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    VIKASA was founded 30 years ago by a Gandhian in letter and spirit Sri Parimi Viswanadham. Its Administrative office is located in Visakhapatnam. 

    The core of activities of VIKASA revolve around the Natural Resources Management with a special focus to Agriculture and Horticulture. As majority of rural folk depend on agriculture, VIKASA is keen in promoting the Natural resources Management based livelihoods, promoting organic agriculture to handover a healthy and sustainable future to the coming generations, women empowerment through financial inclusion by setting up of Mutually Aided Cooperative Thrift Societies (MACTS) etc. 

    Besides, VIKASA is actively involved in Holistic development of the rural areas Education and awareness programmes Health and Sanitation Development of Fisher folk Creating Market linkages Strengthening Livestock sector, which is backbone of the farming community and Working with Adolescents in sensitizing them for their healthy future and overall safety of the society. 

    Currently VIKASA is directly working with 3000 farming families in Araku and Dumbriguda Mandals of Visakhapatnam, 20,000 rural families through three MACTS located in Chodavaram, Bheemunipatnam and Araku Valley. 

    VIKASA strongly believes in culture plays a key role in keeping the society intact and can be used as a development vehicle. It was demonstrated in promoting the activities like Gobar porob  by involving the entire village for preparing manure, using the locally available resources to improve the productivity of their crops. 

    VIKASA is a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Patri Bhumi Mitra award from the Department of Rural Development , Government of India in 1997 for its yeoman service in forest restoration and developing wastelands into agriculturally productive lands under watershed programmes in Visakhapatnam District.

    About Us

    VIKASA was founded 30 years ago by a Gandhian in letter and spirit Sri Parimi Viswanadham. Its Administrative office is located in Visakhapatnam. 

    The core of activities of VIKASA revolve around the Natural Resources Management with a special focus to Agriculture and Horticulture. As majority of rural folk depend on agriculture, VIKASA is keen in promoting the Natural resources Management based livelihoods, promoting organic agriculture to handover a healthy and sustainable future to the coming generations, women empowerment through financial inclusion by setting up of Mutually Aided Cooperative Thrift Societies (MACTS) etc. 

    Besides, VIKASA is actively involved in Holistic development of the rural areas Education and awareness programmes Health and Sanitation Development of Fisher folk Creating Market linkages Strengthening Livestock sector, which is backbone of the farming community and Working with Adolescents in sensitizing them for their healthy future and overall safety of the society. 

    Currently VIKASA is directly working with 3000 farming families in Araku and Dumbriguda Mandals of Visakhapatnam, 20,000 rural families through three MACTS located in Chodavaram, Bheemunipatnam and Araku Valley. 

    VIKASA strongly believes in culture plays a key role in keeping the society intact and can be used as a development vehicle. It was demonstrated in promoting the activities like Gobar porob  by involving the entire village for preparing manure, using the locally available resources to improve the productivity of their crops. 

    VIKASA is a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Patri Bhumi Mitra award from the Department of Rural Development , Government of India in 1997 for its yeoman service in forest restoration and developing wastelands into agriculturally productive lands under watershed programmes in Visakhapatnam District.

    About Us

    VIKASA was founded 30 years ago by a Gandhian in letter and spirit Sri Parimi Viswanadham. Its Administrative office is located in Visakhapatnam. 

    The core of activities of VIKASA revolve around the Natural Resources Management with a special focus to Agriculture and Horticulture. As majority of rural folk depend on agriculture, VIKASA is keen in promoting the Natural resources Management based livelihoods, promoting organic agriculture to handover a healthy and sustainable future to the coming generations, women empowerment through financial inclusion by setting up of Mutually Aided Cooperative Thrift Societies (MACTS) etc. 

    Besides, VIKASA is actively involved in Holistic development of the rural areas Education and awareness programmes Health and Sanitation Development of Fisher folk Creating Market linkages Strengthening Livestock sector, which is backbone of the farming community and Working with Adolescents in sensitizing them for their healthy future and overall safety of the society. 

    Currently VIKASA is directly working with 3000 farming families in Araku and Dumbriguda Mandals of Visakhapatnam, 20,000 rural families through three MACTS located in Chodavaram, Bheemunipatnam and Araku Valley. 

    VIKASA strongly believes in culture plays a key role in keeping the society intact and can be used as a development vehicle. It was demonstrated in promoting the activities like Gobar porob  by involving the entire village for preparing manure, using the locally available resources to improve the productivity of their crops. 

    VIKASA is a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Patri Bhumi Mitra award from the Department of Rural Development , Government of India in 1997 for its yeoman service in forest restoration and developing wastelands into agriculturally productive lands under watershed programmes in Visakhapatnam District.

    VIKASA's approach to holistic development of people

    VIKASA follows Livelihood approach for a holistic development of the people thereby the villages. This involves five key strategic areas of development, as described and depicted in the image.

    Human Capital Development involves organizing trainings, exposure visits, skill enhancement activities, etc. All these activities are expected to attain the knowledge about the new things / activities, forming a favourable attitude in adopting them by learning the necessary skills.

    Social (and cultural) Capital Development involving formation of Village Development Committees, Farmers clubs, Farmer Producer Companies, integrating the agricultural activities with the local festivals to enable higher adoption as well as inculcating the scientific rationale in adopting the approach, inculcating the social change in reducing the open grazing to protect the orchards etc.

    These two (human and social) capitals form the basis for the conviction of the clientele with whom we work and to help them pursue on the next level of capitals such as Physical and Natural capitals. 

    Physical capital involves improving the lands, soil moisture conservation activities, watershed development activities, improving the fertility of the soils by preparing and applying the improved organic manures etc

     Natural Capital Development involves bringing the fallow lands into the productive assets by raising the orchards, growing intercrops in the orchards to maximize the outputs, raising of the bio fence crops to restrict trespassing of cattle thereby protecting the orchards in the early years of raising orchards.

    All these four capitals form the basis for the economic development of the individual as well as the family. This involves attaining the higher economic returns from their existing piece of lands, maximizing the outputs by optimizing the resource base, applying new skills to attain the economic benefits from the existing resources base etc. In addition, VIKASA has been involved in the economic inclusion since late eighties by setting up MACTS (Mutually Aided Cooperative Thrift Societies). Till date, VIKASA has initiated three MACTS, the first one in Chodavaram (VIKASA MACTS) which is currently operating with a turnover of ₹21 Crores; SAGARA VIKASA located in Bheemunipatnam and is operating with an annual turnover of ₹5 Crores; and the third one VANA VIKASA MATCS with all tribal farmers located in Araku Valley with a turnover of ₹1.5 Crores. All these MATCS cater to the cash needs of the members and all the three MACTS put together serve to a total member base of 20,000 families in Visakhapatnam District.























    Mission

     Work for the development of poor and marginalised communities

     Create better environment for the protection and management of natural resources

     Provide equal opportunities for all sections in the society

     Work for mainstreaming women and children

    Vision

    Developing a social order that value the real significance of environment protection, social justice, women empowerment and move towards sustainable development

    Our Amazing Team

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    Sri Viswanadham Parimi

    Founder

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    Chairperson

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    Dr. Kiran Sakkhari

    Executive Director

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    Sri D S Prasada Rao

    Treasurer

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    Sri K Sivaji

    Governing Body Member

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    Dr. Hemalata Parimi

    Governing Body Member

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    Sri Hari Subrahmanyam

    Governing Body Member

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    Dr. K Jayaprada Devi

    Governing Body Member

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    Sri Mahalakshmi Naidu Peela

    Coordinator

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    Sri Srinivasa Rao Talapureddy

    Coordinator

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    Sri Prasada Rao Kavala

    Team Leader

    Financial Reports

    2016-2017

    2015-2016

    2014-2015

    Certificates

    • Registration Certificate
    • 12A Certificate
    • FCRA Certificate












    WHERE WE CURRENTLY WORK















    OUR PROGRAMS
    Maathota- The WADI programme supported by NABARD.
    Comprehensive Revival of Millets – supported by Dept of Agriculture, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
    Strengthening Back Yard Poultry for Livelihoods and Nutritional security of Tribal households – Supported by Department of Animal Husbandry, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
    Improving the lives of Adolescents in Anandapuram Mandal.
    Andhra Pradesh Primary Sector Mission – Rytu kosam – supported by ICRISAT, Hyderabad.
    People and Nature Fund- Supported by Keystone Foundation.
    BANANA BRINGS BOUNTY

    Farmers in tribal area of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh make a living through cultivation of crops like millets, pulses and oil seeds and honey collection. In order to make best use of barren trenches, plantation crops like local banana were encouraged. This gave farmers an additional source of income.

    FENCING BRINGS IN NEW ENTERPRISES

    Pangi Dasarath is a farmer from Karabali village in Gasaba Panchayat of Visakhapatnam District. When Maathota activities were initiated, the land identified for Maathota was sloppy, filled with boulders and less productive. With a modest beginning, he now has turned it into a productive land.

    FRUITS OF INTEGRATED FARMING SYSTEMS

    Integrated farming systems provide a variety of income sources for a farmer. One such example of Integrated farming systems is being practiced by a tribal farmer Kindangi Narayana. With his hard work, he opened a well for farming inter-crops.

    FRUITS OF VALUE ADDITION:
    A CASE STUDY WITH TURMERIC

    Turmeric is extensively cultivated by tribal farmers in Visakhapatnam agency area. Kasturi and Roma are the common varieties grown in VIKASA project area. Sri. Lokoi Balaram of Jakaraguda village cultivated turmeric in a small area and earned profit.

    RENOVATED CATTLE SHEDS

    Cattle are the integral part of the farming and so also in tribal agriculture. Majority of the tribal farmers limit their cultivation to the extent manure is available for cultivation. VIKASA concretised 940 existing cattle sheds which was of great help to the farmers. 












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    Contact Details

    MIG 33, Simhapuri Layout

    Vepagunta, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

    530047


    For general enquiries

    vikasamail@vikasaindia.in

    +91 - 9866118877