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.
This October, AID is focusing on creating awareness on farmers' issues and agrarian crisis in India. Please see the engaging 15 minute video discussion with Dr Sudhir Giel. More Agriculture posts this month (including recipes to cook organic food and millets!) are featured in AID's facebook page.
Dr Sudhir Goel, Commissioner of Amravati Division, Maharashtra who
headed the special relief efforts for farmers, speaks about farmers
suicides in Vidarbha, agrarian crisis, failure of green revolution in rain fed
areas, sustainable low input solutions such as Organic farming and in
situ water conservation efforts through watershed development, crop
insurance and the future involving farmer owned producer companies
linking with a regulated corporate sector.
7 minute talk by Ravi Kuchimanchi on the vision and focus of AID at the "3 changemakers" dinner event on 26 Sept 2015 at University of Maryland. The room had a large mirror and Ravi starts off by seeing the Reflection of India's villages in that mirror, and how AID enables us to connect to it in multiple ways, and what it focuses on.