Rural Development

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  1. Using ancient secrets to improve agriculture

    Agnihotra is a healing fire from the ancient science of Ayurveda. Regular practice of Agnihotra purifies the atmosphere and enhances crop production. The Art of Living has been reviving this ancient practice. Farmers in many rural areas have experienced i ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Hands Up for Kids

    It all began in 2009. Based in Lamu, Kenya as an Art of Living Part 1 and Art Excel teacher, Monika Fauth organized the Art of Living Stand Up and Take Action supporting the Millennium Development Goals. Inspired by the results Monika, together with the ...
  7. Sosbenza Centre for Peace

    Sosebenza (meaning: 'let us work together') is a community-based youth center in Masiphumelele Township, Cape Town. The aim of the center to build and maintain a safe and inspiring environment where the youth of ‘Masi’ can be nourished- physical ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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