Where we work

In Maharashtra, we are present in the Ghatanji taluka of Yavatmal district and Chandur Railway taluka of Amravati district in the Vidarbha region, an area characterised by severe agrarian distress. The terrain is predominantly undulating, with high rates of surface runoff. Excessive water extraction has reduced both surface and groundwater, thus leading to water scarcity. Though rich in forest and mineral wealth, the region’s economy is mainly agricultural. Neglected traditional agricultural practices, low levels of crop diversification, a strong preference for high risk and high input cash crops such as cotton, and the rising cost of agricultural inputs, have all contributed to the region's agrarian distress.

What we do

We connect farming with the common pastures and forests as a viable, larger system, and work towards strengthening local governance for improved management of natural resources, as well as providing livelihood security.

Impact at a Glance


Village-level Habitations


Thousand Lives


Thousand Acres of
Commons Secured

Through Direct Engagement

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Partner Highlights

The MoU signed with the Maharashtra Government and several state departments has furthered the efforts towards Community Forest Rights in Vidarbha, river rejuvenation in Amravati and Yavatmal, development of Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) in Yavatmal, and strengthened livelihoods in Vidarbha through the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission. 7.08 million people across 11 districts and 8,282 villages will benefit from these efforts, directly and indirectly.

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