Association for Rural Planning and Action
Stories from the field
One Billion Rising Celebration
One Billion Rising, a global campaign, was initiated by Eva Enslar in 2012 to end violence against women. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
Support to Van Raut or the Raji Tribe of District Pithoragrh
The life and struggle of adivasi’s all over the country have reflected on the art of living in harmony with nature. To understand them and their wisdom one must be endowed with a specific perspective, with an open mind and heart. Adivasi is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered as the aboriginal population of South Asia. The official name in India is termed as Schedule Tribe. As per census of 2011 the total percentage of tribal population in India is 8.2 %.
Journey from Subsistence Agriculture to Sustainability
Tanuja, a 27-year-old Dalit woman farmer from village Gaira Gaon, Baluakot, lives with her husband, father-in-law and two children. Husband Kesar Ram was working in a Hotel in Bangalore since past five years. During lockdown he lost his job and was not being able to return home due to high expenditure on travel. Kesar managed to come back home after Tanuja sent the saving from home. Since then he is home.
Sustainable Livelihood Practices A Boon During Lockdown
Geeta, a 28 years old dalit woman farmer from village Dewal Askot, block of Kannalichhina has a son who is 5 years old. Her husband Kharak Ram (32 years old) works at a border road construction site. Geeta is a hard-working farmer. The family owns 0.040 hectare of land, where she has made a kitchen garden. She has also reared 10 hens and a cow.
Organic Vegetable Farming Improves Family’s Finances
Dhana Devi, a 38 years old women comes from a dalit community which resides in village Talla Gaon, a hamlet of Baluakot Gram sabha. The village has 35 Dalit families and 16 families from other castes. Dhana’s husband is a daily wage labourer. The couple has two school going children.