St.Marys College Thrissur Reaccredited by NAAC with A+ Grade

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)

St Mary’s college has adopted five nearby villages. As a part of Unnat Bharath Abayan (Adatt, Kolazhi, Madakkathara, Mulamkunnathkavu, Thekkumkara) Around 1500 students and 70 Faculty from the different department has been visited the villages for the socio-economic survey. Collecting information from the families were under the administration of local governing bodies. After the survey, the final report was finalized by the effective screening of District administrator and sincere help from the locals. The outcome of the survey was quite surprising. Five villages had unique atmospheric nature, But resemblance appearance in socio-economic issues. Unemployment, Lack of public transport, Drinking water scarcity, Old age problems, poor Drainage and sewage system, loose of soil fertility. These issues were common in five villages. Standing water where mosquitoes can breed was the main issue in Adatt. Tekkumkara and Mulamkunnathkavu are surrounded by forest, wildlife conflict is a major concern of the native’s.

The devastating flood in Kerala forced our team to revisits the villages to find out the current situation. Unprecedented rainfall in a short space of time-triggered landslides. In our five villages, Adatt is the major victim of soil erosion. As a part of the Revisit survey, our college team planned to sort out some issues. Loose of soil fertility is the major issue in Adatt and one project were developed by our team in the title-“Biotechnological enhancement of flood-affected soil microbiome by the employment of microbial consortium”. Followed by the project awareness classes were given to the public and farmers during Gramasaba meetings.

Introduction

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is a program inspired by the vision of transformational change in a rural area. Grasping knowledge from the villages about their socio-economic issues and implementing an ecofriendly output to the people for the better tomorrow. Under the central ministry of Human Resource Development. 143 primary institutions were selected for the first stage execution (IIT, NIT ETC). We are extremely (St. Mary’s College) proud to be one among them in the first cycle. UBA insight two-way learning process, where we can provide technical knowledge about the absence of need. Where rural flock can teach enormous life skills. UBA can pride, for the small accomplishment, exhausted village to the path of development through the educational institutions

St Mary’s college has adopted five nearby villages. (Adatt, Kolazhi, Madakkathara, Mulamkunnathkavu, Thekkumkara) Around 1500 students and 70 Faculty from different departments, five villages were visited the same by scheduled days in numerous times. Dr. Binu where the program coordinator. Countless activities happened in the villages.

The Conceptual Stage

The college officials have consulted the concern officials and an immense study was done in the selected villages; were helped to rule out the project. Finally, the projects were introduced to the college staff and students.

Resource Mapping

Students from varies department participated in the survey. A hamlet and village meeting were held for discussion of UBA objective and plan. All villager and panchayat officials were participated and provided their valuable inputs. After this reconnaissance survey, village level and the household survey was conducted for the collection of basic information and problems of the village. While conducting household survey futile lands were visited.

ADATT

Adatt (CT) is a town in the Thrissur taluka of Thrissur district with an area of 6.91 km2. It has 1376 households with a total population of 5721 as per the 2011 Census. The district headquarters Thrissur is at a distance of 9 km

Household survey

Villagers were very happy once they were aware of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan through hamlet meeting and social mobilization. From our college, 250 students and 20 faculties went to Adatt and conducted a household survey in the first week of June 2018. In household survey form basic information about a family like how many no. of persons are in family, their age, education, health, livelihood, agriculture-related information and many other issues which is related to their day to day life like, problems faced by the villagers in their village and No of Govt. scheme reach in the village and finally prioritize these problems were collected. This becomes the basic evidence as well as the information to prepare the village development plan according to their needs and requirement.

Problem Identification

  • Unemployment
  • Poor drainage and sewage system
  • Standing water where mosquitoes can breed
  • Lack of health awareness
  • Women empowerment
  • Loss of soil fertility
  • Lack of healthcare awareness

The Adatt Panchayat were re-visited by the team on 22/08/18 and 24/08/2018 by morning. 54 students, 15 teachers, and 4 NCC members were joined to Ayanikkad region. The devastating flood in Kerala made a major impact on Adatt also. Houses were marooned by water and mud, our team helped them to make sure the building safety, sort out the buckled walls and floors. Helped them to find out holes in the floor, broken glass and other potentially dangerous debris and 32 houses were cleaned and 51 wells were tested because of heavily contaminated water with sewage and other pollutants. Test result forced us to chlorinate the water resources

Kolazhy

Kolazhy Grama Panchayat, also known as Kolazhy GP, is part of Puzhakkal block, in Thrissur taluk, in Thrissur district.[1] It is located 6.8 kilometers (4.2 mi) north of Thrissur city.

Household survey

Villagers were very happy once they were aware of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan through hamlet meeting and social mobilization. From our college, 88 students and 20 faculties went to kolache and conducted a household survey in the last week of June 2018. In household survey form basic information about a family like how many no. of persons are in family, their age, education, health, livelihood, agriculture-related information and many other issues which is related to their day to day life like, problems faced by the villagers in their village and No of Govt. scheme reach in the village and finally prioritize these problems were collected. This becomes the basic evidence as well as the information to prepare the village development plan according to their needs and requirement.

Problem Identification

  • Loss of soil fertility
  • Poor drainage and sewage system
  • Standing water where mosquitoes can breed
  • Lack of health awareness
  • Women empowerment
  • Lack of healthcare awareness

The first venture of Marian Flood relief Campaign was held in Kolazhy Grama Panchayat a team of 69 students and 20 teachers have initiated the cleaning process in the distressed area. As a result of teamwork, they cleaned 56 houses and 21 water resources were chlorinated, more over awareness class were conducted for the villagers. One meeting was arranged by our team to understand the major disaster effects of their village. Loss of soil fertility was the main drawback of the natural calamity

Our team have arranged a revisit to the village for the better solution of the issues and is finally points to a new project named “Biotechnological enhancement of flood-affected soil microbiome by the employment of microbial consortium” and the project was implemented like this.

Project Title

Biotechnological enhancement of flood-affected soil microbiome by the employment of microbial consortium

Institution

St. Mary’s College, Thrissur

Objective of technology

  • To develop a microbial consortium that with the ability to fix essential plant nutrients such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium.
  • By the administration of this bacterial consortium to regain the fertility of the soil.
  • To give awareness to the farmers about the use and maintenance of technology.
  • Proper monitoring and maintenance of technology to ensure its smooth functioning.
  • Popularising the technology by the help of local governing bodies.
  • To analyze the effect of technology among the administrated areas.

The Project consists of the following four phases:

  • Phase A – Bacteria culture and development of NPK Bacterial consortium
  • Phase B – Project implementation discussion with Panjayath authorities
  • Phase C – Technology demonstration to public and farmers during “Gramasabha” meetings
  • Phase D –Distribution of bacterial vials to public

Project Coordinator

Dr. Binu K

Phase A – Bacteria culture and development of NPK Bacterial consortium

Bacteria culture development phase will focus on the production of a bacterial consortium which can be used as NPK fertilizer which is eco-friendly and cheap for the layman. The whole bacterial consortium is cultured and maintained in rice water which is easily available and easy to handle.