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Direct Bank Transfer

Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM)
Account Number: 1219942506
IFS Code: CBIN0280008
Bank Name: Central Bank of India
Branch Name: Boring Road, Patna
Branch Code: 280008

Project period: 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2015.


  • To enhance the uptake of health and nutrition entitlements by Dalit and Muslim women.
  • To strengthen the demand for improved delivery of health and nutrition services.

Coverage Area: 49 villages/ hamlets in 11 Panchayats of two Blocks under the Patna District of Bihar (India).

Target Population: 50054


  1. Access the determinants of social exclusion that impedes the accessibility of the basic services (health, nutrition).
  2. Organize, develop capacity and increase the awareness amongst Dalits and Muslims towards their rights and entitlements as regards to basic services.
  3. Sensitization of the opinion leaders, policy makers and media on different forms of discrimination faced by the Dalits and Muslims in accessing services and benefits.
  4. Advocacy with the administration to make them pro-active in delivering basic services to the Dalits and Muslims in order to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rate and raise the nutritional status of children among them.
  5. Strengthening of communitization processes (Village Health & Sanitation Committees and Rogi Kalyan Samities) under NRHM for community based monitoring.



  • 70% eligible women receiving benefit under JSY.
  • 70% of the deliveries are institutionalized deliveries.
  • 75% of children between 12 to 23 months are fully immunized.
  • 100% of eligible households registered under RSBY.
  • 50% of households using government health facilities in case of health needs.


  • Reduction in malnutrition of children 0-2 years by 40%.
  • 100% eligible pregnant women receiving supplementary nutrition from AWC.
  • 100% eligible lactating women receiving supplementary nutrition from AWC.
  • 100% eligible 6-36 months children receiving supplementary nutrition from AWC.
  • 100% eligible 3-6 years’ children receiving supplementary nutrition from AWC.
  • 100 % non discriminatory access to health and ICDS services.

The perception of the socially excluded communities towards the responsiveness of the government service delivery have changed.