New Barrackpore Municipality
 
 
KUSP Projects
 
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Under KUSP Programme
Introduction:

Since independence the disease of Poverty continued to remain as an ULCER in the Scenario of Socio-Economic development of the country inspite of Centre – State joint efforts with various schemes. Overall Economic Development is the only way to combat this poverty of the country.

Keeping this in view, this ULB devoted itself to its economic development by taking various steps basing on its financial capability. Our effort for the purpose got a new dimension and a momentum with the bliss of DFID funded KUSP programme.
Project details relating to LED:

Prior to the start of DDP works, Economic Development of certain BPL members has been successfully implemented during 2006-08:
 
1. Intervention in the segment of Rickshaw / Van pulling, where, poor dwellers were provided Rickshaw / Van.
 
The poor Rickshaw pullers having no rickshaw/ vans of their own were provided with new rickshaws/ vans by purchasing the same from reputed company out of the revolving fund created under this project on the terms that the recipients of those rickshaws/ vans shall make payment of the cost of their respective rickshaws/vans without any interest in easy weekly installment.
 
 
Outcome: A good number of Rickshaw / Van pullers have by the time become the owners of rickshaws/vans.
 
 
2. Empowerment of Adolescent Girls in slum settlements at Ward No.- 11, 12 & 13.
 
This project has successfully been implemented and their achievements have received admiration of various visiting teams from CMU and DFID. This project has achieved all its objectives. The adolescent girls involved have formed an association styled ĎANKURí got vocational training in tailoring, beautician and foam bag manufacturing. They have successfully been trained in art of drama, dance and singing.
 
They have been properly educated on specific reproductive health practices and they have learnt how to solve their own problems and earn something for livelihood from Vocational Training in Tailoring, Foam Bag, Beautician Course etc.
 
Outcome: 1000 girls have been empowered socially, mentally and economically.
 
 
3. Adolescent Training of Girls in ASRH at Ward No-17, 18 & 19
 
This project has been implemented with the same pattern as that of the project at Sl. No. 2.

Outcome: 1000 girls will be benefited.
 
 
By availing the facility of short run intervention in local economic development, 2 other projects relating to LED have been implemented:
 
 
1. Economic Development of foam bag manufacturers by providing common facility for training in the trade and working in the shed:-
 
The target groups are urban poor, slum dwellers below poverty level inclined to this shining trade.

Outcome:- About ten thousand men and women including youths engaged in the trade have strengthened their financial condition and stepped forward by crossing poverty line.  
 
2. Economic betterment of urban poor women through the training of cooking and establishing canteen.
 
By implementing this project in due time 20 poor women has been engaged in the canteen established with the project fund.

Outcome: - These women have now been earning Rs. 1200 per month on average including their tiffin and thus contributing to their families.
 
 
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT –
Through implementation of DDP during 2007-08–
By
i. Setting up of an ideal centre for Nurse-Aya under the management of SHG.
 
82 poor Ayas and 9 nurses have so far enlisted their names in the Ayas/nurses centre set up with the project money. Besides, there are one Office-in charge and one Messenger.

Outcome: They are earning their livelihood rendering their services in the municipal hospital or in different houses of the locality and thereby helping removal of poverty of their families having about 440 members.
 
 
ii. Creation of a Revolving Fund to provide Micro- loans to poor sellers of Vegetables, Eggs, fruits, fish and to small tea stall owners.
 
This project aims at giving financial support through micro loans against nominal interest to four to five hundred poor persons either engaged in small trade or willing to run small trades like selling of vegetables, eggs, fish, fruits, running of small tea stall etc. and thereby helping them to earn livelihood for themselves and for their members of their families. This ULB is nearing its target and expecting to help many more poor persons in future in the similar way. A good no of such businessmen have been provided with micro loans for the purpose.
 
Outcome: Betterment of economical condition of the small traders and attracting the unemployed poor persons to various small trades for earning livelihood for their respective families.
 
 
iii. Refresher training scheme for members of DWCUAs dealing in Foam Bag and Tailoring.
 
Objective: Upgradation of the quality of the products keeping in pace with the ever-changing demands

Outcome: 20 female BPL members have got financial footing through their products – Foam Bag & Garments.
 
 
 
 
 
(b) Local Economic Development through implementation of DDP during 2008-09–
       By:
(i) Setting up of a Cooperative Departmental Store involving members of SHGs

Objective: This project will provide economical footing to about 20 BPL members.
 
(ii) Self employment scheme for poor unemployed youths through Pisciculture.

Objective: To enable 12 nos. of poor youths to earn livelihood for their families.

 
(iii) Self employment scheme for poor unemployed youths through Pisciculture.

Objective: To enable 12 nos. of poor youths to earn livelihood for their families.
 
 
(C) Other ongoing Endeavours –
Other efforts basing on Centre-State Scheme are being executed since 1997 for alleviation of Poverty by way of Socio-economic developments. Lately, the schemes namely NRY, UBSEP, PMI-UPEP have been brought under one scheme namely SJSRY which includes the following programmes:
 
 
USEP (Urban Self Employment Programme)
 
Assistance in setting up self- employment ventures through
formation of THRIFT & CREDIT GROUPS (Female).
 
Assistance in setting up of female groups for small enterprises. Each of such group is called DWCUA (Development of Women and Children in Urban Area).
 
Making arrangements for imparting various VOCATIONAL TRAININGS and skill development trainings in certain trades.
 
UWEP (Urban Wage Employment Programme)
 
Providing wage employment to the BPL members by utilizing their labour for construction of social assets.
 
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF 2006-07

No. of TCGs formed so far

182

Total no. of NHG formed

189

TCG members benefited by loans from Revolving Fund

2396

DWCUA formed

9 nos.
 
ACHIEVEMENTS FROM APRIL 2008 TILL DATE:

No. of TCGs formed so far

192

Total no. of NHG formed

199

TCG members benefited by loans from Revolving Fund

2396

DWCUA formed

11 nos.

No. of members given Vocational Training in different trades

181

 
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New Barrackpore Municipality
 
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