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  project name ~ Chetana Vikas - 2010 (3rd year)

category ~ Rural Development and Environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Chetana Vikas - 2010 (3rd year)

  NGO

 

Chetana Vikas

  Category

 

Rural Development and Environment

  District

 

Wardha

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 300000

 

  Year Approved

 

2010

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Karthik Suryanarayanan
Arun Gopalan
Kartik Gopal
Nishikant Deshmukh

 

Bay Area
Anti Corruption Team
College Park
Portland
Johns Hopkins

 

  Caption

 

 

Watershed training conducted at Chetana Vikas

 

  Summary

 

 

This area is part of the suicide-prone district in Maharashtra (Vidharba, Wardha, yavatmal).
AID contacted Chetana Vikas (CV), an NGO based near Wardha, Maharashtra, in 2007 as a way to be involved in the agrarian crisis resolution in the cotton belt.

CVs strategy -
1. Conduct traning workshops for farmers in their demo organic farm
2. Provide local, traditional seeds from their seed bank, help with soil and water conservation efforts
3. Organize farmers and help them manage their produce for self-reliance first and then local marketing

Visited by AID Jeevansaathis - Ravi, Aravinda, Kiran and AID SDs Vishwajeet in Feb 2009, Kiran planning on working long-term with CV.


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

1. Climate Change Crisis (CCC) : Contributed in the International Campaign-cum- Study on Peopleís Perceptions on CCC, by promoting and participating at National level and local level. 2. Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) for alternative marketing of organic produce. As member of the National Council. 3. Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI). As member of the National Steering Committee and National Management Committee. Also as OFAI''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Technical Resource Centre. 4. International Sustainable Agriculture Network (SUSTAINET). As member of the National Steering Committee. 5. Serving as Resource & Training Centre, for several forums, networks and NGOs, including those like M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) which is founded and headed by Prof. Swaminathan. It may be mentioned here that Prof. M.S.Swaminathan is called the "Father of Green revolution in India", and is the Chairman of the National Commission on Farmers set up by Government of India. He has been now taking lot of interest, and is active, in Sustainable Agriculture as the Evergreen Revolution in his words. Chetana-Vikasís AARC conducted Trainings-of-Trainers (TOTs) for NGOs and Networks covering States of India other than Maharashtra also. 6. Chetana-Vikasís Alternative Agriculture Resource Centre (AARC) is very extensively, and indepth, visited by activists, volunteers, NGOs, Network representatives, policy makers, scientists, Govt officers, farmers etc.

 

  Goals

 

 

In this project, the approach to combat the catastrophic agrarian crisis and to move towards solutions comprise of following ways : 1. Developing appropriate alternative technologies, models & methodologies. 2. Demonstrating easy, feasible applications. 3. Farmer-friendly methods of dissemination of Knowledge-Attitudes-Skills (KA S). 4. Promoting Farmersí Organizations/Groups & Self-Help-Groups (SHGs) of Women.

 
 

  


 
 
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