Every year, SPARC observes the International Day of Indigenous People with a profound sense of pride and unwavering dedication. Our commitment to the welfare and development of indigenous communities is resolute, and we have achieved this through the implementation of transformative Geo-ICT programs.
The diverse demography of Odisha is adorned with a significant population belonging to Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes. Their rich cultural heritage, brimming with profound wisdom, serves as a wellspring of inspiration for all. In response to the socio-economic challenges faced by these communities, the Odisha state government introduced a range of welfare and development programs under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) Block approach.
In 2018, SPARC initiated a pragmatic solution, introducing the Geo-ICT based Program Monitoring System. This groundbreaking initiative spanned across all districts and tribal sub-plan blocks in Odisha, instigating a revolution in the implementation of welfare schemes and empowering stakeholders to make well-informed decisions.
Our Geo-ICT system efficiently mapped a plethora of activities including educational institutions, hostels, ITDAs (Integrated Tribal Development Agencies), micro projects, forest covers, mineral deposits, and tribal migration pockets. This comprehensive approach yielded invaluable insights into existing developmental gaps within TSP Areas, fostering a deeper understanding of the communities' needs.
As we celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People, we seize this moment to reassert our unwavering dedication to the cause. In collaboration with our partners, SPARC remains steadfast in being a beacon of hope for marginalized communities. Our vision encompasses a future where every individual, regardless of their background, is provided with an equal opportunity to thrive and prosper.
SPARC's transformative journey in Odisha stands as a testament to our commitment. We have bridged gaps, harnessed technology, and leveraged our passion to empower indigenous communities. The Geo-ICT based Program Monitoring System isn't just a system; it's a bridge connecting aspirations with achievements, and communities with their rightful destinies.
As we look ahead, our pledge to the cause remains unwavering. We continue to stand alongside the indigenous communities of Odisha, extending a helping hand, and ensuring that their voices are heard, their wisdom is acknowledged, and their journey towards progress is supported. SPARC's commitment isn't confined to the International Day of Indigenous People; it's a year-round dedication to shaping a brighter and more equitable future for all.