National Environmental And Educational Development



» Profile of the Project Area:

To strengthen the services of OP & IP of Chilakalapalli project aswell as support the detection of new cases and strengthen the DPMR services inthe field, Fontilles has established a DPMR Field Unit, with headquarters atChilakalapalli. A leprosy-trained and experienced paramedical worker is placedin this unit, after giving training for one week at Chilakalapalli in leprosy,DPMR and specific documentation procedures. The PMW started  field work from 16th August 18.

The project areacomprises of 6 PHCs which are still endemic for leprosy. The project aims tocoordinate with the ASHA/health staff and strengthen the referral services toPHCs in the project area, facilitate new case detection in early stages andimprove field-based DPMR services.Cases with Reaction/Neuritis, complicated ulcers and those in need ofprotective foot-wear are referred to Fontilles Referral centre, Chilakalapalli.Disability care camps are also conducted along with GH staff, ASHAs & ANMsto enable the leprosy affected persons to adopt self-care practices fordisability care. The project PMW also participates in the LCDC programme incase validation of suspected cases.

292cases with Grade I & Grade II disabilities 247 cases are receiving pensions( 85%) and

93persons are getting 35 Kgs Rice through AAY (Annapurna Antyodya  Yojana ) scheme.

131 foot maps were collected and 119 footwear were prepared and providedto all patients with insensitive feet.

292cases with Grade I & Grade II disabilities followed up out of total 314cases. 154 (53%) of cases  practisingself care and 128 (47%) cases were demonstrated home based self care. Schoolsurvey was done in 46 schools and 3031 children were examined. 1 child case wasdetected.

 6training programmes were conducted to 844 (240 health staff & 604 ASHA) in6 PHCs to strengthen their participation in leprosy programme. The training wasmore focused on cardinal signs of leprosy, physical examination for identificationof suspects & their referral to PHCs, treatment follow up &strengthening of referral services.

Performance of DPMR Filed Units

S.NoActivityChilakalapalli 4 PHCsBobbili 10 PHCsTotal
 No. of PHCs visited41014


Follow-up of Disability cases

 Total GI & GII Cases181396577
 No. Followed up 181199380
 No. of cases practising self care 224365
 No. of cases demonstrated self care11964183


No. of cases with ulcers

 No. referred to TH ward141630
 No. reported and admitted in TH ward459
 No. of ulcers healed4 59


MCR Footwear

 No. of persons wearing footwear110122232
 No. of measurements taken122638
 Number provided122638



 No. Screened and selected for RCS268
 No. Referred for RCS000


Govt.Welfare Schemes

 No. Receiving Disability pension57102159
 No. Receiving Old age pension513283
 No.Reciving Widow Pension01414
 No. Receiving AAY (35 Kgs Rice)82132214


Disability Care Camps

 No. of camps attended  5
 No. of Beneficiaries attended  101
 No. of patient sdemonstrated self care  101


Referral Services

 No. of suspected cases Referred152742
 No. of cases ConfirmedMB-4
 No. of cases reported with GII disability MB-1
 No. of Child casesMB-0


Follow up of UT cases

 No. of UT cases followed upMB-23
 No. taking regular treatmentMB-19



 No.of PHCs Visited41014
 Number participatedGH staff - 40
ASHA - 85
GH staff - 102
ASHA - 398
GH staff - 142
ASHA - 483



1School Survey   
 No. of Schools covered5079129
 No. suspected437
 No. Con firmed303(PB)
2Contact Survey   
 No.of contacts 312224536
 No. of cases suspected011
 Number confirmed011(PB)


The CCI haskindly sanctioned the following projects to our NEED organisation for theirdevelopment.  


Micro Credit


About CCI: CHILDREN’S CARE INTERNATIONAL (CCI) — betterknown locally as Aide internationale pour l’enfance (AIPE) — is anon-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 2000, working in the fieldof international aid and cooperation. It has distinguished itself through itstwo-fold mission: liberating children and their families from povertyand exploitation at the same time, raising the developed world’s awareness ofissues relating to child labourby encouraging the public to engage in concrete efforts of solidarity.

» Children Education:

Wehave supported to 60 children from 16 villages for their studies that who aretotally poor and child labour, and some of them are orphan and semi orphanchildren, most of the children are come from fishing community, at present somechildren finished their studies and some children dropped out from theirstudies, so this year CCI project is supporting 23 children for theirstudies.  They are studying in 12 centersin different places.  Some of them are injob trails, they are searching for jobs, so  we have visited their colleges once in a week those which are inVizianagaram and closed to viziangaram and visited other colleges once or twicein a month those which are in visakhpaatnam and closed to Visakhapatnam.  I have visisted all colleges, hostels androoms and interactedwith children and discussed with them about thir health,education progress and their requirements, they said that they are fine andstudying well and also they wanted tuition fee, hostel fee, room rents, foodexpenses, uniforms, tavelling expenss, books, stationary and otherrequirements.  So I have provideduniforms, travelling expenses, books and other requirements.  So I have provided uniforms, travellingexpenses, books and other expenses, books and other requirements in time thatwhich they needed, and also I discussed with their teachers about our childrenregularity and education proress.   Andalso I interested with other children that who are in job trails and discussedwith them frequently about their progress

» Micro Credit:

Microcreditprogram for marginalised women

Single women aremarginalized in Indian society; its social stratification is designed in such away as to exclude such persons from ordinary society. The social stigmaassociated with divorce still weighs heavily on women, usually housewives whodepend on their spouses, and life alone can be cruel and oppressive to womenbecause they are perceived as only being complete when they are married.

CCI gave itself as amission to break the cycle of poverty and indentured slavery. Single women areoften forced to borrow from loan sharks in order to be able to cope withunforeseen expenses such as health costs. Once deep in debt, they findthemselves unable to repay the amounts borrowed, and are forced to send their childrenout to work. Since 2007 CCI launched a microcredit programme in the communityof Vizianagaram.

It is an effective wayto generate a source of income for poor women, enabling them to eliminate theirdebts and develop financial independence. It makes it possible for them tocreate or maintain small businesses without having to go into debt.

However, to benefitfrom this programme, there is one strict condition: their children must to beenrolled in and attend school. Once approved, beneficiaries receive a smallinterest-free loan which, however modest, greatly improves—sometimesradically—their quality of life.

By guaranteeing accessto education for their children, and financial opportunities to familiesthrough the use of microcredit, CCI makes it possible to break the viciouscycle of indebtedness and avoid its perpetuity. The microcredit programme andits efforts in supporting education are a huge success. Today, women who havejoined the project are investors in education.

» Objectives of the project:

• Enabling women targeted by the project tobecome entrepreneurs
• In the short term, promoting an increase in beneficiaries’ income
• In the medium term, enabling the schooling of children as well as moresystematic access tohealth care

• Finally in the long term, making it possible for women—who have often livedtheir entire life being undervalued and marginalised—to have the chance tobecome autonomous and develop their self-esteem.

Theirvulnerability is considerably reduced because they increase their capacity toact, which improves the quality of life for their families, their communities,and future generations

Anganwadi School:

 With thesupport of CCI, we have organized one Anganwadi school at our Vizianagaramdistrict, in this school 14 children’s. In this Anganwadi School we haveprovided the following facilities to all children. 



About the Urban Residential Hostel: 4The Samagra Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Vizianagaram has kindly sanctioned the Programme to NEED organisation in the month of July 16th 2012, from onwards the project is implementing at Near Municipal High School, Cantonment, Vizianagaram with 100 Urban Deprived Children. In this project we are implementing the following activities with the support of RVM (SSA), Vizianagaram. ACTIVITIES

 ➢ Regular Tuitions – Morning / Evening 

➢ Health Check ups

➢ Counseling services to children & parents 

➢ Recreation activities

➢ Sports 

 ➢ Regular follow up/ monitoring

 ➢ Parents meetings 

 ➢ Children’s review meetings

 ➢ Birthday and Events celebrations 

 ➢ National Days celebrations

 ➢ Festivals celebrations 

 ➢ Exposure visits / Science fairs

 ➢ Staff Review meetings

Regular Tuitions –Morning / Evening

 We have regularlyconducting tuitions for all 100 children (3rd standard to 10thstandard) at their class rooms, for this purpose we have appointed 3 tuitorsand they are professionally qualified and well trained.   In this section our tuitors are conducting tuitionsfrom morning 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. and evening 6.30 p.m.  to 7.30 p.m. in this classes our tuitors areclarifying their doubts, we have providing some more knowledge to children ontheir subjects.   After completion oftheir tuitions we have provided snacks to all children’s.

 Health Checkups

We have regularlyconducting Health Checkups with the support of Govt.Doctor, every month we haveconducting two times in our Hostel for all of our 100 children, in this campswe have identified any health problems then we have to refer near governmenthospital or KGH, Visakhapatnam. 

Counseling services toChildren’s & Parents:

We have regularlyproviding counseling services to our children’s and parents, especially inSchool holidays, for this purpose the SSA, Vizianagaram has sanctioned onecouncellor post to our URH, the councellor has regularly providing counselingservices to all of our children, especially home sick and backlog students andat the same time we have provided councelling services to parents also, someparents are motivated from our councelling services. 

Recreation Activities:

Our Hostel warden,Tuitors, Councellor has provided recreation activities at the time of schoolholidays and festival days, sometimes after school completion we have providedrecreation activities to our children, in this recreation activities most ofthe children are playing Cricket, caroms, Chess, wallyball etc., (Indoor andoutdoor games), and we have provided YOGA classes to our children for theirimprovement in mentally and physically.


We have regularlyconducted Sports to all our children, our Urban Residential hostel is locatedin Cantonment High school, we have a big play ground, in this ground all thechildren are playing Cricket, wallyball, etc., outdoor games, we have alsoencouraged to play games in evening times.  

Regular follow-upmonitoring:

We have strong monitoringsystem in our URH, the Warden and project Director of NEED is regularlymonitoring the regular activities and programmes at the hostel, every daywarden has monitoring the tuitions, food quantity and quality, cooks timings,menu implementation etc., activities.

Parents Meetings:

Our councellor hasproviding Parents meetings and counseling sessions at the time of Sundays andpublic holidays; in this meeting we have explained children education status,school attendance, problems, Child marriages, issues and discussion on theirchildren studies. 

Children’s reviewmeetings:

Our Project Director,hostel warden and councellor has conducting childrens review meeting every weekat our Hostel, in this review meeting we have discussion on their problems,progress, studies, issues etc., and in this review meeting we have providingcounseling services also.


Birthdays and eventcelebrations:


We have conductedBirthdays and event celebrations at our hostel, some of the donors or ourProject director has sponsored the Cake and balloons and other materials toconduct the Birthdays and event celebrations at our hostel, for thesecelebrations, every children feels happy and build their self confidencelevels. 

National Dayscelebrations:

We have conductedNational Days like August, 15th, January 26th, 2ndOctober etc., days, in those days we have specially provided special food likeBiryani, sweet, pongal etc., and we have explained the days importance to allchildren.

Festival Celebrations:

We have organizedseasonal festivals like Vinayakachavathi, Dasara, deepavali etc., and explainthe importance and background of the festivals. In those celebrations all the children’s are happily participated and involved. 

Exposure visits/sciencefairs:

Seasonally we haveconducted exposure visits to all of our URH children and they are enablingtheir knowledge and experiences, for this programme the SSA, Vizianagaram hasalso supported.

Staff ReviewMeetings: 

We have conducted monthlystaff review meetings with our staff at our hostel, in this meeting we havediscussed on their performance and total achievements, we have also supportedto all staff in the areas of their roles and responsibilities. 


We have implemented this project in Visakhapatnam & Vizianagaram Districts with the support of Basics India, FPO. The Project particulars are as given below: About Basix: BASIX is a livelihood promotion institution established in 1996, working with over a 3.5 million customers, over 90% being rural poor households and about 10% urban slum dwellers. BASIX works in 18 states - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir, 223 districts and over 39,251 villages. BASIX mission is to promote a large number of sustainable livelihoods, including for the rural poor and women, through the provision of financial services and technical assistance in an integrated manner. BASIX will strive to yield a competitive rate of return to its investors so as to be able to access mainstream capital and human resources on a continuous basis. BASIX strategy is to provide a comprehensive set of livelihood promotion services which include Financial Inclusion Services (FINS), Agricultural / Business Development Services (Ag/BDS) and Institutional Development Services (IDS) to rural poor households under one umbrella.VALUESBASIX is deeply committed to promoting livelihoods for the poor, and have a strong concern for 11 | P a g eequity – working with the rural and urban poorsustainability – both financial and institutional for BASIX and also for its customers and for the environmentresults – making things happen on the ground as well as scale up directly and indirectly through influencing others including government policy and programsintegrity and dignity – ensuring these for those who we work with and those who work in BASIXInnovation and learning - devising new ways of doing things and mastering thoseWe are doing the FPO (farmer producer Organizations) at Visakhapatnam & Vizianagaram Districts; in this project we have given the following information to farmer and community:

➢ Identification of farmers & crops and cultivation

 ➢ Horticulture crops identification 

 ➢ Groups formation

 ➢ Providing trainings 

 ➢ Value addition

 ➢ Marketing linkages 

 ➢ Proper documentation 

 ➢ Proper knowledge 



» Background

AndhraPradesh is a major agriculture hub in India. Agriculture being one of the keyeconomic sectors, it plays an important role in the livelihoods of people by employingnearly 62% of population in agriculture and allied activities. Agriculturecontributes to 28% of state GSDP. Andhra Pradesh is also known as Rice Bowl ofIndia and has a diversified cropping system – covering 80 lakh hectares of landin cropped area. Andhra Pradesh is India’s largest producer of fruits, eggs andaquaculture products. About 14 lakh hectares are under Horticulture. The mainchallenges in Agriculture and Food sector can be described as follows:


Farmersare in deep distress. The conventional agriculture practice induces the farmerto rely heavily on chemical fertilizers and pesticides leading to high cost ofcultivation. Prolonged dry spells and drying of borewells coupled with extremedroughts are leading to crop failures. Unseasonal rains and more frequentcyclones are another cause of concern. There are serious problems associatedwith the livelihoods of landless agriculture workers and tenants. All thesefactors are leading to distress migration to urban areas. On top of these,market uncertainties are adding to the farmers problems and pushing them intoperpetual cycle of debt.

Consumerfood crisis

By2050, the global population is expected to reach 9.5 billion. Our food suppliesare likely to be under far greater stress. Adding to this, the availability ofarable land is shrinking rapidly due to urbanization, soil degradation andclimate change. As a result, large populations may face food scarcity. Theexisting practices of chemical agriculture is leaving chemical residues in thefood and is reducing nutrient value thereby creating health hazards.


Theuse of chemicals in agriculture reduces life in the soil and essentially putsplant health at risk. The chemical agriculture practices also contaminategroundwater and other water-dependent ecosystems, leading to biodiversity lossin the farmland. Prevailing agricultural practices such as mono-croppingdecrease soil moisture content, causing tremendous stress on water resources.Soil degradation and loss of top soil is resulting in weaker plants. Soils arelosing water holding capacity due to reduced tree cover.


Temperature analysis conductedbetween 1900 to 2018 by Berkeley Earth revealed that Temperature increases arehappening at an alarming rate around the world. If this trend continues, theworld will soon become warmer by 20C.

The programme has been organizingmega training events delivered by Professions from the Department. So far, eighttraining events have been organized in our Vizianagaram District to about 1800best-practicing farmers directly. These trainings add a huge impact on farmersin building their motivation and commitment levels to improve their own farmingmethods and also to take this programme to other farmers.


ZBNF provides substantialeconomic benefits to farmers. Most important of them are:

Reduced Cost

Interest Savings

Higher Yields

Intercrop Value

Fairer Returns


In response to therising severity and impact of the coronavirus outbreak, NEED organisation has initiatedimpactful activities aimed at providing safety and relief to individuals andcommunities.

NEED  iscollaborating with the Government to prepare and distribute nutritious meals toall front line professionals covering doctors, nurses, government officials,policemen, etc. who are relentlessly serving the nation to combat this crisis.

Additionally, Rationkits will be distributed to daily wage earners, who are unable to sustainnormal life on account of the current situation.

HealthSafety equipment and supplies will be distributed to medical and paramedicalprofessionals in nominated hospitals to ensure their safety and to preventfurther transmission of infections.

TheAnimal Care team will also provide food to stray animals during this crisis.

During these times, wepray for the safety and recovery of all, and may we undertake all precautionsnecessary to ensure the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones.


The ITDA, Parvatipuram has sanctioned the 19 Crèche Centers at Pachipenta, Salur and Makkuva Mandals. In the above 19 centers the following activities are going on. Services provided in the Crèche Centers 

 ➢ Daycare Facilities including Sleeping Facilities.

 ➢ Early Stimulation for children below 3 years and Pre-school Education for 3 to 6 years old children. 

 ➢ Supplementary Nutrition (to be locally sourced) 

➢ Growth Monitoring.

 ➢ Health Check-up and Immunization. 

TARGET GROUP The scheme focuses on children of 6 months to 6 years, of working women in rural and urban areas who are employed for a minimum period of 15 days in a month, or six months in a year.NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES AND FUNCTIONARIES Ideally the number of children in the crèche should not be more than 25. Of these, at least 40 percent of children should, preferably, be below 3 years of age. It is important that adequate trained worker and helper are available to provide day care facilities and to supervise the functioning of the crèche. In addition to crèche worker, there should be one crèche helper looking after children.PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Location/Environment The crèche located in a safe and secure place which is welcoming and child friendly. It is ideal to have the crèche near the homes of children or near the place of work of the mothers (at a walkable distance i.e. ½ - 1 km) for the following reasons: Mothers breastfeeding their babies can conveniently come to feed their babies.• Parents can be contacted in case of emergencies• It is easier to pickup, bring or send the child from home• If a child is absent for a long period of time, the crèche worker can go herself to• Enquire about the child from his/her home. As far as possible the crèche environment should be akin to the child’s home atmosphere and should also reflect the life style of the community.Drinking water and Sanitary Facilities The centre must have safe and regular drinking water facility. For this, centre should install a water filter/purifier which should be cleaned regularly. In places where there is shortage of water, adequate arrangements for storage of water may be done. At least one tank of 300 liters capacity may be installed. Child friendly toilets including for children with special needs should be available keeping in view the safety and security of children at the centre. A clean, Indian type child-friendly toilet with water facilities, soap, clean cloth/towel, garbage bin, wash basin/sink at low level and an exhaust fan should be part of the centre. The water tap should be placed at a height that can be used independently by children. The crèche should have a regular supply of cleaning material such as phenyl, disinfectants, rooms and swabs, dustbins, garbage bins etc. Regular supervision may be done for improving the services and maintaining hygienic conditions in crèche

National Child Labour Project

TheNational Child Labour Project has kindly sanctioned the STC (Special TrainingCenter) to our NEED organisation; we have implemented this STC programme in thefollowing habitations with the support of Labour Department, Department ofMunicipal Administration and other line departments. 

YeguvaSembi       -  25 Children Enrolled

Kunjimada           - 26 children enrolled

DiguvaSembi       - 16 Children enrolled

Previously all theabove children are working nearby Hotels, Lodges, Sanitation works, brick worksetc., works at  Mandal Headquarters.  Through our NEED we have identified the abovechildren and enrolled in STC Centers.  

Block Level Sports Meet

» Supported By: NEHRU YUVAKENDRA, VIZIANAGARAM (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, New Delhi)

Brief Description about the Block Level SportsMeet:


Name of the Implementing Agency         : National Environment & EducationDevelopment


Name of the Activity                             : Block Level Sports Meet

Venue                                                :Degree College Grounds, Salur, Vizianagaram Dist.AP

Support Organisations                        : Local CBOs/NGOs etc.,

Date                                                   :24th January, 2020

Supported By                                      :Nehru Yuvakendra, Vizianagaram (A.P.)

Project Director (NEED)                        : Mr.P.Venugopala Rao

NYK District Coordinator                      : Mr.B.Vikram Aditya

 Participated Guests                             : Programme Inaugurated by Sri.LokeswaraRao,

                                                            Municipal commissioner, Salur and Sri.P.Suresh

  babu, Principal andSri.P.Nagabhushana Rao, Vice   

  Principal, P.Konavalasa Collegeand Sri.B.Vikram 

  Aditya garu, District coordinator,NYK and

  Sri.P.Venugopala Rao, ExecutiveDirector, NEED. 

Prizes Distributed Guests                     : Mr. K.V.Mahesh, Sub-Inspector, Salur Town

                                                            Mr. M. Tirupathi Rao, State Minimum Wages

  Board member, A.P.Government. 


Details of Sports                                  :Volley Ball, Kabaddi, Running


Activities During the Programme           : Pre Project Activities

                                                            Implementation of the Project

                                                            Post Project Activities


Facilities provided to participants         : First aid kit, Lunch, Water,Travelling Charges etc.,


No. of Mandals youth Participated         : Salur, Pachipenta and Makkuva Mandals


Total No. of Persons approached to Participation       : Around 380 members


Total selected Candidates for this sports                   : around 324 members 

Pre Project Activities:

The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Vizianagaram DistrictCoordinator Mr. B.Vikrama Aditya has kindly sanctioned/allocated this BlockLevel sports meet programme to our National Environment & EducationDevelopment (NEED) organisation on dated 22nd January, 2020, thenimmediately Mr.P.Venugopala Rao and Programme Coordinator and Staff memberswere prepared a plan to implement this programme at Degree College Grounds,Salur, then immediately releases Press Note to all Press Reporters to our threemandals of Salur, Pachipenta and Makkuva.  Based on the Press Note and oral communication and local leadersenthusiasm around 380 members are came from the three mandals for participationin the Block level sports, then immediately our Physical Director and our Staffwere scrutinized the above candidates for the sports, as per our scrutinyaround 324 candidates were selected for this block level sports meet. 

 Implementation of the Programme:

 Our Project Director Mr. P.Venugopala Rao hasinstructed to every staff regarding the selected candidates separation for Teamwise and sports wise through lottery system. As part of the separation of candidates they were prepared to play thegames.   We have organized the followinggames:

 Kabaddi (Boys and Girls)

Volley Ball (Boys)

Running (Boys and Girls) 

General Programmes:

» Health Awareness Programmes:

In the year of 2020-2021 we have organized healthawareness programmes in Pachipenta, Salur and Makkuva mandals of ourVizianagaram district, those programmes was organized with the support of localdonors and local elders.  

» Sanitation Awareness Programmes:

We have conducted sanitation awareness programmesin Salur urban and Pachipenta rural areas, especially we have explains drywaste and wet waste segregation, home composting, drainages cleaning,sanitation activities etc., 

» VSS trainings:

We have conducted VSSTraining programmes & rallies on plantation in our Pachipenta and SalurMandals (salur range), in this programmes we have explained to VSS members ontheir roles and responsibilities, NTFP, records maintenance etc.,