STUDIES & RESEARCH
2013-14


            Duration

Assignment name/& brief description of main deliverables /outputs

Name of Client & Country of Assignment

Contract Value in Rs 

September 2013 to March 2014

Survey of 19299 SCSP beneficiaries in Odisha

OSFDC Ltd. Govt. of Odisha

Rs 868273/-

October 2013 to December 2013

Survey CSR beneficiary in IoL project areas of Balasore District

Indian Oil Corporation

Rs 321293/-

2012-13


RESEARCH & EVALUATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiancy Study and Evaluation of EDUSAT Programme in Odisha.

ORSAC, Govt. of Odisha, India

463300/-

October 2012 to Jan 2013

 

 

 

 

Assessment of Swallow Tube wells in Jagatsinghpur District

APICOL, Govt. of Odisha, India

300000/-

May 2012 to July 2012

 

 

 

 

Assessment of UNDP funded CBNRM Project in Odisha

RPRC, Govt. of Odisha, India

 

Nov 2012 to March 2013

Findings in brief:-
 Asset verification Study of Swallow Tube Wells
Government of Odisha is encouraging execution of Private Lift Irrigation Points (Shallow tube well, Medium tube well, Bore well) under State Agriculture Policy with the financial assistance from NABARD under RIDF. Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Orissa Ltd (APICOL) engaged LAVS for carrying out asset verification of the existing odd shallow tube wells in Jagatsingpur district of Odisha executed in 2009-10 & 2010-11. LAVS ascertained the ownership of the tube wells; took a photo of the tube well with coordinates along with the owner and uploaded it in the specified website.
Assessment of Programme Efficiancy of EDUSAT Programme in Odisha
To meet the challenges of growing no. of High schools and student population with limited trained and skilled teacher population, the concept of Tele-education was approved by the State Govt. setting up of high capacity satellite based interactive network to meet the requirement of various users in education sector. The teaching end facility connected with the Hub has been established in Odisha Remote Sensing Application Centre (ORSAC) premises with the technical support of ISRO. LAVS was engaged by ORSAC to assess the efficacy of Edusat Programme in Odisha.

Study & Research

The assessment pointed out following advantages of the initiatives along with certain gaps which needed immediate remedial action:

Learning from experts with demonstated skills and reputation

Use of teaching aids.

Visuals shown in TV helps in longer retention; also lead to students' better understanding of content.

Can see organisms that are not commonly seen.

Helps in learning difficult topic with ease.

Curiosity to learn increases.

Conceptualization is possible.

Students pay more attention for viewing rather than just listening.

Enhances students' abilities to visualize.

Outcome Assessment of UNDP supported CBNRM Project

Community Based Natural Resource Management, an UNDP funded project implemented in Odisha during 2008-11 aimed at “empowering the poor and marginalized, who are dependent of natural resources and elements of biodiversity, and conserving natural resources and biodiversity through the participatory management and decentralization of governance”. The Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC), Bhubaneswar, was the coordinating and implementing agency. LAVS was engaged by RPRC to assess the project outputs and prepare the outcome report.

 
The outcome evaluation exercise has indicated the realization of objectives of the project to a large extent. While timber smuggling has been curbed with community support, with a number of new livelihoods opportunities created by the project, incidence of community conflict with forest laws came down drastically.
     
The communities today are active partners in conservation efforts and look at forest department not as a threat but as a partner in the path of progress. The project achievements need to be appreciated further since the targeted villages
 
located in very remote and interior areas could benefit from the interventions improving their knowledge, skills and quality of life.