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MADHYA PRADESH DARSHAN – III EDITION

RURAL IMMERSION 2011

Group 2 ‐ Gwalior  
Submitted By: 
Abhinav Kumar 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             Chinta Gowri Prasad  
Ishank Kataria 
Om Prakash Verma 
Prasad Pawar 
Prasad Patil 
Rahul Singh 
Shishir Raut 
Vipul Singh 
Vivek Dhaka 

The rock is said to have been a strong hold for more than Ten Centuries and Old city is located in the Eastern base of the rock. labour work force. When Madhya Bharat became part of Madhya Pradesh. Forest Area 1091. Palaces. 02/12/11 The team presented our research and findings about viable livelihood options to the farmers of Lohagarh village which was a highly interactive and successful session.053. of Households 209. and leather products. Lashkar is few miles south from the old city. rock temples and statues of archaeological and architectural interest.20%. rural population. 29/11/11 The team was taken to the collector’s office so that we can understand how the Jan Sunwai works.79 sq kms Net sown area 2601. higher than the national average of 74% Total Area Details Total Area 5214. and 823 m (2700 ft) wide. It is the site of factories producing cotton. of the district.kms No. Gwalior had a population of 1. He made us aware of the statistics like general population. Mr. . The nucleus of Gwalior is a citadel crowning an isolated rock about 91 m (300 ft) high. Gwalior has an average literacy rate of 85.93 sq. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%.00 sq. 01/12/11 The team was given the day off to work on the presentation and gather data about livelihood options other than farming that were suitable for the climate and geographical conditions of the area.kms Activity basis recording of major activities 28/11/11 The team's day started off with a meeting with the CEO of Gwalior District. Ashish Kumar. ceramics. chemicals.505.12 thousands Net irrigated area 911. These options were supposed to be presented to the farmers of Lohagarh village along with convincing enough data. The old city is covered with white sandstone Mosque. paint.kms.42 sq. The new section of the city called Lashkar. 3. it becomes separate District.2 km (2 mi) long. We were then taken on a field visit. The field visit gave us a first-hand experience and learning about the different government schemes being implemented in rural areas. yarn. in the Jila Panchayat office. 30/12/11 Present at meeting of Watershed Chairman and Secretaries at Jila Panchayat with CEO of Gwalior District. wage rates etc. We were informed how the process helps to speed up the judicial process and also somewhat eliminates the chances of injustice to the people.Basic Statistics about the district Gwalior City is a District in Madhya Pradesh State near Agra.

etc. Scheme. govt. Murar. environment. We were informed about various schemes pertinent to the betterment of the rural population in blocks and panchayats in Gwalior district. But to our surprise the awareness level of people in rural areas has changed significantly. cattle-breeding. Our perception was not quite different from the others. candle. we presented them different ways to generate income. developmental wonder or humbling experience During our visit at Jila Panchayat Gwalior the present CEO told us about the vision of previous collector as he was from Botany background so he has great interest in Plantation. green fields. Sikrauda and ZILA PANCHAYAT PARIYOJANA meetings and our experience The Rural Immersion program was an overwhelming experience as we got sensitized to the rural lifestyle. life Often when we think of rural life in India -vivid effigies of mud plastered walls. people. The attitude of earning enough to meet their basic needs and meet livelihood is gradually shifting. uneven roads. bullock carts and deep dark wells which becharm our minds. dung cakes. communication and behaviour etc. In all the rural population cannot be underestimated anymore and can act as a significant market. The field visits to a few panchayats helped us to understand the intricacies of these schemes. The rural myth of people being ignorant is thus soon to be busted and this nascent stage in the change in the outlook of urban people about rural people can help us in the long run Great feat of a local visionary. dairy products manufacturing etc. But again not everyone has access to all these amenities. and fish-harvesting including shoe-making) . The people from lower strata of society are often influenced by the decisions made by the elders and the Panchayat of the village. and milk dairy are the prominent ones. He was involved in extensive plantation scheme around Gwalior district. They have started craving for smaller luxuries of life as the disposable incomes of villagers are rising. Government has taken significant efforts to engage people in other occupations like poultry farming. However. Significant efforts have been made to impart basic primary education to rural children by the government. shady trees. The table below provides important schemes under progress in Gwalior district (Exhibit 1). Observation of schemes through field visit to Dabra. Reflections on the entire trip –rural areas. Farming has been the main occupation of villagers in Gwalior district. Even people from other parts of India visit Gwalior to see Lohagarh (One of the plantation site). modern equipments and technologies.03/12/11 The team left for IIM Indore. They are now very much aware of brands. as an alternate source of income in addition to their fixed earnings. Also under his vision villages which were once unapproachable were connected by roads under GOI (MNREGA) and MP Govt. urban products. We also learnt about the various forms of livelihood followed in different blocks. Also the villagers seemed receptive of the various ideas which had been suggested by us. Infrastructure and reach of the village from the city were still a problem. (Making carpet. farming. After developing a greater sensitivity and insight about the issues faced by the majority of the population. Bhitarwar.

01 35 3 Prime Yojana (Rural Housing) 32 27 6. Name of Scheme Physical progress Target Achievement 1 SGSY (credit Mobilization) Financial progress amounts in millions Target Achievement - 986 180. No.41 271.622 86.Exhibit 1:- Sl.68 131.25 (A) 80% of Housing 661 632 131.88 300.288 O 112.118 5 SGSY (Sampurna Gramin Rojgar Yojana) 1129 817 375.40 4 Integrated wasteland development Program 9803 O 8621.66 (B) 20% of Housing 332 314 35.51 6.9 6 11 th Annual Commission 104 67 133.55 91.02 IAY (Indira Awaas Yojana) 2 .