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  project name ~ Reetu Sogani

category ~ saathi




  Project Name


Reetu Sogani



Community Awareness Centre (CAC),










  Budget Approved


$ 1500


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Venkatesh Krishnan







Ritu Sogani at a seed bank





Ritu Sogani has been working on the issue of promoting peoples knowledge in health, agriculture, forestry etc. in Uttaranchal since 1998. She and other former employees of Sahyog, UP have set up CAC in Nainital dt., Buniyaad in Almora dt. and Adhaar, a documentation group to work on these issues





Binuyaad has facilitated setting up of a seed bank in villages in Almora dt. and preparation of herbal remedies by local women. Traditional seeds and other products are sold in Nature Bazaar in New Delhi once a year. In Nainital dt., womens'''''''''''''''' groups have strengthened the work of Van Panchayats and have revived forests in the area. A theater group has been bringing issues of the day to focus and various shodh yatras and exposure trips have increased the mobility of the Kumaoni women of the area





CAC, Buniyaad and Adhaar hope to increase their efforts in documenting and advocating for people''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s knowledge, promote innovation inthese areas, work in empowering women, Dalits and other marginalized groups and provide income generation opportunities



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