Rural Development

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  1. Finding alternatives for traditional stoves

    Chulhas & Bio Gas In most villages Chulhas or firewood stoves are mainly used in many households for cooking. This generates a lot of smoke, which is one of the main causes for breathing problems amongst the village folks. To overcome this issue, the ...
  2. Addressing Drug Abuse

    Anti Drug Forum (ADF) In South Africa The ADF was set up in October 205 to address the alarming drug abuse and addiction that has afflicted the community of Chatsworth in Durban as well as surrounding communities. This is an ongoing project and the ADF c ...
  3. Bringing hope to suicide-prone Vidarbha

    The Art of Living has been working towards stopping farmer suicides in the Vidarbha, an agricultural belt in Maharashtra. Many of its farmers had taken to committing suicide owing to poor crop and rising debts. The Art of Living implemented a program spec ...
  4. Preventing an epidemic

    A camp to diagnose and prevent the onset of mass mosquito-related fever called Chickungunya. Timely intervention helped prevent the outbreak of an epidemic. Over 2,55 people benefited from medical treatment, early diagnosis and free medicines. Chikunguny ...
  5. Rural Development1

    Devendra Borde A farmer from Vidarbha Before Art of Living, there was depression and debt everywhere. I'm confident that with the zero budget farming taught in the course, the produce will improve and debts will be cleared. Website Section:  Home Loc ...
  6. Rural Development2

    Jayant Bhole Coordinator, Project Vidharbha- Swavalamban Programme There has not been a single instance of suicide in the 59 villages we have worked in so far. There are about 1, 000 villages in the Amravati region of Vidarbha. We are training more youth ...
  7. Rural Development3

    Pravin Thakre Rural Development I gave up alcohol and tobacco after the training workshop. It helped me to regain my confidence. There was a time when I used to lease my land to other farmers. The chemical-free farming skills I have learnt have given me t ...
  8. Rural Development4

    Vilasrao Deshmukh Chief Minister, Maharashtra at a gathering of half a million people in Mumbai, Nov 206 The Art of Living has given a new lease of life and stopped the suicides (in Vidarbha). This is what His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been able ...
  9. 5 H Video 1

    Website Section:  Case Studies Location Information:     Badakhshan province Afghanistan Social:  ...
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