Stop deforestation and restore community lands

by Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands
Stop deforestation and restore community lands

Project Report | Oct 15, 2013
'Oran' a model to live in harmony with nature

By Aman Singh | Project Leader

Leaders listening to community
Leaders listening to community

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 biodiversity and implementing resource management practices, blending old philosophies with current know-how to create a sustainable community. In the village they met project team, the village elders and farmers in Bera, which lies at the bottom of rolling hills where there no concrete structures, cars, telephone services or electricity. The ‘Leaders Quest’ group learnt about the project work to boost community empowerment, education and self-sufficiency. They spent time in communities’ homes and join them in their daily tasks, milking water buffalo, herding goats and making food, then visited village Oran site. They tried to understand the following themes:

 • What does it mean to live in harmony with nature?

• What has enabled KRAPAVIS project to show this kind of lifelong leadership, and to create diverse and sustainable eco- and social systems?

• Is it better for people to live in ignorance of the outside world, with no TV and no external influences? Or is this a western fantasy?

• What lessons can they learn from our day in Bera, and how will they affect our everyday lives?


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Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)

Location: Alwar, Rajasthan - India
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Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)
Aman  Singh
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Aman Singh
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