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  project name ~ Rural Volunteers Centre

category ~ relief-assambihar-2004

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Rural Volunteers Centre

  NGO

 

RVC (Rural Volunteer Center)

  Category

 

relief-assambihar-2004

  District

 

Dhemaji

  State

 

Assam

  Budget Approved

 

$ 1330

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Murali Nandula

 

Ann Arbor

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

-This project was an effort to rehabilitate flood affected areas in the Dhemaji district of Assam in 2004.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

-In 1993, RVC moved to Akajan in Dhemaji district of Assam, and with support from the SWRC disposition fund they set up a 300 sq.ft. bamboo-stilt office, on land in a graveyard donated by the local community. The group has since earned the trust and respect of the local community and has now expanded into a truly community based organization.

 

  Goals

 

 

-RVC was set up in the year 1989 by Ravindranath, an engineer who completed his masters in Rural Energy at IIT Delhi, before proceeding to work with SWRC in Tilonia, Rajasthan (which if AIDers were to recall, was in a way the birthplace for the Right to Information Movement started by Aruna and Nikhil). With a view to building capacities of communities in different parts of India, while also working on policy level changes through advocacy, many social activists at SWRC, Tilonia, farmed out to different parts of the country.

 
 

  


 
 
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