In conjunction with the farmers’ development program in Punjab, community-building activities have been implemented in village, Haider Nagar. Due to lack of sanitation facilities, households tend to use the farm fields, thereby affecting yields and impacting the produce that is being supplied to stores. In order to improve the yields and the community’s way of life, we are working on the issues of Sanitation and Biogas, Education, Awareness Building and Health and Hygiene.
- Education: 100% children enrolled in formal education program. Children’s group had been formed to discuss children issues. All the non-school going children had been given non-formal basic education required to mainstream them in the government schools. A sanitation block has been constructed, hand pump has been installed and school uniforms have been donated to create a better learning environment for children. Fifteen students have been mainstreamed back in school.
- Health and Hygiene: A dispensary has been started in Haider Nagar to help people avail medical facilities in the village itself. Nearly 2000 patients have availed the dispensary facilities.
- Sanitation and Biogas: Ensured that 100% households have toilets in the village. 80 Bio Gas plants have been installed to help people conserve gas energy and utilize the waste generated from their cattle and toilets; thus making the environment healthier.