Green Haat is a platform for SGP partners to interact with potential buyers and various stakeholders. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Porgramme, Small Grants Programme and the Centre for Environment Education, Green Haat promotes an intrinsic link between the people, biodiversity, and their livelihoods. It strengthens the bond between biodiversity and local communities who directly depend on nature and nature’s products for their livelihoods. It believes that biodiversity can only be conserved if the communities utilize the local resources available to them in a sustainable manner.
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The NGO Lotus works for the preservation of the numerous varieties of paddy which are native to Assam. Through their intervention, they received a G.I. Tag for a native variety named “Boka Chaul”. Their work led to the preservation, conservation and retail of the numerous varieties of paddy across Assam.
With an aim to empower work towards the women of the marginalized hill communities, Jagriti helped in training and setting up of different way of earning livelihood in a sustainable manner. Through their intervention, they market their products under the tag of Mountain Bounties and have successfully marketed their products through an online platform in India and abroad. http://www.jagritikullu.org/
Friends of Vrindavan and Food for Life Vrindavan deal with solid waste management in the city of Vrindavan and its 12 neighboring towns of Western Uttar Pradesh. With the help of SGP intervention, they set up paper and cloth recycling units which collected waste generated from different schools, markets places and institutions. http://www.firendsofvrindavan.com/ http://www.fflv.org/
With paper waste being one of its major targets, Action in Community and Training recycles and sells products such as notepads, pencil cases etc. http://act-ngo.org/
Using Lac (Lacquer) as the main ingredient, Bioved Research Institution of Agriculture and Technology makes items that are useful in day to day life. It helped in the successful creation of not only industrial products such as paint, varnish, perfumery etc but also in products such as hats, bangle, sealing wax etc. http://bioved.co.in/
Through its intervention, Sujagriti helped in the preservation and conservation of indigenous medicinal plants especially Guggal (Commiphora wightii). It created a market for the plant and its by-products thus guaranteeing employment to the local tribal population. http://www.sujagriti.org/
Dhritti attempts to curb the issue of unemployment in Assam, by helping village youths set up small green business through community managed enterprises. They’ve innovatively created an industry out of waste material, which creates opportunities for many youth, especially women. https://dhriiti.com/
Sarthak has taken initiative in collaboration with the Bhopal Municipal Corporation to reduce the disposal of harmful plastics in the environment. By empowering Sarthak Karmis (SK) they were able to recycle plastic waste in Madhya Pradesh.
Based in Uttarakhand, GAURAS works towards the protection of land in areas prone to landslides and to stop soil erosion with the help of Rambans (Agave) plantations. Through SGP interventions, GAURAS has successfully helped in skill development, waste management, entrepreneurship capacity development training among villagers and provide technical information about market linkages.