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  project name ~ Core Support for Aranyika Volunteers

category ~ community empowerment




  Project Name


Core Support for Aranyika Volunteers






community empowerment






Andhra Pradesh

  Budget Approved


Rs 150000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Srinivas Krovvidy


College Park









AID has been working with Aranyika for last four years. One of the major concept they believe is to involve people and youth in all the development activities of their village/area (Manavta Kendras). They have been working for that concept. They are organising youth in the villages. They are involving them in several village development activities like clean and green of their village and also educating them about their social responsibility. Besides this they are also giving assistance to the villagers when ever they need guidance/help such as in health problems, any issues with government officials etc. And they give their time to village panchayaths where people sit to solve their problems/clashes. They participate in panchayaths. On the whole they have been living with the people together to solve their problems in a holistic manner without having project oriented thinking in the mind. This helped them to build credibility and trust from the people. As a result they helped them in repairing a check dam, develop civic bodies, help water user committees etc.

This proposal is seeking help from AID to sustain the core support along with funding for training and income generation activities.





Aranyika''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s efforts led several elected water user committees to organize themselves better and work with local panchayats. Aranyika was successful in organizing regular meetings of Manavatha Kendras and take up action items to address local issues. Aranyika''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s volunteers inspired several rural youth to set up study rooms and libraries in villages. Aranyika continues to work with local farmers in their efforts to complete the remaining canal work for Tabelugummi project.





Help ensure that interests of farmers disenfranchised in the elections of Water User Committees are not compromised. Mobilize local youth, women and children participate in various Manavatha Kendras for addressing local issues. Involve Jana Sikhana Sansthan(JSS) in giving vocational trainings in different trades according to the interest of the people and the feasibility of that particular programme. Making Adda leaf plates is one of the programs under consideration. Explore another interesting contact through Agragamee in Orissa border, who are doing a good job in Tamarind Processing. Involve panchayat leaders in Manavtha Kendras and help them develop programs and projects that benefit the local villagers.



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