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  project name ~ artrc 2008-09

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  Project Name


artrc 2008-09



AID India



Rural Development and Environment







  Budget Approved


$ 4000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Ramesh Ramani


Baton Rouge









ARTRC project is an innovative initiative by AID India, led by Dr. Dhanada Mishra. The project is aimed at rural empowerment via appropriate rural technology initiatives and education. Different initiatives have been undertaken in the first year of the project. These include block making techniques, bamboo work, cane work, pottery, tailoring, village libraries, night schools etc. This project tries to involve the students of JITM to take part in the project too.
For the year 2008-09, ARTRC is looking to work on the following activities - Coir Unit, Pottery Unit, Italian Bee Cultivation, Vermin Compost, and Shaala The School.





pottery, organic gardening, composting, village libraries and workshops. electrification and another multi-purpose building, which will be used for training, was Khadi workshop and blacksmithing have been moved to the ARTRC site from their temporary homes at the JITM campus. Embroidery, cane work, bamboo work, spinning and weaving will recommence at the ARTRC site over the next few months.





Coir Unit Will be self sufficient and sustainable within 1 year Pottery Unit Will be self sufficient Italian Bee Cultivation Will be self sufficient within 2 years Vermin Compost Can be made profitable Shaala The School Loss this year, can be made more self-reliant



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