Rural Immersion program report

Topics: Village, Villager, Ration stamp Pages: 14 (4017 words) Published: December 15, 2013
Chaibasa

Rural Immersion Programme

Compiled By -

BM – A
2013-2015
XLRI Jamshedpur

B13037 Paritosh Pant
B13047 Ritwick Rane
B13039 Prateek Dudeja
B13052 Sheena Jain
B13054 Dr. Sneha Singh
16th Aug – 18th Aug, 2013

Contents
OBJECTIVE OF THE TRIP ................................................................................................................................ 2 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................. 3 About Chaibasa and the surrounding area ............................................................................................... 3 Major issues that were surveyed during the visits ................................................................................... 4 DAY 1: VISIT TO GHAMARIYA ........................................................................................................................ 5 DAY 2: VISIT TO RUIDI ................................................................................................................................... 7 DAY 3: VISIT TO TUTTUGHUTTU ................................................................................................................. 10 OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................................................................................................... 11

OBJECTIVE OF THE TRIP
The 3 day rural immersion program at TRTC, Chaibasa was a thoroughly inspirational experience that shook down the walls of usual disregard towards the increasing plight of Indian Villages. The premises couldn’t have been more involving and direct than talking to the villagers ourselves and deducing the exact standards of facilities and the penetration of rural policies set by the government. The objective was not just to understand but educate in whichever possible fashion we could with regards to the time constraints.

When there are concerns of the larger kind, language ceases to be a barrier. Tapping their discontent was not an easy job as we were fairly unfamiliar to them and breaking down the ice was always one of the fundamental steps in interactions. The villagers pretty soon emoted to us and their distress about multiple issues (economic, social and welfare) was more than palpable. If the spread of cellphones can be forgotten for a moment, none of the other more crucial and relevant privileges (Water, Electricity, Allowances/wages) were steadily present in either of the villages we visited, as the report would further explain.

TRTC officials played their part in initially elaborating the need of the visit and the problems which today have unfortunately, fortified as characteristics of these villages. The anti establishment sentiment that is growing in the rural areas of Jharkhand was immediately understandable. We soon planned our key approach to amassing as many data points we could, broadly about










MNREGA schemes and justice
Water management
Electricity
Education (Literacy)
Income and liquidity patterns
Medical and Sanitation issues
Crop feed
Visibility of the village issues on district levels
Perceived credibility of the elected MPs etc.

These interactions were insightful for both the villagers and us. We were lucky to have Ms Sneha Singh in our group who is a doctor who gave us an added vital perspective of assessing rural families and their food and health patterns. It was heartening to persuade the villagers in the aspects of Schooling for children and apprising them about the whole system of Education Loans that would actually relieve them of any kind of academic expenditure. But at the same time, it was disappointing to learn the irregularities/demerits in the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan scheme while being implemented on the grassroots. Consequently, though schooling was being

interpreted as a necessity at younger ages for kids, the same kids were...
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