In good measure, rain brings joy to the world and life to our planet. Like our own pulse it should be neither too rapid nor too weak.
A timely monsoon turns hills green, chases away the summer scorch, gives bounty to the farmers and puddles to the toddlers, umbrellas to the lovers and music to the songwriters … in our 2022 calendar Barsāt, we celebrate just of few of the many powers of precipitation.
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In Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa, AID partners are working to protect and restore forests, watersheds and mangrove plantations. Together these help to recharge ground water, prevent soil erosion and flooding. In drought-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra, farmers are planting climate resilient crops such as millets and using sustainable techniques such as intercropping and natural fertilisers in a way that regenerates healthy soil. In Tamil Nadu, AID-India has helped hundreds of families construct concrete houses that will shelter them from the elements.
While stepping up efforts during the pandemic to ensure access to rations, health care, information and vaccines, AID grassroots partners throughout India have brought more communities in the scope of our ongoing activities in health, education, livelihood, environmental justice and human rights.
The links in the chain connecting AID volunteers with grassroots partners and communities at the last mile, have only grown stronger as the pandemic propelled us to connect with communities facing discrimination of various kinds that acted as a barrier to accessing rations and other relief.
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Withstanding the vagaries of climate change and new variants, AID grassroots partners are keeping alive critical programs in health, education, environment and human rights. We invite you to learn more in these pages which we hope you will display prominently.
Thanks for your support in 2021. Together we are determined to reach more people in 2022.