TRIBAL CHILDREN IN BIJADANDI BLOCK OF MANDLA DISTRICT
1. Brief Profile about the Project are The total population of the District as per 2001 census is in which an male and females. The sex Ratio is female per thousand males. Only percent of total population is literate. % Population lives in rural area. Schedule caste and Schedule Tribes comprise of % and %respectively. This District is divided into tahails and blocks. The Bijadandi Block is adjoining to Jabalpur District and close to XIDAS campus. It is one of the most underdeveloped blocks. The villages selected for the projects are away from the district headquarter and thus recived low attention to developed. The villages Lack inpastructure like road, telecommunication, primary health, and education etc. The area is inhabited by SC & ST.Agriculture is the mainstay of livelihood. Nearly 60% of the population is below poverty line. The community is unorganized and depends upon rain fed crops and non- forest products. Negligence and apathy on the part of government departments coupled area poor intance of food, childhood malnutrition, frequent pregnancies of young girl, early marriage children as a social process an some of the major problems in the area. Therefore, there is need to create extension- education approach for building an environment where young children up to the age of 10 years can grow and develop their potential. 2. Objective The overall aim of the Project is to promote and increase awareness among the tribe’s communities about improved lives of children, families and communities by proper nutrition, mother child health services, basic education sanitation etc.
However, the specific objectives are:
1) To build up the capacities of communities, families and other...