Sanitation program in Valsad under Swachchh Bharat Mission by our organization, the best model program in Gujarat, was inaugurated by Smt. Anandiben Patel, the Hon. Former Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Our NGO is active since 2003. We have constructed almost 65,000 to 70,000 toilets in in rural and urban area of Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Dahod, Navsari, Ahmedabad, Dehgam, Patan, Bhuj, Okha, Vyara, Kalol, Balva, Prantij, Dhangadhra, Oad, Mahudha, sabarkantha, Surendranagar, Anand, Surat, Valsad, Kheda Gandhinagar districts and municipalities and also conducted cleanliness awareness programmes under Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan.
During this program, we provide training to 120 young boys and girls in 3 districts of Gujarat with the help of a different state level and private agency at the grass root level.
The Technology development above has the potential of generating business turnovers of literally billions of Rupees every year. Under the Rural Entrepreneurship Development Program, the trainee learns not only the technology, but also the business aspects of the technology.
Shree Pragati Public Trust, Gandhinagar has undertaken the activity of providing water through underground pipe line to approximately 90,000 Hectares of irrigation land in Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha, Surendranagar, Morbi, Vadodara and Bharuch districts from 2014 to 2018.
Approximately 120 lakh farmers are benefitted by this project. U.G.P.L. activity in Vamaj village of Kadi District was inaugurated by Shri Nitinbhai Patel, our Deputy Chief Minister.
During this program, we prGujarat Water Resource Development Corporation (GWRDC) WAS ACTIVE FROM 2011 to 2013. With their co-operation our organization undertook project of lift irrigation in six districts of Tapi, Surat, Panchamahal, Godhara, Sabarkantha and Keda and helped farmers.
The farmers’ dependent of rain for agriculture can take one crop in a year. A committee of such farmers was convened and rain water was stored and was supplied to farms by linking the beneficiary villages so that crop could be taken throughout the year. Thus the farmers who were taking one crop were able to take three crops in a year. Due to this their income has increased noticeably and standard of their living is also improved.
Three check dams are constructed in Dediapada area in Narmada District under Saradar Patel Participatory Irrigation project at 80:20 by the organization. As a result the underground water levels has risen in the surrounding areas. So the farmers are getting irrigation water easily and their income is increased.
This organization has constructed 12 check dams in Banaskantha and Tapi districts under Gujarat Water Supply & Sewerage Board schemes due to which the standard of living of the farmers has improved.
Pragati Public Trust is active in 8 districts of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited e.g. Patan, Mehasana, Banaskantha, Ahmedabad, Surendranagar, Dhandhuka, Morbi and Kutchchh-Bhuj in the implementation of participatory irrigation scheme from 2010 to 2018. The activity of accounting of farmers, Water distribution, Register maintenance, equal distribution of water, management of field channels regarding Participatory Irrigation Scheme is done by Irrigation Co-operative Societies. The expansion and distribution of irrigation area is undertaken by PIM.
Our organization has encouraged tribal farmers to establish orchards of grafted mangoes (Kalami Amba) chikoo, pomegranate, banana in Surat, Tapi, Valsad, Navsariand Banaskhantha districts. As a result their income has increased two folds. Also Vegetable kits, Seeds and fertilizer kits have been distributed in farmers.
From 2007 to 2010 small farmers were included in Vaadi Yojan under Van Bandhu Yojana. To encourage the tribal farmers for agriculture, buying and selling system has been provided in large markets. Thus employment is provided by agriculture project.
The organization has formulated 150 Farmer’s Interest Group (FIG) under this program. These farmers have been trained to use latest technology so that more reward can be obtained with less efforts. The organization has prepared ‘Developing Strategic Research and Extension Plan for NATP Project (DSREP)’ in Surat and Tapi districts under ATMA project.
Understanding of changes/improvements in the field of agriculture in past 50 years has been given. The expected changes/improvement in next 50 years were also explained in detail.
The organization has conducted various training programmes on paper dish/cup/bag manufacturing, Jewelry making, vermi-compost, beauty parlour, candle making, plumbing and masonry work. Almost 2500 to 3000 women are getting their livelihood through these trainings. Thus Shree pragati Sarvjnik Trust has helped them to double the income of their families by various programmes.
Every year 56 to 60 boys and girls come in this organization under internship program for last 10 years. They are visiting the sites of various projects run by this organization. They are explained various socio-economic issues by showing them actual situations such as “What should be done for the up lift of weaker section of society? What is their responsibility towards them? What is the difference between the weaker and stronger class? Etc.”
Shree Pragati Sarvjnik Trust organize training programmes on hardware, software and computer repairing, mobile repairing, masonry work, Electric (light fitting), plumbing to youth for the employment under Youth Affairs project. The aim of this training is to provide employment to support family so that they do not suffer for unemployment.
A GaribKalyanMela was organized by Government of Gujarat at Prexabharati, Koba, and Gandhinagar on 14-10-17, in which Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, President Gujarat State Bharatiya Janta Party was chief guest and Shri Ashokbhai Patel was special guest. Shri Pravinbhai Patel, Mayor, Gandhinagar and Shri Ashishbhai Dave and other dignitaries attended the program and Instrument Help Kit was distributed to poor and widow women under Manav Kalyan Garima Yojana by their hands.
Shree Pragati Sarvjnik Trust oIn general, in rural and remote area, high quality of vegetable seeds are not available, so to increase the economic return or the beneficiaries one demonstration for the production of different vegetable seeds in 1 acre area will be carried out for one beneficiary field.
Under this program we provided help to the 60 villages in Tribal Belt areas. We made them aware of Liquid Organic Manure Organic Farming. The people were very happy to know about it and they understood the importance such information by learning the future of organic farming for upcoming years.
The Project implements in the Devkapdi Village of Bhabhar Block of the Banaskantha district. We make 500 Hector land moisture. After the project completed, the people of the village get double income from their land. We make the land in level and make in sand bound for the water storage. Today the village people are very happy and get their real value of the hard work.