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The-States-Drought-to-Stay-in-Sangola-3Concept Note

Project Title: Development and Promotion of Global Green Village

Village: Dongargaon, Block: Sangola, District: Solapur, State: Maharashtra, Country India

Full Name of Organisation: Dr. Ambedkar Sheti Vikas Va Sanshodhan Sanstha  (ASVSS)

Address of Organisation:

Registered Office : 211, Indira Nagar, Link Road, Goregaon (West), Mumbai – 400104,  Maharashtra, India | Tel: +91 22 28780854, Email: asvssindia@gmail.com / info@asvss.org

Field Office : Amrutvel, Datta Nagar, Vasud Road, Block – Sangola, District – Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Training & Experiment Centre : Samata Training Centre, At Post – Dongargaon, Block – Sangola, District – Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Background of the Dongargaon

The-States-Drought-to-Stay-in-Sangola-4Dongargaon Village is surrounded with nine more villages at about 581 meter above sea level and is one of 103 Villages of Sangola. The Total Population of Sangola Tehsil is 322845 out of it Rural comprises of 288524 and Urban 34321 as per 2011 Census. The total area of Sangola comprises of 1,56,000 hectors area out of which 40,000 hectors is used for Irrigation. The major Economical Source of this region is dependent on Pomegranate, Sugar Cane, Yarn and selling labour. From last Fifteen years the Sangola Tehsil has registered an average 450 cubic meters of rainfall. Moreover as Sangola is a hilly region and 519 meters above the sea level the water hardly gets preserved here. There is only one river in this Sangola Tehsil named Maan River. It gets dried by the month of December. This has been some basic reasons of its turning into Drought Prone Region (Dryland). Therefore it has high rate of migration in search of livelihood means. In the recent heat of drought, many families lock their homes and trot out in search of water, food and livelihood. Fatigued men, women, children and cattle mostly head towards government and concern organisations to combat the early advance of summer.

Dalits in Sangola…

Dalit’s are still facing socio/political oppression and discriminations in various parts of Maharashtra. In Sangola, practices of untouchablility, preventing dalits entry in common places & cultural place/events, accessing natural resources in visible & invisible forms. Dalit communities are semi-literate & landless, therefore the main occupation remained nothing but agriculture or manual labour.

Status of Dalit women…

The caste discrimination inherited by birth results in Dalit women facing multiple oppression those violates their economic, political, social and cultural rights.

Livelihood & agriculture issues in context of drought Sangola…

The-States-Drought-to-Stay-in-Sangola-2Many dalit families’ possess awarded land pattas, but due to lack of access to water and other irrigation facilities, govt. schemes and other subsidy programs, they fail to cultivate their own land and tend to keep the land uncultivated. There are no alternate employment options available at the local level as a result; forced migration for employment in nearby cities is rampant in Sangola block of Sholapur district. Crop yielding is completely dependent on rainfall or other water resources, which is hardly available.

Sangola block being drought prone area has seen adverse impact on land irrigation patterns resulted into sterile land for long time. Due to lack of cultivation support and irrigation facilities, dalits owning this land have started migrating in other places in search of livelihood. Many villages in Sangola block are facing acute water scarcity. At some places, cultivating has not taken place as rain has failed to perform and the ground water and other waters reservoirs have depleted acutely. There is no water for humans or cattle.

About ASVSS

Dr. Ambedkar Sheti Vikas Va Sanshodhan Sanstha  (ASVSS) (Dr. Ambedkar Agriculture Development & Research Institute) was established in the year 1987. It is registered under Society’s Registration Act 1860 and The Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 to address and resolve the issue of Dalits especially agriculture and issue related to dignity of Dalit communities. The focus of the organization is to sustain the food security and developing safer livelihood means for Dalits and other backward communities. The organisations primary targets are women, youth and children.

Green Society Forum Global Green VillageHolistic Approach:

The whole project will be implemented in a holistic and interdisciplinary research approach pattern that integrates components of human and agro-ecological systems across all dimensions to improve agricultural livelihoods in Drylands (Drought Lands).

Our program combines scientific evidence and indigenous knowledge to address and increase the visibility of (Drought Land) Dryland issues that have a considerable impact on emerging global issues such as food security, land degradation, and climate change. Our research aims to provide a permanent solution required to resolve the dryland issues faced  at national, regional, and global levels.

The development interventions will have international green public goods – tools, methods, practices, policies, and technologies – to enhance the green economic and social well-being of rural dryland communities, enhance their resilience in the face of climate variability and change, and strengthen their adaptive capacity to manage natural resources in an equitable and sustainable fashion. Gender and youth issues, as well as options for alternative and diverse livelihoods, direct our research efforts to understand and support sustainable dryland ecosystems in the long term. Not limiting to it our project focuses on developing green innovative methodologies for developing a self sustainable village.

Objectives:

  • Developing Self Sustain Global Green Village
  • Developing an International Platform for Cultural Exchange & Experiment in Sustainability and Humanity
  • Productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people by reducing the proportion of people who suffer from hunger due to Drought
  • Developing innovative schooling patterns for Children, Youth & women
  • Ensuring Quality Health
  • Ensure sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
  • Reduce biodiversity loss
  • Develop further an open non-discriminatory trading and financial system
  • Deal comprehensively with the debt problems through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term
  • In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
  • Developing a Vipassana (Meditation) Centre for reducing Stress rising day by day, moreover to works towards bringing out full transformation of the human personality.
  • Promoting Green Village System made of Bamboo & Wood
  • Generating Power through Green methodologies
  • Continuous learning and knowledge sharing across various scientific disciplines
  • Comprehensive understanding of drylands development challenges by examining place-based social, financial, technical, and environmental contexts

Proposed Projects

  • Aquaponic Farming
  • Vipassana Centre
  • Green Innovation School
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Forestation
  • Green Residential Complexes
  • Green Training Centre
  • Green Power Plant
  • Green Bank
  • Seed Library
  • Gene Bank
  • Global Culture Biodiversity Theatre

Total Usage of Land (95 Acres) in Dongargaon

  • 60% Green Land
  • 25% Construction in Bamboo & Wood
  • 10% Green Power Plant
  • 05% Miscellaneous Usage
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