Outreach – Building a secure and healthy planet
For nearly three decades, DA, has innovated green technologies in habitat, water and energy for creating sustainable livelihoods. Our vision, to create conditions where every citizen can live a secure, healthy and fulfilling life in harmony with nature, is to take this up on a large scale. Rural development, poverty alleviation, environment regeneration and regional cooperation are therefore, some of the main areas DA is focused on. With more than 20 technology-solutions to pursue this vision, DA has created around one million livelihoods, benefiting over six million people in the most backward areas of India.
Significant solutions made those for literacy, clean drinking water, eco habitat and renewable energy.
In India DA has empowered over 6.6 million poor people in about 20,000 villages in six states by enabling the creation of 27,500 Self-Help Groups and 13,450 Community Based Organisations (CBOs) through Poorest Area Civil Society (PACS), a network of 650 NGOs. By raising awareness through information and education, DA has reached out to over 40 million people.
We have spearheaded nearly 48,000 environmental conservation initiatives through a network of 1.25 million schoolchildren and their communities. DA has set up 126 small dams and regenerated over 6000 hectares of land, benefiting about a quarter of a million people. Through our highly innovative adult literacy programme TARA Akshar, DA has made around 60,000 women literate in Hindi till date and an additional 350 women are being made literate every month.