Natural Resource Management

Natural-Management

Ramky Foundation shares the Ramky Group’s motto – Towards Sustainable Growth.

Over the years we have come to understand that sustainable growth is possible through safeguarding and optimizing natural resources. The Ramky Group adheres passionately to its core belief – that its contribution should be a model to society at large and that it should make the nation proud.

Since inception the Ramky Group has been performing fairly well in this aspect with a string of firsts like India’s first integrated hazardous waste facility, India’s first bio-medical waste facility and also India’s first integrated municipal solid waste facility.

Ramky Foundation, as a development wing of the corporate, has understood natural resource management in a much broader perspective. It defines Natural Resource Management as, the management of resources available in nature to bring in effectiveness in the livelihood of people, not solely of the present generation, but also of the future ones. Hence, any intervention in Natural Resource Management will specifically focus on resources, conservation, utilization and sustenance.

Natural resources are vital for all living beings on Earth. Hence, their protection, promotion and optimization are major concerns of this movement. Ramky adopts sustainable and socially responsible solutions with prime focus on people participation in order to conserve natural resources and maintain an environment that leads to sustainable growth. Ramky Foundation does not impose any ready-made solutions on the community, rather it believes in local solutions and capacities to address the issue of Natural Resource Management.

Ramky Foundation as part of Ramky group of companies has been playing a vital role in and around business sites. Ramky Foundation has been taking up several community education activities to sensitize people on the need for integrated hazardous waste management, bio-medical waste management and Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management. Strengthening of people participation in waste management has been considered as a great contribution for Natural Resource Management.

Ramky Foundation programmes now include awareness among community people regarding Municipal Solid Waste Management in rural and urban communities. Watershed development projects, fodder development, plantation, environment promotional activities, livestock health services in rural areas, tribal development through horticulture plantation, celebrating world environment day, etc.

Our major projects at present are:

 

Watershed Management

Watershed-man

Ramky Foundation was awarded the most prestigious watershed development project in 2010 under a public-private partnership with the Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Integrated Watershed Management.

 
 

Maa Thota Project

Maa-Thota

Ramky Foundation has been working in the Mandal’s of Atmakur, Kothapalli, and Pamulapadu for Tribal Community Development since 2010. The Project is funded by NABARD for the duration of 7 years....

 
 

Solid Waste Management Project

Solid-waste

Ramky Foundation is implementing the "Environmental Effectiveness through Efficient Solid Waste Management" project at Pedakakani, Guntur District. The project was funded by NABARD under the Environmental Promotional Assistance scheme.

 
 

Awareness Programmes on Municipal Solid Waste Management

Awareness Programmes

Ramky Foundation has been conducting awareness programmes on effective municipal solid waste management in collaboration with Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited and the Municipalities/ Municipal Corporations in some of the towns and cities in India.

 
 

Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project

Watershed-man

Department of Water Resources Investigation and Development, Government of West Bengal awarded Support Organizations to Ramky Foundation, to work in 4 districts in the implementation of Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project funded by World Bank.

 
 

Andhra Pradesh Minor Irrigation Tank Management Project

Maa-Thota

Ramky Foundation provides consulting services as the Nodal Support Organization for WUA Sustainability Monitoring in the prestigious Andhra Pradesh Community based Tank Management project. As a Nodal Support Organization, it works in Krishna District to enable institutional sustainability of all WUAs ..

 
 
 
 

Convergence of Agriculture Intervention in Maharashtra (CAIM)

Maa-Thota

Ramky Foundation acts as an Implementation Agency for the Project. The project is funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra and Sir Ratan Tata Trust. The project envisages enabling rural poor to overcome poverty by developing sustainable means, so as to increase their socio economic status. In order to achieve the goal, the target group from the same socio-economic status form groups like JLGs, SHGs, VDCs.These groups are encouraged to undertake micro enterprises activities (on and off farm), SSI, SMEs that are linked to the market.

 
 

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Watershed Management

Watershed Management

Ramky Foundation was awarded the most prestigious watershed development project in 2010 under a public-private partnership with the Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Integrated Watershed Management. Ramky Foundation is implementing this project in two districts of Madhya Pradesh, i.e. Sagar and Vidhisha in 12,000 hectares. These two projects are worth Rs.14 Crores and would last for six years benefiting over 50,000 people in the local community directly and indirectly.

As part of the Watershed Development Programme we are working on the following areas broadly:

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Fodder development
  • Regeneration of vegetation
  • Fuel wood plantation
  • Income generating activities
  • Horticulture plantation
  • Community Development

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Maa Thota Project

Maa Thota

Ramky Foundation has been working in the Mandal’s of Atmakur, Kothapalli, and Pamulapadu for Tribal Community Development since 2010. The Project is funded by NABARD for the duration of 7 years. The Selected Project area is Kothapalli, Atmakur and Pamulapadu Mandals of Kurnool District A.P, where the majority of the habitants are primitive Tribal’s such as Chenchu, Sugali, and Yanadi & Yerukula. A grant of Rs.3.7 crores is being made by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), towards this. The aim of this seven year project is to enhance the socio-economic status of thousand Scheduled Tribe (ST) families in those areas.

In order to replicate the successful model of the project Maa-Thota (Wadi development) that is been sustaining lives of tribals belongs to 3 Mandals of Kurnool district, AP. Ramky Foundation in collaboration with NABARD proposed the same initiative for the tribals present in the sankrail block of Paschim Medinapur District, West Bengal. Financial Assistance of Rs. 4,39,97,900 for the Implementation of the project Integrated Tribal Development Programme in the block has been sanctioned for a period of 7 Years in the month of Feb,2013. The project aims to enhance the lives through Wadi development of 1000 tribals families (850 families on Horticulture Orchard based Model & 150 landless families on Allied activity).

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Solid Waste Management Project

Solid Waste Management

Ramky Foundation is implementing the "Environmental Effectiveness through Efficient Solid Waste Management" project at Pedakakani, Guntur district. The project was funded by NABARD under the Environmental Promotional Assistance scheme. A total amount of Rs.10 lakhs has been sanctioned by NABARD under the scheme and the Ramky Foundation is contributing another Rs.3 lakhs for the same.

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Awareness Programmes on Municipal Solid Waste Management

Awareness Programmes

Ramky Foundation has been conducting awareness programmes on effective municipal solid waste management in collaboration with Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited and the Municipalities/Municipal Corporations in some of the towns and cities in India. This programme began in May 2010 at New Delhi and has now spread to Aurangabad, Kolhapur and Mumbai in Maharashtra, Bhagalpur and Gaya in Bihar and Guwahati in Assam.

The programmes under these projects consist of:

  • Meeting with stakeholders
  • Training programmes for service providers
  • Street plays
  • Rallies
  • Pamphlet distribution
  • Door-to-Door meetings
  • Competitions and awareness in schools
  • Competitions at housing societies, etc.

The ultimate aim here is to facilitate clean and green towns and cities.

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Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project

Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project

Department of Water Resources Investigation and Development, Government of West Bengal awarded Support Organizations to Ramky Foundation, to work in 4 districts in the implementation of Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project funded by World Bank. Ramky Foundation has been assigned the task as Support Organisation to facilitate enhancing agricultural productivity of small and marginal farmers, organize the beneficiary farmers into Water User Associations (WUA) to resume responsibilities of Management, operation and maintenance of scheme, facilitation & preparation of Scheme Development and management plans, facilitation & implementation of Agriculture Support Services and e-project is Rs. 3 Crores. Ramky Foundation has been facilitating the following activities under capacity building, promoting effective functioning and fostering of Water User Associations.

Project Goals & Objectives:

  • Facilitate community mobilization for formation of WUA
  • Facilitate participation and strengthening of community based institutions for successful implementation and sustainability of the project
  • Foster capacity building for project staff and other relevant functionaries to help increase capability to provide long-term support and monitor the activities of WUAs
  • Assist in expanding farm based livelihood options to increase productivity of existing farm based livelihood practices by building capacity of farmers and fishermen, by bringing convergence in activities of line departments
  • Ramky Foundation has appointed a 5 member team who work closely with the DPU/PMU teams, in terms of the activities to be undertaken and the scope of achieving project tasks.

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Andhra Pradesh Minor Irrigation Tank Management Project

Andhra Pradesh Minor Irrigation Tank Management Project

Ramky Foundation provides consulting services as the Nodal Support Organization for WUA Sustainability Monitoring in the prestigious Andhra Pradesh Community based Tank Management project. As a Nodal Support Organization, it works in Krishna District to enable institutional sustainability of all WUAs through increased collection of water tax, corpus fund and WUA monitoring & management. Ramky Foundation is committed to enhance WUAs capacity towards maintaining sustainable tank management system and fosters participatory approach towards O&M of tanks and water management. It understands the training needs of WUAs, thereby facilitating efficient learning outcomes.

Project Goals & Objectives:

  • To increase availability and efficient usage of water for enhancing crop productivity
  • To facilitate improved tank based livelihood support through integration and adoption of agriculture and allied activities
  • To increase cooperation among various stakeholders in the Tank management value chain thereby building a partnership approach
  • We adopt an institution building approach to enhance the existing capacity of the WUAs through a value-laden professional approach. Ramky Foundation conducts objective assessment of WUAs through field visits thereby proposing appropriate interventions based on desired objectives of the project. SWOT analysis of each WUA and focused interventions are conducted to strategize and capitalize on the strengths of WUAs for their sustainability. We facilitate WUAs in conducting crop water budgeting workshops and promote efficient water use methods. Ramky Foundation acts as knowledge partner with specific focus on agribusiness planning and implementation.

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Rajiv Gandhi Participatory Irrigation and Agriculture Development Programme

Rajiv Gandhi Participatory Irrigation and Agriculture
Development Programme

Water Conservation Department, Government of Maharashtra is implementing a Pilot project “Rajiv Gandhi Participatory Irrigation and Agricultural Development Programme (RGPIADP)” funded through RKVY. This programme is proposed to implement on existing Minor irrigation schemes constructed by Minor irrigation (Local Sector). 19 schemes of 25 have been given to Ramky Foundation in 3 circles of Maharashtra namely Nagpur, Amravati and Aurangabad.

Ramky Foundation has partnered with a local NGO Apeksha Homeo Society in implementing this project. The project implementation started in October 2012. The duration of the project is for 18 months i.e., from September 2012 to Feb 2014.

Project Goals & Objectives:

  • To increase the irrigated area
  • To completely utilize available water
  • To increase the cropping intensity
  • Repair of Headwork and Distribution system
  • Formation and registration of Water Users Association
  • Handing over schemes for operations and maintenance (for an initial period of five years)
  • Capacity Building of WUA as well as beneficiaries

Impact of the Project:

  • Increase in Irrigated area
  • Increased area under indirect irrigation
  • Increase in Agricultural produce, thereby increase in income
  • Improved Living standard of beneficiaries

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Convergence of Agriculture Intervention in Maharashtra (CAIM)

Convergence of Agriculture Intervention in Maharashtra (CAIM)

Ramky Foundation acts as an Implementation Agency for the Project. The project is funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Maharashtra and Sir Ratan Tata Trust. The project envisages enabling rural poor to overcome poverty by developing sustainable means, so as to increase their socio economic status. In order to achieve the goal, the target group from the same socio-economic status form groups like JLGs, SHGs, VDCs.These groups are encouraged to undertake micro enterprises activities (on and off farm), SSI, SMEs that are linked to the market. The overall goal of the Programme is to contribute to the development of resilient production, sustainable and diversified households, on-farm and off-farm livelihoods, allowing households to face production and market risks without falling back into poverty and distress.

Project Goals & Objectives:

  • Improve household incomes from diversified farming and off-farm activities
  • Render farming systems resilient with the introduction of organic and low-input contract farming
  • Facilitate the involvement of farmer groups in primary processing, quality enhancement and marketing
  • Empower women through micro-finance and micro-enterprises and
  • Achieve convergence of government programmes and resources

Project Components:

  • Institutional Capacity Building & Partnerships
  • Market linkages & Sustainable Agriculture and
  • Programme Management