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.
The recent floods in Assam have destroyed 11,000 hectares of crops that were ready to harvest, submerged more than 600 villages and affected > 300,000 people1. AID is sending $5000 from All India Relief Fund for immediate relief. Last year, the AID Relief Caravan was one of the first relief efforts to reach the flood survivors.
Please donate generously to the AID All India Relief Fund so that we can continue to respond promptly to such natural disasters.
Swanirvar is one of the oldest grassroots partner of AID in West Bengal. Swanirvar works with youth from Class V to Class XII to train them in becoming agents of positive change in their communities and schools. The youth groups known as Kishore Kishori Bahini have campaigned against the use of plastic bags in the villages, keeping the school premises clean, setting up organic nutritional gardens at school and home, making models to explain scientific concepts and toys from trash amongst and many other inspiring activities.
AID supports Swanirvar's efforts in sustainable agriculture in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal with a 1000 farmers that. Recently, Arun Roy, one of the resource farmers was awarded Krishi Ratna - a model farmer by the state.
Ajay Kumar, keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference of the Association for India’s Development, will be speaking in several cities in the US to talk about his experiences working with grassroots movements for land and livelihood, and their role in the cause of social justice. He has written a number of songs related to people's issues and will also share some of these, as well as the stories behind them.