egalitarian principle in which the poorest of the poor is also assured the right to survival and a society in which all the people have access to equal opportunity without discrimination on grounds of caste, class, race, religion or region.

Directors Message

The state of Odisha is known for its poverty and impoverishment where about half of its population lives under the poverty line and in a state of impoverishment.