AID Bay Area supports 15+ different projects in 10 states in India in partnership with grassroots groups. These projects cover wide ranging issues such as Agriculture, Education, Public Health, Community Empowerment and Environmental Justice. The map on the right displays location of our projects color coded by these categories.
Read on below to learn more about some of these projects and the impact they have had on the communities. Click on each link to learn more.
Monitoring impact of dam construction on local communities and empowering them to take control of their natural resources
Impact: Successfully fought a case at the National Green Tribunal resulting in ~$1.5m compensation paid to the communities affected by the destruction and damage from Srinagar dam construction
Zero Waste Management,
Partner: Jan Swasthya Sahayog
Providing high quality medical treatment and nutritional support for patients suffering from tuberculosis in remote rural Chhattisgarh.
Impact: Advocacy work done by JSS led to the government of Chhattisgarh providing extra food supplements to patients with chronic diseases.
Coastline Conservation Project in Mundra, Gujarat
Working towards livelihood protection of fisherfolk and Consveration of the Mundra Coastline, from Industrial Development along the region
Impact: The fight against Tata Mundra power project reached global levels and success achieved in making the plant work towards environmental and social regulations by reaching out to World Bank's IFC.
Eradication of Manual Scavenging, Karnataka
Working with manual scavenging communities in Karnataka to educate them, protect their rights and move them towards humane living occupations
Impact: Successful in initiating educational facilities for children and organizing adults around their rights while creating mass awareness among the community to gradually move away from manual scavenging.