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Sustainable Circles in Sunderbans
Agriculture

 Street Play as part of Sustainable Circles

The farmers of Sunderbans and AID volunteers of Kolkata joined hands to start sustainable circles where farmers share their experiences and methods of sustainable farming. Following is a brief account of the first sustainable circle held in the remote island of K-Plot.

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Nalupu
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Nalupu

Telugu folk song 

Black, black, people ridicule black 
But isn't it a honour to be black?  
Isn't black the attribute of Siva, the title of honour for Narayana?  
Though the sun is red and the stars are white, aren't the eyes that see them black?
Though the waves are yellow, and the nectar white, isn't the churning rod black? 
Though the cows are white and the sunset red, isn't the cowherd black? 
Though the grains are golden and the flowers white, isn't the sickle that harvests black?

Listen to Samyuktha Gorrepati sing "Nalupu"   | More songs


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What Changes Would You Like to See This Republic Day?
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What Would You Change This Republic Day

65 years since India's constitution was adopted. A lot has changed since 1950. A lot more needs to change. We asked a number of AID volunteers & supporters about the changes they wanted to see this Republic Day. #AID4Change

This is what they had to say

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CSA Receives Best Innovation in Rural Livelihoods
Agriculture

Ramoo receiving the awardCentre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), a long time partner of AID received the award for Best Innovation in Rural Livelihoods. CSA thanks the farmers of Wardha and Yavatmal districts for having worked with them which led to their winning the award.

Click here to read about one of the CSA projects supported by AID.

 
Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming
Agriculture
Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming

On the 27th January, 2014, Bhaskar Save – the acclaimed ‘Gandhi of Natural Farming’ – completes 92 years. He has inspired and mentored 3 generations of organic farmers. 

In 1997, Masanobu Fukuoka, the legendary Japanese natural farmer, visited Save’s farm. He described it as “the best in the world,” even better than his own farm.
Indeed, Save’s farm is a veritable food forest; and a net supplier of water, energy and fertility to the local eco-system, rather than a net consumer.
 
In April 2014, Save plans to open a Residential Learning Center on his farm, Kalpavriksha.
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