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 | Jan 8, 2014
Ritualisation of Orans (sacred groves)

By Aman Singh | Project Leader

Sacred Grove Festival
Sacred Grove Festival

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 and conserving Orans. The Festival provided a platform for the community managers of sacred groves and communities associated with natural resource management for a dialogue on alternative eco-conservation theories and practices. Aman Singh, the Project Leader addressed the gathering that the project has been protecting trees and sowing grass seeds in the Orans, as well as raising saplings in nurseries and then transplanting them into Orans. This contributes to saving endemic and endangered species of trees, thus bringing about greater livelihood security for the rural poor, who depend on such trees for livestock feed, traditional medicine, marketable commodities and, to a lesser extent, timber. KRAPAVIS project also takes into account the changing nature of pastoralism in these areas, and the recent shift towards preference of water buffalo and goats as livestock over cattle, working to ensure that the flora in the Orans is better able to meet the needs of the new livestock. Part of the work done by KRAPAVIS is focused on water conservation within the Orans. This is imperative due to the serious reliance of local people on the water sources found in Orans, both for their livestock and themselves. This maintenance is realized through the use of water harvesting structures and checks for soil erosion.

Ritulisation of Oran
Ritulisation of Oran
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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
Project Leader
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