ADATS’ beneficiaries are 1,252 village level Coolie Sangha Units (CSUs) which are membership based organisations of 54,307 small and poor peasant families -- agricultural labourers, migrant workers, self-employed artisans, and small farmers who do not themselves employ wage labour.
Except when responding to rare emergencies, ADATS does not work with the individual poor, within the conventional social work or charitable mode, in any patronising manner.
Since the Coolie Sangha is a membership driven organisation with a strict internal structure and discipline, membership figures tend to fluctuate. Not all the families/villages are active at all times.
As on today 9,020 families, comprising a population of 45,895 adults and 10,703 minors, are active Members in 393 functioning Coolie Sangha Units. Another 14,125 non-CSU families benefit from the CDM projects that we implement.
(as on 1 May 2016)
|Member Families||Percent in CSUs||Caste Group||Total Families||Ethnic Cover|
|3,988||20%||Backward Classes & Minorities - A||20,756||6%|
|9,361||32%||Backward Classes & Minorities - B||31,252||7%|