The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Kokan Krishi Vidhyapeeth University (DBSKKV) have joined to bring about agricultural reforms and change patterns of farming in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, considered to be undeveloped and in need of help in its Adivasi farmers of the region. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between ISKCON and DBSKKV today at Govardhan Eco Village (GEV), outside of Mumbai.
“The MoU entails partnership between the two sides for a period of five years where the agriculture knowhow and modern techniques of farming will be provided by DBSKKV to the beneficiaries of farming community in Palghar district, says Braj Hari das from ISKCON.
ISKCON’s GEV has been working with 78 tribal villages in the Palghar district through various interventions including farmer’s empowerment, women empowerment, skill development for tribal youth, rural education, health care, ood distribution, water development for drinking and irrigation. Along with the Bhaktivedanta Hospital, they have set up five primary health care centers in Hamrapur, Ambiste, Zadpoli, Dhuktan and Tarapur areas of Palghar.
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