Avani-Kumaon

Empowers rural communities to find employment through self sufficient supply chain

  • Started: 1999
  • Berinag, Uttarakhand

About

Generates income for local people by involving local skills and local people by using environmentally friendly materials, sustainably harvested and pr Read moreoduced tints, dyes, textiles and garments. Products produced are eco-friendly, plant-based raw natural colorants that can be used in the textile industry, cosmetics, art supplies for children to textile printing and dyeing and pharmaceuticals. Trains local people from tribal areas to work with silk and wool. Runs centres in the villages of Digoli, Sukna, Dharamghar, Chankana, Thanga and Basti. Works with the cultivation and harvesting of dye-yielding plants as a livelihood option for local farmers. Claims to have a network of 800 artisans and farmers who work together to grow, process, design and create products that generate income for local residents. Further claims to work with 108 villages, benefitting 4,540 people and indirectly impacting 22,700 people through its various projects and activities. Helps villages of Uttarakhand to install solar lights to the remote and inaccessible villages. Develops an efficient, inexpensive charcoal cookstove made entirely from locally available materials. Generates livelihood for local people to manufacture and repair the stoves, using a training model similar to the successful solar lantern system. Builds wastewater treatment system to give good quality water for irrigating the community kitchen garden. Runs school for providing education and learning avenues in cultures, customs and languages.

Sectors

  • Clothing
  • Supply Chain
  • Employment
  • Livelihoods
  • Skill Development
  • Gender
  • Minority
  • Energy & Environment

Programs

Registration Details

  • Registration ID
    652/1999-2000
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
    UA/2017/0168378
  • FCRA

    347990018

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

PO Tripuradevi, via Berinag Dist. Pithoragarh, Kumaon

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Society

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