About Gram Gaurav Pratishthan
Gram Gaurav Pratishthan (GGP) was established as a charitable trust, at village Naigaon, lies in the severely drought-prone region of Purandhar Taluka, near Pune, Maharashtra. Ever since it has been the back bone to various development and projects carried out under by Pani Panchyat.
facts about Gram Gaurav Pratishthan!
27th May 1974
Late Shri. Vilasrao Salunkhe
Reg-No-E- 517 Pune
Sustainable Rural Devlopment through Equitable Distributaion of Water ,Organic Farming ,Heath & Education .
Gram Gaurav Pratishthan Shetkarinagar,Gotemal,Khalad, Saswad-Jejuri Road, Tal:- Purandar , Dist :- Pune, 412301.
Registry under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 as social Trust
- Assured Water for Population who are depending on Land for livelihood.
- Natural Resouce Protection and Conservation especially water.
- Protecting water rights for Weaker Section of the Society.
- Safeguarding agricultural income or provide alternate livelihood support to the people who are potential future economic and ecological refugees who are uprooted by mounting farm production costs and a rapidly degrading natural resource base.
- Practice Organic Farming for Sustainable development.
- Promote Harmony among the inhibitant and the environment.
- To develop a watershed model based on water equity that would transfer philosophy and technology nationally and internationally in agricultural, environmental and conservation of water sector in a integrated way.
Enabling equable distribution of water to all of its people in the village through Sustainable development of the watershed to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and participating communities through education, training and active participation in sustainable production activities.
Awards and Achievements
Jamnalal Bajaj Award
Stockholm Award, 1986
Fie Foundation Award
Datta Deshmukh Puraskar
Awards and Achievements
- Extensive agriculture by lifting water in uplands for the land which cannot get water normally for cultivation.
- Self imposed common tight control ensures optimum utilisation of scarce water resource.
- Only crops which require perennial irrigation are permitted.
- Emphasis on food crops ensures food security.
- Some farmers have taken up floriculture which has a very good market in near by Pune. Flowers like tube roses, which do not need large quantities of water, are grown. The income of the beneficiaries has increased and the net profit ranges between Rs 12,000 to 50,000 depending upon the crops they grow.
- Social tensions reduced due to participatory management of community resources.
- Some city migrants have returned to their villages to go back to farming.