Aarangar Environment Action Foundation focuses in the following areas:
- Conservation of soil & water and rejuvenation of wasteland
- Sustainable agriculture especially on farm conservation of agriculture biodiversity
- Creation of sustainable rural livelihood opportunities
- Awareness of climate change and environmental challenges and easily doable adaptation solutions
पृथ्वी और पर्यावरण (http://degreecentigrade.in/)
degreecentigrade.in is an initiative of Aarangar to bring forth the consolidated knowledge generated through various on the ground interventions by Aarangar and various other grass root organizations to make the synthesized knowledge available to all. Our focus has been on activities and interventions that are sustainable and creates rural livelihood opportunities. The on-line plateform aims to make the replication of the interventions easy.
Current on the Ground Project
Revival of a dry village Keetla (Dist. Alwar, Rajasthan)
A traditional water body to conserve rainwater – locally called ‘Johad’ is being created with full community participation in Keetla village (Dist. Alwar, Rajasthan). At present water table is at 200 feet, wells and hand-pumps are dry and only 10% of the agriculture land is under farming in the village. In the absence of traditional livelihood options people are forced to migrate and work as daily wage laborers.
This is an effort to conserve rainwater, re-establish local traditional livelihood system of the village, reduce drudgery of women and children who are forced to fetch fetch water from far away places and revive the village ecosystem. The impact will be visible post 2021 monsoon.