SHREE VIVEKANAND RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE

                        MANDVI –KUTCH




                         Offic...
Act 1950.Under the valuable guidance of Mr. Kantishen Shroff
(KAKA), it is working in 225 villages of Kutch (Gujarat).The
...
ponds, Farm bunds, recharging tube wells, well recharging are being
constructed for maximum harvesting of rain water.


Wa...
•   Local self governance of drinking water and cleanliness
      program


Activities were organized in Kutch after the 2...
backyard of the houses. We nurture large variety of local trees
suitable for local soil, water and environment.




      ...
provide sustainable livelihood for poor people leaving on the edge of
the economy. It is necessary for their community emp...
Various activities were carried out with due importance given to
awareness for health of women, children and youth. These ...
there families to obtain their identity cards, licenses, smart cards
from concerned authorities. We provided them necessar...
You learn a lot while working with people and organize activities
based on experience equipped with knowledge then it beco...
10. Prosopis (Babool) management
  11. Rooftop rain water harvesting
  12.Employment generation in rural area – handicraft...
5   Darsak Award         Darsak Foundation2006
                         -Ahmedabad
6   Bhumi            Jal Ministry of wa...
VRTI  ACTIVITIES
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

VRTI ACTIVITIES

6,642 views

Published on

4 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Dr Rupesh kumar,
    I have visited VRTI, Mandavi about 15-20 years back when Dr Kanjaria sir working there. We stayed at night in your campus and enjoy to see your celebration function of the VRTI staff members.
    At present, I am retired Research scientist and seeking consultant job in agriculture.
    I have Worked as a Programme Coordinator at KVK, AAU, Devataj, Dist.Anand and dissemination of agriculture technologies to the farmers. Worked as a Research Scientist at N.C.Farm, Anand and development of newly 5 Agricultural Research Stations of AAU. I have handled the cultivated land of 2250 acres and operated four various schemes viz., N. C. Farm, of Kankrej cows, Diploma Agriculture School, Jatropha Project and Seed multiplication programme of food and forage crops. Worked as Associate Research Scientist (Biochemist) at Main Forage Research Station, Anand and conducted forage trials on nutrient management and forage quality evaluation and its production potentiality. Qualified Ph.D in Agriculture with major subject Agril. Chemistry & Soil Science and minor subject Agronomy from Gujarat Agricultural University; possess keen interest in developing career in nutrient management in agriculture, crop production and land development or waste management. Gained experience of over 38 years experiences in research, teaching and extension.My biodata is available at website URL: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-pravinchandra-patel/2a/9a9/2b5/
    If you will find any suitable job related to me please inform me.
    Thanking you,

    Yours Sincerely,

    Pravin C.Patel
    patelpc12@gmail.com
    Mob.9909022116
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • @rupeshirma
    Thank You for this connection ... I shall pursue it. I am trying to develop a programme for Cistern Building in the Kacch.
    With very best wishes, from,
    Kevin.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Dear Kevin McGrath, I worked with VRTI for a very short period of time as Summer intern (2 months). I am not in touch with anybody out there for quite a long period of time. Instead you can contact Mr Vrijesh Trivedi (vijeshtrivedi@yahoo.com). He is also available on linkedin. I think he will be the right person to guide your in relation to facts and other proposal related support. Please get back to me for any other support.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Dear Rupesh Kumar,

    You might remember me from the many visits that I have made at VRTI Mandvi in the company of my dear friend Mr. L.D. Shah. I have actually spoken for You on one occasion ... I am also a friend of Mr. Schroff (senior).
    I have been working with Mr. Shah for a number of years, principally with his reforestation programmes at Koti Vrksh Abhyan.

    I am a Sanskritist here at Harvard and would at this point in my life like to move towards working much more in the Kacch and for the Kacch. I have been writing a book about the Kacch now for a number of years ...

    My real interest is in water harvesting and conservation, especially in the building of CISTERNS.
    (I have lived for many years in Greece, and also in the West Indies, in regions where there are no wells. There, each household collects the seasonal rainfall from their house rooves and stores this in cisterns (usually these are underground). A cistern of about one hundred tonnes is sufficient for a household for one year usually.

    Anyway, I would like to begin to work on a Proposal for a plan on these lines. To this end, I would hope that we could work together if I can draw in sufficient funding (this would be the fruit of my Proposal).

    Would VRTI be interested in such a joint Project, I wonder?
    My position would be simply to draw in the funds and to oversee their disbursement.
    The point would be sustainability and water or food security; reforestation is a crucial aspect of this.

    You can speak with Mr. Shah, if You like, as I in steady contact with him. (My Family and I have lived on his Farm at Bidhada for long periods on many visits to the Kacch.) I know that Mr. Shah recently spoke with Mr. Schroff about these plans and that Kaka was enthusiastic.

    My present need is data - I need this in order to write up a good Proposal.

    This comes with my very best wishes, from,

    Kevin McGrath.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
6,642
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
39
Comments
4
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

VRTI ACTIVITIES

  1. 1. SHREE VIVEKANAND RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE MANDVI –KUTCH Office: Near Jain Ashram, Nagalpar Road, Mandvi – Kutch, Gujarat (INDIA) Pin: 370565 Phone No.: 02834 - 223253, 223934, Fax No. 02834-223838 E-Mail: vrti_mandvi@yahoo.com Profile Introduction Shree Vivekanand Research and Training Institute established in 1975, is registered in 1980 under Bombay Public charitable Trust
  2. 2. Act 1950.Under the valuable guidance of Mr. Kantishen Shroff (KAKA), it is working in 225 villages of Kutch (Gujarat).The Government of Gujarat has honored it with rank “A”. Main objective of the organization is to promote sustainable rural development with community participation in the area. Main activities are Rain water harvesting, Creating drinking water distribution resources and distribution systems, Watershed development, Prevention and mitigation of salinity ingress, Promoting salinity resistant crops, Disaster management, Livelihood, Health & hygiene, Education and capacity building programs at village level. Environment friendly activities like tree plantation, Eco club, and Smokeless chullas are also being carried out. The vision is to develop sustainable economic activities based on agriculture, animal husbandry and rural art & craft. Activities of the organization • Water harvesting and management Water scarcity is very serious issue in kutch. For the solution of this problem organization considers water harvesting and water management activity as an important programme. This programme covers various govt. schemes, projects of different funding agencies and donors with community participation. Water harvesting structures like check dam, Storage tanks, percolation tanks, Farm
  3. 3. ponds, Farm bunds, recharging tube wells, well recharging are being constructed for maximum harvesting of rain water. Water saving is equally important therefore organization promotes various water saving techniques like Drip irrigation, use of recycled plastic pipe in place of open channel, trench irrigation etc. • Watershed development The whole idea of water harvesting is to make last drop of rain, go underground. Rain water falling in watershed areas flows very rapidly. We make the rainwater to stop where it falls and make it to percolate into the ground. We have to direct all our activities for balanced and sustainable progress of water, land, forest, animals and humans. Direct there activities towards set objective. We train the people living in watershed areas and mould their behavior, attitude, conscious and values for appreciating the importance of natural resources. We invite them to visit good sites to make them appreciate the value of natural resources so that instead of depleting them they nurture them.
  4. 4. • Local self governance of drinking water and cleanliness program Activities were organized in Kutch after the 2001 earthquake to encourage people for their own drinking water requirements. With this intention since 2003 WASMO is carrying out activities to make people participate and have a sense of ownership of sustained activities for drinking water and cleanliness of their own village. We have seen good results of these activities. To complete the projects people form committees, they involve women, get help from NGO’s and supervise the project themselves. For long term success of the project they accept the responsibility for operation and maintenance. People have started collecting water tax and deposit the funds with Government. Government is encouraging people for this with “MANIR” program with operation, Maintenance Fund. This fund is available to villages which collect water tax, have rules and regulation for water consumption and are also maintaining cleanliness o Nursery and Eco club People are becoming concerned about environment. They have started planting and nurturing trees. For supporting this activity VRTI has setup two nurseries at Mandvi and Naliya with the capacity of nurturing about 50,000 plantlets. We supply these plantlets to primary schools, high schools, panchayats and for
  5. 5. backyard of the houses. We nurture large variety of local trees suitable for local soil, water and environment. o Training and exposure tours for skill enhancement Under various programs, we imparted the training to make them responsible for self governance of their village. We also provided training to improve their capacity and productivity. We also organized relevant exposure tours. With the exchange of ideas and actions people got ready to improve the quality of life in their village. o SNEHAL (Sustainable Nutrition, Education, Health & Livelihood) This scheme is conceived by the United States of America, Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is being implemented by CARE – India. From the environmental viewpoint this scheme is for four delicate and sensitive districts of Gujarat (Kutch, Patan, Surendranagar & Rajkot) and the prime objective is to improve and
  6. 6. provide sustainable livelihood for poor people leaving on the edge of the economy. It is necessary for their community empowerment. The critical elements of this scheme are residence, reestablishment of the infrastructure for community living, improvement in their income and ability to sustain the onslaught of natural calamities. The scheme also targets to address the issues of Sustainable Nutrition, Education, Health and Livelihood. For this we have to focus on communities which are left out of main streams and are deprived. The scheme is also sensitive about women, children and youth. The target groups are fishermen, salt pan workers, charcoal makers, pastoralist and marginal farmers. o Self Help Groups (SHG) Under the SNEHAL scheme we formed a group of women to come under one roof with strong sense of team spirit. We organized training programs and activities to enhance their skill sets and knowledge so, that they can cooperatively improved their livelihood. o Health
  7. 7. Various activities were carried out with due importance given to awareness for health of women, children and youth. These activities were coordinated with ICDS, Health Dept., Local PHC and CHC. The discussion was organized with target groups like pregnant women, feeding mothers & small children. The discussion included topics like delivery, mother and child death, regular vaccination, mother’s day, etc. For effective presentation we organize audio video shows, street plays, role play, display of charts & banners, workshops which created good awareness among participants o Education Some of the objectives under SNEHAL project explain the significance of education in life, encourage children to go to school and minimise the rate of drop outs from school.In each village the project facilitates education for girls in the age bracket of 10 to 20 years with the cooperation of Government, parents and local PANCHAYAT. We supported village education committies to improve the quality of education. o Fishery Most of the villages covered under SNEHAL project are within 3 to 8 km. from sea. There are 399 families who earn their livelihood by fishing. They are doing this activity since generations but they have not upgraded their knowledge, use outdated equipment and do not have proper licenses to operate in international sea water. This deprives them from earning dignified livelihood. We worked with
  8. 8. there families to obtain their identity cards, licenses, smart cards from concerned authorities. We provided them necessary training in cooperation with Fishing Department. We replaced their outdated equipment with modern equipment. We also studied their market structure and helped them get better prices. These have improved their income significantly. o Cohesive society It is the sense of cooperation and sense of belonging which is essential for a sustained Socio-economic growth of a cohesive society. You need a local group with strong sense of responsibility for sharing the benefits of growth and progress. With the strength and dexterity of such a group, change is possible. If local group takes up the responsibility and carries out the social activities together, the results will be sustainable. o Vivekgram – a monthly magagine We are publishing monthly magazine “VIVEKGRAM” with objective of shaping a healthy and progressive society in villages. o Documentation of successful programmes
  9. 9. You learn a lot while working with people and organize activities based on experience equipped with knowledge then it becomes a sustainable social activity and easy to implement in reality. People need moral support for taking risk. They need some one to mentor and provide needed finances. This makes the activity lively. A lot of social good is being done by lot of people. They identify the problems and they also have some approach to solving the social issues and problems. If proper documentation is done to spell out the problems, issues, solutions and experiences, it make much easier to replicate the approach for similar problems anywhere else and provide similar solutions. It will answer questions like what were the hurdles ? what were the solutions ? what can be the possible challenges in future ? what were our skill sets ? what new skill sets will have to be learned ? With these objectives, we have established an institute “Vivekanand Institute of Education for the Sustainable Development” (VIESD).We have prepared documentations for the following topics related to food, fodder, water and soil management, climate change etc. 1. Cattle Feed Centre 2. Community fodder Bank 3. Seed Fair 4. Water harvesting and management 5. Eco club 6. Kitchen garden 7. Solid waste management 8. Waste land development and soil improvement 9. Global warming
  10. 10. 10. Prosopis (Babool) management 11. Rooftop rain water harvesting 12.Employment generation in rural area – handicraft o National awards to organization No. Award Oranization Year 1 National Award forFICCI-New Delhi 1993 Rural Development 2 National Award forShree Ram vaisnav1997 Rural Technology devi Bhatiya Memorabl Trust - Delhi 3 Parmand kapadiyaNational Sanitation1997 and Jadavjiand environment Somchand Mahetaimprovement Rastriya Safai Foundation Puraskar 4 Parmand kapadiyaNational Sanitation2003 and Jadavjiand environment Somchand Mahetaimprovement Rastriya Safai Foundation Puraskar
  11. 11. 5 Darsak Award Darsak Foundation2006 -Ahmedabad 6 Bhumi Jal Ministry of water2007 Samvardhan Puraskar harvesting Govt. of Inida 7 Bhumi Jal Ministry of water2008 Samvardhan Puraskar harvesting Govt. of Inida

×