Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan

 
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Johad in Oran: Traditional Rainwater Harvesting
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    During the reporting period, ‘Johad’, a traditional rainwater harvesting structure has been built in ‘Oran’ sacred forest of Binak village, located in Sariska Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan (India). Intervention in a Oran depends upon its topography and villagers’ consensus. Also the amount of...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Restoring sacred grove strengthens ethnoveterinary
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    Restoring sacred groves strengthens ethno-veterinary practices  In the project area of Rajasthan (India), the major livelihood of rural communities is rearing livestock and followed by agriculture. Due to lack of animal health care facilities in rural communities, people depend on locally available medicinal plants....
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Ritualisation of Orans (sacred groves)
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    A group of community leaders from the project villages participated in the Sacred Grove Festival at IGRMS Bhopal, from 31st December 2013 to 1st January, 2014. Ritualistic activities and cultural performance were the main features of the two days programme. The festival highlighted the rich tradition of protecting...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    'Oran' a model to live in harmony with nature
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    On 24 September, a group of 13 leaders from different countries visited the project village ‘Bera’ in order to learn from the community who lived in the sacred forest of Sariska, and who were struggling to maintain a traditional life increasingly encroached upon by modernisation. They set about restoring natural...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan has made updates to their project page.
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Ecosystem based adapatation for agro-pastoralists
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    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...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Seminar on Ecological Traditions of Rajasthan
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    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...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Create a Cadre of Community level Climate Change Leaders
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    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...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Local participate in Global; CBD
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    A group of six pastoralists’ leaders, from the KRAPAVIS project area, participated in the CBD-COP 11 (Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity), held in October 2012 in Hyderabad. Along with other pastoralists in India, they represented the concerns of pastoralists,...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Developing Oran as Agroforestry Potential
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    The project introduces agro-forestry and soil fertility improvement techniques in adjoining of Bherunathji Oran in Bakhtpura village Rajasthan, India. Also, utilizes traditional water harvesting techniques in conjunction with the modern specific structures, which is to rehabilitate or recreate water storage structure,...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Oxford Scientist visits Orans
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    April 3-4, 2012, an Oxford scientist Dr Shonil Bhagwat accompanied by a TERI scientist Dr. Yogesh Gokhale and Aman Singh of KRAPAVIS visited Orans, the sacred groves in Rajasthan India.  They visited half a dozen orans which are being restored under this project. The scientists’ team gathered information in...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan has made updates to their project page.
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Documentation of 'Orans'
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    During the last three months, KRAPAVIS has documented 50 Orans in Jaipur District of Rajasthan (India). ‘Orans’ serve as a strong, shared and naturalised icon of village life.  As a communal and sanctified space, they are frequently utilized as forums for local affairs.  Matters pertaining to village...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Conserving Orans: the Bulwark of Rajasthan's pastoralists
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    The pastoralist communities of Rajasthan live mired in sobering destitution, subsisting in a hand-to-mouth fashion on distressingly meager resources. Yet even these few assets are perpetually under threat from Rajasthan’s arid and unpredictable climate, from its uncertain and volatile market. Such extensive challenges...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Community Tree Plantation: Carbon Sequestration
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    Villages in Rajasthan, India have an ancient Oran, or sacred forest, an area of community land that contains a temple to a local deity, a source of water, and a variety of trees and grasses which prevent soil erosion and help retain a generational store of biodiversity. Dead trees provide for firewood while livestock can...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Adaptation to Climate Change and Oran conservation
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    Climate change is evident in the experiences of the community in the project area (Alwar, Rajasthan India). They experienced that changes in local rainfall and seasonality have had clear cut consequences on the status and biotic composition of the Orans. The most apparent change has been in the decline of large plant...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Pastoralist women livelihood improve through Oran
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    In the project village Bera, there are 40 women of Gujjar pastoralist community, which formed a Mahila Mandal (women group) for taking up their oran (community forest) conservation work. These pastoralists’ women depend on the oran for fuel wood, animal fodder as well as for traditional medicine and various non timber...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Tiger conservation, communities and Orans
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    The well-known Sariska Tiger forest reserve is in fact one such collection of Orans or Devbanis that together formed a substantial forest tract. To this day it is possible to identify the various dev-banis(sacred forest) that comprise the Sariska Reserve. There are 28 villages located in Sariska National Park. The Sariska...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    If our oran is intact we have everything
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    “Yadi hamara devbani thik to sab kuch hai; yadi yah thik nahi to chara, pani aur bhojan ke lale.” (If our oran is intact we have everything; if not, we suffer from lack of fodder, water and wood” because Oran is our livelihood, say People of Meena ki Dhani village. In order to keep intact the oran, tree...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Response to Changing Livestock Needs in the Orans
    By - Singh Aman - Project Leader
    In Nathusar village, where through the GG assistance KRAPAVIS helped the village community for their oran renovation; today it is buffaloes that use these orans for grazing and wallowing, especially during the lean parts of the year. Goats and sheep also graze these orans in large numbers. When livestock (buffalo, goats and...
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    • ECleere
      ECleere It is always good to hear how the orans are thriving and helping local communities!
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Orans protect watersheds and water sources in Dry Rajasthan
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    Most orans have sources of water, either small springs or rivulets running through them or a variety of ponds e.g. johad and nadis, tank, baori, well, tanka, kund etc. Indeed, from a water conservation standpoint, orans are hugely important for a state like Rajasthan. Thus we utilised traditional water-harvesting techniques...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Oran Policy
    By - Aman Singh - Chief Coordinator
    The first ever Forest Policy for Rajasthan “RAJASTHAN STATE FOREST POLICY 2009”, has very recently drafted by the State Government, acknowledges the ground realities of the management forest cover and orans in the State, for which KRAPAVIS has been advocating for so long! On the whole, it looks a very good document in...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Tree Plantation on Orans; Sacred Community Land in Rajasthan
    By - Aman Singh - Chief
    During this monsoon, KRAPAVIS (Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan) has planted about 10000 tree saplings on the orans land, located in the Aravalli Hill Range of Rajsthan. The plantation has been done through women self help groups (SHGs). The most common tree species are planted which used for fodder by the...
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    • ECleere
      ECleere 10,000 saplings! I don't know much of anything about tree planting, but that seems like quite an accomplishment. And I think it's great that the women's group was involved in the work. Well done!
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Orans' conservation
    By - Aman Singh - Chief Coordinator/ Founder
    KRAPAVIS is trying hard to save Orans of Rajasthan. In order to engage large number of stakeholders in the process, it has organized a workshop, held on 28-29 March 09 at KRAPAVIS Bani. The honorable Governor of Rajasthan recently appointed a two-member task force to study the current scenario regarding Orans and...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Orans: Alleviating Poverty and Mitigating Climate Change
    By - Aman Singh - Chief Coordinator
    Aman Singh, the Chief Coordinator of KRAPAVIS, has been selected, at Asia level, as winners of "Asian Technical Awards of WASWC, 2008", under the title “Oran; A traditional system/ technology for Permanent solution of water scarcity & environment degradation”. Positive changes of reviving orans include an increase in...
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    • ECleere
      ECleere I was glad to hear that they won an award--very encouraging. It would have been good to hear what the reward meant--how they won it (aside from having a great project) and if it meant they now have access to more resources to accomplish their goals. If that was in the report and I missed it--sorry!
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Protecting a million existing trees & raising and planting one hundred thousand saplings in sacred g
    By - Aman Singh - Chief Coordinator KRAPAVIS
    In the face of the declining quantity and quality of Rajasthan’s sacred village forests, this initiative aims to combat deforestation through the planting of 100,000 new trees and protection of about a million existing trees in ten groves. This constitutes a considerable stimulus to the ecological regeneration of the...
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    • ECleere
      ECleere I read the full update (about 3 pages) and it was very informative. It sounds as if a lot of positive activities are taking place. The summary is good and detailed as well, but it addresses more the objectives of the project and not the accomplishments--some people won't click in to the full report, so if there could be... Read more »
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan has received 21 donations
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Brief update and photographs
    By - Aman Singh - Project Leader
    Oran- a Traditional System of Conserving Biodiversity and Protecting Livelihoods An update from KRAPAVIS Aman Singh (Chief Coordinator KRAPAVIS) Alwar, Rajasthan, India KRAPAVIS “Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan”, an ecological and agricultural grass-root based organization, has actively been engaged...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan has received 6 donations
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan has received 7 donations
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Efforts to Promote Pastoral Rights
    By - Aman Singh - KRAPAVIS
    Aman Singh, through his organization “Krishi Avam Paristhitki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)” has been involved in reviving Orans. Oran or Devbani are the common preserved section of forests protected in the name of some god or goddess by the villages. This concept historically evolved as a social mechanism to protect the...
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  • Restoring 10 sacred groves in Rajasthan posted a progress report
    Community Meeting Photo
    By - Aman Singh - KRAPAVIS Chief Coordinator & Ashoka Fellow
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Aman Singh Singh

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Alwar, Rajasthan India

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