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Since its inception in the year 1985, AICURD has implemented several projects which encompassed poverty alleviation through capacity building and skill up-gradation, vocational training, income generating activities, development of crafts, Self Help Groups (SHGs) for micro-credit, literacy and generating awareness on social issues.
In the area of health and Reproductive Child Health (RCH), it has organized awareness camps focusing on subjects like Malaria and RCH. AICURD has also conducted programs on Targeted Intervention (TI) for Migrant Workers in Slums to control and prevent HIV/AIDS, Participatory Waste Management Project in poor clusters in Delhi, Sarva Shikshan Abhiyan in Haryana, District Poverty Initiatives Program in Rajasthan, Generation of Scientific Awareness among Children & Adolescents in the Schools of Delhi, TB – Control Program in Delhi.
With the increasing emphasis on sustainable development, policy makers and planners have paid greater attention to the need for evolving institutional mechanisms which would help ensure that in the post-project period the activities continue to function viably and sustain the development activities on long-term basis.
The instrumentality of Self Help Group (SHGs) is one such mechanism which has been gainfully utilized in sustaining developmental programmes initiated in the local community. Self Help Groups are a common feature of major programmes namely, Ambedkar Hastshipla Vikas Yojana (AHSVY), Pilot Project on Participatory Waste Management under Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) in Delhi, Swarna Jayanti Swarozgar Yojana, and District Poverty Initiatives Project (DPIP) undertaken in the preceding years. AICURD also happens to be one of the grantee organizations of Jan Shikshan Sansthan, an autonomous unit being funded by the Union Ministry o f HRD which has been successfully functioning in the district of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal since 2000.