Pride Project In Rural India Case Study (People and Place)

Case Study for an LEDC Rural Community for the topic People and Place

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General Facts

Location-

Mahad Taluka a region of Maharashira state in India. On the Arabian Sea Coast of Mumbai

What is the Pride Project?

PLANNING RURAL- URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

Poor People are those with an income of less than $1 per day.

525 million people in India fall under the definition of poor.

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Problems

  • Very low living conditions.
  • 50% of people below Indian poverty line.
  • 78% of people are in extreme poverty.
  • Difficult to reslove as 70% of these people are farmers and 87% of farmers own less than 2 hectares of land.
  • Almost half of the population are under 14 years old making living hard for families.
  • 70% of people are illiterate.
  • 25% infant mortality rate.
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Solutions by PRIDE

  • Reduce mass migration from rural to urban areas.
  • Plan, organise and work through training towards self sufficiency and sustainable development of communities.
  • Pre- school education centres for 2.5 to 5.5 year olds. Providing job opportunities for locals.
  • Study Centres
  • Larger fund for childrens education to be repaid later. Making travelling distances less.
  • Bicylces provided for those who have to travel.
  • 100 adult education centres, libaries and book banks.
  • 200 toilets for better sanitation.
  • Encouragement to use smokeless stoves and bio-gas plants.
  • Many new trees planted.
  • Youth clubs for boys and girls to develop practical skills.
  • Children under 5 given vitamin A and and are immunised against diarrhoea.
  • Essential medicine for free.
  • Kitchens where nutrious meals are prepared.
  • Loans available.
  • Irrigation systems set up.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS CHANGED TO ALLOW SUSTAINABLE LIVLIHOODS

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