In 2019, Jharkhand faced a 40% rainfall deficit compared to that in 2018 which was around 28%. In order to prepare farmers during drought affected months, livelihood options were created. 3000 small and marginal farmers in 80 villages of the Torpa and Rania Block at Khunti District can then combat the effects of drought, hunger and food insecurity in the coming years.
- Capacity building trainings and live demonstrations in the areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Solar Irrigation, Land and Water Conservation measures, Organic Farming, 0.5 Acre Modern Farming and Farmer’s Field School were given this year.
- Interface convergence meetings at the village level on govt. schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Samaan Nidhi, Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Ujwwal Yojna, etc.
- Small and marginal farmers were unable to process the brood lac and gain a higher price.
- Trainings on entrepreneurship, bamboo handicrafts, mushroom cultivation, pickle-making and off-farm training have been conducted during the different months of 2019.
Literacy rate in Jharkhand is 66.41 % as per the Jharkhand government. Of that, male literacy stands at 76.84 % while female literacy is at 52.04 %. The schools, which form the basis of education at Jharkhand, are affiliated to either the State Board or CBSE or ICSE. It is noteworthy that the government schools in Jharkhand are vernacular medium schools, where Hindi is the medium of instruction. Besides, the government schools, the education department of Jharkhand also consists of English medium schools.
- School and Community based Quality Improvement Program for Primary level Education (SCQUIP) in collaboration with TATA CINI takes place in 40 centres of Torpa Block. There are child development programs and capacity building training programs for teachers and school management committees (SMCs).
- The Schooling and Learning Improvement Program (SLIP) The focus of the program is for improving the teaching activities and learning levels of children.
- Balwadi & School Intervention for capacity building, direct supervision and handholding to 20 government anganwadi centres.
- Integrated Approaches to Technology in Education (ITE) was introduced in July 2015 in 4 centres at Husir, Jogisoso, Kajurdag and Sode. 754 children were covered under the ITE program.
- 1724 women learned to read, write, recognise alphabets and to learn math with the abacus method under the Literacy for Development of Tribal Women during May 2015 to October 2018.
- The focus of Bal Niketan is to create a joy filled learning atmosphere in the early formative years of growth and to allow for the cognitive skills of children especially the ability to learn, to process and to apply knowledge.
- Two Vocational Training courses in the form of K.G. Training and Tailoring is imparted to students.