2. Women and child Development Programme:

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VEAD has supported the Dalit women from women SHGs to promote mini Dairy units, vermi compost production units and coconut leaves knitting trade with the subsidy loan from TAHDCO, Govt. of Tamil Nadu during the year 2012-2013. In this connection, subsidy loan to the tune of Rs.50,00,000/- has been availed from the TAHDCO for economic Development of the Dalit women.

Further, evening tuition centres and various talents development trainings and demonstrations were given to the rural children.

Significantly, during the 2012-2013 VEAD has supported the SHGs women to avail loan of Rs.2,45,65,000/- from local bank as direct linkages. Thus, VEAD has pave a way for a total socio-economic empowerment of rural women, especially the Dalit women.


3. Anemia and Nutrition Programme:

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VEAD has conducted two awareness programmes on 17.06.2012 and 25.06.2012 on “women Anemia and Nutrition” in the target area. 90 SHGs women benefited from the both awareness programmes. There 7 women and 4 Children were identified as malnourished and Anemia cases who were referred to govt Taluk Headquaters Hospital, Kulithalai for follow-up treatment with proper iron tablets and multi-vitamin tablets and tonic. The malnourished women and children were advised by the medical personnel to take green vegetables, greens and locally available fruits to improve health. VEAD has identified and detected through survey of women SHGs that there are 15% of the rural women, children and lactating mothers suffered from malnutrition and Anemia in the target area.


4. T.B. Awareness Camps:

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T.B Awareness camp was conducted by VEAD on 20 &21.06.2012 at VEAD training centre in Kulithalai. About 55 women SHGs members attended the camp Dr.Pon.Marudhamuthu,M.B.B.S delivered the special address in the two days camp. The following awareness messages were given to the participants.
- Symptoms of T.B
- Mode of spread of T.B
- Free treatment in govt. Hospitals
- T.B as opportunistic disease to HIV Positives
- Full T.B. test in govt. Hospitals.
Dr. pon.Maruthamuthu assured that T.B could be cured if regular treatment is taken properly with effective free treatment in govt. Hospitals.


5. Development programmes for Disabled:

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Under the Disability Development programme, VEAD has identified 18 Disabled in Kulithalai, Thanneerpalli and Nallur area of Kulithalai Taluk. These 18 disabled have been promoted into 3 disabled welfare group (DWG) representing 6 in each DWG. Each DWG has been opened Bank A/C with local Nationalized bank and the disabled have been availed revolving fund (RF) and loan through direct linkages. The disabled have been helped to start micro enterprises on their own. VEAD has arranged monthly allowance of Rs.1000/- to each disabled person from the government. VEADs is trying its efforts to get disability Aids like tri-cycle, calipers walking stick etc., from the welfare department of govt. of Tamil Nadu.