We, at SHRISTI, are eminently suited to undertake action-oriented research and consultancy assignments in Policy Research and Development Planning, Project Appraisal on Social Relevance, Study of Infrastructure and Social Services and Survey Research. We have completed a large number of Evaluation and Assessment studies over the last decade.
We strive to give full satisfaction and the Services provided not only utilize the expertise of its own team of professionals, but collaboration with advisors as needed are also arranged. Our breadth of experience equips us to draw together key players within, and beyond the firm to bring the best possible team to any given project or scheme, whether in secondary search or primary data collection.
SHRISTI had completed four studies sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), New Delhi, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, namely
1. Study on Raw Material for Terracotta, Clay, Ceramic, Metal Crafts Stone and Natural Fibres including Jute, Palm Leaf, Sisal Fibre, Grasses, for the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa;
2. Study on Technology Assessment for Terracotta, Clay, Ceramic, Metal Crafts, Stone and Natural Fibres including Jute, Palm Leaf, Sisal Fibre, Grasses, for the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa;
3. Study on Raw Material for Terracotta, Clay, Ceramic, Metal Crafts for the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.;
4. Study on Technology Assessment for Terracotta, Clay, Ceramic, Metal Crafts, Stone for Terracotta, Clay and Metal Crafts for the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh
The four raw material and technology assessment studies involved the undertaking of a large scale primary survey covering a area of 40,000sq.km in 11 states of India and more than 2,500 artisans and 25 marketing centres.
The Scope of work for the raw material study was:
1. Inventory of resources of select areas
2. Methodology of manufacturing currently in practice
3. Pricing methodology and procurement of raw-material, including constraints and problems
4. Methods and standards for assessing pollution control devices and procedures for audit mechanisms,
5. Methods and standards / codes for quality assessment
6. Existing methodologies of usage and recommendations for improvement
7. International and national criteria for quality management requirements and practices.
8. Regional and national impediments in development of resources and movement
9. Existing price mechanisms and distribution channels.
For the technology assessment study, the scope of work was:
1. Technological assessment of the selected crafts
2. Assessment of state-of-art technologies available globally and their relevance to Indian craft sector.
3. Technological innovation in processing of raw material for each craft segment.
4. Production re-engineering for improving productivity of various craft segments
5. Assessment of competitive technology existing in other countries and their relevance for deployment in India
6. Development of machinery vendors in different states, for catering to the needs of the local industry.
Shristi had completed a study on “Cost analysis of Family Planning and RCH Services including Immunization” in six states of India namely Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Orissa and Tamil Nadu, sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
The study involved conducting primary survey of 48 Service Providers namely Government hospitals, Private hospitals and NGOS/Trusts and 960 beneficiaries.
The following aspects were broadly studied:
1. Review of key RCH Services delivered by NGOs; Growth of beneficiaries over the period; Composition of beneficiaries by age, socio-economic status and health problem.
2. Cost analysis of the family planning services and RCH services including
3. Immunization services among the public sector hospitals, the private sector hospitals (not looking at high cost facilities) and the NGO sector.
4. Perception of beneficiaries on the RCH Services; Problems and Suggestions related to Accessibility, Acceptability, Cost and Quality of Services.
5. Analysis of Problems, Constraints and Inadequacies hindering the expected growth of RCH services faced by NGOs.
6. Costing, Feasibility and Development of RCH Package(s) in different Regions based on study findings.