Orissa Shelter Project

Project Brief: A BGVS project to build shelters in Orissa villages,devastated by the 2000 cyclones.
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cornell
Status: terminated
Project Steward:
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samithi(Orissa),C/4 HIG flats,Housing Board colony,Baramunda,
ORISSA  571003
Tel: 55089
Stewarding Chapter: Cornell
Dec 2000CornellUSD 2000

Total = $2000

BGVS planned to build one large shelter in each of 50 villages to protect the people from the hot weather as well as the monsoons. After the villages were rebuilt,these shelters could be used for non-formal/primary education purposes

Asha Cornell funded the construction of 2 shelters for
2000 $(2*1000$)

BGVS is an India-wide organization which collaborates with branches in all the states.In 2000,they proposed the 100 Block Development Plan
-they picked 100 blocks throughout India (100 districts selected throughout India from ~500, and 1 block selected per district, there are ~50 villages in a block)
-in these blocks they will implement a program of sustainable, localized, and locally-supported development, including healthcare, education, women's organizations, credit facilities, agricultural programs, vocational training, etc.
-these programs will be implemented over 4-5 years in stages, they aim to be self-financed locally about 2 years after implementation
-once the first lot works out, BGVS believes the program will spread more easily to surrounding blocks