March 23, 2012

CHILDLINE RAYAGADA 1098 Connectivity extended to whole Rayagada Dist.


RAYAGADA CHILDLINE toll free phone service 1098 is now connected to the entire Rayagada District. On 22nd March seven Blocks namely Gunupur, Ramanaguda, Gudari, Padmapur, Bisamcuttack, Muniguda and Chandrapur covering three STD zones, 06857, 06863, 06862, are connected to CHILDLINE toll free no. 1098.

After the request of Dist. Collector, Rayagada, the BSNL authorities- GM, BSNL, Koraput provided the connectivity to 1098 no. to three STD zone/SDCA. Now the twenty four hours telephone emergency outreach service 1098 for children in need of care and protection can be accessed by BSNL landline Phone users freely all over the district, covering 11 Blocks, 171 Panchyats & three urban bodies. Since the launching of CHILDLINE service its services were restricted to only four blocks of the Dist.(Rayagada, Kolanara, K.Singpur & Kasipur) and now the whole district is covered under this phone service.

Rayagada CHILDLINE extends its heart full thanks to the efforts of Dist. Collector, Rayagada and GM, BSNL, Koraput.

March 14, 2012

Backyard poultry- a step towards better livelihood

SHAKTI introduced Backyard poultry as a part of its livelihood promotion programme in Kasipur block. Two mother chick units of 1000 birds rearing capacity each is established and seventy backyard poultry units are promoted during March-12. 70 farmwomen are supported with backyard poultry 30 chicks of 28 days old each along with low cost night shelter for poultry. The indigenous improved poultry breed Banaraj is introduced. All farm women are properly trained on management and vaccination aspect of poultry. There is a good demand and response for this intervention and now we are planning to expand the programme. OTELP under SCA to TSP fund supported this programme.

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March 7, 2012








SHAKTI in collaboration with TERI, New Delhi and OTELP supported 250 household of seven interior villages of Kasipur Block, Rayagada Dist. with solar light system. Dalguma, Karinikhol, Kulermaska, K.Marapas, Jhulukaguda, Kuliapadar, Musatakiri and Barangpas are the villages covered under this ambitious solar powered light project, who are deprived from the grid-supplied electricity, because of its remoteness. The happiness on the faces of villagers is simply outstanding.

                                                                                                                               DSCI6644Interests in the solar lanterns amongst the villagers are extremely high and the benefits are readily apparent. Its impact on the lives of rural people without electricity is tremendous. In both quantitative economic terms as well as qualitative lifestyle conditions, the benefit derived from such a simple device is irrefutable. Users of the lighting systems increase productivity and income, while safety, education, health, and general quality of life are also benefited.