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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.

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Farmers Suicide & Agrarian Crisis -- Dr Goel

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.


15 Minutes. 

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. 

Focus of AID

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.

Supporting the flood affected people of Assam
Relief and Rehabilitation

Wading thru water to get to health camp











 Pic: People wading through water to get to health camp. Credit: Jhai Foundation

Aug 20th 2015: 200,000 people affected

Aug 22nd 2015: 600,000 people affected

Aug 25nd 2015: 800,000 people affected

Pause. It’s over. Finally. Or… maybe not…

Sept 3rd 2015: 1.3 million people affected

September 6th 2015: Over 1.6 million people, - yes, you read it right- a staggering 1.6 million people have been affected by

Chapters Host Indian Ocean Fall 2015 Tour

2015 Indian Ocean Tour AID Chapters across the US are hosting concerts by Indian Ocean

Boston, Sept 18th

Austin, Sept 27th

RTP, Oct 2nd

Baltimore, Oct 3rd

Bayarea, Oct 10th