Community Grain Banks (Anaj Bank) - Na koi Bhooka Soyega, Na Bachcha Bhooka Royega

The rising issues of food insecurity and the devastating effects of lean season and natural calamities on the communities led to the establishment of Community Grain banks as a step towards empowerment of the bonded labourers to achieve sustainable freedom via food self-reliance. It is a step to curb the situations of laborers where under the incapacitated circumstances of starvation they are forced to take loan from the contractors to purchase grains for their consumption which later leads to inevitable debt-bondedness. 

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In 2016 many parts of the project intervention area was affected by the monsoon floods, the condition was such that the village was cut off not only with the rest of the state but also from the neighboring villages. It was a situation of acute starvation as there were no grains left in the houses. They managed their living by roasting Madhucaindica (Indian name: Mahua) and wheat for 15 days. PGS took an initiative and a meeting was held in the area with the people to come out of such grave situation of scarcity of food. Therefore, with the collective strength of the group, a concept of Food Grain Bank was proposed and thus Food grain bank was established for flood affected regions in and around NaiBasti under which 5kg of rice was distributed to the affected families. SDM also donated 50kg of rice to the Food Grain bank along with the donation of Rs. 2000 to address to the needs of the people.

PGS took an initiative and after a meeting, with collective strength of the group, a concept of Community Food Grain Bank was proposed which later led to its establishment flood affected regions. Remarkably, the members of communities came up with the initiative of launching Anaj Bank (Food Grain Bank)

As per the rules, a person must deposit 1 kg of Rice to become a member of Community Grain Bank. Thereafter, they can borrow upto 5 kg of rice and return back the borrowed rice to the Grain Bank within 15 days.

 

List of Operational Anaj Banks:

S. No. Name of Village/Basti Gram Panchayat Blocks Name of SHGs Number of families Organising Committee
1    Naibasti    Devghat    Koraon    Jai Bhole, Vanshakti 36    Durghata Devi, Nebbu Lal, Ram Naresh
2    Dhoos    Jamua Dhoos    Koraon    Shankar, Saraswati, Shivshankar 35    Harishchandra, Sundarlal, Taulan
3    Chaapar    Chaapar Hardaun    Koraon    Saraswati 14    Saroj, Aietvari, Surpatiya
4    Atreji    Sansarpur    Koraon    Panihatara, Vanshakti, Mahila Vikas, Laxmibai  38    Prema Devi, Sita Devi, Indrawati Devi
5    Kanhaya    Sansarpur    Koraon    Berozgaar, Shanti 23    Savitri, Lalti, Urmila
6    Jokhaai    Dughra    Koraon    Kashyap, Vidyotama 18    Shivdevi
7    Amiliya Pal    Amiliya Pal    Koraon    Aadishakti, Sita, Radha, Sharda 48    Prema Devi, Saroj, Sunita
8    Maanpur    Maanpur    Koraon    Vikas, Gram Vikas 20    Gulabkali, Dharmavati, Sunita
9    Navediya Pal    Navediya Pal    Koraon    Laxmi, Jai Bajrangbali, Vikas 35    Asha Devi, Patawa Devi, Sita Devi
10    Rajgarh    Hardiha    Meja    Maa Jagdamba, Maa Sharda 28    Vandana, Prabhavati, Anarkali
11    Hardiha    Hardiha    Meja    Jeevdani, Shebri, Sheetla 30    Angura Devi, Phoolkali, Rajkumari
12    Naigadi    Hardiha    Meja    Vanshakti, Aadishakti, Sita 37    Kalawati, Sunita, Savitri
13    Survadalapur    Survadalapur    Manda    Vanshakti 25    Rajkumari, Sohagi Devi, Kalawati Devi
14    Katha    Benipur    Shankargarh    Hariyali, Mazdoor Pragati 26    Shyamkali, Munni Devi, Phoolkali
15    Sudnipur Khurd    Sudnipur Khurd    Bahadurpur    Vandana 14    Aarti, Savitra, Meena
16    Bahadurpur    Bahadurpur    Bahadurpur    Vanvasi, Garib Parivar 30    Renu, Chamela Devi, Urmila
17    Amarsapur    Amarsapur    Bahadurpur    Vanraja 22    Soni, Photo, Aanchal
18    Jamunipur    Jamunipur    Bahadurpur    Laxmi 12    Saraswati

 

"Zero Hunger Allahabad", which was held on September 22, 2018 proposed establishment of 100 Anaj Banks across district Allahabad out of which 55 have been identified in the following locations: 

      S. No.        Block                                                                               Name of Village
1  Meja  Kohdar, Meja Khaas, Mandera, Koilaha, Beri, Mejiya, Kakrahi, Piprao, Tigja, Hargarh, Sikra, Chanrahaas, Bisri,  Purachandel, Saleya Kala, Chapron, Kharka Dabar
2  Uruva  Shivpur
3  Manda  Manda, Nawediya-42, Majhiganva, Rampur Bakhaar, Bhorahava, Dasvaar
4  Shankargarh  Geruhaai, Quari No. 5, Sonvarsha, Purebghel, Seedhtikat
5  Koraon  Chadgada, Baithkava, Hanumanganj, Khivli kala, Kaundi, Hardaun, Dhaukhar
6  Kaudhiyara  Panvri, Chilli
7  Bahadurpur  Chakchuraavan, Rithaeya, Kaserua Khurd, Sahson, Bani, Kandi, Bajha, Kaudru, Khanipur
8  Saidabad  Balaksarai, Khaptiha, Balrampur Barethi
9  Mirzapur  Chak Kotaar, Purva Avsan Singh, Harra