Obituary of The founding father of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Dr. Fr. Jose Kananaikil
…A Movement by the Dalits towards claiming freedom, equality, justice, and dignity…
Main Menu

Panchayat Level Participatory Rural Appraisal Workshop



For the 30 years Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti is working for the education and empowerment of Dalits and marginalized in Munger district, Kharagpur block. The intervention is in three major project areas- Dalit Development Project, Caritas India and Lok Manch.

Last week from 12th June to 17th June, meetings were held with the people under the work-area of Caritas India i.e the villagers of Dariyapur, Chandwali Sthan, Khand Bihari, Baijalpur Masudantola, Biranchitola, Raghunathpur, Galimpur and Manjhgaay to discuss the common problems related to basic issues and amenities that facilitate a dignified life and livelihood. The community based rapid appraisal at village level , and it threw up some shocking points. They are-
  • After 70 years of independence, there is no access to potable/ safe drinking water.
  • A significant number of the village community (most belonging to the Manjhi Caste) is landless and live in temporary shelters.
  • Deprived from toilet facility
  • Disorder and irregularity in distribution of food items in Aganbari centers
  • (RTE) Right to Education guidelines and tegulations are not implemented in government schools, etc .


A second round of panchayat level rural appraisal workshops was organized from 18th June to 20th June in 5 panchayats as a part of Dalit Development project. As a part of this people from the panchayats of Govdda, Kaudiya, Bahira, Badhuna and Dariyapur conducted the survey of the villagers and did the rural appraisal. During the discussions the main challenges and needs which came up were as follows.
  • Scarcity of drinking water in all panchayats.
  • Toilet facility is not there.
  • Manjhi community is landless, with no house of their own.
  • Implementation of governmental welfare program and schemes is irregular.
In the different villages and panchayats of Kharakpur block village level survey and Panchayat level Participatory rural appraisal was carried out; and there was very good participation. Around 50-60 women, men and youth made it a success with their participation. Both these program were implemented within a 10 day period.

-Reported by Birendra

Administrative Office: Rukunpura, Bailey Road, Near Singh Petrol Pump, Patna 800 014 Near Singh Petrol Pump, Patna 800 014 Ph: 91-0612-2590522



© 2014 - 2018 Bihar Dalit Vikas SamitiDalit Vikas Samiti

Mail your suggestions to : info@bdvspatna.org Alt. Email: bihardalit@gmail.com

Total Visit: 88703

Maintained By:Inno Groove Technologies