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About SUVIDHA

SUVIDHA(Society for Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas)

Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas (SUVIDHA) is a premier non-profit organisation, registered in the year 2004 under Societies Registration Act 21, 1860.  It has experience of more than 12 years in the field of developing projects, conducting studies and surveys and formulating, appraising, monitoring and evaluating projects connected with agriculture, water resources, rural development and also rural financial services. Over the years, its activities include supervision of various fields like agriculture, irrigation, rural credit and rural infrastructure in India.

Since last 12 years, SUVIDHA is engaged in the promoting of organic and sustainable agriculture in India especially in the states like Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. SUVIDHA has facilitated establishment of nearly 256 producer groups and contract production projects in some of the abovementioned states.

With continued emphasis on “Pro Poor- Pro Environment” initiatives, which encompass women empowerment, promotion of livelihoods as well as systematic fight against Climate Change, SUVIDHA initiated ‘Project Prayaas’ (An initiative to counter Climate Change) registered under “Gold Standard Foundation- Switzerland”

 

‘Project Prayas’  which is the first project of its kind in Northern India to counter Climate Change, aims to cut carbon emissions in Nainital District of Uttarakhand by working on carbon retention and judicial use of natural resources.  Under the project, SUVIDHA has till date commissioned more than 1000 Bio-Gas units at the households of marginal farmers, who were using wood as source of energy. The journey in project Prayaas begins with facilitation of Bio-Gas Units for the marginal and small farmers. The retention of carbon shall be evaluated in time and be sold as carbon credits which will further enhance the revenue at the household’s level.

 

This success is based on scientifically experienced and administratively capable core group staff. More than 80 volunteers and resources persons are well versed in all aspects of rural sustainable development projects, watershed management, beekeeping, livelihood improvement, Health and organic farming such as soil analysis, crop selection, developing organic manner, culture imitation, quality control, training, certification, and packaging as per national and international standard.

 

Objectives

 

  • To mobilize, formation and strengthening of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) i.e. SHG, OFG, FIG, FC, JLG etc. For better planning, implementation and maintenance of integrated rural development activities.
  • To enhance information, knowledge base, capacity and skill of the people for self employment and income generation opportunities.
  • To develop and promote models on functional elementary education.
  • To promote “Health and Nutrition for All” by focusing easily accessible and affordable health care system and knowledge base.
  • To provide safe drinking water to the community.
  • To help for providing hygiene and sanitation facilities to the community.
  • Environment protection and conservation
  • To protect, conserve and restore natural environment and bio-diversity.
  • To promote people centered and controlled natural resource management.
  • To develop and promote community based sustainable, organic and diversified agriculture system.
  • To promote self employment and income generation activities through capacity and skill development training’s and value addition.
  • Training and capacity building of development functionaries.

Vision

Striving to be the global leader for sustainable management of natural resources

Mission

To support the livelihood and well-being of farmers and rural community through natural sustainable organic agriculture and allied practices that serve, honor and protect Mother Nature

RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Mobilize, formation and strengthening of community Based Organizations (CBOs).For better planning, implementation and maintenance of integrated rural development activities

INCOME GENERATION OPPORTUNITIES

To enhance information, knowledge base, capacity and skill of the people for self employment and income generation opportunities. through Training and capacity building of development functionaries

ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

Environment protection and conservation. To protect, conserve and restore natural environment and bio-diversity.


HEALTH & NUTRITION

Promote 'Health and Nutrition for All' by focusing easily accessible and affordable health care system and knowledge base.

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Promote people centered and controlled natural resource management.

LOW CARBON FARMING

To develop and promote community based sustainable, organic and diversified agriculture system.

Our Mission

To support the livelihood and well-being of farmers and rural community through natural sustainable organic agriculture and allied practices that serve, honor and protect Mother Nature

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