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Executive Summary

NARDI FOUNDATION Formed in 2019, 20 as a Non-Governmental Organization by Mr. Pavan Singh (Company
Secretary) and Mrs. Jyoti Gupta,, always had social transformation as its objective, keeping extensive
involvement, collective effort and broad participation in the core of its functions. Young professionals from diverse
background and across Industries segment comes together and constitute constitute this unique platform “NARDI
FOUNDATION” as specialist rural communication organization, with focus on all round development of Rural
India, social communication & village outreach through campaigns in not only hard ard to reach areas but as well as
URBAN pockets in urban geographies.

NARDI FOUNDATION, New Delhi as the premier organization facilitating agriculture developments in the country,
has taken the lead to assist state government in organizing farmers inter inter-state
state exposure tour and training
programs under ATMA, MIDH and other relevant schemes which are implementing by state for the benefits of
farmers at large. The objectives of the training and study programs is to get farmers exposure and learning to the
latest Agriculture, Horticulture and Farm ma management
nagement practices, Technology Employment, Market Chain, Value
addition activities, Integrated Farming System and Resource Management etc. so that they could apply the same in
proposed study tours includes visits to
their Farms for better productivity, quality and Resource Management. The proposed
various sites of Agriculture and Horticulture advancements, including farms, institutions, markets, interaction with
FPO’s, research agro processing centre’s. We have fully professional Team who have excellent skill set and an
intelligence with knowledge base of Agriculture and Horticulture sector.

Their quest, knowledge and passion led them to meet people who were looking for responsibilities and
their respective communities.
opportunities & had a deep desire to do different things to contribute towards their

Major rural development programmes of the NARDI FOUNDATION agricultural programmes, health programmes,
human resource development programmes, community development and industrial and trade programmes.
beneficiaries, workers of NARDI FOUNDATION and workers of other
Majority of the beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries,
development agencies considered rural development works of the NARDI FOUNDATION as effective for rural
NARDI FOUNDATION in promoting
development. The objectives of the study are firstly, to analyze the role of NARDI
sustainable agriculture. Secondly, to find on what extent NARDI FOUNDATION is promoting awareness

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programmes and upgrading development facilities. For the present study, NARDI FOUNDATION has been selected
vestigation and relevant information was collected by personal visits. NARDI
randomly for detailed investigation
FOUNDATION involved successfully with organic farming system. The overall analysis of the study reveals that
government programmes towards
NARDI FOUNDATION is very prominent in effective implementation of government
sustainable rural development through the third party activities in education, health, agriculture, community
development, energy, environment, and waste, moral upbringing, youth empowerment and poverty alleviation.
FEATURES OF NA
NARDI FOUNDATION

FEATURES OF NARDI FOUNDATION are basically focused towards improving the socio economic conditions of the
people with whom they work. The following are the important characteristics that NARDI FOUNDATION requires
to have in order to be effective:

Voluntary: NARDI FOUNDATION is voluntary organizations and is formed by Mr. Pavan Singh (Company
Secretary) and Mrs. Jyoti Gupta who has their own self interest towards societal development. They are not formed
d so, then it will not be effective in its functions.
out of anybody's compulsion. If formed

Legal Status: NARDI FOUNDATION is is registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under the Section 8
Companies Act. It is also registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) with the ministry
m of Home
Affairs of The Government of India. This enrollment with FCRA is required to be entitled to obtain funds from
abroad. Registered under section 12A and 80G for Tax Exemptions as well as registered under Neeti Aayog.

Independent: NARDI FOUNDATION needs need to be independent in planning and implementation of their programs.
Any other sort of external intervention may not allow the NARDI FOUNDATION to perform tto its fullest capacity.

Flexible: NARDI FOUNDATION is flexible to interventions. It is not


ot bound by redtapism and other bureaucratic
obstacles.

Quicker in decision making: NARDI FOUNDATION takes quick decisions in response to the needs of the society.
The more quickly the decisions are taken, the faster the
th services reach the deprived.

High motivation: The members and the staff are endowed with high motivation and inspiration to work for the
benefit of the target groups.
cause of the people. They strive tirelessly to achieve their purpose for the benefit

Freedom in Work: NARDI FOUNDATION workers enjoy freedom in their field work, in organizing
organiz the community
and carrying
ng out the development schemes.

Catalytic: NARDI FOUNDATION enhances and induces the communities into social action but they do not dilute
and distort themselves in the process of intervention.
interve

People-Centered: NARDI FOUNDATION encourages people’s participation. Organization plan things for the people
and implement the same through the people. Organization make decisions by discussing with voluntary people and
implement a decision that is the most effective towards helping people develop.

Non-profit oriented: NARDI FOUNDATION is not run with intentions of profit. The surplus and gains from
economic projects, if any, are not distributed amongst the members or stakeholders. They are re-used
re for some
other development purposes.

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Mission Statement

To promote agro-ecology
ecology and rural entrepreneurship through capacity development as well improved rural
livelihoods and healthy food systems in the India.

Vision Statement

“To be the leading centre in India, providing Farmer – responsive education & training and services for
development of Agriculture and agro
agro-industry.”

Our Values

 Respect and value for local knowledge and innovations


 Value for the environment and ecosystems
 Professional, effectivee and informed by relevant science
 Creative, flexible and innovative
 Sensitive to gender
 Quality, equality and ethics
 Passion
 We support the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement’s (IFOAM) definition that
organic agriculture is a production
production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies
on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs
that may be harmful to human and environmental health. Organic agric agriculture combines tradition,

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innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good
quality of life for all involved.

 We endorse the IFOAM Principles of Organic Agriculture for Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care.Care
 NARDI FOUNDATION is grounded in inclusive, transparent, and fair group decision making processes.
 Strong, clear and consistent organic standards, certification and enforcement are critically important.
 Transparency and integrity must prevail in all aspects of the organic regulatory system and marketplace.
 An organic marketplace must ensure fair pricing, fair contracts, fair wages and economic viability for
farmers and farm workers.
 treated fairly and have a voice at the
All people involved in a vibrant organic food system deserve to be treated
table.
 Widespread control of organic farm and ranch land by principal farm operators 3 fosters investments in
term land stewardship and improved environmental and economic viability.
long-term
 Fair and competitive organic markets support healthy economies and communities.
 National agricultural policies must support the increase of organic farms, farmers, production, and acreage
in the India to meet the domestic and international demand for organic products.
 Organic farmers have the right to farm without contamination from genetically engineered crops, synthetic
pesticides, and other environmental contaminants.
 Organic agriculture has a crucial role in mitigating climate change; enhancing carbon sequestration;
ltural resilience; building soil health and preventing soil erosion; protecting and conserving
building agricultural
ground and surface water quality; maintaining and enhancing biological and genetic diversity; protecting
farmer and farm worker health and economic sustainability; and providing nutritious, high-quality high
products grown without toxic synthetic chemicals, carcinogens, fossil fuel-derived
fuel fertilizers, endocrine
disruptors or genetically engineered organisms.
 benefits that warrant the fostering of organic agriculture as a
Organic food provides health and nutrition benefits
national priority.

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CORE AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Knowing that the economic share of agriculture to India’s GDP is slowly shrinking, we organize different Kisaan
Melas, Training/CSR Projects, agricultural
agricultural exhibitions and other campaigns to enrich farmers with the latest
irrigation modes and effective
information about superior seeds, safe fertilizers and pesticides, easy irrigation-modes
1. Kisaan Melas
2. Training and Capacity Building
3. Agri and Rural Exhibitions
4. Awareness Workshops
5. Social and Rural Campaigns
6. CSR and Rural focus Projects

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Working States – NARDI FOUNDATION
1 New Delhi
2 Haryana
3 Uttar Pradesh
4 Himachal Pradesh
5 Punjab
6 Jammu & Kashmir
7 Rajasthan
8 Gujarat
9 Madhya Pradesh
10 Chattisgarh
11 Orissa
12 Bihar
13 West Bengal
14 Jharkhand
15 Assam
16 Tripura
17 Maharashtra
18 Tamilnadu
19 Telangana
20 Kerala
21 Uttarakhand
22 Karnataka
23 Andhra Pradesh
24 Manipur
25 Arunachal Pradesh

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Four Pillar Strategies:

Farmers Training and Capacity Building Programs

 Farmers Training under ATMA Government of India


 Farmers training under MIDH
 Farmers training under HTM & SHM
 Tribal Exchange Programs
 Youth Exchange programs
 Training cum exposures visit for Corporate and Agriculture Industries
 Training cum exposures visit for target beneficiaries of different PSUs and Development Institutions
 Training cum exposures visit for Nationalized Banks
 Training for “SOR MITRAS” Solar Friends in rural areas for promoting Green Energy

Rural Events and Activation

 Exhibitions
 Conferences
 Field demo and trading
 Rural media
 College school activation
 Trade fairs

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

 Livelihood Projects
 Agriculture Development Projects
 Rural Technology dissemination Projects
Project
 Promotion of Green Energy
 Social Development Campaigns
 Village Adoption Programs
 Lab-to-Land
Land Campaign for Farmers

Solar and Green Energy

 Solar based rural electrification


 Solar Based Drinking water systems for villages
 Solar lights and units for promoting education in rural
 Solar based water ATM systems
 Green Energy for sustainable agriculture
 Training for “SOR MITRAS” Solar Friends in rural areas for promoting Green Energy

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ROLE OF NARDI FOUNDATION TOWARDS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Women Empowerment has been the primary focus for both government and most NGO’s. Voluntary action
promoted by NARDI FOUNDATION engaged in development play a significant role towards rural development
which is dependent upon the active participation of the volunteers through Non-Government
Government Organizations (NGO).
The various roles of NARDI FOUNDATION towards women empowerment are described below:- below:

 Educating the Rural Women


 Supplementation of Government Efforts
 Efforts Organizing the Rural Women
 Building various us Model and Experiment
 Ensure Women’s Participation in their empowerment
 Mobilizing the optimum Resources
 Promoting Rural Leadership
 Representing the Rural Women
 Promoting Technology in Rural areas
 Providing effective & efficient Training to Rural Women.
 Monitoring and Evaluation.
 Impact assessment.
STRATEGIC AREAS WHERE NARDI FOUNDATION FOCUS IN ORDER TO BRING IN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
self employment of women and their empowerment
NARDI FOUNDATION can play a meaningful role towards self-employment empo in
the following ways:
Training & Skill Development: There is a total 22.27% female work participation in India of which main workers
contributes 16.03% and marginal workers 6.24%. Women constitute 90% of the total marginal workers of the
nation. There are regional variations in work participation rates within the country from 4 percent to 34
percentages.. Women often find employment as casual labour in agriculture and the growing informal sector.
Efforts by NARDI FOUNDATION focus on the empowerment of poor women. Their aim is to train and provide
them with opportunities of self-employment their social and economic status.
employment to improve their
Legal Awareness and Property Rights: In rural India, only 13% of the women enjoy rights of inheritance of land.
In village usually the daughters marry and leave the village and hence no inheritance rights exist. The government
schemes also allot land to male household heads. An adult son gets compensation for displacement but the adult
daughter isn't allowed to enjoy her right to inherit. NARDI FOUNDATION is working towards legal empowerment
of women to generate awareness regarding their legal rights and also help them buy land by extending exte loan
facilities.
Fair Trade: Fair trade is the ideology of cutting down on the middlemen so that the product while reaching the
wise. Fair Trade is about giving poor people power. It is a vigorously developing
buyer is still desirable, price-wise.
business concept. It means paying producers a fair price for their work, helping them gain the skills and knowledge
that they need d to develop their businesses, and challenging ways of trading which keep people poor. NARDI
FOUNDATION often act as facilitators in this process especially while women are willing to take up this process,
NGOs that fight for women empowerment ment support them financially.
Self-Help Groups: Basically self help groups are small groups formed, mostly by women at the village level. The
basic intention of everyone in the NARDI FOUNDATION is to invest in some small business and gain small profits.
The NARDI FOUNDATION that is women centric usually financially fund these people with initial loans with
minimum interest rates for initial investment, which those women can pay back after reaping profits.

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Skill Training: The small scale sector of cottage industry accounts for over 10% of the production in agricultural
and rural based industries in India. Government programs focus on skill improvement, employment generation,
self reliance amongst the people
and transfer of technology, rural industrialization and promotion of self-reliance people. NARDI
FOUNDATION assist in raw material procurement, skill training, marketing, coordination and inter institutional
linkages and render advice to the government on policies concern
concerning to the small-scale
scale sector.
competence of the people manning the delivery of the cooperative support
Capacity Building: The technical competence
services must be enhanced and adopted to the specific requirements of the cooperative societies. Keeping in view
the present state of economic liberalization, immediate necessary measures must be taken by government
institutions, cooperative sector, private sector, NGOs, national and international agencies to sufficiently equip self
self-
employed women with information, knowledge, technology, training and managerial techniques.

Regards,
Pavan Singh – CS
Managing Director
E Mail: cspksingh@gmail.com
Mob: +91 8287527339

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