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.
Aug 8, 2013

Ecosystem based adapatation for agro-pastoralists

Community members planting trees at Oran
Community members planting trees at Oran

Our project “Restoring 10 sacred groves (Orans) in Rajasthan” has been working with the agro-pastoralist communities, their traditional systems and problems faced at locally and impacts of the global problems such as climate change. A number of activities are undertaken in 10 villages, such as seeking community-level observations through scientific led mix on climate change impacts on communities’ livelihoods, local efforts to cope with as well as adapt to these changes by the pastoralists’ communities, living in semi- arid and arid zones of Rajasthan. Tree plantation and water conservation demonstration are undertaken as the physical capacity building and strengthening social infrastructure measures based on the traditional systems and prevalent legal regime at local and global levels. The poverty reduction is addressed by strengthening the natural resources, and the traditional conservation practices (e.g. Oran), contribute to increase the potential area which could be declared as one of the categories of protected areas for biodiversity conservation, and help sustain the domesticated animal diversity such as breeds of buffalo and goats etc.

Community discusses climate change issues
Community discusses climate change issues

Attachments:
May 13, 2013

Seminar on Ecological Traditions of Rajasthan

Photo of the Seminar
Photo of the Seminar

A seminar to discuss the ecological traditions in Rajasthan (India) was organized jointly by the Project KRAPAVIS and CPREEC, on 20th March 2013. In the seminar, different topics like sacred groves (Orans), sacred water bodies, sacred animals, sacred rivers, sacred mountains, sacred sites/ sacred gardens etc. were covered by 10 distinguished researchers.   In Rajasthan, these age old practices are responsible for sustainable resource management by the communities. The goal of the  seminar  was to bring different organizations and individuals from the state that  are working on sacred traditions, Orans, Devbanis and to deliberate on the role these rich traditions play today and how best they could be used to communities’ advantage while safeguarding culture and biodiversity.

Ecological tradtions
Ecological tradtions
Feb 19, 2013

Create a Cadre of Community level Climate Change Leaders

Climate Leaders performs street play for children
Climate Leaders performs street play for children

KRAPAVIS (Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan) and LEAD India jointly organised a training workshop on Environmental Awareness on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change, on 17-19 January 2013 at Alwar. In these three days, issues like environmental changes, its impact and adaptation strategies to conserve the degrading natural resources etc. were covered. In brief, the purpose of the workshop is three-fold:

  1. Increase awareness on climate change issues for conservation of biodiversity in fragile ecosystems of  Semi-Arid/ Arid of Rajasthan
  2. Create a cadre of community level climate change leaders, who will take forward the cause of environment conservation and protection by the local communities
  3. To demonstrate to the conservation leaders on how to hold mass campaigns

The workshop was also supported by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (Government of India). In the workshop particiapted as many as 38 youths (men & women both). After the training sessions the participants engaged in hands on training on using different techniques for community mobilisation and awareness generation on climate change.

donate now:

An anonymous donor is matching all new monthly recurring donations. Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
    give
  • $150
    give
  • $1,500
    give
  • $7,500
    give
  • $10
    each month
    give
  • $150
    each month
    give
  • $1,500
    each month
    give
  • $7,500
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?