In last few years, it has been possible to enroll close to 100% children at primary level as a result of concerted effort made by Govt. and other agencies. But still there is high dropout rate at upper primary and secondary level. There are two major reasons for this. Firstly, the school infrastructure of Govt. schools which covers almost 90% geographical areas of the country is still poor and not conducive for children to study in peaceful environment. And secondly, the quality of education has not improved as desired. The condition of rural schools is even worse. As a result , the gap between the level of education in rural and urban schools are increasing. Jankidevi Bajaj Gram Vikas Sanstha has been working to bridge the gaps through following interventions -

  1. Improve student–teacher engagement through technological intervention like e-learning systems
  2. Non formal education & extracurricular activities
  3. Basic infrastructure development in schools



We involve Grampanchayats, village level institutions like youth mandals, women Self Help Groups and above all School Management Committees to create an encouraging environment for both students & teachers in the learning process.

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Providing quality health care to the people in rural areas is a challenge. JBGVS promotes the philosophy of “Prevention is better than cure” in the project villages. In addition to tackling issues of malnutrition, mother & child health, special attention is given to ensure providing pure drinking water & promotion of latrines in the villages in partnership with the respective Grampanchayats. Over the years, JBGVS has constructed more than 16,000 individual toilets and ensured that every school has a separate sanitation complex for boys and girls. JBGVS supports Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) & National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). JBGVS operates a mobile clinic equipped with a doctor, a nurse and medicines to provide doorstep health care in 25 remote tribal villages in Pune. In last one year about 7,000 patients have been treated. Specialized health check-up camps are organized in rural areas of Aurangabad & Wardha and critical cases are referred to Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital and Vinoba Bhave Hospital respectively.

The health programme is divided in five parts
  • Awareness generation
  • Training
  • Field level delivery
  • Water & sanitation
  • Support to Government schemes



The programme is delivered through Multipurpose health workers (MPWs) who are volunteer women from the villages. They are trained from time to time and are given first aid as well as minor medicinal support kit to deal with minor illnesses. Some of them are also given instruments like BP, blood sugar check, thermometer etc. They ensure that all pregnant women are registered in the Government hospital/ Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and ensure that all children are given vaccination and polio doses. JBGVS has helped to build 16,000 latrines so far.

Nutrition

Awareness and training programmes on importance of nutrition, preparation of nutritious food, breast feeding, antenatal and postnatal care are conducted regularly by JBGVS staff, doctors and MPWs. We also provide supplementary diet for the undernourished children for 21 days through Village Child Development Centres.

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Rural economy depends mainly on agriculture. However, presently for various reasons, agriculture alone is not able to provide sufficient income to sustain a family in the villages. Therefore, rural population is seeking supplementary source of income. Looking at the changing needs, JBGVS promotes both farm based and off-farm activities in the rural areas. JBGVS promotes modern agriculture & horticulture practices, small & micro irrigation systems, improved varieties of seeds & fertilizers. Presently, JBGVS is implementing horticulture development project in partnership with the Tribal Development Fund (TDF) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) benefitting 1000 tribal families. A project to generate supplementary source of income JBGVS implements dairy development and goat rearing.

A seed capital support is provided to very poor rural entrepreneurs to start minor business activity. A revolving fund has been created to support SHGs in Sikar district.

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JBGVS is concerned about the degradation of environment and depletion of natural resources. Therefore, since 1990 JBGVS has been working on water conservation, aforestration, promotion of renewable energy technologies and protection of natural resources. So far JBGVS has implemented Model village & Drought Prone Area Programme and now participating in Government of Maharashtra initiative ‘Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan’. JBGVS has been planting about 1 lac trees per year for last 25 years, promoted the use of improved cooking stoves, biogas plants, solar thermal systems. 19 of our villages have been felicitated by the Government by Nirmal Gram & Sant Gadgebaba awards for clean environment. JBGVS is actively participating in the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s “Clean India Campaign (Swachha Bharat Abhiyan)”.

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JBGVS programmes are designed to develop local leadership in the villages, empower women through SHGs, promote local cultures, rural sports etc. The idea behind these activities is to empower people and particularly youth & women so that they carry forward the development activities once JBGVS withdraws from the villages. All the activities have inherent objective of leadership development. Mahila melavas (get-together of women) are organized to increase interaction amongst women and also to raise awareness about social issues like dowry, female foeticide, alcohol addiction, domestic violence, pollution, menace of plastic use, environmental degradation etc .




Social development activities in urban areas are conducted by Samaj Seva Kendra (SSK).

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