CBM supported project “Atmanirbhar Shamoodhay” or Self Reliant community aims at providing an inclusive platform for people with disability for achieving good quality of life through economic security and accessing rehabilitation. The project contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate poverty, inequality and increase the income of the marginalized communities. The project focuses on two developmental blocks of Dehradun district, Sahapshpur, and Raipur.
Under the project, we are focused to support and strengthen 2000 vulnerable and marginal families including 300 persons with disabilities. While the project deals with the social stigma surrounding persons with disabilities for their poor well-being, lack of sensitization, and their dependency on their family members. Under the project we will be aiming at providing input for vulnerable and disabled right holders for livelihood through Bee-Keeping, Mushroom Cultivation, Goatry Farming and Vegetable – Nursery cultivation as well as including rehabilitation for support of skills for daily living, orientation and mobility, sign language.
Under the project, to ensure accessibility and participation of the vulnerable, iSHG i.e. inclusive self-help groups will be formed which will link the right holders and their families to the mainstream. Further, organizations for persons with disabilities (OPD), will be centralized and strengthened to be part of the decision-making and public advocacy for the rights of disabled people. Atmanirbhar Shamoodhay will merge into establishing an inclusive Farmers Producer Group (iFPO) for mainstreaming the production of the right holders to the market through value-addition under an umbrella of a registered brand.
The definitive result from the project will be mainstreaming and linking of vulnerable and persons with disabilities to the government welfare schemes, sensitized and awareness towards their rights and their participation in community-level decision making, organizing them through community-based groups, and linking them to the market to increase their income and well-being.