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  project name ~ Protection of natural resources

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Protection of natural resources

  NGO

 

SPS (Samaj Parivartana Samudaya)

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Bellary, Chitradurga, Tumkur

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 400000

 

  Year Approved

 

2012

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Parvathy Prem
Nishikant Deshmukh

 

Austin
Austin
Johns Hopkins

 

  Caption

 

 

A Self-Help Group (SHG) meeting in Siddapura, Bellary.

 

  Summary

 

 

Samaj Parivartana Samudaya (SPS) is a voluntary organization that has been working in rural and tribal areas of India for over 25 years, focusing on empowerment of the rural poor.

This project aims tackle the problems associated with illegal mining in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur (Karnataka) and Anantapur (AP) by strengthening local self-rule and community control over natural resources (water, forest, land, minerals and seed) for the protection, development and judicious utilization of these natural resources with a focus on meeting the livelihood needs of the marginalized.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

After two years of working with the people in Bellary and Anantapur, SPS filed a Public Interest Litigation before the Supreme Court of India on the problem of illegal mining in these districts. As a result of the PIL and subsequent Supreme Court orders, illegal mining in Bellary has come to a grinding halt and extensive investigations into irregularities and illegalities surrounding mining operations are in progress.

 

  Goals

 

 

The ultimate aim is to develop people''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s capacity to own and manage common property resources. Specific goals include: i) Empowering grassroots organizations, village-level and state-level federations. ii) Building the capacity and confidence of people through providing Non Violent Direct Action training, media campaigning and organizing jathas and workshops. iii) Providing income generating activities to local people''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s organizations and youths and encouraging them to take up NREGA alternatives to illegal mining.

 
 

  


 
 
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