Often times tribal people are wrongly associated with the reason for deforestation in India. So here is a project which is restoring the forest via tribal initiatives in remote Melghat region.
Melghat is one of the home to the last remaining Tigers in India and known for it's malnutrition related deaths over years.
Nearly 190 hectares of forest land now is maintained by village Panchayat of Paivihir according to the Forest Rights Act of India.
After two years of efforts the villagers of Paivihir will be planting and sustaining 50,000 trees in the Paivihir Eco Village.
Thanks to the initial success, government of India has awarded AID partner KHOJ $1,25,000 for biogas connectivity to two villages in the area. This will help the village to become energy self sufficient. We have also provided a projector to spread the message about this project in the surrounding region.
Khoj is consulting Srinivasan C, an expert resource person in afforestation, for this effort in the Melghat region.
Talk by Harsh Mander at Association for India's Development at Johns Hopkins University.
Date: Oct 26, 2013 7 pm to 9 pm
This is an immediate donation request for Cyclone Phailin that hit India's east coast on Oct 12 2013. The states to be most affected are Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.
Experience from previous disasters like Uttarakhand floods of 2013 and Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2005, we have learned that a very long term rehabilitation is needed for people affected by the flood whose lives and living has been devastated by the floods.
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Talk by Aseem Shrivastava at Association for India's Development at Johns Hopkins University.
Date: Oct 2, 2013 7 pm to 9 pmRead more
See the rap by Nirvan on Save Soni Sori Campaign on March 08, 2013
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Presented by Association for India's Development at Johns Hopkins University and Co-organized by Sama-Resource group for Women and Health
Learn more about commercial surrogacy, maternal health, and of reproductive rights!
Speaker Sarojini N., the director and co-founder of Sama – Resource group for Women and Health, shares research on surrogacy practices and strategies to address problems like medical malpractice and the exploitation of women hired to be gestational mothers.