Among the many initiatives, “Twenty30” is chiefly focused on Poverty Alleviation, Food and Nutrition Security, Education, Unemployment, Housing and Sanitation, Healthcare, Mother and Child care, Roads and Infrastructure, Drinking water, Farming and Ground water conservation.
Our unique initiative is to develop Attingal as model village in 2030. Making of a model village entails ensuring self-reliance in all aspects viz., education, health care and family welfare, infrastructure, agriculture and watershed management, and working towards sustainable livelihood patterns. Fundamentally, we ensure that their development reaches a stage wherein Twenty30 take over the complete responsibility.
HOUSE FOR ALL
Ente Veedu (House For All): program surges forward with a mission that not a inhabitant of the Attingal Municipalty should suffer from homelessness. Identification of the poor and needy though detailed analysis, Twenty30 built houses for the homeless, as well as renovates the existing houses which suffers financial crisis.
Adequate housing is indispensable to improve the living and working conditions among the poor and low income groups. Without this, families and entire generations are condemned to low education, health and vicious poverty cycles. This program surges forward with a mission that not a inhabitant of the Attingal Municipality should suffer from homelessness (Poverty Alleviation). Identification of the poor and needy though detailed analysis, Twenty30 built houses for the homeless, as well as renovates the existing houses which suffers financial crisis.
- COLONY RESTORATION: Sometimes restoration of existing houses is not enough and whole residential areas have to be renovated by razing existing structures and building new houses. Ente Veedu has recently undertaken the rebuilding of the Laksham Veedu Colony populated largely by low income group families. This mega project is expected to benefit hundreds of people who have been living in dilapidated houses for decades.
- NEW CONSTRUCTIONS: 750-600sqt houses have 2 rooms, hall and a kitchen. Modern facilities like European closets, sink, light and basic accessories were also provided when building new houses.
- RENOVATION OF EXISTING HOUSES: There are a large number of houses in the village in utter state of neglect where the inhabitants are financially unable to undertake any repair work. This poses serious physical threats to not just the family under the roof but others as well. The houses chosen for renovation work under Ente Veedu are allocated Rs 400,000 as well as the services of competent engineers and contractors.
- Revival of Attingal Palace and include in ‘Adopt a Heritage’.
- Establishment of Children’s Park and Entertainment Centres.
- Revival of Inland water bodies and use for Water Sports.
Ensuring food and nutrition security has always been a daunting challenge for the governments from time to time. Twenty30 has successfully addressed this issue. The well-established JANA BHAKSHYA SURAKSHA MARKET (FOOD SECURITY MARKET) housed in a 40,000 sq feet building sells vegetables, groceries, food items and other essential requirements at 50% less than the market price. During festive seasons when the prices of vegetables, fruits and other groceries skyrocket, Twenty30 provides these essential necessities at a 50 -70% discount. This is done by procuring the produce directly from farmers at a fair price without involving middle men. Both the farmers and the public are benefited by this.
AMBULANCE SERVICE: Twenty30 initiated 24*7 ambulance service project to provide quality and timely emergency medical services to the people living in remote and inaccessible geographies in Attingal. Presently having two well-equipped ambulance in Attingal to service the localities. The ambulance, equipped with semi-advanced life equipment’s, will be supporting the natives 24*7 and is being operated with the help of Twenty30. Twenty30 organizes regular health camps; distribute free medicine and financial support, hospitalization and surgery for the needy.
MARRIAGE ASSISTANCE FOR GIRLS: Twenty 30 has been constantly extending financial assistance to young women, especially the daughters of widows, remarriage of widows and girls from backward families who are getting married. Marriage of daughters is an expensive affair and there are certain norms which have to be followed for social acceptance. Due to financial constraints, very often, the families with low incomes are at a dead-end when the marriage of their daughters comes up. Twenty30 has always directly meet the expenses of marriage, jewelry etc. Support families to build a better family life.
Twenty30 aims at supporting the farmers to increase their productivity by providing them the latest development in agriculture. If necessary inputs like quality hybrid seeds, fertilizers, agricultural implements etc. are also provided. In addition to this fertilizer/crop demonstrations are conducted to show the effectiveness of scientific practices to the farmers
Reviewing Twenty30’s achievements, the organization claims to have converted large parts of barren land which comes under Attingal Municiplaity into arable land. Crops like paddy, coconut, banana, nutmeg, tamarind and various other vegetables are grown in these lands. About 500 acres of land is engaged for paddy cultivation. Various machines have been imported for agricultural purposes in order to produce a good yield. To promote Organic Farming, grow bags of different seeds are distributed. Malsya Gramam Project and Adu Gramam Projects are also initiated by Twenty30, through this initiative; the households of the panchayat are self-sustaining.
SWAYAM THOZHIL PADHATHI
Twenty 30 decided to implement self-employment schemes to increase household income and reduce Unemployment. Projects that cover cow, rabbits, Buffalo, Folk poultry, fish rearing, vegetable farming and jasmine cultivation are benefiting over 4500 families. It has also been decided to plant mango, rambutan, papaya, and plum etc. Twenty30 Chief Coordinator Sajin. S said that through the self-employment projects, Attingal native households can earn Rs 8000 to Rs 12000 per month and an amount of Rs 61.44 crore would be earned collectively by them annually at Attingal.
- Income plans for Women and Senior Citizens.
- Employment Training for Divyang (Persons with Disabilities).
Education is the backbone of every society in this world. But what matters the most is the quality education- a dream for many.
Twenty30 seeks to provide quality education, training and skill enhancement to improve the quality of living and livelihood. Many contributions have been made by Twenty 30 in the field of education by distributing Steel water bottles, Awareness programs to students. Around 1 lakhs were spent for the education of children from economically unstable families. In order to improve the quality in teaching and learning modern amenities are provided by the organization. A new school bus can be provided to Schools in the municipality. They also give importance on educating girls. A
- Sports School and Cultural Centre for enthusiastic students who interested in extracurricular activities like sports, dance, singing, drawing etc.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: is provided for many families in the panchayath. Medical camps are conducted on a regular basis and surgeries are sponsored for the poor. Food and medicines are provided for poor families every month. Free dialysis and transportation facilities have been provided for kidney patients. Twenty30 conducts regular medical camps in the village by taking mobile medical units and providing ambulance service and when required, major surgeries are also sponsored for financially backward people. It provides free food and medicines to poor families every month. Free dialysis services and transportation facilities are provided to people suffering from renal conditions.
- Modernization of Government Taluk Hospitals with all Bio-Medical equipments and testing facilities.
- Safe and Clean interiors and exteriors for Government Hospitals.
- Jan Aushadhi Medical Shops will make available quality drugs at affordable prices through dedicated stores selling generic medicines which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.
MOTHER AND CHILD CARE: According to experts, the pregnancy time of mother and child are the most important. It is during this window of time that poor nutrition can affect health, cognitive development, educational achievement and ultimately future economic opportunities. Without proper nutrition, 200 million children never reach their growth and development potential. So we are providing Special contribution to the eradication of Malnutrition by giving nutrition rich food to pregnant ladies and children below 5 years.
GROUND WATER CONSERVATION
To prevent the water scarcity in future Twenty30 has implemented Bore Well construction and Well recharging. Generally the bore well is constructed for drinking water requirements but here rain water and extra water from the riverbeds were brought to the soil through these wells. Well recharging is a method where water moves downward from surface water to groundwater which will increase the water level and prevent water scarcity in future.
Canal renovation projects focuses on the renovation of all canals in the Attingal Municipality. Twenty30 has initiated dredging of all canals in and around Attingal by removing accumulated wastes and thereby making it useful for the agriculture and drinking. The company has constructed check dams, farms ponds, wells and identified wells for the purpose of maintenance in the last year. It has also budgeted for side protecting of canal for safe drinking water.
ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Twenty30 has focused its energies on the development of basic infrastructure. A huge project has been initiated to widen all roads in the village by procuring land and constructing compound walls for all households. One of the current ongoing projects is the provision of free Wi-Fi access to the entire village.
Residents of Attingal have been bearing the brunt of potholed roads for the past couple of years. But after the entry of Twenty30, they started to manage the development, construction and maintenance of roads in Attingal for the betterment of the society. Aim at building better way of transportation Twenty30 take part in widening 12.5 meters of roads with BMBC tarring.
- Town without Traffic by constructing a Elevated Highway.
- Modernization of Town Hall for conducting Meetings, Get Together etc.
- Underground KSEB Electric lines to reduce maintenance cost and withstand natural calamities and heavy rain.
DRINKING WATER PROJECT: Attingal once faced a shortage of drinking water. To tackle this, Twenty30 started a scheme to provide drinking water to all households in the area by constructing new and renovating the existing wells and giving new pipe connections for the natives. The aim of the initiative is to construct 5200 wells by the year 2030.
ENVIRONMENT AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURES
STREET LIGHTS: Twenty30 construct street lights for the panchayat. There is a team to check the proper working of the lights and repairing the compliant within 24 hours. Presently Led lamp has been built for Attingal and having a vehicle with full set of mechanical tools to check the functioning of street lights.
CLEAN ATTINGAL (GREEN PROTOCOL INITIATIVES): As Village become over-crowded, the infrastructure and other facilities provided by the State and Municipal Corporations become inadequate to handle the load. One such area where public co-operation is required is in efficient waste disposal and maintenance of a clean environment. The benefits of a green and clean city are better health, environment and quality of life for all its citizens. Twenty30 Attingal organized ‘Clean Attingal’ project to promote and educate the youth and other members of Attingal about the health hazards of ineffective waste management and techniques of effective waste disposal. Twenty30 practices the native to clean the environment twice in a month by 250 group of people.
- Biogas plants at Households to improve the waste management.
- Solar plants at Households by giving subsidy to produce their own electricity.
In India, it is mandatory to spend 2% of a Company’s net profit on CSR but a company named Kitex in Kerala has been spending more than 6% of its net profits for the development of a place called Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam district through ‘Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam’. During 2016-2017, the company spent 6,09,41,516 though the mandatory CSR contribution was only 2,67,27,184.