DSL in partnership with Manav Vikas Sanstha has constructed 4 check dams in Sirsiya Block of Shrawasti District, Uttar Pradesh declared as aspirational by Niti Ayog, considering low human development Index. The project has reached out to more than 600 households from the neediest section of society.
The main objective of the project is to improve agricultural productivity and sustainable income generation opportunities for the beneficiaries resulting from groundwater recharge through the construction of storage structures and water availability.
The project to revive four community ponds in the drought-affected areas of Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh was undertaken by DSL in 2016. The de-siltation and bund improvement activities created an increase of an additional, 77000 cubic meters of water storage approximately, which impacted more than 6000 people in the region.
The Company worked closely with the Soil Conservation Department to facilitate the construction of Farm Ponds by the Farmers. Under the project, around 195 selected farmers constructed Farm ponds to create a cumulative storage capacity of more than 4,00,000 cubic meters and irrigate around 127 hectares of land.
To aid the Government’s Namami Gange Project, DSL has adopted 6 prominent Ghats in Varanasi – Shivala, Mahanirvana, Dandi, Guleria, Niranjani Akhada and Chet Singh Kila Ghat. Activities such as silt removal from stairs of ghats, installation of bins & repairing of safety railings, cleaning and repairing of drainage on these ghats are undertaken on a regular basis.
DSL has started a Livelihood project in Bundelkhand for farmers to make them self-reliant and train them in climate-proof farming. The project aims to introduce the concept of “Avartansheel Kheti”, one of the forms of organic farming, which drastically reduces the farmer’s dependency on external resources for seeds, water, and pesticide making them self-sufficient. The project is expected to benefit around 3300 farmers.
DSL is supporting Niveda Foundation to promote Skill Development and livelihood generation activities at Chaura and Nithari village in Noida. The project aims to induct 120 underprivileged women from the target community in non-farm based skills like industrial stitching, block printing etc.
Project Samriddhi, a financial literacy project that works towards the economic empowerment of the rural women in Jhansi, Lalitpur, Prayagraj, and Niwari district of Uttar Pradesh by making them economically literate and self-reliant. The project being implemented by Score Livelihood Foundation with the support of DSCPL will benefit around 12000 beneficiaries under different portfolios of financial literacy and entrepreneurship in 4 identified districts.
To promote effective quality education for children living in slums of Agra and Lucknow, DSL is running 5 Educational Support Centres in Agra and 6 in Lucknow in partnership with Aryashree Shiksha Samiti. These the Educational Support Centres supplement the education of the non-school going students in morning session and school going students in the afternoon session by imparting tutorials to them The economically poor parents can’t pay for tuitions leadings to poor performance dropping out of schools.
In Noida, DSL has partnered with Niveda Foundation for running a non-formal education centre in Nithari village to provide basic education to out of school children and subsequently enrolment in formal education system.
More than 3000 underprivileged children benefitted through such interventions.
DSL has partnered with FXB India Suraksha for the implementation of the project Samaya, in 3 communities in Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. The project aims to foster sensitized boys for a Gender Equitable Society. This project aims to address the issue of gender equity by the inclusion of the subject as a basic tenet of school education, especially for the boys of this country.. DSL is seeding the idea of gender sensitivity in youth across the society through gender sensitization workshop and modules.
More than 200 young boys have been a part of these.
In continuation with the on-going initiative an additional effort is being taken by the DSL to seed the idea of gender sensitivity in youth across the society through conduction of gender sensitization workshop and modules.