Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti RBKS is a civil society organization working since 1981 for charity in the tribal dominated junction of Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. This area is known for: Anemic women, girls and boys, Child Trafficking, Orphan child, Very low literacy, High rate of school dropouts; Most of the farming families do not have ownership rights to their land; Soil erosion, low fertility, water scarcity and exploitation of resources; Lands are sloping and animals are non-descript with low productivity; Poor Economic condition; Schools, hospitals, drinking water, road, electric supply etc. inaccessible for most families.
People are overloaded with the crises and the problems. It works with a team of 548 youth dedicated to community development and keeping pace with country, at fronts of education, productivity, social status and economic gain. This could be achieved due to belief in community action, power of education, support provided by humanity. First step was of Pt. Jeevat Ram Sharma, with 17 children. The focus included education among girls’. The team went village to village, hamlet to hamlet, house to house to earn trust of parents. Present day it works in nine districts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
During 1990 RBKS felt to work on issues of livelihood, poverty and rural development to find solutions for problems of degradation of land; water scarcity; livestock productivity; work opportunity and exploitation by moneylenders. It started with organize village development committees and evolving sustainable solutions through participatory technology development (PTD) in 430 villages for Natural Resources Management in Udaipur, Dungarpur, Chittorgarh, Banswara, Sirohi, Ajmer, Rajsamand, Ratlam and Jhabua districts, with the help of a team of 548 dedicated individuals, who are active in addressing following issues:
- Primary to Higher Education promotion among Tribal children.
- Technical and Professional Education promotion.
- Education especially for Child Labour.
- To create an opportunity for sustainable livelihood for tribal and backward families
- Natural Resource Management
- Livestock productivity enhancement.
- Creating additional opportunities using agro-forestry, horticulture, vegetable cultivation, etc
- Organising Self Help Groups and create opportunities thrift and credit
- Promoting Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) technology, Drought Mitigation and integrated water management to sustain livelihood of resource poor.
- Sustainable income opportunity for 5500 tribal families through WADI and Integrated watershed development programme for 3000 families.
- Providing linkages and support for health service like TB, Malaria facilitating Government support for widow, destitute, orphan, senior citizens etc.