Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)

KRAPAVIS is a grass-roots organization concerned chiefly with the community-led revival of village forests, or orans, working in the arid of Thar Desert and semi - arid of Aravali hill bio-regions in Rajasthan. KRAPAVIS mission is clear: the betterment of ecology, agriculture and livestock practices, with a view to the sustainable livelihoods of rural pastoral communities in Rajasthan.

The Scientists team at Dehlawas oran

The Scientists team at Dehlawas oran
Photo from Progress Report 'Oxford Scientist visits Orans' (view small | med | large | orig)

'Orans' serve strong, shared icon of village life

'Orans' serve strong, shared icon of village life
Photo from Progress Report 'Documentation of 'Orans'' (view small | med | large | orig)

Documenting Orans_KRAPAVIS staff among community

Documenting Orans_KRAPAVIS staff among community
Photo from Progress Report 'Documentation of 'Orans'' (view small | med | large | orig)

Committee of older people, who looks after Oran

Committee of older people, who looks after Oran
Photo from Progress Report 'Conserving Orans: the Bulwark of Rajasthan's pastoralists' (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman uses twings of 'Japund' plants from Oran

Woman uses twings of 'Japund' plants from Oran
Photo from Progress Report 'Conserving Orans: the Bulwark of Rajasthan's pastoralists' (view small | med | large | orig)

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