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