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Ambedkar Nagar (Bhiti Block)

Plan is operational in 39 villages of Bhiti block covering around 3,200 families and a population of around 22,000 people. The area is a drought prone zone and food security is a major challenge. The district is backward and most of the population belongs to the marginalised sections, evidently with poor development indicators.

The population of Ambedkar Nagar is around 2 million, with an average family size of seven persons. A significant percentage of scheduled caste population (24% of the district population) lives in this district. Only 59% of the total population is literate and 45% females are literate. The sex ratio is 978 females against per 1,000 males. The child population between the age group of 0-4 years is 8,29,357, while the adult population is 20,88,928. About 54% families live in semi-permanent and temporary houses. The coverage of government health and education services is very poor. Out of 1,675 villages only 361 have medical facilities and 996 have government schools.

Key achievements

  • 4,021 expectant mothers were given proper ante-natal care for safe deliveries.
  • 3,060 children under two years of age have been fully immunised.
  • The number of children prevented from malnutrition is 7,064.
  • 8,475 new-borns received their birth certificate.
  • 24 schools have declared themselves violence free.
  • 201 children's clubs have been formed and are monitoring essential services in their communities.
  • 95 girls received Market Oriented Vocational Training (MOVT) and are engaged in different work.
  • 557 women have been helped to work their way out of poverty through SHGs.
  • Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs) have been built in Bhiti block of Ambedkar Nagar and in Mall block of Lucknow districts. CSCs have been handed over to the community and are being properly maintained by villagers. These complexes have five separate toilets each for males and females and has one bathroom as well. More than two hundred families are using these toilets and are contributing in the effort to stopping open defecation in villages.
  • Highlights: 300,00 school children benefited from sports for development, Building as Learning Aid (BALA), improved school WASH, digital learning, science labs and library in schools initiatives
  • Highlights: 60,000 people benefited from 75 anaemia screening and prevention camps in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Rajasthan
  • Highlights: 40,000 school going children, particularly adolescent girls, now have access to improved WASH facilities
  • Highlights: 28,000 community members trained on various aspects of child protection
  • Highlights: 30,000 people reached out to with disaster relief during floods in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai
  • Highlights: 34,000 women members of SHGs and joint liability groups have been trained for entrepreneurial and business skills, financial literacy and financial inclusion

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