Minor Projects

Impact Assessment of Gundi Developmental Project in Songadh Taluka of Surat District

Centre for Culture and Development Minor ProjectThis Project in Songadh Taluka of Surat District covered people of seven villages displaced by the Ukai dam 36 years ago. An NGO named Navjeevan Seva Mandal, Vyara, had been working here through multiple interventions for the last five years. CCD did an assessment of the impact of these interventions, mainly on women's Self Help Groups, agricultural development, and migration. The study scanned benchmark surveys, annual and interim reports, and other secondary sources. It conducted a sample household survey, Focus Group Discussions, individual interviews with beneficiaries as well as non-beneficiaries, in target villages, and discussions in non-target villages. The study was done with the knowledge that there were also government interventions in the target villages. The report was presented to Navjeevan Seva Mandal in 2005. Lancy Lobo and Shashikant Kumar undertook this project.