SEVADHAM in the DANG
The Trust has built a hostel in the beautiful, hilly surroundings of the tribal land. It is very appropriately named SEVADHAM.
Arrangements are made for free lodging, boarding and educational aids very close to their dwelling places so as to not disturb their closely knit family life and that they remain connected with their culture. Facilities for such hostels are available at Ahwa in Dang, Songadh and also at Surat.
IMPROVING and NURTURING AGRICULTURE
Approach to Agriculture in the Dang
To overall improve agriculture in the South Gujarat DAVKT is working through four-pronged strategy:
- lndigenous Seed Conservation
- Organic Manure
- Nurturing Cow Breeding
- Seed Distribution
The current practices in agriculture have replaced native seeds with the hybrid seeds. This has also change food eating habit. The traditional Nagli and Vari are replaced by hybrid rice variety. In order toprevent extinction of native seeds, DAVKT is encouraging farmers of Dang and Tapi districts to use native seeds instead of hybrid seeds through pilot programs. The seeds produce in their own fields are conserved and stored. This practice is ongoing and aims to create Seed Bank in each project village.