Ādivāsīs are the indigenous tribes that are one of the minority groups in India. According to the 2011 census, they represent 8.6% of the total population in India. With a history that embraces thousands of years, this community is diversely spread with over 500 distinct tribes across India. These true heirs, the forerunners of India, are now the victims of near extinction just like any other indigenous tribes globally.
With their jungles and resources stolen, their way of life has slowly been leaked out of them. The ādivāsīs are losing the battle of identity even as they try to conform with a “modern” today while their existential angst is often left unheard.
The Ādivāsī project is here to stay and welcome not only a dialogue but to lend shoulders to support this vulnerable community that lacks basic health care facilities, education, and are victims to malnutrition.
All our projects are interconnected and are especially built around the theme of the ādivāsī tribal community. While the other projects are actively involved with providing them with basic healthcare, nutrition, and education, the Ādivāsī project is keenly focused in creating awareness of the rich heritage of the ādivāsīs which is gradually losing ground to the fast paced, instant gratification way of life. It is also aims to protect this indigenous population with great potential that carries immeasurable treasure trove of knowledge. Our mission involves:
- Conducting workshops with ādivāsīs on biodiversity, agrodiverstity, traditional farming, agro-ecology, waterless farming, forestry farming, and scientific importance of the traditional system of nutrition
- Conducting workshops, conferences, and group therapy to highlight the scientific relevance of traditional or ādivāsī farming heritage from a medical and environmental perspective
- Researching and publishing scientific articles to highlight importance of tribal and traditional patrimony primarily through human, and environmental health benefits
Supporting farmers and ādivāsīs in the preservation of the purest ancient traditions by promoting their heritage from the perspective of medicine