Civil Society

Building Civil Society 

To aim for an improved socio economic standard of living for poor and marginalized men and women of all ethnic backgrounds, using a group approach

  • To encourage formation and strengthening of SHG’s and farmer groups through relevant programs and link them up with available financial resources
  • To promote a healthy entrepreneurship by extending EDP training programs for an Income for men and women.
  • To utilize the government health staff to deliver improved preventive and curative health in all target villages
  • To promote Government schemes in skill development and handicapped programs, subsidy schemes and other related programs offered by the Government.
  • To develop knowledge on legal and basic rights to obtain all legal benefits.
  • To assist the Government in implementing reforestation, sanitation, water management and man/ animal conflict and promote sustainable energy.

Continuous training programs  to the women of the self Help Groups in Gudalur have resulted in a general upliftment of their living standards and 40 % of the households have changed from Below poverty Line to a middle class status. This resulted in the fact that PALM 2 increased  its focus towards  organizing the poor and marginalized farmers , who are still left behind in development.

draw backs for farmers are  :

  • caste issues
  •  low or no income from agri fields
  •  no access to the government Departments
  •  lack of motivation for women farmers
  •  unexpected weather patterns and climate change effects.
  • –  overpowering influence by middlemen/ dependency
  • –  insufficient knowledge on existing schemes                                                                   Highlights for 2016 :  under Agriculture : Farmers  Producers Companies
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