On Going Projects : -

ALERT Child Development Project - Working with Child Fund India

ALERT is associated with Child Fund India since 2005. ALERT has started enrolment of 500 children at the beginning and 800 more children afterwards. Now there are 1001 enrolled children out of which 949 are sponsored. It has been supporting to 3289 families through focused interventions for life stages me, II and III (for the age groups 0 to 5 years, 6-14 years and 15-24 years respectively).

ALERT child development project # 4120 is dedicated for one of the Child Fund Alliance member i.e. Child Fund Sweden.

The project is operative is 16 villages (see the names of villages in Annexure-1) and 4 GPs (see the map). This area with typical topography of Aravalli hills forestry with undulating's hills and high slopes. The area has hegemony of tribal namely: Gameti and Garasiya who live in scattered habitation, being in tough terrain, it is difficult area.

The families eke out their living through rained agriculture or casual labor and distress migration. Due to above, most of the families are under trap of poverty which makes them more vulnerable to access to benefits of e.g .education, health especially for women and children.

ALERT Sansthan implements sponsorship program under three life stages focusing on the core outcomes i.e. Healthy and Secured Infants (0-5 years); Educated and Confident Children (6-14 years) and Skilled and Involved Youths (15-24 years).

Watershed Development Programme (Vagda watershed)

Vagda watersheds is located in Gogunda block of Udaipur, District, Rajasthan. It is situated between ' 240 49 and 240 53 ' North Latitude and between 730 31' and East longi tude 73033'. Average maximum temperature of this region is 33.520C and minimum temperature is 16.0C. Highest maximum temperature of 40.680C is recorded in the month of May and the lowest minimum temperature of 8.90 0C is recorded in the month of January. Annual average rainfall received in the region is 671.7 mm of which 618.6 mm is received during the Southwest Monsoon which contributes to 92% annual average rainfall.

Total area covered under this watershed is 9.84 sq. km which supports for a population of 2149 as per 2011 census. Literacy level is 35%. Out of total population cultivators constitute 100% and the agricultural labour constitute another 0%.

Major soil types present are sandy loam & sandy clay cloam in vally rad gravelly loam on ridge. Major crops grown are Maize, Wheat, Jowar, Urd, Gram, Mustard . Main source of water for crop production is from open well's, , besides rainfall. Major livestock population in this area is Work Animals 380, Buffaloes 456, Indigenous cows 250, Goats 1081 ..

The Vagda Watershed Project aims to implement effective management of land and water resources. Besides, it also envisages being a medium of the effective empowerment of the inhabitants through capacity building, skill development and in an overall attitudinal and behavioral change in the inhabitants. Thus, the project not only focuses upon the reconciliation of the natural resources of the area but also towards the improvement in the ecological condition, greater bio-mass and leading to greater self-sufficiency. It also focuses upon the arresting of migration from the villages, and allowing the inhabitants to reside in the villages, and actively participate for the overall and sustainable development of their village.

Soil and Water conservationv :-

Stone farm bund 41347 cum, Miner Derange line Treatment Gully plug-15783 cum, LSCD-4467 cum., Pasture development like Plantation -7500,Stone P ith Twala-10000,CCT/SCT-40090 cum, Box Trench-6800 cum,CSB-6800 cum, grass seeding-50 hect.

Live stock development :-

Immunization, Deworming, Feed manger, Sirohi goat Distribution ,etc.

Women development & drudgery reduction programme :-

Literacy camp, S.H.G. Formation ,well development ,federation ,Exposure and Training .

Agriculture & Improved technology demonstration :-

Agriculture and other Demonstration Unit, Vermi compost unit.

Training & Capacity Building :-

Training on Improved Agricultural practices, Formation of Beed Groupe. Exposure and Orientation Dairy development,etc.

Convergence and other interface :-

Training programme with C.T.A.E. Udaipur .Technology Transformation camp with K.V.K.Udaipur, A.I.D.P WITH GSS Udaipur, Medicinal plantation with RGM Udaipur,

Alert T.D.F. Wadi programme (NABARD)

The project area is part of south Rajasthan adjoining to boarder of state of Gujarat, spread over in 11 villages of 5 Panchayats, part of Gogunda Block, Udaipur district, Rajasthan located within 45 km radius from Udaipur. The Project comprises villages of Bhat, Ranan, Mokhi, Dadiya, Bheda, Bagdunda, Baundia, Kandau, Patiya, Modva and Gurjro ka guda. This area is also known for Custard Apples, mango and blackberry in South Rajasthan and North Gujarat.

Project objectives:-

The ultimate goal of this project is "Improved Agro-horticulture and agro-forestry (WADI)" to sustain socio-economic status for resource poor families" and assisting 500 poorest of poor in enhancing livelihoods and bring them above poverty line. The main objectives of the project are:

1 .Provide sustainable and economic land based occupation for 500 families.

2. Promote water efficiency and organic farming as a tool for sustainable agriculture leading to food security for poor families.

3. Organize participants groups, village planning & development committees and federation.

4. Organize women and facilitate their participation in mainstream development.

Establish livelihood resource base and backward-forward linkages for hundred landless and women.

A federation Gnapati Falotpadan Vikas Samiti is being formed with 2 representatives from each village. The federation is involved in decision making and strengthening to promote livelihood activities

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION THROUGH CULTURAL PROGRAMME (Awareness on watershed )

ALERT Sansthan, Udaipur under auspices of IGWDP-NABARD (Udaipur) is organising an "Orientation Workshop of Rural Folk Theatre - involving and evolving solutions forwatershed conservation".

In this programme Three preparatory workshop for folk theatre artists topromote the watershed conservation awareness and solutions through folk forms in the 31 watersheds funded by IGWDP-NABARD in Rajasthan.

The cultural workshop aims to translate the technical knowledge of watershed development among the rural audience through rural folk theatre. This will cater the awareness and sensitize the people on land degradation taking place through the ages. When sensitization will strike the varied masses a step to regenerate the ideas and work pattern on solutions will be sought to seek participation and self development. As the watershed development counts the holistic development allocating land development and water conservation to the hub the theme will be to portray problems, participation, and logical decisions.

Pasture land management, drainage line treatment, plantation, and farm land will be the effective area to take up. It is extremely necessary to operationalizetion this work with people participation and solidarity. SHGs, VWCs, Kissan Clubs, FFS are the key institutions in decision making and implementation. It also necessitates ensuring the sense of participation which is only possible through community contribution and collection of maintenance fund. Along with this agriculture and animal husbandry will link to the holistic development along with government convergence.

Along with the stand alone themes of land degradation and water conservation a cross cutting theme of ‘Climate Change Adaptation' is also needed to be focused upon. A shift in weather patterns has adversely hit the rural micro-climate. Intense rainfall in short interval of time erodes the soil cover. Summer temperatures recording more than 45 degree Celsius coupled with whips of heat wave evaporates the soil moisture of fallow and farm lands leaving them infertile.

Target audience of the rural area:

The folk theatre will target women, men and children to proliferate the ideas for longer time.

Local theatre to be performed:

1. Street shows

2. Magic shows

3. Puppetry

4. Son