In pursuit of the inlaid problems of the rural livelihood, Project Kashti is a gambit undertaken by Enactus SGGSCC, an endeavor to uplift the rural masses, targeting all the spheres and covering the basic yet crucial problems in the society. It aims at turning its territories into smart villages.
The lack of socio-economic development in the rural areas costs the country billions of dollars every year. In alignment with the larger objective of rural development, Project Kashti seeks to tap the ever-going issues in rural areas by its 4 segment approach, namely, Skill Development, Water Filtration, Waste Management, and Sanitation; by generating 46 entrepreneurs through 7 businesses. It helps the communities in utilizing their latent potential, providing them equal opportunities, and encouraging them to be the pioneers of the growth of our country.
Kashti set its foot in the village of Kukrola, but our vision is to expand year-by-year and add various other suitable territories. Our vision is to produce smart villages and boost the rural development scenario of India. The ultimate aim is to develop a business model, providing additional segments as required by a particular village territory.
Kashti follows a segment-wise approach aimed towards the holistic development of rural areas which includes -
1.) Skill development - Under this, job-oriented skills are identified according to need assessment surveys and villagers are accordingly trained in that skill.
2.) Water filtration - RO Plant is set up and potable drinking water is provided to the households at a subsidized cost, creating jobs at the same time for the distributors.
3. ) Waste segregation and management - 2 types of dustbins are provided to each household, waste is regularly collected and recycled in a plant set up on the outskirts of the village. Farmers are provided manure at cheaper rates.
4. ) Sanitation - A unique liquid handwash manufacturing process has been devised and the handwashes are manufactured by rural women giving them an additional source of livelihood and, at the same time, promoting hygiene practices in the village.
Kukrola Village of Manesar, Haryana, India
Over 2000 lives directly impacted