Sustainable livelihood

Deepak Foundation implements projects aiming towards creating sustainable livelihood opportunities so as to increase the economic independence of the most vulnerable population in the areas of Agriculture and Horticulture, Water Resource Development, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Skill Development and Education.

Current Projects
Agrimall, Chhota Udepur

Agrimall, Chhota Udepur

Agrimall, Chhota Udepur

Regular handholding and provision of agricultural and related-inputs was carried out through a farmer centre called the ‘Agri-mall’. Interested farmers were registered as members and women farmers were given a special rebate in the membership fees. This project implemented by Deepak Foundation in Naswadi intends to give advisory services to farmers through a counsellor and provide members agricultural and related non-spurious inputs at low prices.

Mahila Kishan Shashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), Chhota Udepur

Mahila Kishan Shashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), Chhota Udepur

Mahila Kishan Shashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), Chhota Udepur

MKSP was initiated for empowering women of Naswadi and Kawant blocks of Chhota Udepur district through training them in sustainable livelihood activities. A total of 6000 women were trained for a period of 3 years. The project activities are designed to increase household income and promote savings on the cost of pesticides through organic farming and promoting vegetable and pulse cultivation.

Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Chhota Udepur

Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Chhota Udepur

Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Chhota Udepur

FPO project is being implemented in 20 villages of Kawant and Naswadi blocks of Chhota Udepur. This project is implemented for enhancing the capacity of poor agricultural farmers in marketing their agricultural produce. Few farmer leaders, Board of Directors, and CEO of FPOs facilitate this activity. The FPO provides necessary handholding support towards maturity for a minimum period of 3 years.

Saksham, Halol and Kalol

Saksham, Halol and Kalol

Saksham, Halol and Kalol

Deepak Foundation has been imparting CSR activities for empowering rural women in seven villages around the plants of CEAT and Raychem in Halol & Kalol block of Panchmahal district of Gujarat. Under Saksham project, selected women are trained in preparing nutritious meals. Trained Self Help Group (SHG) women distribute meals to 1200 school children on daily basis. These women acquired the skill to prepare nutritious snacks that ensure proper child development and thereby have become independent.

Village development program, Madhya Pradesh

Village development program, Madhya Pradesh

Village development program, Madhya Pradesh

Deepak Foundation conducted need assessment and rapid rural assessment of specific villages of Dhar and Ujjain districts of Madhya Pradesh. As per the need assessment, the Foundation with the support of ReNew power concluded that there is a need to focus on women empowerment, community health and sanitation, safe drinking water, and capacity building of the community for agriculture techniques and animal husbandry practices.

Self Help Group (SHG) and cattle care project, Kheda

Self Help Group (SHG) and cattle care project, Kheda

Self Help Group (SHG) and cattle care project, Kheda

Cattle care trainings ensures increasing the productivity of cattle, and subsequently increasing the income of SHG women. Therefore, Deepak Foundation with the support of ONGC took actions towards skill/ knowledge upgradation training in Dharoda and Sankhej for women as they are the ones who deal with cattle care and rearing directly. The project aims to reorganise the SHGs and contribute towards their socio-economic development.

Millennium Alliance

Millennium Alliance

Millennium Alliance

The Millennium Alliance project strives to ensure food and nutrition security, drudgery reduction, and income enhancement through enterprise of product and sale of instant meal mix. Hence, the Foundation is training women to use indigenously grown, acceptable food supplement and thereby, helping communities own and manage the nutritional inadequacies in a cost effective manner. This instant meal mix will provide opportunities to sell processed organic produce through e-retail market.

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), Chhota Udepur

PMFBY is a government initiative to provide farmers with a comprehensive insurance cover against failure of crop and help stabilise their income. It also aims to encourage farmers to adopt innovative & modern agricultural practices and ensure flow of credit to the agriculture sector. The project is implemented by Deepak Foundation on a pilot basis in 40 villages of Kawant and Naswadi blocks of Chhota Udepur district.

Deep Jyot Mahila Cooperative Credit Society (DJMCCS), Nandesari

Deep Jyot Mahila Cooperative Credit Society (DJMCCS), Nandesari

Deep Jyot Mahila Cooperative Credit Society (DJMCCS), Nandesari

Deepak Foundation proposed DJMCCS to be formed with the objective of empowering the women of Nandesari socially as well as economically. Various trainings have been provided to build their capacities in maintaining records, carrying out savings and credit activities, and leadership development. Bank linkages are achieved. There have been notable changes in the scale of savings and lending for these SHG women.

ONGC Green Area Development and Maintenance (GAD&M), Vadodara

ONGC Green Area Development and Maintenance (GAD&M), Vadodara

ONGC Green Area Development and Maintenance (GAD&M), Vadodara

ONGC campus of Vadodara is placed near Tarsali-Danteshwar-Makarpura confluence area. Gradual increase in unauthorized street vendors across this area was a menace for hygienic environments. A huge quantity of waste was accumulated from the respective stalls on the road as well as was thrown inside the campus. Deepak Foundation undertook the project of developing garden in ONGC campus, which contributes to an appealing, clean, green & pollution free campus.

Climate proofing intervention, Chhota Udepur

Climate proofing intervention, Chhota Udepur

Climate proofing intervention, Chhota Udepur

Climate proofing intervention project supported by NABARD is implemented in five villages of Kawant block of Chhota Udepur district. An area of 1205 hectares is being covered under the watershed. Deepak Foundation and Narukot Village Watershed Committee (VWC) together are working on implementing this project. The project aims at integration of watershed development programme activities towards rehabilitation of degraded soils and building climate resilience by improving adaptive capacities of the communities against changing climate.

Water conservation & environment management, Panchmahal

Water conservation & environment management, Panchmahal

Water conservation & environment management, Panchmahal

In Panchmahal district of Gujarat, water availability for irrigation is erratic. However, major occupation of the population of the villages in inner blocks of Halol and Kalol is agriculture. 200 villages in Halol & Kalol blocks of Panchmahal are mainly rain fed with only few villages adopting irrigation techniques. Water levels in wells remains low post Diwali. This project addresses the issue through activities that can demonstrate models for effective irrigation, namely (farm) ponds for water recharge and plantation to creating a green environment.

Demonstration of water harvesting structures, Maharashtra

Demonstration of water harvesting structures, Maharashtra

Demonstration of water harvesting structures, Maharashtra

Deepak Nitrite Ltd. to link its CSR programs with livelihood and water conservation issues has sanctioned the creation of water harvesting structures in Roha taluka, Maharashtra. The project aims at reinforcing farm ponds with plastic lining and pitching as well as linking farm ponds with micro irrigation systems by mobilizing farmers.

Past Projects
Title
Key Objectives
Location
Year
Partners
Socio Economic and Environmental Assessment of Community Dug Wells in Narmada Districts Assess the impact of the group wells on the socio economic and environmental indicators of individual, community and village at large Narmada district, Gujarat 2011 DRDA, Narmada, Gujarat
Feasibility Study of Watershed Evaluate the socio-economic condition of beneficiaries Kawant Block, Chhota Udepur district, Gujarat 2010 NABARD, Ahmedabad
Village Development Program Development of agrarian economy of twelve villages under Integrated Village Development Program Kawant Block, Chhota Udepur district, Gujarat 2010-2013 NABARD, Ahmedabad
Indo German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) Soil and moisture conservation through Village Watershed Committee Kawant Block, Chhota Udepur district, Gujarat 2009-2013 NABARD and Deepak Group of Companies
District Perspective Plan under MGNREGA Conduct assessment of labour demand, Identify works to meet the estimated labour demand and Estimate the Cost of work and wages All 1548 revenue villages, 861 Village Panchayats of 12 blocks of Vadodara district, Gujarat 2008-2009 District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Vadodara, Gujarat
A Study to Conduct Baseline Survey for Kawant Livelihood Project in Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat Evaluate socio-economic status of beneficiaries (133 villages, 30,591 households) Kawant block of Chhota Udepur district, Gujarat 2007-2010 Tribal Development Department, Gujarat and Deepak Group of Companies