Rural Development through social security and financial institutions

Development of rural society through making small help groups and communities will make products from available resources.

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  • English

Organization name

Gram Panchayat Mandai

Year founded

1994

Initiative stage

  • Established (the solution has passed the previous stages and demonstrated success)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • Less than $1k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • India

Headquarters location: City

Gram Panchayat Mandai
Sam Samiti Jaisalmer
Rajasthan India 345027

Location(s) of impact

Gram Panchayat Mandai
Jaisalmer Rajasthan India 345027

Website

Www.rajpanchayat.rajasthan.gov.in

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Gender equality, women Empowerment, Social Sustainability, Hygiene and cleaning, education for children specially for girls, Rain Water Harvesting, To provide job at village level so it stops migration to city. By creating small self help groups villagers collect and create natural products which are available in the forest according to the geographic conditions of the area and this way we conserves the natural resources also and create sources

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Generally the typical environment conditions in the different parts of the world causes unemployment and people migrate to the various areas, to stop migration and to create employment in rural communities we have to create small self help groups through the aid of various organizations to establish a small business. We know that each community has its own and most unique ways of life through the blessings of the nature for example here in our remote desert area we have lots of camels and these are the base of all the needs hence now scientists prove that camel milk is very useful for many different types of products and to cure diabetes etc. So by collecting and selling lots of camel milk can be a excellent source of income. In the same way different natural products like alovera, forest organic honey, and other natural ingredients are used to make rural communities much stronger.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Here in the Rural area our Gram Panchayat Mandai offers job at village through various types of works like to make ponds at various locations to collect rain water, making gravel roads for better connectivity, building various infrastructure like school rooms, toilets, parks, develop grazing grass lands, fruit trees gardens digging wells, encourage organic farming etc. So these activities create a source of income at village level and stop people to migrate, also increase basic infrastructure of the same place. So this whole idea has a strong impact on rural communities development.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Government grants for the rural areas development is a major source of financial support. Again the other sources are by selling natural organic products people get a better financial help and time to time they can expend the business.
We got around 80 lakh rupees from government aid
Earned money from various sources people get around 20 lakh rupees like farming and animals etc.

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Because it stop migration, fulfill all basic equal rights of rural communities and sustainability

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

By searching various sites come to know that yes our Villages have so much that can be exposed to the world for betterment of both sides and this encourages us to work in this process for providing a complete development for all our communities

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

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Photo of AKSHAYA KAMATH

Just a suggestion, it would have been better if you have mentioned about how many families out of the total in the villages have stopped thought of migration and how their stories inspire others to follow the suit