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Nupur Agarwal

Uttaranchal

India

Organization

Evolve Foundation

Vision Statement

Creating Smart Sustianable Villages

Project Details

Evolve aims at creating smart sustainable villages by developing cottage industry based on agro products & village handicraft and selling them domestically and internationally. By developing this ecosystem we have given employment to more than 60 women and 200 farmers. We also have a model on Rural Eco-Tourism which also provides socio-economic benefits to BPL segment in Uttarakhand Himalayan villages. We have adopted a village in which we have created a smart library, organic farms, handicraft cottage industry like paper and pencil, agro cottage industry like pickle and other whole foods. We have also established a small homestay in our village. Our ultimate purpose is to create smart sustainable villages to eradicate poverty at grassroot.

Focus area of project

Livelihood and Enterprise

Stage of your work in poverty eradication

Firmed up the idea and rolled out in a small way

Aims to eradicating poverty

I believe India has a lot of potential but the only problem is lack of awareness, willingness to come out of poverty and of course the political will to improve the nation.

Current impact of the project

The village that we have adopted now has only 8% of BPL family, increased female ratio, no migration.

Proposed impact in future

By creating more smart sustainable villages across India.