Gram Swaraj, a special term coined by Mahatma Gandhi and later developed by Vinoba which promotes conversion of every village into a self-efficient autonomous entity where all the systems and facilities for a dignified living are available. Gandhian ideology has inspired to keep human happiness in tandem with sustainable growth. Swaraj is self rule with continuous effort towards independence and self reliance. Gram Swaraj or village self rule is decentralized, human centric and non-exploiting. It adheres to working towards simple village economy and to achieve self sufficiency.Read More
Similipal landscape is a large tract of hilly tropical forest that hosts an incredible variety of flora and fauna.Read More
Gram Swaraj perceives livelihood as a comprehensive subject which not only ensures regular income but...Read More
Gram Swaraj uses local health traditions within their operational villages to meet the primary health...Read More
Institution building for holistic development of villages has been adopted as one of the major approaches.Read More
Traditional knowledge is an important theme in the works of Gram Swaraj. We understand traditional knowledge...Read More
Minimizing gender disparity and empowering women is one of the prominent activities of Gram Swaraj. Building...Read More
Food and nutritional security is considered as a critical element for livelihood improvement in Gram Swaraj's...Read More
Gram Swaraj's socio-economic and socio-ecological interventions are presently concentrated in the geographical area of Mayurbhanj district (http://oddistricts.nic.in/district_home.php?did=myj) located in Odisha, eastern part of India. The organization works predominately in forested areas of Mayurbhanj district, more particularly the Similipal Biosphere Reserve (http://www.similipal.org/) dominated by a diverse indigenous population.
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