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Integrated cycle of Cow- Project for poor widows Economic Development

  • Organisation:

    Society for Women's Education and Awareness Development (SWEAD)

  • ABN or Auspicing Organisation:

    Auspicing organization

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  • Geographic Location:

    Tamilnadu state in India

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Funding Information

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  • Other Funding Partners:

    SWEAD local contribution

Project Information

  • Project Commencement Date:
  • 02 Jan 2020
  • Project Completion Date:
  • 31 Dec 2020
  • What issues are addressed?:
  • The vast majority of our target populations are only daily coolies. For the whole day of work, they will get only poor wages. Economically the people are very poor. They do not have a place of land for their own cultivation. They have to work in the fields of the rich people and they work and get just wage from them most of the single woman are illiterate and they don’t know read and write. They are fed up with cultivation because of the failure of this are. During the rainy season, they won’t get a job. They will get money from money lenders for higher interest for their food commodities for their whole family such a pitiable condition is the conditions of the single women who have in our location.
  • Project Description:
  • Key features of the proposed project are based on holistic development of rural areas:
    1. An integrated cycle of cow-based products and its backward-forward linkages for income and employment generation in rural areas
    2. Self-reliant local energy generation from cow dung (biogas for cooking, lighting and electricity generation)
    3. Supply of cow milk and its products after value addition and prevention of malnutrition in the area
    4. Encouraging shifting from chemical agriculture towards organic agriculture
    5. Growing medicinal plants and herbs for rural local health care
    1) Integrated cycle of cow products and its backward- forward linkages for income and employment generation in rural areas;
    2) Conserving indigenous cows for cow milk and its products production at village level involving small and marginal farmers, women, landless labours, dalits etc.
    3) Generation of biogas for cooking, lighting and electricity generation to the poor
  • Alleviating suffering / disadvantage?:
  • In India’s population lives in rural areas. Though our national economy is totally agro-based is a known fact, no longer the agriculture be a substitute to meet the needs of rural people. It is clear from the major flow of money, which is through urban areas. To improve this prevalent condition government has started several schemes. Despite the fact wherein large amounts of money allocated for the series of schemes designed to generate employment in rural areas, the scenario is not so conducive and encouraging, where millions of people remain jobless or are partially employed, which borne little fruits. Unemployment is the major cause of rural poverty and migration of rural people to urban areas.

    The proposed project aims towards holistic development of villages. The indigenous cows rearing in 30 women sangha members in one village and processing of cow products are the major activities for sustainable income and employment generation involving weaker sections of the.
  • Changing Policy, Practices & Systems?:
  • Weaker section of the society will be benefited for their livelihood.

    The proposed model of cow based rural economic project will provide employment to all 5 members of the family through involving vale added production, manure and other production etc. In addition many indirect employments will be generated in village.
    Though the milk production capacity of Indian cow is low but in the view of its quality and nutrient, it stands at the firs number from any other source of milk.
    The milk can be easily value-added in the rural area by using conventional practices into curd, ghee, lassi, mava etc. that can be sold at good price thus improves economy of rural people.
    Cow dung has the potentia of 1m3 biogas production from 25 kg fresh dung. The generated biogas with investment of little money can reduce the energy requirement of rural people involved in cooking food, lighting, heating water and stationary engine applications.
  • Investing in or empowering women?:
  • Free from the clutches of money lenders.
    - Free from male violence
    - There is two levels of development (i) Individual, (ii) community.
    - Leadership quality
    - Doubling of per capita income.
    - Asset creation
    - Eradication of illiteracy.
  • Media / Promotion?:
  • This project is the poverty alleviation project and this feedback and casue study of this project will be published in SWEAD annual reports and it will help to learn for us and other like mind organization, what we do and what we do not?
  • How is success evaluated / measured?:
  • The periodic and on going evaluation should be done by the project implementing agency SWEAD. The Project Director Mrs.A.Victoria may consistently monitor the progress of the project. She may evaluate the performance of context of following parameters (Internal and external) quarterly, half-yearly at the end of the project period, periodical. Continuing and also the evaluation will seek the progress of individual program effectiveness, resource utilization and empowerment to the community.

Contact Information

  • Contact Person:

    Mrs. A.Victoria

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