Activities 2018-19 : Service in Rural and Tribal Areas

April 2017 - March 2018


Rural and tribal welfare works are accomplished in three ways:

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

The Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission spent a sum of Rs. 74.88 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 16 7 2,653 543
Installation of Water Filters / Purifiers 17 9 10,443
Washing & Sanitation:
School / Community – Toilets, etc 112 112 9,477 4,476
Household Toilets 17,808 3,053 88,904 49,944
Others 28,795 13,342 66,36,876 14,79,142
Agriculture & Irrigation:
Agricultural Camp / Demonstrations 161 454 6,855 6,562
Farmers’ Fare (Kisan Mela) 6 230 33,513 32,513
 Distribution of items:
    Seed / Saplings distribution

(No. of saplings)

28 150 2,214 2,214
    Tools / Equipment 560 5 9,920 2,800
Soil Testing (No. of samples tested) 1,348 32 48,820 45,818
Wasteland Development 1 Acre 5 470 470
Excursions / Exposure visits, etc 55 519 2,054 2,054
Others 207 35 908 818
Animal Resource Development:
Veterinary-clinic / Vet Service 3 6 750 380
Others 940 7 90 85
Awareness Programmes:
Health, Hygiene & Immunisation (AIDS, Leprosy, Drug-abuse, Family Planning, etc) 777 106 13,810 3426
Social/Civil Values 4 4 603
Counselling to Self-Help Groups (SHGs) 67 245 3,464 2,545
Others 615 282 52,670 2,404
Constructions & Repairs:
Solar Energy Units 101 11 140 100
Others 501 63 501 501

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 4 280 19339 1,81,187 85,981 76,722 37,823 73,787
 Dispensaries  (Allopathy) 42 3,59,843 1,32,230 1,77,027 60,586 1,04,818
 Dispensaries       (Homeopathy) 1,73,262 56,315 89,690 27,257 62,870
 Dispensaries  (Ayurvedic & Others) 31,496 14,511 16,172 813 3,228
  Mobile Medical Units 54 9,22,430 3,25,110 4,45,619 1,51,701 2,26,147
  Eye Camps 461 71,583 25,807 31790 13,986 43,731
  General Medical Camps 274 1,57,416 55,704 73,734 27,978 77,532
  Other Medical Services 62 93,958 29,325 44,986 19,647 34,555
  Old Age Home 1 13 20 33
  Nurses’ Training Schools 1 64
 Total 899 280 19,339 20,01,175 7,24,996 9,55,760 3,39,791 6,26,668 97
Moreover, 2015 units of blood were also collected from voluntary blood donors through 31 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 Faculty Centres 1 603 87 690 664
Colleges (Arts, Science & Commerce) 1 2,414 45 2,459 1,533
Sanskrit Colleges 1 31 32 63 30
Teachers’ Training Institutes 1 52 5 57 53
Colleges of  Physical Education 1 145 0 145 145
Junior Basic Training Institutes 4 99 203 302 178
Higher Secondary Schools 12 9,908 1,979 11,887 8,081
Secondary Schools 26 6,684 4,674 11,358 6,640
Jr. High / Middle Schools (VI-VIII) 15 2,000 1,609 3,609 2,943
Jr. Basic / U.P./ L.P. Schools  (I-V) 55 4,315 2,997 7,312 4,384
Pre-Basic / K.G./

Nursery Schools / Crèches

133 3,094 2,903 5,997 1,828
Hostels / Students’ Homes 50 14,656 7,119 21,775 7,437
Polytechnics 2 1,139 0 1,139 861
Jr. Technical & Industrial Schools 2 668 0 668 204
Computer Training Centres 3 534 485 1,019 915
Vocational Training Centres 49 11,432 11,980 23,412 16,319
Institutes of Agriculture 2 3,237 850 4,087 1,353
Rural Dev. Training Institutes 2 0 850 850 264
Non-Formal Education Centres 102 1,594 1,666 3,260 2,471
Night Schools /

Adult Education Centres

6 94 146 240 230
National Open School Centres 3 241 259 500 152
Coaching Centres 175 5,455 6,329 11,784 8,573
Others 109 8,265 4,161 12,426 4,600
Total 755 76,660 48,379 1,25,039 69,858
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 70 761 1,532 1,624
Pisciculture, Aviculture, Apiculture,

Sericulture, etc

51 884 474 1,241
Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, etc 92 3,036 1,011 3,928
Organic Farming, Vermicomposting, etc 47 1,024 672 867
Mushroom Cultivation 27 122 411 290
Crop Husbandry 8 81 153 109
Farmers’ Training & Orientation 1 20 40
Food-processing 17 34 273 190
Handicraft 19 89 153 109
Cutting, Tailoring, Designing, Embroidery, etc 129 41 3,033 1,619
Motor Driving 11 176 2 69
Automotive Servicing & Repairing 7 136 13 87
Welding, Binding, Fabricating, etc 3 46 46
Masonry, Plumbing, etc 4 108 96
Carpentry & Joinery, Roofing, Framing, etc 3 6 6
Domestic Appliances Repair 2 23 10 16
Repairing of Electrical & Electronic goods 44 584 379
Electrical Wiremanship, Motor Winding, etc 24 442 318
Physiotherapy / Hospital / Ward/ OT Assistant 12 133 180 217
Basic Computer Operations 61 1,773 1,213 1,761
Basic Computer Hardware 7 170 16 58
Commercial Art & Painting 3 8 46 29
Photography & Videography 1 19 7 6
Training Differently abled Persons 6 101 34 56
Others 146 1,705 2,280 2,770
Total 795 11,502 11,533 15,931

 

Cultural Units / Camps / Seminars No. of

Units/ Programmes

No. of  Participants/

Delegates

Cultural Units (Balak Sangha, Jnana Vahini, etc.) 184 18,148
Cultural Camps:
   Personality Development, etc 14 5,883
   Yoga, Meditation, etc 12 1,205
   Camps for Children

(including those during vacations)

113 12,319
   Values Education Programmes 514 1,00,524
Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars:
  Educational Field (Science, Literature, etc) 32 5,767
  Others 72 19,408
Total 941 1,63,254
These services were mainly provided by Aalo (Arunachal Pradesh), Hatamuniguda (Raigada), Narainpur (Chhattisgarh), Narendrapur (Kolkata), 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 village in Vasai taluka.
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
8 334 215 172 92,309

 

Libraries &

Reading Rooms

No.

of

Units

No.

of

Books

Newspapers Periodicals Books

Issued

Attendance
Public Libraries 29 1,60,351 68 307 24,713 54,751
School / College Libraries 48 3,75,368 176 816 56,506 2,73,803

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) 42,257 3,359 7,227 1,075 11,661
Ration Kits1   37,475 2,639 4,595 1,674 8,908
Snacks /Tiffin 9,385 29,804 62,647 1,01,836
Meals (Annadanam) 5,95,102
Water/ Buttermilk 7,236
Milk (kg)2 37,218 70 7,035 1,71,598 1,78,703
Hygiene Kits3 18,720 474 688 2,148 3,310
Educational Kits4 23,283 2,383 2,499 4,994 9,876
Clothes 65,350 42,192 5,506 1,13,048
Pecuniary Help for
 – Medical needs 1,950 2,813 1,539 6,302
 – Educational needs 3,945 3,445 2,267 9,657
 – Miscellaneous needs 4,201 1,936 279 6,416
Other types of Help 9,64,038 25,138 23,833 8,991 57,962
1 Ration kits contained rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, condiments, sugar, tea leaves, etc
2 Made from milk powder
3 Hygiene kits contained toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, soap bars, antiseptics, nail-cutters, etc
4 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., Service in Rural and Tribal Areas) form part of the figures already mentioned under ‘Welfare Work’, ‘Medical Service’ and ‘Educational Work’.
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