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Association for India's Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as agriculture, energy,  education, health , livelihoods, natural resources including land and water, women's empowerment and social justice.

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Call of Harsud: Vikas Chahiye! Vinas Nahin!
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Harsud Rally September 28 1989.  Photo:  Smitu Kothari

On 28 September 1989, 50,000 people from movements all over India rallied at Harsud along the banks of the river Naramda to call for sustainable, just, peaceful and equitable development, and for an end to the destructive policies propagated in the name of development.  Taking a pledge to struggle for justice, people raised the slogan "Vikas Chahiye!  Vinas Nahin!" or "We want Development and not Destruction!" 

Twenty five years after the Historic Harsud Rally, movements and organizations continue the struggle and keep alive the spirit of Harsud.   L.S. Aravinda collects memories from those who were there.  Photo of Baba Amte addressing Harsud Ralley by Smitu Kothari.  Remaining photos taken from John D'Souza's video footage "Historic Harsud Rally" included below.    Read More...

AID Appeals for Its All India Relief Fund
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In the devastating floods in Jammu & Kashmir, over 200 people have lost their lives and hundreds and thousands are stranded.

In this time of disaster, please join hands with those who are engaged in working with the affected people. Your donation to AID's All India Relief Fund will ensure that funds are available in time for the partners on ground to support the Relief & Rehabiliation works in India.

Articulate Ability Concert Tour

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Fall 2014 tour by Articulate Ability through AID chapters. Watch a mesmerizing performance by 5 visually challenged dancers accompanied by 2 sighted dancers. 

Articulate Ability is a not for profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of artistic talent among people with disabilities. Currently focusing on the visually impaired, the foundation has been training and showcasing their ability in Classical Dance and Traditional dance forms of India in both India and abroad. 

RTI on Wheels
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 "Information is the currency of democracy.” The origin and the exact meaning of this quote may be debatable, but the fact that an informed public is essential to true democracy is beyond dispute. The Right to Information Act (RTI), passed in 2005, is a powerful tool the public can wield to stay informed, and to demand answers.