ABOUT

BACKGROUND OF THE FOUNDER:

Mr. S. Subhani worked in Girijana Seema Welfare Association from 1983 to 1992.  During his service in Girijana Seema he completed his B.A. Degree and M.A. Post graduation  in Public Administration  apart from attending the typewriting Higher exams of both ENGLSIH AND TELUGU and succeeded. He  joined  as  Typist  and  got  promoted  according  to  his commitment  as Office Secretary,  Executive  Secretary  and Training  in charge.

He had close working contacts with sister organization  Girijana Prajala Sangham. Chaitanya  Shravanthi,  Vishaka  Girijana  Prajala  Chaitanya Sangam – Polavaram and other groups initiated by Sanghatitha (Network) and Sri. V. B. Chandrasekharan.  During 1992 he worked sometime with Dr. P. Sivaramakrishna of SAKTI and initiated Vana Samrkshna Samithi under joint  Forest  Management  in  Kannaigudem  as a  first  VSS  in Khammam District.  At the same time he worked as Chief Project Administrator in Agricultural and Social Development Society (A.S.D.S), Rekhapally and facilitated  the VSSs training  programmes  in afforestation,  Health  and Environment Awareness campaign.

Mr.  Subhani   conducted   number  of  training   programmes   on  Human Resource Development for the team leaders of Aranyika ( A network of NGOs  working  in  tribal  areas  of Eastern  Ghats)  and  Sanghatitha  and other groups.  Attended a No. of training programmes like Para Legal aid, projiect foumulation             and management, watershed        management, International  workshop  on Assessment  methodologies  of NTFP in JFM etc; He  has conducted a study on “ Impact of Felling on Regeneration of Bamboo(Dendrocalamus Strictus) in the Eastern Ghats”.

He  translated  “  N.P.R.R.  Policy”, “On  farm  conservation  of  seed  Bio–diversity”, “Flood Mannual 2007” from English to Telugu.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  1. In 22 Villages we formed 23 women Self Help Groups with 347 members and the same groups were taken over by VELUGU V.Os now they are getting benefits from Government.
  • We arranged One Boat worth of Rs: 25,000/- to Mr Paida Gangulu, Patel(Village Elder) of Vemulari Village Through ITDA Bhadrachalam.  He is a handicapped now his family getting livelihood on this boat giving services to Orissa and Andhra People to cross the Sileru River.
  • We have negotiated/ fought with A.P.F.D for grant of Rs. 5.00Lakhs to Sirasanapalli VSS under APCFM Scheme the sale amount of Bamboo i.e.100% share, this is the first share amount received by VSS in theKhammam District.
  • We Selected and appointed Community Health Workers(CHWs) in 20 Villages , now they are serving their own community in their own village and they are helping patients to get treatment from Mandal Headquarters and Bhadrachalam.
  1. In 20 Villages we Supplied Free seedlings like Guava, Mango, Papaya, Drum stick, regularly for five years.  And the people are eating the fruits.
  • We organized 5 NFE Centers in 5 Villages for 3 years.  Around 200
  • Children and youth are made literates.
  • We conducted a study on “ Impact of felling on regeneration of
  • Bamboo(D.S) in Eastern Ghats”.
  • We initiated 10 V.S.S in Chinturu and Lakkavaram Rages of  Bhadrachalam South Division and formed Chairman’s Network at Range and Division Level.
  • We developed 100 acres of land ( Land leveling, de- Stumping and Bunding) belonging to 100 tribal farmers in 6 village and we supplied Agriculture implements and we gave trainings on NPM and IPM practices.
  • Since 10 years we are running one CRECHE center for 0 to 5 year age children at Gondigudem / Dabbagudem Village.
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  • We formed a network of voluntary Organizations called as SAGIT(Sabari Action Group for Integral Transformation) with the V.Os working on Sabari and Godawari belt agency.  And the focus of the network is Environment, Empowerment and Education.
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  1. In  2006 floods we organized relief and rehabilitation to 304  families of
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  • 2 villages (Chuturu and Mukunuru) with the support of CWS Hyderabad.
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  • We prepared contingent plans (Flood emergency plan) for two villages i.e.Mukunuru and Chuturu.
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  • Value addition training on Mohva Flower and seed for 300 Tribal women beneficiaries.
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  • Formulation of 42 Self Help Groups in 8 Grama Panchayaths of Chinturu Revenue Mandal.
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  • Sustainable harvesting of Bamboo in Natural forests.
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  • Conservation of native Seed Bio-diversity.
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  • National Environment Awareness Campaign
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  1. Awareness on tribal rights acts such as PESA, FRA 2006.
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  • Training on Lac cultivation (On farm training) 150 Tribal beneficiaries.
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  • Training on making Bamboo products : decorative and utilities for 150 Tribal and PTG (Konda Reddi) youth
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  • Training on Scientific collection and Value addition to 900 +900 beneficiaries in Khammam, Warangal Districts of Telangana and East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. 900+900 tribal beneficiaries were trained in 4 MFP i.e. Mohwa Flower, Mohwa Seed, Tamarind and Gum karaya -2015-16 and  2016-2017
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  • Organized Awareness cum demonstration on Plant Genetic Resources.
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  • Livelihood enhancement by Innovative Technology: making Biodegradable Bamboo sheath cups and Palmyra Palm Fiber extraction

AWARDS:

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  1. AWARD OF APPRECIATION FOR THE BEST SERVICES (Best NGO in the District) DURING 2013. Awarded by the District Collector, Khammam on the auspicious day 67th Independence day celebrations (15.8.2013)
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  • EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE graded by Deccan Development Society in National Environment Awareness Campaign 2013-14.
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  1. AWARD OF EXCELLANCE : Felicitated by Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity
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  • Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh. On International Day of Biological Diversity 22nd May, 2014.

PAPERS/STUDIES PRESENTED/PUBLISHED:

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  1. Impact of felling on regeneration of Bamboo (D strictus) in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh.
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  • “Study on Status of Unemployed Tribal Youth in Chinturu Mandal” 2007.
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  • Translation of book “ ON FARM CONSERVATION OF SEED-BOIDIVERSITY”  into Telugu regional Language.
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  • Guide lines for clump management – sustainable harvesting and conservation of Bamboo in natural forests.
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  • The nutrient values of Small Millets (Telugu)
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  • Mohva nutrients – eatables (English)
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  • “What oil is to gulf can be herbs and NTFP for Indian economy” published in

NIRD, Hyderabad.

LIST OF COMPLETED AND ONGOING PROJECTS:

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  • Protection and management plan of Eastern Ghats.
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  • Value addition to NTFP.
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  • On farm conservation of Seed Biodiversity-NBPGR (National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources)
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  • Facilitation Community Forest Rights-FRA.
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  • Local Fund raising by COLLCETION OF OLD NEWS PAPERS.
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  • Conservation of Natural Bamboo forests in Bhadrachalam South division.
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  1. Awareness on MGNREGA, RTI.
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  • National Environment Awareness campaigns.
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  • Flood relief and rehabilitation.
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  • Sustainable Agricultural practices.
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  • “Empowerment of Tribal women through income generation from un-tapped Natural resources by adopting appropriate technology”
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  • Training for 1800 tribal women in scientific collection and Value addition to MFP i.e. Mohwa Flower, Mohwa Seed, Tamarind and Gum Karaya-2015-2016.
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  • “sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources by tribal community through innovative technology for improving alternative living conditions”

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