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Aranya worked with the community in Jarasangham Mandal of Medak district to survey the status of health, education and hygienic services, and did an integrated planning exercise to develop action plans for addressing critical issues in these areas.+more

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Solar lighting was provided in five villages in Kadam and Khanapur mandals of Adilabad district, which have no access to electricity. Community solar panels were installed for charging of home lighting devices. And under TPP, solar panels were installed for irrigation purposes too.+more

Natural Ecological Farming

This project focuses on enabling marginal farmers adopt practices that can help them meet their food security needs with limited land, water and other inputs. Prominent models and methods introduced by this project are the Ganga-ma model (using avg. 1000 sq.ft of land), 10 guntha model (1/4th acre) and use of organic preparations – Amrit mitti and Amrit jal.+more

This project integrates environmental and social aspects to facilitate sustainable livelihoods for tribal families. It involves creation of orchards (Wadi) on degraded lands, with drought tolerant species of mango and amla.+more

System of Rice Intensification

Around 560 farmers were trained and supported to implement SRI.  SRI is an agro-ecological methodology for increasing the productivity of irrigated rice. This methodology significantly reduces seed and water requirement.+more

Tribal Permaculture Project

This initiative involved introducing permaculture practices to tribal families in six villages. Methods were identified to complement their traditional farming practices with permaculture practices that could be feasibly implemented without compromising on ecological aspects.+more

Support to LI Schemes of Andhra Pradesh State Irrigation Development Corporation

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is focusing on water use efficiency of irrigation systems and strengthening of Participatory Irrigation Management by improving capacity on different aspects of water management and allied activities.+more

Irrigation & CAD Department is working on water sector reforms program where in improving the water use efficiency and participatory management of the irrigation projects are the key agenda.+more

I&CAD department Govt of Andhra Pradesh has been implementing Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Livelihoods Improvement Project (APILIP) in 11 medium and 59 new minor irrigation projects formation in the state, which is supported by Japanese International Cooperative Agency ( JICA).+more

The Irrigation & Command Area Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh implemented Andhra Pradesh Community Based Tank Management Project (APCBTMP) in 3000 minor irrigation tanks in the state which is supported World Bank.+more

Watershed development has the potential of ensuring long-term improvements in soil-water conservation, livelihoods and agricultural productivity. Aranya has been implementing watershed projects since year 2002. +more

Participatory Irrigatory Management

Aranya has been working extensively in the area of creating and strengthening Water Users’ Associations (WUAs) in major, medium and minor irrigation projects.+more


Aranya is working as a consultant to the SEMF component of Nagarjuna Sagar Project under APWSIP (a major irrigation project). SEMF serves as a mechanism to inform (irrigation) implementing agencies about the key social and environmental concerns in the project area. It involves preparation of appropriate action plans in consultation with the irrigation department and farmers’ organisations, to minimise adverse impacts and risks and enhance positive impacts of the project.+more

Watershed development has the potential of ensuring long-term improvements in soil-water conservation, livelihoods and agricultural productivity. Aranya has been implementing watershed projects since year 2002.+more

The watershed program was introduced with main objective to increase productivity, ground water levels and bringing waste land into cultivated land. To increase the productivity enhancement and ground water levels, four types of activities are being taken up – 1. Area Treatments 2. Drainage Line treatments, 3. Agriculture Enhancement measures and 4. Livelihood Activities.+more

Our journey started with land stripped of all the trees and planted with a monoculture which is grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers, the topsoil of the land was eroded away, leaving rocky subsoil to a green and lush farm.+more

This project involves bringing together the community and technical experts to document the diverse bio-resources in local habitats, their uses and associated traditional knowledge.+more


Shyam, an intern from France and Sacha, from The Netherlands partnered together to do a permaculture project on Gilgibai’s land who lost $250 in failed attempts to grow cotton as a cash crop in 3 acres .+more

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1 seed, 1 plant; 1 plant, 1000 seeds; 1000 seeds……+more


Subash Reddy,One of the board of directors of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, named has created a technique to directly recharge bore wells with rain water.  An important task in a city where population pressure has created many dry wells, and wells up to 2000 ft deep. +more