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  NGO Name

Chittoor Vana Samraksha Samithi

  Year Established


  Primary Contact

Nagesh Kolagani




Near Damalacheruvu




Andhra Pradesh




  Phone 1

94446 20292

  Phone 2

8585 249 337




  NGO Work



Afforestation and Livelihood



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  Contact Info.

Nagesh Kolagani


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  NGO Goals



The mission of the VSS is to bring back degraded forest area of 500 acres given in its care by the State Government. The goal is also build up the water table level through micro-dams which stop the water draining out of the forest and builds an alluvial soil bed for soaking. The project aims to be self sustained by providing livelihood for 6-7 families through the yield of Amla and Jamun trees planted in 40 acres. A 1000 kg yield of Amla and a s more...



2003-2005 - State govet assistance, AID funding started in 2005.
Sand brought by the brooks used to be smuggled and the VSS has completely prevented this with construction. Working with forest office and the panchayat they have created a great deal of awareness on the merits of afforestation. Thorny fence has been created around the forest by growing cactus around the forest perimeter. 600 tree more...



Though the project has reached many of its goals, the livelihood program is well behind self sufficiency. A contributory cause of this has been high prevailing wages and shortage of workers. As a result, AID support has to be continued beyond the expected time. Also, cattle grazing and water issues with neighboring panchayat are an issue. Additional water works are needed and one dam needs complete remaking.

(This project has received 3 years of funding from both Cincinnati and San Diego to the tune of about $50,000. This year the funding will only be provided by San Diego).




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