Our Programmes


The Direct Programmes are the programmes which are implemented and monitored entirely by CASA in the neediest areas. The staff stays with the community to understand their problems and issues. Focus is on sustainable livelihood, education, gender mainstreaming, Disaster Risk Reduction and community participation in the local capacity building. As per our policy, the focus is to prepare the community members so that they help each other in the longer run. CASA’s role is that of a facilitator as we believe that transformation and development is in the hands of the community.


  1. Sustainable development programmes in 13 states

Under this programme we directly work with the poorest communities across India by organizing and mobilizing people for sustainable and economic development through use of local resources and traditional and democratic institutions. This is also known by the name Core Programmes.

  1. Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (Odisha and West Bengal)

Lymphatic Filariasis is an infectious parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes causing permanent or temporary disabilities – mostly on the lower portion of the body. Flies infect humans with roundworms in blood stream which further breeds and attack the lymphatic system of the body. The crippling disease is very prevalent in Odisha, West Bengal and other tropical states of India. CASA extensively provides medical care and teaches disease management techniques to its patients.

  1. Comprehensive Food Security Program (Maharashtra)

This particular programme is implemented in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Yavatmal district where small farmers, sharecroppers, women, landless and other vulnerable people face high debt burden and are susceptible to suicidal tendencies. CASA works on the issues of farmers’ suicides and their access to livelihood by incorporating sustainable agricultural practices, building community’s resilience for facing environmental challenges among other such models.

  1. Child Labour Free Zone Project (Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh)

Abject poverty and lack of livelihood opportunities causes trickle-down effect on the mental and physical growth of children, who drop out of schools to work as labourers. CASA ensures overall development of children in the two states by giving them an opportunity to study again at CASA’s Bridge schools – thereby ensuring child rights and creating Child Labour Free Zones.

  1. Local Capacity for Peace (LCP) Programme (14 states)

CASA helps communities and local institutions to address issues of resource-based conflict through development planning – where people live with dignity. This type of programme is also conducted in partnership model.

  1. Food Security for Community Mobilisation (FSCM) Programme (10 states)

This special programme creates employment opportunities for the neediest communities, making them self-sufficient and self-reliant during crisis period. Food grains are given as wages to the people enrolled in the programme. From creating and renovating land for cultivation to construction of multi-purpose water harvesting structures in their village, FSCM steadily builds capacity of the reference communities.