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Visualizing Organizing Community

Now I have spent enough time in Tata-Dhan Academy, term 1, term 2 and classroom section of term 3 also. Term 3 focuses on building people’s organisation for development and I am going to organise people as part of Development Practice Segment 1 (DPS 1) in Fatehpur Gaya district of Bihar. I have chosen microfinance theme as a part of my DPS 1. Ten week time has been allocated to complete DPS. I have also prepared tentative schedule of ten weeks to do all activities effectively. These ten weeks are challenging indeed because first time I am going to organise people. I like this segment of my course because I have opportunity to apply my classroom knowledge and do some practical with methods and tools to see with method or tool works more effectively. After this segment I will be confident enough to see myself as a development professional.

In term 3 Building People’s Organisation for Development (BUD) is directly emphasis on organising community having 1.5 credits. Apart from classroom section, there are two lab which focuses on how to organise community for long term in sustainable manner. Shanthi mam is course teacher of BUD; she has outstanding quality in organising community. This time she took students to various Self Help Groups (SHGs) to demonstrate how to do screening, evolution of bye law, goal setting exercise, Cluster Development Meeting, Padyatra, self-regulation exercise in Self Help Group. After BUD lab, I am confident enough to form groups.


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My First Fact sheet; Love the Design

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Fact sheet India Shanti Gupta PDM X1 20110201

Fact sheet of India



India: An Overview

India is a democratic country. The total land area is 3.29 square kilometers. New Delhi is the capital of India. The total population is 1,173,108,018 (July 2010). The climate of India is tropical and most of the parts have temperature 100 – 400 degree centigrade. The time zone of India is GMT+    5 ½ hours. The important airports of this country are New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Mangalore Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata.

Table 1: Demography Detail


Total population

1,173,108,018 (July 2010)

Sex ratio


Infant mortality rate




Literacy rate


Female literacy rate


Population growth rate

1.548% (on 2009)

Source: Census 2011


Total population of India is 1,173,108,018 (July 2010). India is second largest country in terms of population. Growth rate is %, female literacy is lower than total literacy level.


Note: This facts sheet has been prepared for APW class which comes under CODE (Communication for Development Discipline) in Tata-Dhan Academy. I have made this factsheet after completing first field work and now I am in using fact sheet as a toll in all my presentation for making presentation more effective. 









Table 2 : Indian Economy


Agriculture growth rate


GDP at current price

$1.16 trillion


US $4156

GDP growth rate


 Exchange rate

Rs. 49.77/$

Foreign exchange reserves

US $273.89 billion


US $239.65 billion,

Growth rate


Foreign direct investment

US $32.44

Portfolio investment

US $17.25


Source: http://pmindia.nic.in/Economic_Outlook_2010-11.pdf



















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