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Jengraimukh Project (Follow up of Setubandha 2012)



            After conducting the survey and interacting with the villagers and some of the leading people, we observed the following facts relating to development of the 8 numbers of surveyed villages
1.                                          People are hard working, specially the women, who engage themselves full time in day to day home works, agriculture, animal rearing and weaving activities. But they do all the things as routine work and don’t try to turn all these in a commercial direction for income generation
2.                                          Most of the youths are disguised unemployed and they need some other profitable activity other than agriculture. As a result some of the youths have migrated to big towns in search of jobs like rickshow pulling, security guard, factory labour etc.
3.                                          Though the major part of the population are involved in agriculture, yet, due to the effect of frequent disasters like flood the people fail to make this activity a organized and planned activity.
4.                                          We can see a good potential of animal rearing activity as income and employment generating activity.
5.                                          Atleast 90% of workable woman are involved in weaving activity. They are traditionally expert in this activity and there is a big market demand of their products in big towns like Jorhat, Guwahati etc,. but the weavers are not much aware of it and they produce handloom products only for personal use and for gifting to their relatives. If the technology can be upgraded and the production can be increased, the weaving activity can be established as a big income generating activity.
6.                                          The youths are not aware about the technological and other developments going on in agriculture and allied sector. They are also not aware about the government schemes related to it.
7.                                          It is good sign that some of the youths have shown their keen interest in small business and micro enterprise sector. They need support and guidance.
1.                                  Almost 75% families live in traditional katcha homes.
2.                                  Sanitation system of the village households is very poor. They use unhygienic katcha latrines and even open places as toilets.
3.                                  The villages are not fully electrified. Only less than 10% households are availing the electricity facilities.
4.                                  Almost 65% households have mobile phone and network connection. But battery charging is a big problem
5.                                  People are not much conscious about health & hygiene.
6.                                  Almost 95% children go to school for their formal studies.
7.                                  Almost 60% families have their own two wheeler vehicle i.e. bicycle or motor cycle.
1.                         To aware the people to be conscious about development of their standard of living through adopting profitable income generating activities.
2.                         We may promote handloom weaving, food processing, bee keeping, mushroom cultivation, vermi compost, fishery activities as income generating activities.
3.                         We can also encourage the villagers to go for crop rotation and starting commercial RAVI cultivation
4.                         We can also take initiatives to train the youths in different trades like mobile phone repairing, power tiller & tractor repairing and maintenance, bamboo based works, diversification of natural fibres etc.
5.                         We can also build an efficient team consisting of youths to coordinate with outside agencies for product development and marketing of the products having traditional value.
6.                         A Village Level Committee can be formed to organize welfare activities like health awareness & medical camps, animal vaccination programmes  and other social mobilization programmes 

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