Medak district occupies an area of 9,699 sq.kms and has a population of 26.70 lakhs accordingly to 2001 census. Rural population is 22.87 while urban population is 3.83 lakhs. Males as per 2001 census are 13.52 whereas females are 13.18 lakhs. Scheduled caste population is 4.69 lakhs accounts 17.50% of total population. Scheduled Tribe population is 1.35 lakhs accounts 5.04 % Of total population. Total literate's 11.93 lakhs of which 7.46 lakhs are males and 4.47 lakhs are females. This shows more than 50% of the population are illiterates and female literacy is very low.


Having recognized the credibility and strengths of MEDVAN, Govt and other funding agencies has approached MEDVAN for the Collaboration in various developmental activities in the district. A number of programmes like watersheds, RIDF (Rural infrastructure development fund) School sanitation, child labour schools, IEC on total health, Joint Forest Management, are being implemented successfully by the member organizations of MEDVAN, with the assistance of A.P. Government.
Existing Collaboration & Linkages with the District Administration other Departments/Organizations  
  • DISHA-In order to accelerate Swachh Bharat Mission in Medak District,  MEDVAN has been collaborating with UNICEF and District administration towards Behavioral Change in Communities (BCC) and Triggering Programs.

  • SANKALP- a Program for achieve sustainable improvement in the nutrition and health status of women and children, particularly of vulnerable families in Medak district, MEDVAN working with UNICEF and District Administration.

  • To organize the domestic workers in municipalities, with the support of Manfort Social Institute (MSI)-Hyderabad, a program has been carrying by MEDVAN
  Some of the activities follows :  
  • Seven member organizations were involved in conducting IEC on health in Seven mandals, with the assistance of A.P. Govt through District Medical and Health office (DM&HO).
  • 32 organisations implemented school sanitation programme in 38 mandals out of 46 mandals in the district, with the financial assistance from UNICEF through DRDA.
  • 6 Organisations are conducting child labour schools covering a total of 2,200 children in 10 mandals financed by district labour department.
  • 5 Organisations are involved in implementing watershed activities in about 30 villages with the financial assistance of District water Management agency (DWMA)
  • 8 Organisations have implemented RIDF activities (similar to watersheds) in 40 villages through women SHG's assisted by NABARD through DWMA.
  • 7 Organisations are involved in community forest management (CFM), formerly known as Joint forest management (JFM), with the help of Divisional forest office (DFO), Medak.

These are the few examples of collective action in various programmes in the district. A part from the collective efforts some member organizations have mobilized resources for their area specific needs from international agencies such as:

  • CWS
  • GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN, etc ... and other agencies like
  • CRY
  Results of collective efforts :  
  • As stated earlier 6 organisations are conducting child labour schools. These organizations suggested the district labour officials, in a meeting that more Girl children to be enrolled in the special schools. This Suggestion was appreciated and accepted by labour department, Now More than 90% of the schools are being run exclusively for girl child.

  • While implementing school sanitation programme member Organisations strongly suggested dist officials for periodical health check-ups by doctors/paramedical in the schools. Responding to these suggestion UNICEF representatives advised organisations to avail the services of private qualified medical doctors for which UNICEF would reimburse the consultation fee of the doctors.
  • A.P. Govt has passed a G.O. pertaining to the sustainability of vana Samrakshana samithi's (VSS) promoted under joint forest management The G.O. envisages to allot some land from vss areas to the private Industrialists. Industrialist can grow any species of their interest that may not be useful to the vss, and can cut and earn profits. Some Amount would be given to vss out of its earnings. The planted area will be under the control of industrialists and naturally they do not allow the Villager's cattle, goat and sheep into the plantation area.
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