Ngo Profile – Jan Nirman Kendra

Jan Nirman Kendra is a not for profit organization started by group of young social enthusiast in Year 2000. It was novel beginning with initial investment of shared vision and intense passion to achieve common mission. The mission was to build a humane society which makes our planet a better place to live. This mission led us to name our organization – „Jan Nirman Kendra‟. Jan Nirman Kendra took the shape of legal entity in year 2010 after getting registered under Societies Registration Act – XXI of 1860. The organization has focused on three key priority areas – Livelihood, Health and Education for underprivileged social & economically backward communities. We believe that our tangible contributions on these three priorities will aid in realizing our mission.

              

MISSION, VISION & VALUES OUR MISSION

 

“To build a humane society and make our planet a better place to live”

 

V I S I O N   S T A T E M E N T

 

To improve quality of life for underprivileged people in our area of operation by providing  them better livelihood opportunities and improved health care, education and other  facilities with the support and collaboration of likeminded agencies.

OUR VALUES

  1. Trust 5. Transparency & Accountability
  2. Respect for All 6. Warmth in our approach
  3. Empathy 7. Collaboration and Team work
  4. Responsibility to the next generation

 

Our Work Culture & Approach

Our Work Culture – Be collaborative, Be accountable, Be innovative

Jan Nirman Kendra gives impetus to collaborative work approach which ensures program sustainability in long term. Our approach

involves:-

Understanding Project Area through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) process  Diagnostic study for identifying key issues of the area where the program is to be implemented Determining the alternative course of actions to be taken to tackle those Issues

Selecting the best course of action Formulating detail action plan Implementation of action plan in a way that it ensures the benefits of program to reach target beneficiaries

Continuous program enrichment through regular reviews, monitoring, evaluation, feed forward and feedback processes.

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Geographical Area of Operation & Target Beneficiaries

Area of Operation

Our NGO is working various developments and research works in the Bihar States. At present  Society working in the villages of Different Blocks of East Champaran, Muzaffarpur and Buxar district in Bihar state. The area of operation of the organization is all over India.

Target Beneficiaries

  • Dalit, Marginalized and under privileged communities.
  • Deprived & Disadvantaged children
  • Small and Marginal Farmers
  • Migrant Laborers
  • Women and adolescents
  • Youth

LIVELIHOOD.

On livelihood front, we have given impetus on agriculture based

livelihood and have worked extensively in

naxal affected regions. Some of the interventions

like Improved Agricultural Practices & Revival of Agriculture based

livelihoods in Nepal bordering districts of

Eastern Uttar Pradesh and North Bihar  are

implemented with the support from ITC & Tata

Trust respectively.

 

HEALTH

Our intervention on

Health front is focused

on preventive health

care where our

approach is to organize

awareness drive to

inculcate the better

hygiene practices. We

partner with concern

private and

government agencies

in ensuring better health

care services in the

region.

EDUCATION

On Education front, we

endeavor to bridge the

gap of digital literacy in

the rural area by

imparting digital training

to rural youth under

Information

Communication

Technology project. We

ensure that our focus on

education should help

us achieve our mission

i.e. to build a humane

society.

 

BROAD SCOPE OF THE ORGANIZATION

  • To encourage farmers especially small and marginal farmers to adopt modern agricultural

practices to improve their family income.

  • To provide a platform to get latest know how on modern agricultural practices and build their

capacity to enhance their crop productivity & return on investment.

  • To build capabilities on non-farm based livelihood opportunities through skill development

program like stitching, embroidery, appliqué, electronics, computer etc work mainly among the

rural folks.

  • To provide market linkages for farm and non -farm based livelihood opportunities.
  • To form self help groups of men, women, farmers and artisans and arrange credit facility for

them in the form of loan, grant or revolving fund.

  • To raise the level of the education in rural areas by running Non-Formal Education and Adult

Education Centers.

  • To work for the eradication of digital illiteracy and provide quality education to all.
  • To provide value education to children, adolescents and adults which helps in creating a

society that thrives on values of mutual respect, warmth, empathy and trust

BROAD SCOPE OF THE ORGANIZATION

  • To prevent, detect, address and resolve health problems and implement cost effective and

efficient health care delivery system.

  • To establish centers for immunization, first aid and common health check-up.
  • To work with people with disabilities, old and dependable persons and provide them a dignity of

life.

  • To find out and promote talented youths involved in cultural activities in development

perspective.

  • To do relief work during flood, fire, epidemic, drought etc.
  • To create awareness about the importance of environment and its preservation for good health.
  • To develop infrastructure facilities like water logged drainage, sanitation, road and safe drinking

water and low cost house in the village.

  • To conduct sound and feasible welfare and development programs at remote, far-flung

geographies.

  • To encourage and create awareness among local people preserving their cultural and traditional

heritage.

  • To undertake any other initiatives /program/ project which help us creating better tomorrows for

all in our Society.

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Agriculture Based Livelihood:-

Our Focus area in Agriculture Based Livelihood Project:-

  • Sowing by zero tillage
  • Low cost of production, high yield
  • Soil health improvement
  • Soil and moisture conservation

Our Project Implementation Approach:-

  • Formation of Farmers Group
  • Regular meetings with stakeholders to understand core issues impacting livilihood
  • Organize exposure visits to equip farmers with knowhow of technologies and new methods of

cultivation.

  • Product and activity training to build farmers capability w.r.t technical knowhow.
  • Farmer field school‟s demonstration to bring awareness about innovative methodologies.
  • Field monitoring paves the way to plan the delivery of services and brings transparency in project

execution.

 

FEW KEY INITIATIVES – Livelihood

A group of 285 farmers formed and all of them were trained by Rajendra Agriculture University with the financial

support of ATMA East Champaran . Kits were distributed to carry out the production by scientific method. They were

encouraged by organizing frequently Kisan Goshthi, Workshop, Training and Exposure visits. For marketing of

mushroom , organizational shop were opened at the marked place in different locations in Muzaffarpur , which

benefited the grower substantially . Different products of mushroom viz. bhujiya, powder, Pickles, dry mushroom are

prepared by the trained women mushroom grower which are sold at the marked shops, Government and Non

Government Organizations/Institution Kisan fair/ exhibition by installing a stall. All 285 selected farmers undertook

mushroom production by laying 50 beds. Each mushroom grower incurred the cost of approximately Rs 2000/- and

within a month it gave them back Rs. 10000/-. This initiative not only benefited them financially, but also it was a good

source of nutrients which ultimately positively impacted their family health.

 

Agriculture Package Development

With the support of organization and agriculture scientists, year wise production

of Kharif, Rabi and Zayad crops in accordance with the crop wise production,

technology based agriculture package were developed, which are being

successfully adopted by farmers resulting in enhanced productivity and

improved quality.

 

In accordance with the geographical circumstances the planning of year wise

crop production cum field management on agriculture or its uses were

prepared. Two days orientation cum training were imparted to 316 Members of

20 Kisan club resulting in self management of agriculture activities.

Also, 58 Krishi Mitra were imparted three days residential training on Package of

Practice (PoP) as a whole by developing their understanding on its structure &

technical aspects..

 

Agriculture Package Development

An exposure visit to RAU, Pusa was organized for 316 farmers to learn cultivation

by scientific method where they got exposure of different method of crop

cultivation. They learned the method of vegetable cultivation by „Machan Vidhi‟

resulting better production in vegetables.

FFS/Demo Plot Kharif/Paddy: Nursery has been developed for cultivation of

paddy in 100 acre by DSR technology and in 100 also by PTM with 100 selected

farmers of farmed FFS. They are cultivating the Paddy by above technology for

the very first time. Farmers are being guided by the agriculture scientist of CSISA,

CIMMYT. All the necessary work is being carried completely in view of applied

POP of this technology. Farmers were guided for the proper and necessary facts

about the paddy crop management. Pre and post problems of crop from all

angles were taken into consideration to act timely and in proper manner.

 

Vermicompost unit: A total of 198 units of vermi-compost unit, at

Samastipur block were constructed which will empower farmers to use

organic compost and the soil will remain fertile. A base indicator for

getting the better result, used to be fixed for every activities. Farming

activities requires special attention to make working process easier.

Vermi compost farmers from the FFS, who keep interest and tame cattle

were relented unanimously, who were capable to use the

vermicompost not only in his field only but can sale/manage the

vermicompost at commercial level. It has been decided by each CHC

that purchase will be made from the farmers @ Rs. 4/-Per Kg. The

packaging will incur Rs. 2/- per packet of 1 Kg. It will pay Re. 1/-per kg

as incentive for farmer and Re 1/- will be levied by CHC as its earning

by this way the total cost for sale of 1 Kg of vermicompost will be fixed

Rs. 8/-. Taking this economics in to consideration the packet of 5 Kg will

cost Rs. 40/-. So far 80 Quintals of vermicompost has been sold to the

member farmers on priority basis. The produced Vermicompost has

been given the brand “Khet Heet Jaivik Khad”.

 

Agriculture Package Development

Custom Hiring Centre (CHC) – Construction of 10 new units was initiated as per

the demand and requirement of the farmers of the respective area after survey

followed by evaluation, on the basis of annual membership, the members of

CHC were selected by lead farmers. It was decided to develop the CHC on the

basis of working pattern and in adherence by-laws.

Hariyaari Initiative

Farmers are encouraged to undertake plantation and accordingly in last

Financial year following  number of plantation were done:-

Custom Hiring Centre

Plantation by Farmers

Type of Plants No. of Plants No. of Farmers

Bamboo 2736 288

Subabool 4664 489

Lemon 400 400

Guava 500 500

Amla 400 400

 

FEW KEY INITIATIVES – Livelihood

Community Participation

Farmer’s forum and Chaupal: In a traditional village setting, an evening Chaupal

with 100 farmers on the theme ‘Kisan Kare Sawal VaigyanikDe Jawab‘ were

organized. In this Chaupal, scientist interacted with farmers to discuss various

contemporary agricultural issues. Farmers are advised to take necessary steps to

for protecting their crops. They were also suggested about how to protect their

standing crop from adverse and changing climatic conditions. In this Chaupal,

farmers came to know about many things like root development of plants,

application of fertilizers, control of weeds, remedy of plant diseases, seed

experimentation, necessity of irrigation, insects control etc. Scientist encouraged

farmers to carry their agricultural practices using scientific methods/farming

technologies like, before sowing, they should prepare package of practice for

the particular crop. To increase the carbon content of soil, farmers were

encouraged to undertake Moong/pulse crop farming.

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