Current Projects

Project CBMP

Community Based Monitoring and Planning Project (CBMP)

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in April 2005 with the goal of improving the availability and access to quality health care for people, especially for those residing in rural areas, the poor, women, and children. Community Based Monitoring and Planning was first introduced in June 2007. The recommendation of formal conceptualization and inclusion of Community Based Monitoring and Planning processes by Jan SwasthyaAbhiyan, was accepted and included in National Health Mission.

The concept of Community Based Monitoring and Planning emerged as a result of ensuring community involvement in community led monitoring of availment of sustainable health services.

Scope and structure of Community Based Monitoring

Community Based Monitoring process has been implemented as a pilot in selected nine states of India of which Maharashtra is one of the State. The first phase started in 2007 covered districts of Amaravati, Nandurbar, Osmanabad, Pune and Thane.

The second phase initiated in 2011 expanded the project coverage to Aurangabad, Beed, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Nashik, Kolhapur, Raigad and Solapur Districts.

The third phase in the year 2017 included districts of Ahmednagar, Thane, Palghar and Ratnagiri.

The CBMP Project is now covering 17 Districts 36 Blocks, 138 Primary Health Care Centers and 1043 villages.

The representatives of Health Officials, Panchayat Raj, Community Based Organizations / NGOs / Peoples Movements and villagers are part of Monitoring and Planning Committees at Village, PHC, Block, District, and State levels.

Objectives of Community Based Monitoring

1) To provide regular and systematic information about community needs, which will be used to guide the planning process appropriately.

2) To provide feedback according to the locally developed yardsticks, as well as on some key indicators.

3) To provide feedback on the status of fulfillment of entitlements, functioning of various levels of Public health system and service providers, identifying gaps, deficiencies in services and levels of community satisfaction, which can facilitate corrective action in a framework of accountability.

4) To enable the community and community-based organizations to become equal partners in the health planning process. It would increase the community's sense of involvement and participation to improve responsive functioning of the Public Health System.

Sosva Training and Promotion Institute (STAPI) came on Board since November 2017 initially for the period 14 November 2017- 31 December 2019.

STAPI as a State Nodal NGO is covering 4 Districts 8 Blocks 28 Primary Health Care Center and 228 Villages Amravati (Chandur Railway & Achalpur Blocks; 07 PHC’s 55 Villages) Chandrapur (Chandrapur and Jivati Blocks; 07 PHC’s 54 Villages), Raigad (Karjat and Sudhagad Blocks; 07 PHC’s 54 Villages) and Ahmednagar (Sangamner and Ahmednagar Blocks; 07 PHC’s 65 Villages)

Roles and Responsibilities of STAPI as State Nodal NGO :-

1) State level coordination and leadership of CBMP process.

2) Conducting of State level activities in Coordinating with state NHM.

3) Capacity building of district and block level nodal technical inputs to local nodal NGO’s.

4) State level compilation and analysis of data about community feedback on Health services which are being generated through CBMP.

5) Presenting unsolved issues at state level on behalf of CBMP coalition.

6) Involve in National level processes related to community action and represent Maharashtra CBMP process at national level.

7) Developing publications like guide books, tools for monitoring, Report Cards.

Roles and Responsibilities of District Nodal NGO:-

1. Conducting District Monitoring & Planning Committee Meetings

2.Conducting District Level Review and Activity Planning Meetings

3. Conducting District Level Orientation & Capacity Building Workshop for Districts (Various Frontline Workers such as ASHA, Aaganwadi worker, Gram Sevak, Sarpanch, PRI Members etc.)

4. Half yearly District Level Review and Activity Planning Meetings with District Level Officials- DHO / DPM-NHM / District level Partner NGOs and relevant Stakeholders

5. Facilitation of Data Collection, Preparation of Report Cards

6. Conducting District level Jansanvad

District NGO

Block  NGO

No of PHC Covered

No of Villages Covered

ApekshaHomeo Society, Amravati

ApekshaHomeo Society, Amravati




Devoted Organization, Achalpur.



Prakruti MahilaVikas Kendra, Chandrapur

Prakruti MahilaVikas Kendra, Chandrapur




Bahuuddeshiya Aadivasi Gramin Vikas Sanstha, Jivti



Lokpanchayat, Sangamner

Lokpanchayat, Sangamner




BPHE Society's CSRD-ISWR Ahemadnagar



Disha Kendra, Raigad

Disha Kendra, Raigad




Pravas Foundation, Sudhagad



Roles and Responsibilities of STAPI as State Nodal NGO :-
1) State level coordination and leadership of CBMP process.
2) Conducting of State level activities in Coordinating with state NHM.
3) Capacity building of district and block level nodal technical inputs to local nodal NGO’s.
4) State level compilation and analysis of data about community feedback on Health services which are being generated through CBMP.
5) Presenting unsolved issues at state level on behalf of CBMP coalition.
6)Involve in National level processes related to community action and represent Maharashtra CBMP process at national level.
7) Developing publications like guide books, tools for monitoring, Report Cards.

Roles and Responsibilities of District Nodal NGO:-
1. Conducting District Monitoring & Planning Committee Meetings
2.Conducting District Level Review and Activity Planning Meetings
3. Conducting District Level Orientation & Capacity Building Workshop for Districts (Various Frontline Workers such as ASHA, Aaganwadi worker, Gram Sevak, Sarpanch, PRI Members etc.)
4. Half yearly District Level Review and Activity Planning Meetings with District Level Officials- DHO / DPM-NHM / District level Partner NGOs and relevant Stakeholders
5. Facilitation of Data Collection, Preparation of Report Cards
6. Conducting District level Jansanvad

Roles and Responsibilities of Block Nodal NGO:- 
1. Preparatory Activities and Meetings for Formation of Block Level Community based Health Federation
2. Orientation Workshop for Members of Block Level Community based Health Federation
3. Participatory Audit and Planning of RKS funds in PHCs
4. Orientation Workshop for VHNSC Members Contacted by Youth Volunteers
5. Awareness and MobilizationProgrammes at Villages (VHNSC Strengthing)
6. Formation/Expansion of Block & PHC Level Committees
7. Conducting PHC Monitoring and Planning Committee Meetings
8. Conducting Block Monitoring and Planning Committee Meetings
9. Facilitation of Data Collection, Preparation of Report cards at Rural Hospital, PHC and Sub-center level
10. Conducting PHC & Block level Jansanvad


Empowerment of Fisherman Community in areas of Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Social Entitlements and Skill Training in Village Tardobachi Wadi Block Shirur District Pune

Project “SWAVALAMBAN” for empowerment of fishermen community from Samata Nagar, Village Tardobachi Wadi of Shirur block of Pune District is operational since April 2017 The initial activities included Needs Assessment Study with active community participation using various tools of village profiling like baseline survey Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Focus Group Discussions (FGD’s) and Key informant Interviews helped in understanding issues, challenges and nature of interventions required. Based on the findings, the activities conducted are :-

I) InfrastructureDevelopment:-

1) Up-gradation and Refurbishment of Aaganwadi, which has helped in “Enabling Environment for the Children to be the “Children Friendly”. Educational toys, Hygienic kitchen and health camps have contributed to increased attendance, participatory learning, enhancement in quality of education and improved health status of 55 children, in the age group of 0-6

2) Construction of 9 new toilets and operationalization of 6 community toilets have practically stopped open defection, also influencing their health and hygiene status.


II) Health/Hygiene /Healthy Habits:-

1) Age and gender specific Health Camps /Medical Consultations and health sessions for different age groups have contributed to health seeking behavior of community at a large. Improved health status have resulted in reduction in school dropoutchildren, improvement in school attendance, enhanced physical capacities and active community participation in all Programme interventions.

2)Formation of Support group of 24 adolescent girls and their sensitization in the areas of early & unintended pregnancy, nutritional disorders like malnutrition, anemia & overweight, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, mental health concerns, injuries &violence.

3)Health Camp for Womenand sessions with adolescent girls and women on menstrual health and hygiene management.

4)WASH Sessions with the Zilla Parishad Primary school children in the age group 7-14 have enabled children in understanding processes in hand wash and Do’s and Don’t’s with regard to health care of childhood.

5)community led and formed Sanitation Committee as a part of Swachh Bharat –Swachh Community have ensured cleanliness at household and at community level.

III) Women Empowerment :

1)Nurturing Promotion Formation Development and ongoing capacity building initiatives for 63community women members representing 6 self-help groups and other stakeholders, have led to inculcation of saving habits financial literacy, financial inclusion and identification of need based suitable income generation activities among women. With the revolving fund of Rs.15,000/ each from PanchyatSamitiPurnadar to PimpalDariYedai Mata SHG,Renuka Mat SHG, JijauMata SHG, KalubaiSHG,Ambika SHG, Mahalakshmi SHG, few women have started poultry, flour mill as a part of income generation activities. Some women have undergone kitchen gardening training and few women have enrolled themselves for the tailoring classes, Six women are in the process of registering for the driving classes SHG members are now “Change Agents” and active “Task Force Members” successfully handling community issues at their levels and are “Empowered” in true sense and in all aspects of empowerment.

Impact of SHG Formation:-

  • Saving and Financial Decision Making
  • Self Confidence among Members:
  • Livelihood Opportunities
  • Decision-Making within the household
  • Participation in local government:
  • Frequency of Interaction increased
  • Enhanced Communication among Members
  • Community Participation
  • Strong voice in village GramSabha’s
Sr. No Name of SHG No of  Members
Per Self Help Group
Date of Formation Details of Bank Linkages
1. Pimpal Dari Yedai Mata SHG 10 25/05/2018 Bank of India
2. Renuka Mata SHG 11 16/04/2018 Bank of India
3. JijauMata SHG 12 19/05/2018 Bank of India
4. Kalubai SHG 10 16/10/2018 Bank of India
5. Ambika SHG 10 16/10/2018 Bank of India
6. Mahalakshmi SHG 10 16/10/2018 Bank of India
          Total 63    

Taking the aspiration from the Women SHG’s, one male youth group has been active for last six months.

IV) Social Entitlements / Access and Availment of Government schemes:

1.Help Desks for AADHAR/ PAN / Voter ID/ Ration Card/ etc

2.Access to Government Schemes regarding health/ education/ livelihood etc.

3.Availment of Revolving Fund to all 6 SHG’s

4.Availment of “PradhanMantriUjjwalaYojana” to 27 Women

5.Availment of Poultry scheme of Women and Child Development to 6 women

6.Enrollment of 8 girls under cycle distribution scheme of Women and Child Development

7.Information Dissemination of PradhanMantriGraminAwasYojana (PMGAY) to provide housing for the rural poor

V) Mapping of 133 youth in the age groups of 18-21( 23 Youth – Male 18/Female 5 ); 22-26 ( 27 Youth – Male 21/Female 6 ); 27-32 ( 30 Youth – Male 21/Female 9 ) and 33-36(53 Youth – Male 34/Female 19) have helped in organizing various youth development activities

VI) Review Meetings with partnering organization held during October 2017 and January2018October & November 2018 and March2019 have immensely helped in experience sharing, documentation of Learning’s and best practices.

A short Video on Project SWAVALAMBAN can be viewed on

Project MAYA

STAPI is implementing Project “Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults” (MAYA) since July 2013. The Department of Women and Child Development, Govt of Maharashtra has accorded a “Nodal Agency” Status to STAPI for implementation of Project MAYA. Department of Women and Child Development, Govt of Maharashtra have also accorded it’s approval for collection and revalidation of data of Children Homes / Observation Homes / After Care Homes across Maharashtra to understand the various issues and challenges of children in need of care and protection and children in conflict with law in addition to the administrative issues of office bearers of Children Homes / Observation Homes/After Care Homes across Maharashtra

Background :

The year 2015 was a significant year in the history of child rights in India with the enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. Globally also, this was the same year when members of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Developmental Goals to end poverty and ensure prosperity for all. With these developments, the post-2015 framework for child protection in India has attained a strong rights-based orientation.

In the last three decades, the Child Rights movement has taken big strides the world over. In India however, the rights of ‘Children in need of Care & Protection’ (CNCP), especially the orphans, continue to remain largely neglected. Lack of accurate data leads to guesstimate, which further compounds the problem. According to one such estimate, about one percent of them find a place in some form of Alternate Care. Although institutional care continues to be the most dominant form of childcare in India, the state of Child Care Institutions (CCI) is, often, a subject of public outcry and judicial activism.

Protecting the rights of out-of-home care children is critical in the overall scheme of child protection. The number of children in need of care and protection is continuously on the rise and adoption rate in India is still very low. It is estimated that the number of such children is likely to be 24 million by 2020. Thus, India faces a humongous task of caring and protecting a large number of out-of-home care children and giving them the opportunities to grow to their full potential. A robust system on Alternative Care that works to restore, protect and reintegrate them needs to be a priority with all stakeholders.

After reaching 18 years, children in Child Care Institutions (CCI’s) are required to leave and often fall off the radar. This lack of visibility in after care is an area of concern in India and there are yawning gaps in the ‘After care’ service of these Care Leavers, many of whom are orphans.

They face heightened challenges and poorer outcomes on the journey to independence, not only because of their fractured pasts but also due to a lack of planned interventions towards preparing them for life out of CCIs. They have serious issues of shelter, sustenance, documentation of identity, continuing education and finding employment. It has been revealed that one out of three youth in after care have mental health issues.

Rehabilitation and integration of these young children in society remains a major challenge, the children can stay and study in the Children Homes / Destitute Homes / Observation Homes only up to age of eighteen. They are made to leave the institution at that stage to cope with life on their own. Very few can handle the challenge easily, not even with moderate success.

These Young Adult Orphans find themselves jobless, homeless, foodless, helpless, and even friendless, because of incomplete and interrupted education, Lack of vocational skills, No proof of identity / No social entitlements. They are prone to misuse and abuse. There is always risk of relapse into anti-social behavior.

Around five to six thousand YAO’s leave these institutions every year in Maharashtra alone. What happens to them? Nobody knows. This figure keeps mounting!!! ??? Mainstreaming and being the part of the SYSTEM is a very major challenge of YAO’s.

Aftercare is an important final stage in the continuum of care, as it ensures smooth rehabilitation and reintegration of YCL in the community and therefore, ACS ideally need to commence at least two or three years prior to their departure from the care setting. This would include socio-psychological support therapy, aptitude-testing and developing an individual development plan. In this preparatory stage, the CH must also provide vocational training alongside the normal education.

It is difficult to determine the existing number of Orphan / CNCP children living in CHs or the number of YCLs and YAO’s or to make future projections about the number of YAO’s, who may need Aftercare services. It has been estimated by one NGO that every year about 4000 YAO’s pass out of the CHs in Maharashtra. According to the Deputy Commissioner of WCDD about 5000 to 6000 YLCs transit from CCIs. However, these estimates need revalidation. As for the number of orphan / CNCP children living in CHs outside the pale of CHs, there is no hard data or any reliable estimates available.

Orphans who exit institutional care are ‘NOBODY’s RESPONSIBILITY’. There needs to be a clear public policy and a “Defined Nodal Agency” to take the responsibility for reintegration of these Young Adult Orphans into the mainstream of society. Aftercare is present by law but in spirit, practice and implementation it remains largely absent.

Activities under Project MAYA

Organization of 27 district level consultation meetings across Maharashtra helped us a great deal to understand various issues and challenges of young adult orphans and the child care institutions during their stay and after they leave the respective Children / Observation and After Care Homes across Maharashtra with the support of Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited and other institutional donors.

The conduct of series of capacity building trainings of various cadre of staff viz Counselors, Probation officers, Superintendents and care takers trainings of Care-takers and Counselors from Children Homes as well as from Observation Homes from Western Maharashtra /Amravati and Nagpur Region enabled us the status of development and implementation of child development plan and also the issues and challenges in ensuring care and protection to the children including district specific issues, under Juvenile Justice Act 2015 with the support of Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited.

Data revalidation of 86 Children Homes from Mumbai, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburb and Thane Districts of Maharashtra, an initiative under Project “MAYA”- Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults was undertaken with the support of Bombay Community Public Trust BCPT, Mumbai.

Collection &Data revalidation of 49 Children Homes, Observation Homes and After Care Homes Capacity Building and Training of 168 YAO’s in career counseling, Aptitude Testing of 178 Young Orphan Adults in the age group of 12-18, Vocational Skill Training of Young Orphan Adults, Capacity Building of Probation Officers, Superintendents, Counselors and Care Takers from Pune District were the activities conducted with the support of UPS India Foundation -under Project “MAYA”- Maharashtra Alliance of Young Adults – Pune with the support of UPS India Foundation.

The regular tracking, follow up and handholding support during / after skill training is on to help them stand on their feet and ensure that they possess and meet required employability criteria.

Department of Women and Child Development, Govt of Maharashtra have selected STAPI as a “Think Tank Member” for development of After Care Strategy for the State of Maharashtra.

The other advocacy initiatives includes :-

  1. Development of Individual Comprehensive Care and Protection Plan for Children in Need of Care and Protection and Children in Conflict with Law as a part of future after care rehabilitation package.
  2. Simplification of process and procedure for allocation of 1% parallel reservation from open category- as Equal Rights Equal Opportunities for mainstreaming, reintegration and restoration of Young orphans in the Society, Social entitlements and accessibility to the Govt. Schemes
  3. Expediting the process of issue of Aanath Certificate
  4. Need for 100% institutionalization of Young Adult Orphans above 18 Year
  5. Improvement in quality of services at After Care Homes as enabling environment

SWASTHA Maharashtra

Enhancing the Health and Nutrition and Livelihood status of tribal communities from Dharani, Chikhaldara blocks of Amravati District (2 blocks- 17 Villages ) &Jivati block of Chandrapur District (18 Villages) of Maharashtra under Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)-with the support of Tribal research and Training Institution (TRTI) Pune have started in April 2019.

Broad Area of Research

Exploring Livelihood & Income generation opportunities through Research in Health & Nutrition. Based on the findings of the Research, Vocational Trainings for the age group of 18-25 tribal youth align with Health & Nutrition will be proposed.

Background :-

The villages from Dharani and Chikhaldara Blocks have been selected on the basis of “Unserved and Underserved” in many aspects like lack of linkages and availment of Government Schemes, Lack of services/ facilities due to their remoteness, need for livelihood opportunities, socio- economic status of the local population and the opinion of the local administration to name a few.

The other activities as part of action Research vizPrimary/Secondary data collection, Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant interviews and block level Vocational trainings for 300 tribal youth in the age group of 18-35 from 35 villages from 3 blocks of Amravati and Chandrapur Districtsof Maharashtra.

The community mapping activities with active community participation have helped immensely in effective dialogue and spontaneous community response leading to good assessment and understanding of local issues of tribal population of 35 villages from 3 blocks of Amravati and Chandrapur Districts of Maharashtra.

The key stakeholders from Government Like Block development Officer Block Health and Education Officers ,Extension officers Health and Panchayat , Village Development Officers , Sarpanch and other stakeholders like members of School Management Committee , Forest Protection and Management Committee , Police Patil actively participated in various community mapping activities.

Project JS II

The Government of India is increasingly placing the water scarcity at the forefront of its development agenda. The GoI’s Economic Survey 2016-2017 acknowledges that maintaining growth will require greater focus on the management of natural resources poverty, ensure food security and enhance resilience of agriculture.

India has extensive groundwater resources, estimated at 30/40 percent of its annual utilizable renewable water resources. Physical characteristics of the groundwater resources vary considerably within India. Shallow, low‐storage hard rock aquifers in the basaltic and granitic systems of peninsular India have comparatively limited groundwater availability. The large, high‐storage alluvial aquifers in the Indo‐Gangetic flood plains offer a natural storage capacity of more than 30,000 km. This is approximately equivalent to 100 times the built storage from all dams and tanks combined in South Asia.

Groundwater is a natural resource with both ecological and economic value and is of vital importance for sustaining life, health and integrity of ecosystems. This resource is increasingly threatened by over-extraction which has insidious long-term effects. Scarcity and misuse of groundwater pose a serious threat to sustainable development and livelihood.

Groundwater currently provides approximately 60 percent of irrigation water. Over 80 percent of the rural and urban domestic water supplies in India are served by groundwater. Approximately 2532 billion of groundwater is abstracted in India each year. This represents 25%of global groundwater withdrawals and makes India the world’s largest user of groundwater.


Implementation of Jalswarajya-1 resulted in major reforms in water supply and sanitation sector across the state of Maharashtra. Maharashtra has adopted the demand driven and community participatory approach in implementation of rural drinking water and sanitation programs. Jalswarajya-1 project has successfully demonstrated the community based and demand driven approaches and strategies in water supply. However, after great success of Jalswarajya program the state still faces significant challenges in improving service delivery. Due to past investment by the government of Maharashtra, all the habitations in the state of are covered by at least one water supply scheme with varying degree of complexity. The quality of service across the state however needs improvement – having less than 35% house connections, intermittent supply, and scarcity situation in peak summer and water quality problems.

Along with Jalswarajya - I, Government of Maharashtra has also implemented National Drinking Water Mission Program and other major initiatives for strengthening of water supply and sanitation programs. For effective implementation of these programs and further strengthening of demand driven approach GoM has launched Jalswarajya II Program. The objectives of Jalswarajya II Program are to improve the performance of sector institutions in planning, implementation and monitoring of rural water supply and sanitation programs and to improve access to quality and sustainable service in peri-urban Villages and in water stressed and water quality affected areas. It is expected that Jalswarajya II will Benefit more than 1 million populations through program interventions. On Water supply and sanitation service improvements during implementation period of 2014-2020. With this initiative the Government of Maharashtra seeks to significantly expand the frontiers in the rural water and sanitation sector with a focus on increasing house connection coverage, improved service levels; and ensuring 100 percent of the rural population having access to safe water and basic sanitation especially in peri-urban, water quality affected and water stressed areas.

For the first time in india a world Bank aided program will be implemented using P for R (Program for Result) instrument. Disbursement Linked Indicators will be used to measure the performance / results.

JS II Program Result Areas

1. Improved access to quality & Sustainable Water Supply & Sanitation Services in Peri-Urban areas

2. Strengthened Planning and Monitoring in the sector

3. Improved Institutional Capacity for program

4. Improved access to safe Drinking Water in Water-Stressed and Water Quality.

The Water Supply and Sanitation Department (WSSD) is a Nodal Agency for Jalswarajya –II Project. Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Reform Support and Project Management Unit selected STAPI as Support Organization (SO) for Pune District since April 2015.

As a Support Organization (SO), important responsibilities of STAPI includes planning, implementation, capacity building, communication and monitoring of water supply and sanitation initiatives at Village, and Panchayat level.

The project implementation is in 4 phases:- Pre-planning; Planning, Implementation, Community Ownership and Exit Protocol. The Programme strongly believes in social management principles of All Inclusiveness, Community Participation, Accountability and Transparency.

The scope ofwork includes 123 Villages from Pune District of Maharashtra.

The Project intervention is carried out in 70 Priority villages - Peri Urban Villages (06 Villages - 3 Blocks ), Water Stressed village (20 Villages - 06 Blocks), Water Quality Affected Villages (22 Villages - 6 Blocks) and Aquifer Villages (22 Villages - 04 Blocks ) from11 blocks of Pune District of Maharashtra.

STAPI have been implementing the JalswarajyaII Project since April 2015 and have organized various mobilization activities viz baseline survey and village specific analysis, Participatory Rural Appraisals, Conduct of Women and Special Gramsabha’s, capacity building of village health nutrition and sanitation Committee, Social Audit Committee and Women Development Committees in preplanning and planning phases.

The activities during implementation and community ownership phase includes strengthening of village health nutrition and sanitation Committee, development of village water action plan, water literacy, water budget and water audit, Supportive supervision and joint monitoring visits with contractors, Development of Detailed Project Report on Waste Water Management in peri-urban villages, IEC activities in water and sanitation through school rallies, drawing competitions, transact walk Behavior Change Communication initiatives through distribution of IEC Kits to populations of peri-urban villages, need and importance of storage tanks and sustained secure water supply in water stressed villages, initiatives with regard to safe secure water supply in water quality affected villages and sustenance of ground water in aquifer villages through aquifer management villages.

PUNE has been identified as one of the seven districts in the state where the groundwater has been found to be over-exploited, with the demand for using these reserves found to be growing constantly. A total of 22 villages here have been zeroed down where this trend has been observed, where depletion of groundwater was found to be rapid every time it was recharged during the monsoon.

We have formed 4 ground water management federations (BhujalMahasangh) covering following 22 aquifer villages from 5 blocks of Pune District.

Sr. No. Details of Ground Water Management Federations Details of Blocks  Covered Details of Villages Covered


(Bhujal Mahasangh-1)
1. Ambegaon 1. Pargaon Tarfe Khed
    2. Khed 1. Jaulake Bk.

BhimaVeluKhed Shirur

(Bhujal Mahasangh-2)
1.Khed 1. Pur
      2. Varude
      3. Chaudharwadi
      4. Gadakwadi
    2. Shirur 1. Pabal
      2. Thapewadi
      3. Malwadi
      4. Phutanewadi
      5. Chaudharbend
      6. Zodagwadi
      7. Kendur-Thitewadi

BhimaKarha Purandar-1

1. Purandar 1. Kodit Bk.

(Bhujal Mahasangh-3)

  2. Pur
      3. Pokhar
      4. Bhivadi

BhimaKarha Purandar-2

(Bhujal Mahasangh-4)
1. Purandar 1.Kodit Krd.
      2. Garade
      3. Somurdi
      4. Thapewadi
      5. Varwadi

The strengthening of existing of four ground water management federations (BhujalMahasangh) aims to rebalance the approach to groundwater management by incentivizing demand‐side and effective supply‐side measures.

The project intervention in aquifer villages focuses not only on interventions to improve groundwater quantity and quality but also on incentivizingand triggering community participation in groundwater management.

The interventions in aquifer villages thus emphasize the need to improve groundwater data availability, sharing, and use. Recognizing that the fate of groundwater resources ultimately depends on how resources are used and managed at the local level, the Program is anchored in planning and groundwater management led by an informed community.

The strengthening of four ground water management federations focuses on

1)Creation of awareness amongst aquifer communities on ground water management and motivate them to take informed decisions about managing ground water demand

2) Assistance to Ground Water Management Associations (GWMA) and Gram Panchayat’s (GP’s) in preparing and implementing demand management plans through community participation, with support from technical experts

3)Building capacities of key stakeholders especially Village Water and sanitation Committees (VWSNC), Gram Panchayat (GP’s) Ground Water Management Associations (GWMA) and Community Based Organizations like SHGs, PGs, for efficient ground water management and for regulating and monitoring ground water resources .

4)Demonstrating and enhancing adoption of water saving techniques/practices to strengthen farm based livelihood 5)Developing and facilitating actions for drinking water security

5)Developing and facilitating actions for drinking water security

Project DOSTI

The epidemic of HIV infection is extremely dynamic, growing and virtually no country in the world scenario is unaffected. HIV infection is considered pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1981, the first cases of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) were identified among gay men in the United States. In the year 1986, India’s first cases of HIV were diagnosed among sex workers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In 1987 a National AIDS Control Programme was launched to co-ordinate national responses. Its activities covered surveillance, blood screening, and health education. At the beginning of the 1990s, as infection rates continued to rise, responses were strengthened. In 1992, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) was set up to oversee the formulation of policies, prevention work and control programmes relating to HIV and AIDS.

Highest burden of HIV is amongst migrants, after the High Risk Groups (3.6%) and ten times that of the general population. There is a clear and increasing evidence of HIV and Migration. Migrants are at risk and need specific and focused programmes that address the linkages.

Not all migrants of 314 million migrants are at risk. There is a need to identify the migrant sub-groups that are most at risk for HIV and prioritize interventions.

There are different kinds of migrants; however those who migrate across state borders, particularly from low prevalence source to high prevalence destinations. These migrants have the highest chance of acquiring HIV and taking it back to the source districts.

Informal labors (not the formal labour) is more at risk and are overwhelmingly the largest groups (93%). Prevalence levels and services for formal labouris best addressed through work place interventions and currently prevalence levels with this group is lower than informal labour.

Current interventions are not effectively identifying and addressing the HIV risks. A discrete intervention in source or destination or transit is less than useful (see more in section on response and gaps).

STAPI is implementing TI Migrant Project in Bhiwandi Block of Thane District since December 2013. The various Project Activities includes like conduct of STI / RTI Camps, Street Plays, Advocacy Meetings, Demand Generation activities and Congregation events.

TI Migrant Intervention Project DOSTI Block Bhivandi District Thane 2017-2018

Sr. No Month No of Health Camps Per Health Camp Attendance
1 April 2017 04 92
2 May 2017 13 262
3 June 2017 17 268
4 July2017 12 183
5 August 2017 20 495
6 September 2017 20 647
7 Octotber2017 20 617
8 November 2017 20 488
9 December 2017 17 400
10 January 2018 20 524
11 February 2018 18 422
12 March 2018 10 221
  TOTAL 191 4619