Caritas India launches project for tribals

November 19, 2012 by  
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The project is community designed, community owned and community managed.

Caritas India launches project "Jeevika" for tribalsMadhya Pradesh, November 17, 2012: Caritas India has launched a project to bring about a change in the life of tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh.

The project titled ‘Jeevika’ supported by Critas Spain was launched on Nov. 6 in Jhabua diocese of the state along with more than 200 community members, government officials and representative teams from the project partners.

“Jeevika is not mere a project and of period based, it’s a process to make change happen,” said Bishop Devprasad John Ganawa of Jhabua.

The project is community designed, community owned and community managed.

It would address issues of distress migration, food security and sustainable livelihood options through sustaining agriculture, promoting livestock, developing skills of youth and ensuring and securing entitlements of the deprived communities in 104 villages of the state.

JEEVIKA has designed based on the 100 per cent baseline survey and is being implemented in technical official collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Panchayats.

“JEEVIKA will create impact in such a way that Madhya Pradesh will be known as Jeevika Pradesh,” said Veer Singh Bhuriya, Legislator from Jhabua.

Caritas India director Fr. Fr. Frederick D’souza along with other dignitaries took part in the launching ceremony.

The program was attended by 35 panchayat members, 150 villagers and project staff of Jeevika, LIFE (Rajasthan) and HARIT PRAYAS ( Bundelkhand region).

– press release

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