Mirzapur District (Halia Block)
Plan is operational in 32 villages of Halia block covering around 3,200 families and a population of about 27,000 people. The area is highly drought prone zone, backward and food security is the major challenge. The population of Mirzapur District is around 2.1 million, with average family size of seven people. A significant percentage of scheduled caste population (27% of the district population) lives in this district. Only 55% of the total population is literate and 39% females are literate.
The sex ratio is 928 females per 1,000 males. The child population between the age group 0-14 years is 8, 87,299 while the adult population is 9,35,101. About 54% families live in semi-permanent and temporary houses. The coverage of government health and education services is very poor. Out of 1,767 villages only 318 have medical facilities and 1,096 have government schools.
- 1,972 expectant mothers were given proper ante-natal care for safe deliveries.
- 2,552 children under two years of age have been fully immunised.
- The number of children prevented from malnutrition is 4,394.
- 91 drop out children including 80 girls and 11 boys were brought back to schools.
- 4,411 new-borns received their birth certificate.
- Nine schools have declared themselves violence free.
- 320 women have been helped to work their way out of poverty through SHGs.
- Life skill training programme was organised at 32 places in project area for members of adolescent girl's group. Girls were given orientation on using water colour, framing stories and poems, making paper flower, practicing cleanliness and hygiene and benefits of following a disciplined life. 1,521 adolescents participated in the programme, in which 350 were from sponsored families.
- 11 disabled children received aids and appliances including six tricycles and three wheel chairs from the State Minister Mr. Kailash Chaurasia.