Manavlok aims to solve the socio economic problems of the community and achieve a better life for them. Manavlok helps common people to take initiative for their improvement with the aim of restoring the rightful place of women in socio economic and political setup and creating awareness of their own identity among them, Manavlok setup ‘Manaswini Mahila Prakalp’ (Women Project). Manavlok fights with the Government against injustice using nonviolent methods. Giving special support to the economic development of women and landless through skills training, capital support etc. Also provides seeds and fertilizers to Self Help Groups (SHGs) and helps to get various Government schemes.
SAZ (An attempt to overcome drought):
Manavlok has facilitated the creation of a SAZ in Ambejogai. SAZ means special agriculture zone. Rural economic management is dependent on agriculture. 80% farmers are dry-land holders. SAZ project is divided into two main sections. The first is area development which includes the development of the surrounding land, water and forest areas. Second part of SAZ is to generate social, health, economic and educational prosperity among the rural community. Cultivation of crops like sugarcane, bananas, and grapes etc which require excess water will be restricted. Farmers will be encouraged to employ methods like sprinklers and drip irrigation for other crops. In SAZ, the farmers will be strictly prohibited from digging bore wells for irrigation. Drinking water will be available to all throughout the year, even during severe drought.
The Government employees will stay in the designated village. Villages that participate in and adhere to the rules of SAZ will get subsidy in electricity rates, designated will get facilities of schools, hospitals, colleges and court. The saving groups, chit fund groups in the villages will be strengthened and a village bank managed by SHGs will be started. Through that government will pay the salaries of employees living in the village. Gram Panchayat will get funds for development through the SHG bank. Village artisans will be imparted training to run the businesses more successfully.
From the Secretary’s Desk
Facing challenges in implementing projects of social development are the learning opportunities and motivational inputs for our staff to be successful in the delivery of qualitative outputs.
As Manavlok has about three decades experience of overcoming the challenges/difficulties, our staff is now equipped with enough to carry out a variety of plans and policies related to community development. The humble creed of our organization ‘Manavlok’ makes a transparent path towards carrying-out different social development projects. The credit of all success works goes to our Creed and Philosophy.
We strongly believe that, “Once Friends are Always Friends” as a progressive motto to all of our beneficiaries, donors/benefactors and partners. We encourage relationship between our benefactors and beneficiaries. We motivate “the rich to help the poor and the Stronger to help the weaker”. Unconditional support towards the cause of social developments and human rights is our humble undertaking. We appreciate the support of our well wishers in times of joy and sorrow while working in uplifting the poor among Indian families.
“We are all proud to be social workers under Manavlok. We appeal to one and all to join us.”
Aniket D Lohiya