MYKAPS

About Us

Welcome to Mykaps

History

MYKAPS (Myrada Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe) is an organization promoted by MYRADA with a mandate to work in 10 districts of Southern and coastal Karnataka including Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kodagu, Chickmagalore, Hassan, Shivamogga, Udupi, Dakshina Kannda and Utthara Kannada. 

MYRADA and MYKAPS have been working in Undivided Mysore District for more than five decades.

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OUR MISSION

What Make Us Different

Rights of Children

To ensure that all the rights of children are respected at all times, and that children are groomed to contribute to the healthy growth of the community and the nation.

Livelihood

To build and strengthen livelihoods of farm and nonfarm rural households in such a way that all familiesare able to live in prosperity and with dignity.

Ecology

To spread the adoption of ecologically better practices so that soil, water and air are protected from further deterioration and nurtured back to healthy and optimally productive levels.

Agriculture

To promote the development of agriculture as an enterprise, balancing productivity with environmental concerns and securing appropriate credit and market linkages.

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Cleanliness

To increase awareness and facilitate attitudinal and behavioral changes in the areas of health and sanitation so that health risks are reduced.

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Our Goal is to Help Poor People
MYKAPS

Legal Status

MYKAPS is registered under Karnataka Societies Act 1960. MYKAPS is exempted under 12A and 80G of Income Tax Act. MYKAPS is also registered under FCRA.CROSS CUTTING THEMES

MYKAPS

Vision

Better life for small, marginal, tribal and landless families in the operational area of MYKAPS.

MYKAPS

Mission Statement

  • To build and strengthen livelihoods of farm and nonfarm rural households in such a way that all families are able to live in prosperity with dignity and harmony in the Cauvery Basin
  • To spread the adoption of ecologically better practices so that soil, water and air are protected from further deterioration and nurtured back to healthy and optimally productive levels.
  • To promote the development of agriculture as an enterprise, balancing productivity with environmental concerns and securing appropriate credit and to facilitate value chain.
  • To Enhance Livelihoods of youth and landless by enhancing their entrepreneurial skills in non-farm sector.
  • To increase awareness and facilitate attitudinal and behavioural changes in the areas of health and sanitation by addressing sanitation and solid waste management so that health risks are reduced.
  • To ensure that all the rights of children are respected at all times, and that children are groomed to contribute to the healthy growth of the community and the nation.
  • To ensure that all the above are achieved with gender sensitivity and through building and strengthening local level people's institutions, working with panchayats (local government), networking with other governmental and non governmental institutions and strategic partnerships with resource institutions.
OUR JOURNEY

History

1968
2022

APPROACHES

The Approaches and Strategies of MYKAPS in Livelihood Promotion are
Livelihood

Approaches and Strategies in different areas Livelihood

Promotion

Building and nurturing appropriate people’s institutions centered around livelihood promotion

Nurturing

Through promotion, nurturing and monitoring Livelihood based

Thrift & Credit

Primary Level Institutions centered around thrift and credit

Farmer Groups

Primary Level Participatory Farmer’s Groups

Representatives

Establishment of Representative Institutions

Producer Groups

Establishment of Producer Groups and Companies

Farmers Associations

Promotion of organic farmers associations

Organic Farming

By implementing various projects such as organic farming, better cotton cultivation, livestock based farming, Savayava Bhagya Yojane etc.

Watershed Areas

Creating livelihood opportunities for landless people covered in watershed areas

Skill Development

Enhancing income earning skills of youth through skills training

Soil Preservation

Soil and Moisture Conservation

Moisture Conservation

Building and nurturing institutions related to soil and moisture conservation such as Watershed Development Associations, Village Watershed Committees, Tank User Groups and federation of TUGs namely; Jalasiri Kere Abhivrudhi Sangha

Tank Rejuvenation

Carrying out tank rejuvenation activities such as tank deepening, treatment of upper catchment area, sluice repair and strengthening of tank bunds

NADEP Unit

Promotion of NADEP unit and compost pits as a moisture conservation measure in individual households

Watershed Development

Take up watershed development activities such as Trench cum Bunds, Check dams, Drainage line treatment, development of gokuntas etc.,

Women Awareness

Create awareness amongst women about safe drinking water practices by arranging for loans from MFIs to construct toilets and purchase water filters

Mass Awareness

Mass awareness to women about safe drinking water practices

Hand Wash Awareness

Propagation of hand washing amongst school children

ISL's

Construction of ISLs

Toilet Construction

Construction of Toilets in schools for boys and girls

Pre-School Toilets

Construction of child friendly toilets in pre-schools

Protection Walls

Construction of protection walls around the school to improve sanitary

Awareness Camps

Organizing awareness camps on sanitation to children by conducting drawing competitions, quiz etc.

Waste Management

Awareness to community about liquid and solid waste management

Mason Training

Training of waterman and masons to build their capacities

Health & Education

Health and Education

RCH Training

Organizing training on RCH and preventive health aspects

Eye Camps

Organizing health camps and eye camps with support from Health care institutions

Cotton Cultivation

Training of children in decent work related to agriculture operations with special focus on cotton cultivation

School Infrastructure

Assisting government schools to improve their infrastructure such as classrooms

Seating Facility

Assisting pre-schools with seating facilities and recreation equipments

Youth Development

Youth Development

ICS

Involvement in project such as International Citizen Service with an objective of building cultural relationship between youth from north and south

Skill Training

Enhancing skills of youth by organizing various skill trainings

Best Team

Meet Our Governing Body

The governing body oversees the functioning, activities and strategies of MYKAPS and also provides guidance. It meets for a minimum of three times a year, apart from the AGM.

Mr.S.S.Meenakshisundaram

IAS (Retd)

Chairman MYRADA Bangalore
President

Ms.Vidya Ramachandran 

Vice President

Consultant

Mr.Sunil Jadli

Chief Executive Officer Sanghamithra Rural Financial Services

Treasurer

Mr.S.A. Ashraful Hasan

Executive Director, MYRADA Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe

Member Secretary

Mr. Padmashri.Aloysius P.Fernandez 

Secretary MYRADA, Bangalore

Member

Mr.T.M.Vijay Bhaskar IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary Govt. of Karnataka

Member

Mr.Arvind G. Risbud (IAS Retd.) 

Executive Director, MYRADA, Bangalore

Ex-Officio Member

Ms.Chandra Singh

Chief Finance Officer

Member

Volunteer

Mrs.M.Indira 

Retd. Prof. in Economics, University of Mysore 

Member

Volunteer

Mr.Rajachary 

Consultant

Member

Volunteer

Dr.P. Alagesan 

Program Manager Myrada Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gobichettipalyam, Erode

Ex-Officio Member

Best Team

Meet our Project Management Staffs

Each project of MYKAPS is managed by a Senior Staff of MYKAPS with expertise in the chosen field. The Project Leaders / Coordinators

Volunteer

Mr.Rajappa S

MSK Project Coordinator

Volunteer

Mr.Rajanna M

FPO Program Coordinator
Mysore District

Volunteer

Mr.H.S.Shankar

FGHR Program Coordinator

Volunteer

Mr.Radish Kumar

Sanitation Project Coordinator

Mr.Mahesh.M.D

FPO Program Coordinator Chamarajanagar District

Volunteer
Best Team

Meet our Finance and Administration Staff

A well experienced and highly competent team manages the finance and administration of all the projects of MYKAPS at its central office in Mysore.

Mrs.Nagarathna B

Manager Programs and Administration

Mrs.Revathy B K

Chief Accounts Officer

Mrs.Kavyarani

Accounts Assistant -1

Ms.Swathi

Accounts Assistant -2

Focus & Strategies

Livelihood

Building and nurturing appropriate People's Institutions centered around livelihood activities

1

Through promoting, nurturing and monitoring Livelihood based;
o Primary Level Institutions centered around thrift and credit (SHGs)
o Primary Level Participatory Farmer's Groups

2

Establishment of Representative Institutions such as Community Managed Resource Centres

3

Establishment of Producer Groups and Companies

4

Promotion of organic farmers associations, organic farming, better cotton cultivation, livestock-based farming, etc., to ensure Sustainable Agriculture Practices

5

Creating livelihood opportunities for landless people in the watershed areas

6

Enhancing income generating skills of youth through skills training initiatives

Focus & Strategies

Soil and Moisture Conservation

1

Building and nurturing institutions related to soil and moisture conservation such as Watershed Development Associations, Village Watershed Committees, Tank User Groups and Federation of TUGs

2

Carrying out tank rejuvenation activities such as tank deepening, treatment of upper catchment area, sluice repair and strengthening of tank bunds

3

Create awareness amongst members of self help groups about soil and moisture conservation and linking them with TUGs.

4

Promotion of NADEP unit and compost pits as a moisture conservation measure in individual households

5

Take up watershed development activities such as Trench cum Bunds, Check dams, Drainage line treatment, development of gokuntas etc.,

Focus & Strategies

Water & Sanitation

1

Create awareness among women, children and the entire community about safe drinking water practices.

2

Organizing loans from MFIs to construct toilets and provide water filters.

3

Inculcate proper hand washing practices amongst school children.

4

Construction of Individual Sanitary Latrines.

5

Construction of Toilets in schools for boys and girls.

6

Construction of child friendly toilets in pre-schools / Anganwadis.

7

Construction of child friendly toilets in pre-schools / Anganwadis.

8

Construction of protection walls around the school to improve the environment and sanitary conditions

9

Organizing awareness camps on sanitation to children by conducting drawing competitions, quiz etc.

10

Awareness to community about liquid and solid waste management.

11

Training of waterman and masons to build their capacities.

Focus & Strategies

Health and Education

1

Organizing health camps and eye camps with support from Health care institutions.

2

Motivation and Life Skills Training to children related to agriculture operations.

3

Development health and education infrastructure in the project villages

Focus & Strategies

Youth Development

1

Involvement in project such as International Citizen Services with an objective of building cultural relationship between youth from north and south.

2

Enhancing skills of youth by organizing various skill trainings.

Focus & Strategies

Project Management

1

Each project of MYKAPS is managed by a Senior Staff of MYKAPS with expertise in the chosen field. The Project Leaders / Coordinators.

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