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Report on Field Visit to Valley Dew Community Forum- Mukkodlu and Kadana Kolly Rain, Flood and Landslide Affected Area on 21st September 2018

Dr. N A Prakash- Chairman KMFT, Col. C.P. Muthanna- Vice Chairman KMFT, Sherry Subbaiah- Hon Secretary KMFT, Saleela Patkar- KMFT, Latha Chengappa- Representative from Kluber, Team from Art of Living, Mr. Rajeev Nanjappa- GVCF, Roy Bopanna- CWS, Shan- CWS and Prathwin Ponnappa- Office Field In-charge- KMFT and others visited Valley Dew Community Forum- Mukkodlu and Kadana Kolly on 21st September 2018.

Manu Muddappa- Founder President Valley Dew Community Forum coordinated the visits to the Flood and Landslide affected area throughout the day.

After Field visit Meeting along with Valley Dew Community Forum and other members the team assembled at Mukkodlu- VDCF.  Members of Valley Dew Community Forum addressed their problems to the KMFT, Kluber- partner organizations team who participated in the field visit.

KMFT and other stake holders promised Valley Dew Community Forum Members that the support will be provided in Rehabilitation, Education to Children’s of Flood Victims, Employment, Training from Army team to the needy people to join Army etc.

Rs.1,25,000/- (Rupees One Lakh and twenty Five Thousand) Only fund transfer from KMFT to valley Dew Community Forum was handed over to the T M Poovaiah- President Valley Dew Community Forum.  Solar lamps, Umbrellas, Regular Clothing and inner wears for men, Women and Children and vessels were distributed to flood victim families .

After the meeting and distribution of relief materials the team moved towards Kadana Kolly village to meet with the affected people.

Around 30 members of the Kadana Kolly village gathered and addressed their problems to the KMFT and Kluber- other members who participated in the field visit.

KMFT and other stake holders promised that the support will be extended to Kadana Kolly flood victims requested them to identify about 25 families from the village as a first step to initiate an action plan and communicate the same to KMFT. The team promised them they would visit the site again at the earliest

The KMFT and Kluber _____ took stock of the whole situation and will be joining hands that to ______ further course of action to assist the affected communities in the area.

River Side Community Forum ® (RSCF) at Porad

Kodagu Model Forest Trust’s “Community Foundation programme for Indigenous Communities of Kodagu and their Development through Mobilisation of Fund for Sustainable and Environment friendly investments was taken up to mobilise and develop and empower the indigenous communities of Kodagu, with a unique cultural and traditional background living in remote areas, which are in dire need of overall livelihood assistance. To involve these indigenous communities in such activities that would help to bring them to the main stream of the society and for the overall development of the community and the area in which they leave. KMFT has facilitated the establishment of River Side Community Forum in Porad and has initiated activities which would provide additional income to the farmers, improve their livelihood, health and education. KMFT has supplied piggery, poultry, fishery, revived apiculture and provided training regarding eco-tourism and home based crafts to all 27 beneficiaries. All beneficiaries have been covered on health insurance policies and financial assistance for education was handed over to two girl students as scholarship. As agriculture being the backbone of the community’s livelihood, an attempt was made to make farming easier and efficient in the face of labour crisis. The community was supplied with farm machineries such as sprayers, brush cutters; chain saw etc., which could be used collectively on a rental basis. A resource centre was installed at the Riverside Community Forum with an objective to provide an opportunity for the youth of the community to empower themselves for the future and also as a source of information and knowledge on all areas of interests of the community by upgrading the Centre with an internet facility in future. This project activity was funded by Canadian Model Forest Trust (CMFN)

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