STAFF POSITION OF THE OFFICE OF THE PROJECT DIRECTOR, WATERSHEDS,
STAFF POSITION OF THE PIAs UNDER BARGARH
Watershed Programme aims at
assisting people to improve their livelihoods on a sustainable basis with
the best use of available resources through bottom up planning.
The programme adopts a livelihoods approach, focusing clearly on
the priorities of the poorest of the poor, in sustainable and replicable
ways. The approach starts from people’s own lives and their everyday
struggle for survival. It is about informing, enabling, initiating and
empowering appropriate choices for long-term well being.
Western Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (WORLP) is being implemented by
Orissa Watershed Development Mission (OWDM), Government of Orissa (GoO)
and funded by DFID (Department for International Development, UK
Government). OWDM of GoO is the state nodal agency for the implementation
of the project as per watershed guidelines of Government of India (GoI).
The Project aims to improve livelihoods, building capacities of primary
and secondary stakeholders and encouraging an enabling environment of
rural poor in 290 watersheds located in 4 districts, Viz., Bolangir,
Bargarh, Kalahandi & Nuapada of Western Orissa. WORLP aims at
assisting people to improve their livelihoods on a sustainable basis by
best use of available resources. It adopts a livelihoods approach,
focusing clearly on the priorities of the poorest of the poor, in
sustainable and replicable ways. The approach starts from people’s own
lives and their everyday struggle for survival. It is about informing,
enabling, initiating and empowering appropriate choices for long-term well
being. It involves all sections of society across caste, class, gender and
other divides. It understands that sustainable rural livelihoods must
start with local strength and build upon locally available resources and
capabilities. It takes a holistic view of the assets and resources on
which rural people base their livelihoods. It empowers them to prioritize
activities and access government services. DFID
assisted Western Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (WORLP) has been
extended to Bargarh District from the year 2005-06. 40 watersheds, 10 in
each block of Padampur, Sohela, Gaisilet and Jharbandh have been taken up
in a phased manner.
Dec 2007, the WORLP Plus activities were extended to other 50 watershed of
6 DPAP and one IWDP blocks which are called as WORLP-II Projects.
effective approaches to Sustainable Rural Livelihoods adopted by
Government agencies and other stakeholders in KBK districts and elsewhere.
Livelihoods, particularly for the poorest, promoted in 4 districts in
replicable ways by 2010.
The poorest are organized and able to plan and implement participatory
livelihoods focused development more effectively.
The livelihood asset base for the poorest is enhanced and diversified in
Government, PRI and NGOs together implement participatory livelihood
focused watershed development effectively.
Policy and practice constraints to livelihoods of the poorest are reduced
in the areas of NTFP, migration, land rights, disaster preparedness and
5: Project approaches are adopted in KBK and elsewhere in
ABOUT THE PROJECT AREA- BARGARH DISTRICT
Bargarh district lies between 20°
43’ to 21° 41’ North latitude
39’ to 83° 58’ East longitude.
It is one of the western districts of the State of Orissa and came in-to
existence as a district from 1st
April 1993. Bargarh District has two distinctly different kinds of
scenario in the field of economic development. The area under the Command
Area of Hirakud Dam Project has a fairly developed agricultural sector,
which contributes for the development of other sectors also. The rainfed
area of Padampur Sub-Division and Bhatli & Ambabhona Blocks of Bargarh
Sub-Division are backward with traditional agriculture and lack of
development of other sectors as well. The
main river that flows through the district is Ong (Ang) which originates
from Nuapada district and enters Rajborasambar (Padampur) at its extreme
south-west corner. It flows through in a wide-semi-circular path from west
to east and leaves the district a few miles to the east of Gaisilat
eventually joining the Mahanadi in the Subarnapur district. Total
Population of the district is about 1.3 million, out of that 0.68 millions
are male and 0.66 millions are female.
Set up of Bargarh District
OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT
WORLP-I & II projects are in operation in 7 blocks of Bargarh District
(Sohela, Gaisilet, Padampur, Jharbandh, Paikmal, Bhatli & Bijepur)
through 9 PIAs. It includes two NGO-PIAs of WORLP-I Projects for Gaisilet
and Sohela Block.
Number of Watersheds and Villages covered under WORLP-I & WORLP-II.
Source Basic Details-MPR
total of 90 micro- watersheds covering 143 villages have been undertaken
under WORLP-I & II. The watersheds have been selected on the basis of
comprehensive selection criteria developed by OWDM in conformity with MoRD
guidelines, Govt. of India.
Demographic overview of the Project Area WORLP-I & WORLP-II.
total population covered under the WORLP- Bargarh- I & II is 127342.
The population of SC category is 17%, ST category 26%. The rest 57%
consist of Other Category.
Well Being Status of HHs in WORLP-I & II.
Basic MIS (M&E) & Basic Details-MPR-Plus-Ph-II
The whole communities in WORLP-I &II watersheds have been categorized on the basis of participatory well being ranking during PRAs exercises. The villagers categorized themselves into Very Poor, Poor, Manageable and Well -off on the criteria developed by them. In WORLP- Bargarh the percentage of Very Poor is 25% and poor HHs accounts for 48 % whereas Manageable and Well-off Category accounts for 19% and 8% respectively.