SURAJYAM EXPOSURE VISIT
DATE:11th May, 2013
We, volunteers of Surajya Udyamam lead by Ms. Manohari & Mr. Bandaru Ramohan Rao planned to gather at People’s Plaza, Necklace road at 7 am on 11th May, 2013. From there we started to the Pragnapur village and reached at 9:45 am.
ABOUT PREGNAPUR VILLAGE:
Pragnapur is one of the Village in Gajwel Mandal in Medak District in Andhra Pradesh State. It is 56 km far from its state capital Hyderabad. Pragnapur gram panchayat is now changing to the Nagar Panchayat by merging its surrounding areas Thimakapalli, Kodandampalli.
OBSERVATION AND INFORMATION GATHERED:
At 10: 00 am we visited the Village Revenue office of Pragnapur village. There we met with ex-sarpanch members Mr. Rama rajeshan, Mrs. Shoba, and other village members. We had an interaction with those members. They shared their experiences and given detailed information about the village.
The Village Revenue office was there in a new building which has 4 rooms and other infrastructure (chairs, fans). [pic]
The new building of VRO office
The information gathered was given bellow
Total No. of Schools: 6
High Schools: 2 (1 Girls High school and 1 Boys High school)
Upper PrimarySchools: 2
Elementary Schools: 2
Private Schools: 2
No. of Anganwadi Centres:5
Average no. of children:30
No. of Staff in each
Anganwadi Centre :2 ( 1 teacher and 1 Aaya)
The village is not having Primary Health Centre, it has only Sub-centre as the PHC is there just far away from the village.
ANM(Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) comes to village on : Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Medical Staff: 1 RMP is there in the village.
Detailed information regarding ANM services
The Pregnapur village has 4 Water Tanks among four one water tank was built by Rani Break Linings Limited. Total Sanitation staff no.’s are 10.
After that we went to the Government Homeopathic Dispensary(GHD) which is just before the VRO office. Total no. of staff in GHD was 2 no’s (Doctor and Attendar). Homoeopathic department is committed to provide high quality curative & preventive homoeopathic healthcare facilities to all sections of society.
Government Homeopathic Dispensary
At 11:22 am, we went to the Kodandampalli, Government Primary School. There we had an interaction with a Teacher, who gave valuable information regarding the functioning of the school and funds allocated to it.
No. of Staff; 3
No. of students : 74
Toilet room having no outlet connection Govt. School without compound wall to drainage system in Govt. school
In this school, upper caste children i.e., OC students were not studying only SC, ST, and other caste children were there. It shows in the Government schools only people who are economically backward, socially backward and underprivileged groups are studying and the others are going to the Private Schools which has good infrastructure, facilities and security.
When we observed the school, the school was not having a compound wall, there are only 4 rooms in the school, the Black board and benches were not good. No sanitation facility for students.
And then, at 11:40 am we went to the Anganwadi Centre. There we met Anganwadi teacher Mrs. Ramalaxmi who was working since 7 years. Total no. of children in this centre was 30 children of age group 0-6 years. These centers provide supplementary nutrition, non-formal pre-school education, nutrition and health education, immunization, health check-up and referral services to children. And also provide health and nutritional education to families especially pregnant women as to how to breastfeeding practices etc., motivating families to adopt family planning,...