Commissioner, Ms. Vandana Dadel, conducted several meetings with
concerned departments and NGOs working in Bagodar and Saria
blocks. She had firmed belief that development of Birhors could
only be ascertained through convergence of all departments and
their programmes should be customized to cater specific needs of
Vanvasi Vikas Ashram,
a leading NGO in Giridih district, was directed to conduct
household survey in five tandas of Bagodar and Saria blocks. After
verification of data and information provided by Vanvasi Vikas
Ashram, it was decided that the household survey would be taken as
base information for further works in five Birhor tandas.
It was decided to
involve one NGO in each tanda to ensure effective and efficient
implementation of integrated project. They were asked to do micro
planning in their respective tandas and prepare proposal on the
the micro planning process and proposal development in each tanda,
five organizations were selected on the basis of their experience,
strength and track record.
would initiate the development process in Birhor tandas and
gradually other departments would join with their share of works
to make each and every tandas a hub of comprehensive and
convergent development programme.
would start their work with opening of Residential Bridge Course (RBC)
in each tandas. The basic purpose of opening RBC in each tandas is
to build rapport with the community, provide basic education to
the children of 6 – 14 age group and most importantly to ensure
nutrition of these children throughout the day. The number of
children getting enrolled in the RBC is not important as the
Education department would provide full amount so that surplus
amount could be used to cater the nutritional need of women and
adolescent girls of the community.
Every NGO would
provide four full time workers in each tanda. They will reside in
the tanda with Birhor people and try to build rapport with them.
Their primary work is to aware and sensitize them on several
relevant issues like literacy, education, personal cleanliness,
health, hygiene& sanitation, improved community agriculture and
involvement in other income generation activities, women and child
care and the list may go on as per the ideal development
It has been seen that the ambitious projects get hampered due to
transfer of concerned officials. To avoid discontinuity or
dilution in effective programme implementation due to transfer of
concerned officials, decision was taken to constitute district and
block level task force. The role of task force is to monitor the
program implementation, follow up support to implementing NGOs and
inform the field level development to district administration.