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Reach, Davangere

Add : Kumaranahalli, Adavihalli, Harapanahalli
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Mobile : 99457 12918
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Contact Person : G N Simha
Purpose : Advocacy On Social Issues, Agriculture, Awareness Generation, Child Labour, Child Rights, Child Welfare, Climate Change, Community Development, Consumer Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility, Development (General), Disability, Disadvantaged Communities, Disaster Management, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Food And Nutrition, Forest Management, Forestry, Gender, General – Social Welfare, Governance, Grants/Aids.
Aim/Objective/Mission : Organization vision to challenge the socio economic inequalities and enable the vulnerable sections of society towards the goal of self reliance organization mission to mobilize and harness the power of children, youth, women and people at large to combat illiteracy, ignorance, gender discrimination and the evil of addiction with an ultimate aim of crime prevention and development reach have been involved in the process empowerment of rural poor since 1992. since the beginning reach has been working with the rural communities, who are depending on natural resources. It started its activities in kumaranahalli cluster of villages in harapanahalli taluka district davanagere by organizing the landless laborers through krishi karmikar sangha (kks) and women through self helf groups (shgs). For the first time in Karnataka it introduced and succeeded in natural regeneration of forest through social fencing (banning grazing, putting fire lines, stopping mining, preventing cutting trees, seed dribbling and soil and water conservation measures). It has done a remarkable progress in ensuring the community right over non- timber forest produces (ntfps). The kumaranahallli vfc organized by reach has won the state level vanamitra award from Karnataka forest department, government of Karnataka under joint forest planning and management (JFPM) for the year 1998. Later on reach has extended its activities to community health and education, children and women rights, empowerment of rural poor on food security schemes especially public distribution system (pds) and employment under nrega, women property rights and empowerment of gram sabhas and strengthening pris. Following are the intervention of reach to strengthen the rural poor communities. Organizing rural poor landless women through self help groups (shgs) and krishi karmikar sangha (kks) community involvement in management of local forest and common land through village forest committees (vfcs) under JFPM program; organizing women and children?s against trafficking /migration and to prevent violation against women and protection of women property rights through action committees; empowerment of beneficiaries for food security schemes- public distribution system (pds) and employment under national rural employment guarantee act (nrega) through social audit empowerment of the rural poor through community learning movement (clm) capacity building training program to peoples representatives under panchayat raj institutions (pris) for empowerment of gram sabhas and strengthening pris and protection of children?s rights and eradiation of bonded labour, child labour system and drop-outs; people empowerment access rights to livelihood. Reach has working mainly with the target groups families ?landless, small and, marginal farmers with priority to women and dalits. Reach is currently working in six taluka of three districts in Karnataka covering 90 villages of 24 gram panchayats and enabled 48, 000 rural families and reached 1, 28, 000 rural population, among them 60% are women, 30% are children and 10% landless labourers.

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