Disaster Risk Reduction :

  • Village disaster management committees (VDMC) are running in 60 villages comprising 722 members. They have their reviewed and updated DRR plans in new format and are initiating for implementation of plans. They review their plan implementation status at monthly basis.
  • They have been introduced monthly progress tracking sheet to measure the progress.1
  • Self grading tool introduced and they use it regularly and based on findings try to improve their status through removing the weaknesses.
  • Three types of regular taskforces (Health & Nutrition (241 members), Water & Sanitation (253 members) and School Safety (197 members) total 691 members) have been organised and trained on their respective issues. Task forces prepare their plans and carry out different activities under the leadership of VDMCs.
  • 33 DRR catalysts identified and trained out of which 23 are performing their role. They meet at monthly basis, discuss the achievements and develop action plan for hand holding to the VDMCs. But they need more trainings especially technical trainings.
  • Not all but most of the PRIs are sensitised for implementation of DRR plans through mainstreaming them and mass of the plans are either being implemented or proceeding under MNREGA/ PMGSY/ BRGF and 12th or 13th finance commission.
  • Village DRR Plans of 60 villages have been submitted to the Gramsabha and approved.
  • Total 26,84,41,999.00 leveraged from mainstream to implement DRR plans for drainage, PCC roads, Roads, pond renovation, homestead raising etc.
  • CBDRR programme scaled up in 8 new GPs of Ghanshyampur (Darbhanga) and 85 new GPs of (Bisfi, Benipatti, Basopatti and Madhwapur blocks) of Madhubani district with DDMA, block administration and PRIs which will cover approx 9,73,164 population and 1,94,633 families.
  • Training of PRIS and frontline functionaries of Risk Informed DRR planning.
  • Development of IEC materials and booklets related to public health, disaster risk reduction and guidelines on does’ & don’ts of multiple hazards for peer educators and DRR catalysts as well.  

 School Safety Programme :

  • School Disaster Management Committee (SDMCs) is functional in 30 identified schools comprising 482 School safety plans have been reviewed, updated and documented in new format with active participation of children and teachers.5
  • 242 Peer educators have been identified and trained on their roles and technical skill, they have their weekly knowledge building plan to educate their friends.
  • School safety programme scaled up in 4 blocks (231 schools)- Bisfi-68, Benipatti-74, Basopatti-47 and Madhwapur-42; in Madhubani district with DDMA & Education Dept. about 38000 students and 700 teachers will be benefitted.
  • Total Rs. 8,27,96,000.00 leveraged from mainstream to implement school safety plans.

Child Protection :

  • 2050 births registrations issued to the children and 300 applications are under procedure. During the last phases 3309 children got birth certificates through birth registration campaign from 3rd 2013 to 31st Dec. 2013.
  • Rate of malnutrition reduced. Total 4289 children screened during the current phase out of which 471 found malnourished (83 found SAM and 388 found MAM) which is about 11-12%. When we compare this data with the data of 2009 (total screened children 2841, MAM 1361, SAM 213) then significant difference can be understand.

Water & Sanitation :  

  • Surroundings of 709 hand pumps made safe from flood either by the users or by PHED out of which 130 has been elevated with pucca platform, 156 flat pucca platforms and others are elevated only.
  • 1019 hand pumps were kept under regular water quality surveillance by WES taskforce.

Environment :

  • Plantation of 2054 fruit plants through mobilizing community under the environment protection awareness campaign.
  • 350 farmers mobilized to produce and use wormy compost. Resource for these activities mobilized either from the mainstream or by the community.

Handicrafts Development:

  • Stipend amount of Rs. 3,27,724.00 was due to be paid to the artisans of Madhubani Painting under Skill up gradation training of AHVY (Sanction letter C-15011/13/2004-05/CC(ER)-2, dated 2.9.2009) which paid to 80 artisans.
  • Stipend amount of Rs. 1,49,377.00 was due to be paid to the 60 artisans of Madhubani painting under Design and Technical Development Workshop under AHVY. This amount has been paid to the all 60 artisans.

Axshay India (ADRA) :

This programme aimed to create mass awareness on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, identify the suspected patients, motivate them for proper diagnosis and if found positive then link to the aligned treatment services/ hospitals/ centers so that such instances in the community may be reduced.

Basopatti, Rajnagar, Jainagar, Kaluahi, Bisfi, Ghoghardiha, Rahika, Phulparas, Harlakhi and Babubarhi blocks of Madhubani district covered under this project.

This project helped 302 patients to be linked with diagnostic centers and hospitals for regular treatment.


  • Demien Foundation of India Trust (DFIT) supported us to make community awareness on Leprosy and Tuberculosis. So that patients may get aware, go to the diagnostic centers and avail treatment facility.
  • Uder this section we intervened in Jainagar, Harlakhi, Basopatti and Benipatti blocks of Madhubani district.
  • Under this project 125 meetings organized and 1444 participants get advantaged.
  • 87 suspected patients sent to the hospital for test of TB out of which 16 found positive to TB and 18 found to MDR. They all completed the full course of treatment and living normal life.  

 Cluster demonstration of stress tolerant rice varieties (IRRI/ NFSM) :

  • Under this section stress tolerant rice variety “Swarna Sub-1” promoted in Supaul and Saharsa districts. This variety of paddy crop is tolerant to submergence.
  • Total 456 farmers (283 male and 173 female) of Marauna block and 418 farmers (281 male and 137 female) covered under the project and total 497.5 acre of cropping area (249.5 acre in Marauna block and 248 acre in Navhatta block) covered. This variety of crop will help farmers to have better yield of paddy even is flooding and submergence crop.     

 Emergency Response :

            Western Kamla embankment breached near Kumraul and Baur villages of Ghanshyampur block of Darbhanga district on 15th August 2014 and flood occurred in the block. To mitigate the immediate adverse impact of flood most affected 1100 families of Ghanshyampur block provided immediate non food support (Buckets with lid, Mug, Soaps, nail cutters, water purifiers, tarpaulin sheets etc.) with the help of Oxfam India. This effort checked the threat of epidemics and other sufferings of the victims.