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This is no natural flood.....

The people of the Narmada valley are facing havoc  as flood waters from the poorly designed Sardar Sarovar dam that is being constructed in violation of the "rehabilitation before submergence" law of the Narmada Tribunal Award and orders of the Indian Supreme Court, have entered thousands of homes and fields.  A completely avoidable human-made tragedy with pictures that looks like nature's wrath and a telling press release from the Narmada Bachao Andolan.....

 Press Note: Illegal submergence of thousands of acres of land and hundreds of houses in Narmada Valley

AID appears in ToI article
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Journey AID is mentioned in a Times of India article as one of the groups working in the US for grassroots causes in India.


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Sahiyar began as an initiative of a group of students from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1984, with a vision to create a society in which women have equal rights. 


  • Campaigns against sex selective abortion, awareness of Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act
  • Counseling, legal and practical help to women in crisis – implementation of Domestic Violence Act 2005
  • Vocational training for livelihood generation
  • Basic education and counseling to girls regarding their changing bodies
  • Youth workshops on communal harmony and gender justice
  • Training grassroots women leaders to file police complaints


PSI Builds Temporary Shelters in Uttarakhand
Relief and Rehabilitation

 Uttarakhand Temporary SheltersAID has been working with People Science Institute (PSI) since the disaster struck Uttarakhand.

For medium term rehabilitation PSI has been building temporary shelters for families whose homes were destroyed.

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JSS Run Phulwaris to be Implemented Across India

 Adivasi Mother in Forest VillageAID Salutes JSS's commitment to the health of the poor of India

Recently, the Planning Commission of India announced its intention to implement rural crèche facilities for infants between 6 months-3 years age,across India. The program for crèche facility to stem under 3 malnutrition was started five years go by Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), a long time AID partner in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. AID has been involved in supporting the program from its beginning.

Click here to see a brief presentation about Phulwaris 

Click here for a short 4 minute video about Phulwaris