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  project name ~ 2012_Bhargavi_Rao_Saathiship

category ~ Saathi




  Project Name





Environment Support Group










  Budget Approved


Rs 240000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Avni Jain












Bhargavi has been a Saathi for AID Austin since 2008. She leads the educational and campaigning efforts of the Environment Support Group in Bangalore. She conducts several trainings and workshops on issues such as awareness on GM food crops, environmental literacy issues such as water harvesting etc.





She has conducted several workshops throughout India: Mysore, Bengaluru urban, Bhubaneshwar, Delhi, Shillong, Kohima, POSCO affected communities etc Each workshop attended by atleast 30 partcipants, maximum attendance of about 80 people One example of impact: Community in Nagaland filed a case against oil spillage





Bhargavi proposes to continue her work on 4 main issues: -Survey of the ground realities of illegal mining in Karnataka -Creating awareness among farmers and other communities on the GM food issue especially the importance of biodiversity -Continue to work on the urban issues of Bangalore especially to involve the poorer communities in the policy making decisions through discussions and workshops etc. - work on water security issues in Bangalore



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