implementation work

NCHSE takes up the implementation of projects. Implementation of projects includes the execution of medium to large scale projects of development in rural areas, village or cluster of villages and such programmes may cover integrated development of villages. This involves activities of water conservation, water harvesting, soil conservation, land development, agro-forestry, plantations, grass/fodder development, biogas, manufacturing bio-fertilizer etc.. The implermentation of other programmes such as community organization, self help group formation, identification of income generating activities, skill development, credit linking of SHGs, creation of revolving fund and other similar activities are also undertaken. A few of the important projects are mentioned below:



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Promotion and Credit Linkage of 250 SHGs  from Pipariya, Babai, Sohagpur, Bankhedi blocks of Hoshangabad district (M.P.)

NABARD Regional Office, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 2016-2020

Formation and Linkage of 500 Joint Liability Groups  from Pipariya, Babai blocks of Hoshangabad district (M.P.)

NABARD Regional Office, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 2015-2018

Promotion and Credit Linkage of 250 SHGs  from Pipariya, Babai, Sohagpur, Bankhedi blocks of Hoshangabad district (M.P.)

NABARD Regional Office, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 2014-2017

Setting up of Climate Change Pulse Centre (CCPC),Indore division-I covering the districts of Jhabua, Alirajpur, Indore and Dhar located in Jhabua hills and Malwa Agro Climatic Zones

UNDP 2014

Promotion and Credit Linkage of 250 SHGs  from Pipariya, Babai, blocks of Hoshangabad district (M.P.)

NABARD Regional Office, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 2009-2015


Livelihood Promotion Project in Alirajpur, Jhabua, Badwani District

Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Promotion (MPRLP)



Augmentation of Energy needs through Bio-gas Afforestation for Tribals for Ghoradongri,District Betul, M.P.

UNDP through Development Alternatives N.Delhi. 



World Food  Programme  Projects at Hoshangabad and Jhabua districts




integrated socio-economic development of selected tribal villages through peoples' participation in Jhabua district

CASA (Church's Auxiliary Society for Action)

1996 & 2001


integrated socio-economic development of five selected villages of Jhabua block of Jhabua district

CAPART (Council for Advancement of People’s Action and  Rural Technology), New Delhi



Baba Ambedkar Hasthashilpa Vikas Yojana (AHVY)

The Development Commissioner, Handicraft, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi



Construction of Stop Dam at Gail Village Project

GAIL India Ltd.



Construction work in Ujjain & Jhabua

GAIL India Ltd.

2003 onwards


Creation of social infrastructure – 30 bedded Maternity and Child Care Hospital at Jhabua

GAIL India Ltd.



Wise Water Management (WWM)

GAIL India Ltd.



Poverty alleviation through vocational training of tribal women in poultry at ‘Saheli Cluster’, Kesla Block, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, India

CHC (The Canadian High Commission), New Delhi.



To sustainable SHGs engaged in various activity in Swashakti Project

Mahila Arthik Vikas Nigam, Bhopal 



Targeted Intervention in urban areas of Ujjain district for prevention of HIV/AIDs

Madhya Pradesh State Aids Control Society

2008 onwards

NCHSE has made large contributions on the front of water conservation works. The adjoining photograph is an example of one of such works, which depicts a dam constructed at fairly reasonable cost, in record time, at Gailor village of Jhabua. Ensuring peoples' participation this magnanimous structure was erected. The total cost was barely Rs 10.75 lacs. The dam has dimensions as:height-8 meters, length-52 meter, gates-3. This has irrigation capacity of 75 Ha. area.

The Gailar Kalan Dam

The Other view of the dam

A couple of projects under the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are being implemented in Jhabua and Hoshangabad districts. This programme facilitates micro planning and participatory development of selected tribal forest villages. NCHSE has taken up village Badlipada of Jhabua district and village Dodi of Hoshangabad district under this programme. Community organisation and economic progress with the support of village development committees are the thrust points of the programme’s objective. In village Dodi there are 78 families out of which 62 families are landowners. Total geographical area of the village is 121.87 ha. Prior to the project only 90.6 ha. land was cultivated. There was no irrigation at all. Through construction of one earthen structure and the deepening of four wells, 118.00 ha. land has become irrigated and all the 62 families have benefited. Moreover, there are 16 landless families that have got benefits from other income generating activities. Before completion of this project, village development committee set out the rules for maintenance of the physical assets created under the project. On completion of the project, the village development committee has started taking care of all the activities themselves. In village Badlipada, the villagers protected 360 ha. of forest waste land (a hill piece of land) for fodder development. Women empowerment has been sought to be achieved through forming self help groups. Five women self help group were formed, with 54 members. These groups are regularly saving money in their saving fund and are utilizing the amount for giving loans within the group for various small needs of the members. Out of 54 group members, 24 women were engaged in various income generating programmes. Presently NCHSE is implementing WFP programme in two villages Koyadhariya and Amba of Jhabua district. In these villages social mobilization is one of the major activities. Under this a large number of people are associated with the programme of using organic manure and non-conventional energy sources like biogas. This reflects the peoples' participation in the development process. Giving up of liquor consumption, reduction in the number of child marriages, promotion of education, health and hygiene is not only very much appreciated by villagers but they are also taking initiatives in these activities.

A process oriented and integrated socio-economic development of selected tribal villages through peoples' participation in Jhabua district has been financed by CASA (Church's Auxiliary Society for Action). The project focuses on:

  1. Improving the status of living conditions of the village through health and sanitation measures.
  2. Training programmes are being organized for women groups and
  3. Traditional Birth Attendant (Dai) teaching them safe delivery methods.

A number of night classes are organized in nine project villages of Jhabua district. The basic objective of the project is to educate people informally. Presently out of a total of 817 persons, 304 female and 337 male and 176 children are attending these night classes. Prior to the project there were 303 boys and 148 girls enrolled in the local schools. Presently 637 boys and 371 girls are attending school.

A unique feature of this project has been to bring the people/community together through organising cultural activities. To enable them to think and try to solve their social problems by themselves, this cultural activity is perhaps the best source. Street plays and various competitions designed to build up a positive attitude on issues of importance are successful instruments of social engineering. There have been visible results of such cultural activities viz. reduction in the number of child marriages, controlling the number of children, avoiding the curse of dowry etc.

From the point of view of sustainability an apex body has been constituted. The committee members are nominated by the villagers of the nine villages under the project. These members elect the President and the Secretary of this body. This apex body functions with the object of solving the local problems with the support of the community and the government agencies.

Integrated socio-economic development of five selected villages of Jhabua block of Jhabua district is sponsored by CAPART (Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology), New Delhi. Since the past 3 years, project activities are being undertaken by NCHSE. Soil & water conservation and social mobilization activities are successfully carried out in the project area. Some of the notable results are:

  1. Large scale of people's participation reflects their close association with the developmental activities. Now villagers understand the importance of Gram Sabha and more and more people attend meetings.
  2. Through soil and water conservation treatment there has been an absolute increase in cultivated area by 79.82 ha. Absolute increase in irrigated area is 111.50 ha. Water level has increased by 3-4 feet in the post monsoon season. There has been reduction in the degree of migration. Reduction in the practice of bonded labour can also be witnessed.
  3. Watershed development committee introduced a distribution system for fuel and fodder in the village.
  4. Now people are more aware of the need for sanitation, which has been demonstrated through construction of low cost toilets, soak pits, NADEP, smokeless chulhas and simple health and hygiene related habits. Increase in awareness on the health front is demonstrated by 100 per cent child immunization coverage and increase in accepting family planning methods. 12 informal literacy classes are conducted to educate the villagers of the project villages.
  5. 28 women SHGs having 251 members have been formed in the project villages. Out of these 121 members are engaged in 10 various income generating activities. The SHGs successfully deal with the necessary banking jobs and attend the group meetings regularly. Proceedings of the meeting are duly written without any extraneous influence.

Baba Ambedkar Hasthashilpa Vikas Yojana (AHVY) sanctioned by the Development Commissioner, Handicraft, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi. This project has an objective of training , development & promotion of bamboo crafts, bead work, tribal garments, terra-cotta and tribal doll making. Under this project the Jhabua Centre has procured about 8 machines for wood work and bamboo crafts which are under operation in Jhabua. Training programmes have been organized for 240 artisan members of the 22 Self Help Groups which are doing activities in production of various craft articles and the Centre is involved in marketing of these products through various linkages and famous exhibition-cum-sale & fairs at different places.

The Development Commissioner Handicraft, Government of India, Ministry of Textiles has also supported in a major way for the creation of a Craft Common Facility Centre (CFC) at Jhabua which train local artisans in various crafts as mentioned above by the expert designers. The CFC building has been constructed in the NCHSE Campus at Barkheda, Kalyanpura of Distt. Jhabua.

Adding another dimension to the domain of NCHSE activities, a Herculean task of constructing a women and child-care hospital in Jhabua was taken up.

Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has presence in Jhabua and they have carried out several people oriented welfare activities involving NCHSE.

Similarly this mission of introducing a health care centre in district H.Q. of Jhabua was taken up assigning the task to NCHSE. Jhabua lacks health facilities and the majority of population is of poor tribal people who have no choice but to follow their old traditional methods of approaching ojhas (witchdoctors) for treatment.

NCHSE took up the challenge and has completed construction of this hospital now ready with ultra modern facilities in the heartland of the district. This has certainly come like a boon for the people of Jhabua.

It is a thirty-bedded hospital and has two core departments – gynaecology and pediatrics. It has been constructed adjacent to the Government District Hospital of Jhabua and has emerged as a strong support unit for the district health services.

The whole project, right from acquisition of land to finishing the construction and handing over was completed in record time of just five months. Organized work and efficient management was the principle followed and that is how this huge task was successfully accomplished.

Poverty alleviation through vocational training of tribal women in poultry at ‘Saheli Cluster’, Kesla Block, Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh, India was sponsored by The CHC (The Canadian High Commission), New Delhi. NCHSE undertook the project from January, 2004 to April, 2006. Some of the notable results were:

  1. Poultry activity as a source of sustainable livelihood for 94 women from Nine SHGs of villages Ghograraiyat , Saheli, Moorpani, Taku and Mandikho. Each woman member is able to have a net income of Rs 20,000/- to Rs 30,000/- in a year .Their net earnings would be more than doubled once they pay outstanding loans received from banks to establish their vocation. Banks have given Rs 33 lacs as loans including Rs 7.70 lacs subsidy under SGSY.
  2. The importance of 35 days skill upgrading training in poultry activity as available from Canadian High Commission Project.
  3. Financial support for women members below poverty line under Swarna Jayanti Gramin Swarojgar Yojna (SGSY).
  4. Availability of marketing support in nearby areas. NCHSE is supporting opening of 4 retail shops to SHG members to provide stable and appropriate marketing support NCHSE’s role to facilitate poultry activity including construction of sheds, availability of raw material, technical guidance, marketing, etc. The production of feed at NCHSEs feed unit Ghograraiyat has helped to provide feed at reasonable prices on time.

Building of confidence of women members.

Low profile but sustainable SHGs engaged in poultry activity

A special reference need to be mentioned about 58 SHGs in Kesla block of Hoshangabad district where SHGs have been formed under Swashakti Project sponsored by Ministry of Women Child Development, Government of India with the help of financial assistance from World Bank (IDA) (International Development Association) and IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development). This project of Women SHGs, initiated since March, 2001 has provided much needed support for women empowerment by way of social mobilisation and economic development. Representatives of World Bank have highly appreciated the efforts which have brought a change in livelihood and capacity building of women SHGs.

Targeted Intervention in urban areas of Ujjain district is being conducted by NCHSE since October, 2008 for prevention of Human immune Deficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDs) amongst female sex workers. The objective of TI project is to ensure effective management to provide safe sexual practice through behavioral change communication by way of condom promotion during sexual intercourse for reduction of vulnerability of HIV infection. Initially the project was slow but due to making converted efforts, motivation by a staff of Ujjain and with the help of technical support unit MPSACS, Ujjain TI project is selected as a model T.I. in M.P. during the year 2013. In view of this higher expectation, timely guidance and conducting of training programmes for the benefit of the staff is provided by a Pune based NGO, Path Finder on the recommendations of NACO/ MPSACS.

For increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS, community events and health camps are regularly organized by NCHSE Ujjain in accordance with guidelines of NACO.

every year, a large quantity of condoms have been distributed amongst more than 600 female sex workers through out reach workers, Peer Educators. In addition to it, more than 7000 condoms have been distributed from outlets at various hot spots. The Sexual Transmitted infection (STI) treatments have been provided to female sex workers through Integrated Counseling and Testing Center (ICTC), Ujjain followed by repetition of 30 per cent.

While continuing with the importance given to water conservation under its watershed projects, NCHSE strengthened its association with Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) under GAILs corporate social responsibility. The initiative included Wise Water Management (WWM)/Water re-use system for boys and girls ashrams located at Tarana block of Ujjain district. In fact, the basic idea of working on such innovative works with the boys and girls students of ashrams was that they will be catalytic agents and future motivators of addressing the upcoming problem of water.

The responses of the students were exemplary as they were able to express the models of development in a more effective manner. The shows, role plays and the learnings which students exhibited to the local people, parents, teachers, GAIL officials and NCHSE branch staff, it left no doubt in the minds of all concerned with the future of water that the students are, perhaps, the most powerful agents to meet the future challenge of water crisis.

Encouraged with the results of these two projects of WWM, GAIL authorities requested NCHSE to replicate these models in other ashram schools. The new proposed projects on similar lines submitted by NCHSE to GAIL corporate social responsibility are given below:

  1. Rain water harvesting, water recharging and grey water reuse of Shashkiya Pratibhavan Aawasiya Kanya Chatravas, Lalpur, Ujjain.
  2. Rain water harvesting, water recharging and grey water reuse of Shashkiya Pratibhavan Aawasiya Balak Chatravas, Lalpur, Ujjain.
  3. Rain water harvesting, water recharging and grey water reuse of Balak Utkrista Shiksha Kendra Chatravas, Saver road, Ujjain

Models of the development

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