Fellowship: Ashis Panda

Project Brief: Working with rural communities in Dungarpur and other districts of Rajasthan, towards strengthening livelihoods and income security of participating farmers and pastoralists.
Project Type: Fellowships (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Dileep Bhat
Project Partner(s): Ashis Panda
Other Contacts: Bhinish Shah
Project Address: , Udaypura,,Dungarpur,
RAJASTHAN  314001
Tel: 079-26305041
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Mar 2017NYC/NJUSD 10889
Jan 2016NYC/NJUSD 9656
Nov 2014NYC/NJUSD 6372
May 2011NYC/NJUSD 2900
Nov 2010NYC/NJUSD 2500
Feb 2010NYC/NJUSD 2500
Jul 2009DCUSD 2500

Total = $37317

On the ground work:
- With Adivasi Bhil farmers, in Dungarpur district, Rajasthan, towards strengthening their natural resource-based livelihoods and improving food, water and income security of participating farmers.

- With farmers and pastoralists of Rajasthan and other states in India, taken up with other team members and fellows of Sambhaav Trust, towards strengthening their natural resource-based livelihoods and improving food, water and income security of participating farmers and pastoralists.
To strengthen natural resource-based livelihoods and improve food, water and income security of participating farmers and pastoralists.
Sambhaav Trust works to set up models of development directly on the ground, that are sustainable and effective in a given context, in partnership with local rural and urban communities.

Major thematic areas of Sambhaav's work are conserving land, water and natural resources; building local governance systems and community-level leadership; and strengthening livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists.

Sambhaav accomplishes its vision/mission by building local / community-level leadership in urban and rural areas using the medium of constructive and organisational work around water, land, forest, pasture and natural resource conservation and management.

As part of the proposed work, the focus will also be towards building local community-based institutions of participating farmers and pastoralists, and partnering with various local organisations / individuals who have been working on similar themes and regions for support, such as the Vagad Mazdoor Kisan Sanghatan in Dungarpur, Rajasthan.