Naisuva is engaged in implementing a DFID funded project under WBCSSP (PRIA) on tribal development in twenty tribal dominated villages of the 2GPs namely, Kastogara and Masra of Rampurhat I block since Dec.2008. The main objectives of this development project are as follows :
(i) To minimise the gap between the prevailing preventing health care facilities and the tribal communities. ( It was found from the base line survey that most of the tribals of these GPs were are not availing the preventive health care facilities available with the government subcentres there due to various reasons. Instead they were depending on their traditional healers )
(ii) To help the tribals in getting ration Cards. (It was found from the baseline survey that about 80 per cent of the tribal population of all these 20 tribal dominated villages under the two GPs were without ration card).
(iii) To help the tribals in getting schedule castes certificates (It was found from the baseline survey that about 90 per cent of the tribal population of all the villages under the two GPs were not having their due schduled tribe certificates from the govenrment authorities).
To begin with MNS personnel (workers and volunteers) started mobilizing the tribal youth (both boys and girls) as vehicle of change. In 13 villages the young boys and men (13-30yrs).were organised in 13 youth clubs while in the ramianing villages adolescent girls (13-19yrs) were brought under 7 adolescent groups. Moreover, there existed about 31 female-SHGs in these 20 villages. These SHGs were formed by the PRIs. MNS personnel are penetrating the tribal communities through these CBOs. As a result of this conserted effort the gaps between the community and the service providers has been minimized to a significant extent already. About 55 per cent of the tribals of these 2 GPs, on an average, are now availing the health care facilities of subcentres. As regards to ration cards the achievement is a bit higher : 60 per cent of the tribals are now having ration cards. The scenario of schedule caste certificates, however, is not so significant. About 30 per cent of the tribals are at present posses ST Certificates.