Activities 2017-18 : Service in Rural and Tribal Areas


Rural and tribal welfare work is accomplished in three ways:

  • Through our centres located in rural and tribal areas;
  • Through our urban centres which have taken up development projects in rural and tribal areas; and
  • Through our educational and medical institutions in semi-urban areas, where rural people form a significant percentage of the beneficiaries.

The Math and the Mission spent a sum of Rs. 73.18 crore for rural and tribal development work, apart from the huge expenditure incurred by the educational and medical institutions located in rural and tribal areas.


Rural Development Service

In the year under review, the following services were provided by the Math and the Mission in rural and tribal areas:

Rural Development Services

No. of Constn./ Prog.
& Qty. Distb.

No. of Villages Served

No. of Beneficiaries

Total Socially Backward
Potable Water:
Digging of Wells / Ponds Installation of Water Filters / Purifiers

32

53

32

26

120

18,294

132

43

Washing & Sanitation:
School / Community – Toilets, etc
Household Toilets
Drainage System / Soakage Pit
 

310
18,552
1,538

 

174
567
223

 

28,109
18,908
11,489

1,842
2,716
411

Disinfection, Sterilization Programmes  

 

2,345

 

2,46,309

5,605

Others

112

15,867

38,08,737

17,52,619

Agriculture & Irrigation:
Agricultural Camp / Demonstrations  

207

 

536

 

7,752

 

6,976

Farmers’ Fare (Kisan Mela)

6

271

14,623

14,523

Distribution of items:
Seed / Saplings distribution (No. of saplings)  

184

 

1,015

 

1,015

 

184

Fertilizers etc (in kg)

700

1,232

1,232

700

Pesticides

12

125

125

12

Tools / Equipment

5

90

90

5

Soil Testing (No. of samples
tested)
 

1,841

 

 

4,066

 

3,568

Wasteland Development

50 Acres

2

50

50

Excursions / Exposure visits, etc

36

528

1,802

1,802

Others

113

32

743

743

Animal Resource Development:
Veterinary-clinic / Vet Service

6

11

620

620

Others

1300

5

50

50

Awareness Programmes:
Health, Hygiene & Immunisation (AIDS, Leprosy, Drug-abuse, Family Planning, etc)  

 

829

 

 

112

 

 

49,567

 

 

8,908

Social/Civil Values

7

7

713

Counselling to Self-Help Groups (SHGs)  

149

 

194

 

13,517

 

2,090

Others

716

348

59,371

6,511

Constructions & Repairs:
Dwelling places

2

2

2

2

Schools / Institutions

3

46

202

168

Others

645

163

1,093

1,500


Medical Services

In the year under review, the Math and Mission had the following medical units in rural and tribal areas:

 

Units

 

No. of Units

 

No. of Beds

 

In- patients

 

Out- patients

Break-up of Total Patients  

Inmates/ Students

Male Female Child Socially Backward
Hospitals 5 280 9,186 1,50,773 67,721 62,977 29,261 74,832
Dispensaries (Allopathy) }

-do- (Homeopathy)

 

 

43

4,20,670

1,48,511

1,58,738

45,216

1,91,427

77,721

70,505

25,574

99,094

58,548

-do- (Ayurvedic & Others) 16,989 8,636 7,906 447 2,191
Mobile Medical Units 57 10,13,956 3,31,316 5,14,244 1,68,565 2,85,277
Eye Camps 497 49,732 14,632 16,160 18,940 30,432
General Medical Camps 285 1,03,755 41,175 45,156 17,424 39,058
Other Medical Services 29 72,693 24,455 28,139 20,099 62,891
Nurses’ Training Schools 1 64
Total 916 280 4,459 19,86,265 6,91,720 9,43,730 3,50,815 6,52,323 64

 

Moreover, 1805 units of blood were also collected from voluntary blood donors through 30 camps.

Educational Services

In the year under review, the Math and Mission had the following educational institutions in rural and tribal areas:

 

Institutions

No.

of Units

No. of Students
Boys Girls Total Socially Backward
University 1 483 53 536 431
Arts & Science Colleges 1 2,204 39 2,243 1,487
Sanskrit Colleges 1 29 36 65 24
Teachers’ Training Institutes 1 44 4 48 32
Colleges of Physical Education 1 141 141 141
Junior Basic Training Institutes 4 97 242 339 150
Higher Secondary Schools 12 10,269 2,067 12,336 8,127
Secondary Schools 25 6,252 4,358 10,610 6,174
Sanskrit Schools 1 241 140 381 278
Jr. High / Middle Schools (VI-VIII)  

14

 

1,753

 

1,388

 

3,141

 

2,841

Jr. Basic / U.P./ L.P. Schools (I-V)  

50

 

3,885

 

2,553

 

6,438

 

3,556

Pre-Basic / K.G./

Nursery Schools / Crèches

 

133

 

2,657

 

2,396

 

5,053

 

1,555

Hostels / Students’ Homes 51 13,749 6,766 20,515 7,587
Polytechnics 2 1,144 1,144 1,131
Jr. Technical & Industrial Schools  

2

 

652

 

 

652

 

223

Computer Training Centres 4 622 618 1,240 1,003
Vocational Training Centres 45 10,662 9,750 20,412 14,233
Institutes of Agriculture 2 3,836 486 4,322 1,257
Rural Dev. Training Institutes 2 1,303 1,303 604
Non-Formal Education Centres 107 1,845 1,889 3,734 2,748
Night Schools /

Adult Education Centres

 

8

 

139

 

146

 

285

 

261

National Institute of Open Schooling Centres  

2

 

84

 

143

 

227

 

10

Coaching Centres 215 5,877 5,932 11,809 8,697
Others 50 7,690 3,879 11,569 3,382
Total 734 74,355 44,188 1,18,543 65,932

 

Details of various vocational courses conducted are given below:

 

Vocational Courses

Batches Trained No. of Students
Boys Girls Socially Backward
Dairy, Poultry, Duckery, Goatery, etc 81 1,072 1,276 1,806
Pisciculture, Aviculture, Apiculture, Sericulture, etc  

41

 

580

 

300

 

801

Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, etc  

80

 

2,757

 

1,285

 

3,990

Organic Farming, Vermicomposting, etc  

24

 

404

 

193

 

553

Mushroom Cultivation 17 107 236 247
Crop Husbandry 8 199 6 92
Farmers’ Training & Orientation 1 20 10
Food-processing 10 29 214 100
Handicraft 20 12 392 124
Cutting, Tailoring, Designing, Embroidery, etc  

125

 

52

 

2,667

 

1,246

Motor Driving 5 135 6 69
Automotive Servicing & Repairing 6 103 75
Welding, Binding, Fabricating, etc 8 97 21 44
Masonry, Plumbing, etc 8 209 156
Carpentry & Joinery, Roofing, Framing, etc  

3

 

11

 

 

4

Domestic Appliances Repair 2 33 16
Repairing of Electrical & Electronic

goods

 

26

 

493

 

 

305

Electrical Wiremanship, Motor Winding, etc  

21

 

383

 

 

238

Physiotherapy / Hospital / Ward/ OT Assistant  

4

 

84

 

52

 

66

Basic Computer Operations 50 1,723 840 1,518
Basic Computer Hardware 3 52 22
Commercial Art & Painting 1 6 8 5
Photography & Videography 1 11 3 3
Others 70 2,110 2,231 2,744
Total 615 10,662 9,750 14,234

 

 

Cultural Units / Programmes / Competitions

No. of Units/

Programmes

No. of Participants/

Delegates

Cultural Units (Balak Sangha, Jnana Vahini, etc.)  

237

 

20,412

Cultural Camps:
Personality Development, etc 26 3,829
Yoga, Meditation, etc 44 1,623
Camps for Children

(including those during vacations)

 

114

 

8,692

Values Education Programmes 326 33,630
Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars:
Educational Field (Science, Literature, etc) 33 5,406
Others 15 7,215
Total 801 80,807

 

These services were mainly provided by Aalo (Arunachal Pradesh), Hatamuniguda (Raigada), Narainpur (Chhattisgarh), Narendrapur (Kolkata), Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Divyayan at Ranchi (Morabadi), Saradapitha (Belur) and Sohra (Cherrapunjee) centres through rural development training institutes and integrated rural development projects.

The Lokasiksha Parishad unit of Narendrapur centre, and Janasiksha Mandira and Samaj Sevak Sikshana Mandira units of Saradapitha centre (Belur), extended dedicated services to rural people. The centre in Mumbai continued its comprehensive rural development project at Sakwar.

Apart from this, there were libraries, audio-visual units, etc to serve rural and tribal people, details of which are shown below:

 

Audio- visual Units

No. of Units Films screened Villages covered Schools visited  

Beneficiaries

8 350 223 175 64,252

 

 

Libraries & Reading Rooms

No. of Units No. of

Books

Newspapers Periodicals  

Books Issued

 

Attendance

Public Libraries 28 1,62,861 85 327 24,586 46,573
School / College Libraries  

47

 

3,75,018

 

212

 

880

 

30,204

 

2,80,939


Welfare Work

In the year under review, the Math and the Mission provided the following items/services under rural welfare works in rural and tribal areas:

 

Items / Help Given

Quantity Distributed No. of Beneficiaries
Male Female Child Total
Rice / Wheat etc. (kg) 1,14,199 1,613 11,026 730 13,369
Ration Kits1 84,977 294 1,684 29 2,007
Snacks /Tiffin 11,794 19,072 24,051 54,917
Meals (Annadanam) 6,70,359
Water/ Buttermilk 10,000
Milk2 38,986 21 883 1,61,345 1,62,249
Hygiene Kits3 22,028 159 154 4,082 4,395
Educational Kits4 25,161 4,732 5,050 4,972 14,754
Clothes 45,440 46,346 9,764 1,01,550
Pecuniary Help for
– Medical needs 9,394 19,043 7,763 36,200
– Educational needs 5,845 6,978 5,474 18,297
– Miscellaneous needs 1,969 2,014 357 4,340
Other types of Help 1,19,186 17,192 23,805 211 41,208

 

* ‘Ration Kits’ contained rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, condiments, sugar, tea leaves, etc
** Made from milk powder
*** ‘Hygiene Kits’ contained toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, soap bars, antiseptics, nail-cutters, etc
**** ‘Educational Kits’ contained textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, geometry boxes, rulers, uniforms, etc

The statistics relating to the institutions furnished in this section (i.e., Work in Rural and Tribal Areas) form part of the figures already mentioned under ‘Welfare Work’, ‘Medical Service’ and ‘Educational Work’.


 

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