1. Community Farming

Agricultural productivity is witnessing continuous downfall, Climate problems, increased population, lack of water, rise in input cost have resulted in decreased productive lands due to which marginal farmers (low landing holding) are suffering the most. Vanarai brought together 28 marginal farmers and implemented a community farming method in Sangve villages; 64 acres of land was brought under cultivation with water availability and people’s participation (joint efforts). This 64 acres of land was generating an income of Rs. 11,52,000 (before intervention) increased to Rs. 19,84,000 (after intervention). Resulting in additional income of Rs.8,32,000 i.e. Rs.13,000 increase per acre

2. Solid Waste Management

Waste Mismanagement is one of the major contributors to Rural health hazards and environmental problems. Vanarai did a pilot project in Pirangut village (Dist. Pune) where a systematic approach was undertaken in order to reduce & segregate waste at the source. We conducted awareness campaigns on effective methods from collection to processing of wet waste into compost & dry waste for recycling through people’s participation. The model was developed with low cost; it is replicable & sustainable.

3. Permaculuture in Tribal Areas

A permaculture is an approach of creating a self-sustaining & sustainable agricultural eco-system. This method is basically developing an eco-system in synergy with the nature. Vanarai undertook one acre of land to conduct this pilot. This resulted in the self-sufficiency of a family for their food supply. Additionally, it improved the soil fertility, crop diversity, and improvement in the bio-diversity of the selected land.

4. Bio-Diversity Zone

Every land (area) has its own bio-diversity; this includes all forms of life, plants, insects, birds & animals. Conserving biodiversity is a must for a long-lasting ecosystem. Vanarai did a pilot in Ganegaon Khalsa (Dist. Pune) with an objective of protecting the flora & fauna and promote the importance of bio-diversity. This resulted in increased bird nesting, it turned into a butterfly breeding ground & a group of peacocks started frequently visiting the area.

5. Millets Productivity

Millets are cereal crops and small seed grasses, which are widely used in Asian countries. For ages, these small crops are used for human consumption as well as fodder for animals. Vanarai undertook this pilot project in Kulsubai Millet, wild food & cultural festival where the objective was to create awareness on traditional millet crops in order to strengthen income from millets & wild foods.

1. Community Farming

Agricultural productivity is witnessing continuous downfall, Climate problems, increased population, lack of water, rise in input cost have resulted in decreased productive lands due to which marginal farmers (low landing holding) are suffering the most. Vanarai brought together 28 marginal farmers and implemented a community farming method in Sangve villages; 64 acres of land was brought under cultivation with water availability and people’s participation (joint efforts). This 64 acres of land was generating an income of Rs. 11,52,000 (before intervention) increased to Rs. 19,84,000 (after intervention). Resulting in additional income of Rs.8,32,000 i.e. Rs.13,000 increase per acre

2. Solid Waste Management

Waste Mismanagement is one of the major contributors to Rural health hazards and environmental problems. Vanarai did a pilot project in Pirangut village (Dist. Pune) where a systematic approach was undertaken in order to reduce & segregate waste at the source. We conducted awareness campaigns on effective methods from collection to processing of wet waste into compost & dry waste for recycling through people’s participation. The model was developed with low cost; it is replicable & sustainable.

3. Permaculuture in Tribal Areas

A permaculture is an approach of creating a self-sustaining & sustainable agricultural eco-system. This method is basically developing an eco-system in synergy with the nature. Vanarai undertook one acre of land to conduct this pilot. This resulted in the self-sufficiency of a family for their food supply. Additionally, it improved the soil fertility, crop diversity, and improvement in the bio-diversity of the selected land.

4. Bio-Diversity Zone

Every land (area) has its own bio-diversity; this includes all forms of life, plants, insects, birds & animals. Conserving biodiversity is a must for a long-lasting ecosystem. Vanarai did a pilot in Ganegaon Khalsa (Dist. Pune) with an objective of protecting the flora & fauna and promote the importance of bio-diversity. This resulted in increased bird nesting, it turned into a butterfly breeding ground & a group of peacocks started frequently visiting the area.

5. Millets Productivity

Millets are cereal crops and small seed grasses, which are widely used in Asian countries. For ages, these small crops are used for human consumption as well as fodder for animals. Vanarai undertook this pilot project in Kulsubai Millet, wild food & cultural festival where the objective was to create awareness on traditional millet crops in order to strengthen income from millets & wild foods.