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  NGO Name

KeyStone Foundation

  Year Established

1994

  Primary Contact

T Balachander

  Address

Groves Hill Road

 

Kotagiri

  District

Nilgris

  State

Tamil Nadu

  PIN

643217

  Email

bala@keystone-foundation.org

  Phone 1

04266-275297

  Phone 2

-

  Fax

91 (04266) 272277, 272977, 275297

     

  NGO Work

 

  Category

Environment

  Website

www.http://keystone-foundation.org/

  Annual Budget

Rs.

  FCRA clearance?

No

 

 

         

  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

T. Balachander

 
 
   

  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo

  1

 

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  +  BayArea / Ramachandran Balachandran
   

  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  Ecologically sensitive area work in west..

$ 5333

 

  +  Ecologically Sensitive Area Project - 20..

$ 5866

 
 

 Total 

$ 11199

 

 

 

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  NGO Goals

 

 

Mission:
“Our Mission is to enhance the Quality of Life and the Environment with Indigenous Communities using Eco-development Approaches”
Goal:
To work on issues of Natural Resources and Rural Development, with Indigenous People in mountainous and adjoining regions, addressing the challenges of conservation, livelihoods and enterprise development, through appropriate – knowledge & action, technologies, socio-economic innovations and inst more...

  Achievements

 

TBD

  Summary

 

The beginning was made when four core members of Keystone, set out on a state-wide survey of apiculture in Tamil Nadu, in 1994. Trudging miles of mountain paths and dusty roads with backpacks, this field survey gave a precious opportunity to look at the situation of 11 indigenous communities across 15 hill ranges in Tamil Nadu.
The details of honey hunting techniques, forest vines used, associated traditions and rituals, social systems and economic dependence on such an activity, were a fascinating eye-opener. More importantly, they reflected on changes in land use, dwindling forest cover, introduction of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and other degradation, posing a growing challenge. Exploring and addressing adivasi issues of development and a natural resource from a local per more...

 
 
 

  

 
 

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