"We try to design the developmental programmes with scalable and cost effective manner. We believe in success of the programme with effective involvement of the beneficiary and other stake holders. Sustainability of the programmes are depending on cost sharing and ownership feeling among the stake holders, cash and kind contribution of the beneficiaries and proper post implementation approach.

    -Mr. Ganapati Bhat, Managing Trustee of MANUVIKASA 

    About Us

    MANUVIKASA is an NGO registered in 2003 and working in Uttara Kannada district and part of Haveri District in Karnataka state. This organization has promoted by group of educated youths interested in development sector and engaged in different walks of life. MANUVIKASA is working in the area of education support to the poor, orphan and semi orphan children, conservation of natural resources, water conservation, women empowerment and livelihood development of the poor. 

    MANUVIKASA has developed 2200 small water tanks and farm pond with the support of Deshpande Foundation, UNDP SGP GEF and supported 3500 farmers. These water harvesting structures are harvesting 1100 million liters of water every year. MANUVIKASA has developed more than 10000 small water harvesting pits with the support of TRDC and interested farmers. This organization has also transferring the technology of Sustainable Rice Intensification (SRI) to the farmers to improve the crop yield and covered 1500 farmers. 

    MANUVIKASA is working on bio diversity conservation and protecting Betta Lands (Leafy Forests) Betta lands are forest land which is given to community for collection of bark leaves and Non Timber Forest Produces. MANUVIKASA is protecting and conserving these Betta Land with community participation by implementing proper Betta Management Plan. MANUVIKASA has supplied 40000 saplings to the betta users for plant enrichment with economically valuable and IUCN red listed species. MANUVIKASA is promoting Smoke Less Energy Efficient cook stoves and Bath Stoves.  So far MANUVIKASA has developed 190 stoves with the support of UNDP GEF SGP and Earth Watch New Delhi. 

    MANUVIKASA is supporting poor and orphan children through providing kits and scholarships to ensure their regular attendance in the school. These kits contains learning materials and basic necessary materials including bed spread items, toiletry items, umbrella, shoes and other required items. MANUVIKASA has covered 1600 children as of know. 

    MANUVIKASA has promoted 1200 Self Help Groups and 1250 Joint Liability Groups and covered 19000 families under self help concept of development. we are providing support to these group members on savings, micro insurance, pension and credit. MANUVIKASA is supporting women entrepreneurs and small farmers through credit, marketing and technical support.


    About Us

    MANUVIKASA is an NGO registered in 2003 and working in Uttara Kannada district and part of Haveri District in Karnataka state. This organization has promoted by group of educated youths interested in development sector and engaged in different walks of life. MANUVIKASA is working in the area of education support to the poor, orphan and semi orphan children, conservation of natural resources, water conservation, women empowerment and livelihood development of the poor. 

    MANUVIKASA has developed 2200 small water tanks and farm pond with the support of Deshpande Foundation, UNDP SGP GEF and supported 3500 farmers. These water harvesting structures are harvesting 1100 million liters of water every year. MANUVIKASA has developed more than 10000 small water harvesting pits with the support of TRDC and interested farmers. This organization has also transferring the technology of Sustainable Rice Intensification (SRI) to the farmers to improve the crop yield and covered 1500 farmers. 

    MANUVIKASA is working on bio diversity conservation and protecting Betta Lands (Leafy Forests) Betta lands are forest land which is given to community for collection of bark leaves and Non Timber Forest Produces. MANUVIKASA is protecting and conserving these Betta Land with community participation by implementing proper Betta Management Plan. MANUVIKASA has supplied 40000 saplings to the betta users for plant enrichment with economically valuable and IUCN red listed species. MANUVIKASA is promoting Smoke Less Energy Efficient cook stoves and Bath Stoves.  So far MANUVIKASA has developed 190 stoves with the support of UNDP GEF SGP and Earth Watch New Delhi. 

    MANUVIKASA is supporting poor and orphan children through providing kits and scholarships to ensure their regular attendance in the school. These kits contains learning materials and basic necessary materials including bed spread items, toiletry items, umbrella, shoes and other required items. MANUVIKASA has covered 1600 children as of know. 

    MANUVIKASA has promoted 1200 Self Help Groups and 1250 Joint Liability Groups and covered 19000 families under self help concept of development. we are providing support to these group members on savings, micro insurance, pension and credit. MANUVIKASA is supporting women entrepreneurs and small farmers through credit, marketing and technical support.


    About Us

    MANUVIKASA is an NGO registered in 2003 and working in Uttara Kannada district and part of Haveri District in Karnataka state. This organization has promoted by group of educated youths interested in development sector and engaged in different walks of life. MANUVIKASA is working in the area of education support to the poor, orphan and semi orphan children, conservation of natural resources, water conservation, women empowerment and livelihood development of the poor. 

    MANUVIKASA has developed 2200 small water tanks and farm pond with the support of Deshpande Foundation, UNDP SGP GEF and supported 3500 farmers. These water harvesting structures are harvesting 1100 million liters of water every year. MANUVIKASA has developed more than 10000 small water harvesting pits with the support of TRDC and interested farmers. This organization has also transferring the technology of Sustainable Rice Intensification (SRI) to the farmers to improve the crop yield and covered 1500 farmers. 

    MANUVIKASA is working on bio diversity conservation and protecting Betta Lands (Leafy Forests) Betta lands are forest land which is given to community for collection of bark leaves and Non Timber Forest Produces. MANUVIKASA is protecting and conserving these Betta Land with community participation by implementing proper Betta Management Plan. MANUVIKASA has supplied 40000 saplings to the betta users for plant enrichment with economically valuable and IUCN red listed species. MANUVIKASA is promoting Smoke Less Energy Efficient cook stoves and Bath Stoves.  So far MANUVIKASA has developed 190 stoves with the support of UNDP GEF SGP and Earth Watch New Delhi. 

    MANUVIKASA is supporting poor and orphan children through providing kits and scholarships to ensure their regular attendance in the school. These kits contains learning materials and basic necessary materials including bed spread items, toiletry items, umbrella, shoes and other required items. MANUVIKASA has covered 1600 children as of know. 

    MANUVIKASA has promoted 1200 Self Help Groups and 1250 Joint Liability Groups and covered 19000 families under self help concept of development. we are providing support to these group members on savings, micro insurance, pension and credit. MANUVIKASA is supporting women entrepreneurs and small farmers through credit, marketing and technical support.


    Legal Name of the organizationMANUVIKASA
    Year of organization creation2002
    Year of organization registration2003
    Type of registrationTrust
    Registration details171/03-04
    Date: 16.04.2003
    Jurisdiction of the organizationAll India
    Section 12(A)F. No. 118/612/CIT-HBL/2005-06
    Permanent Account No (Pan)AABTM4625L
    Section 80GF. No. 118/612/AABTM4625L/CIT-HBL 2009-10
    Credibility Alliancemembership No000964KA11
    Guide star India membership No983
    FCRA registration number94600075
    National Planning commission VO/NGO unique IDKA/2009/0009800
    Details of AuditorsUDAYA SHETTY& CO.
    Chartered Accountants
    Branch: II Floor
    Dr. Shivaswami Building
    Devikere, SIRSI
    Sirsi (N.K.) 581 401

    · Any donation to MANUVIKASA is Tax exempted under 80G of Income Tax Act 
    · You can make donation to MANUVIKASA through Give India. Please visit here













    Approach

    APPROACHES ADOPTED:

    1. Community Centered Development. 

    2. Research Based Planing, Monitoring and Implementation. 

    3. Bottom up Approach in Planing and Implementation. 

    4. Need Based Program and Implementation. 

    5. Transfer Science and Technology to Rural Areas. 

    6. Social for indigenous Knowledge. 

    7. Farmers to Farmers Training and Adoption. 

    8. Development of Sustainable and Scalable Projects. 

    9 .Focus on Vulnerable and Weaker Section. 

    10. Development of Strengthening of Community Based Organization.


    OUR OBJECTIVES:

     To undertake the preservation of natural resources mainly land and water vegetation to sustain life on this planet by maintaining an ecosystem and preventing exploitation of these resources by some section of the society and ensuring equitable distribution to meet the basic need of especially the poor. 

     Care and service for the educational, economic, cultural needs, welfare and well being of all the persons residing in India, irrespective of cast, creed, race, sex, language or religion. More specifically downtrodden, economically backward rural folk living below the poverty line in particular with prejudice.


    CORE VALUES: 

    1. Service beyond Self. 

    2. Accountability 

    3. Respect for Human Beings and values. 

    4. Truth Fullness 

    5. Maintain a Vision 

    6. Transparency 

    7. Responsibility 

    8. Non profit Integrity 

    9. Co-operation beyond boarders 

    10.Comprehensive View point 

    11. Public Mindedness 

    12. Voluntarism

    Mission

    To create and sustain a social order among the marginalized and deprived members of the rural community regardless of caste, class, creed and gender with special emphasis on women and children, enabling them through various programmes and activities ensuring sustainable livelihood, distribution of natural resources without discrimination.

    Vision

    Development of sustainable livelihood, improve education, enriched environment and development of good human values.

    Our Amazing Team

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    Ganapati Bhat

    Founder and Managing Trustee

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    Shilpa Pai

    Board Member

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    P.R. Bhat

    Board member

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    Nagaraj Hegde

    Board Member

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    Keshav Murthy

    Board Member

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    Geeta Patil

    Board Member

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    Pro B K Kemparaju

    Board Member

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    Mahantesh Devate

    Staff

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    Vivek Hegde

    Staff

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    Shubha Pai

    Staff

    OUR MENTORS & ADVISORS

    Mr. Naveen Jha, CEO Deshpande Foundation 
    Dr. Neelam Maheswari, Grant Director, Deshpande Foundation 
    Mr. S. L. Yogesh, DDM NABARD Uttara Kannada
    OUR STAFF

    NameDesignationQualificationExperience
    1Ganapati BhatManaging TrusteeMaster in Social Science16 Years
    2Manjunath G HegdeTaluk CoordinatorBA9 Years
    3Chinnappa P LamaniDistrict CoordinatorBA. CP Ed12 Years
    4Shuba S PaiAccounts & Administrative OfficerBSc5 Years
    5Manjunath B PatgarTaluk CoordinatorBA7 Years
    6Virupax AnasalTaluq CoordinatorBA5 Years
    7Mahantesh DevatiField cum Accounts SupervisorM. Com4 years
    8Bhavya HegdeOffice cum Accounts assistantM.Com3 years
    9Ramesh S. TavareTaluk CoordinatorBA4 years
    10Ganapati YaliwalaTaluk CoordinatorBA6 years
    11Siddharaj GastiTaluk CoordinatorBA13 Years
    12Nagesh RathodField CoordinatorMSW3 year
    13Vikas NaikField CoordinatorBA4 Years
    14Taramati S MField CoordinatorBA5 Years
    15Basavaraj RadderField CoordinatorPUC 2ndyear6 Years
    16Bharati RaoTaluk CoordinatorPUC 2ndYear4 Years
    17Amit SolyekarField CoordinatorB A3 Year
    18Rajesh GoudaField CoordinatorMSW1 year
    19Basappa UgginakeriField CoordinatorSSLC2 years
    20Vinay NaikCEO/ CooperativeB Com2 years
    21Nishant G VCEO/ FPODiploma2 years
    22Vivek HegdeProject Manager/ CooperativeB E in Computer Science7 years
    23Sangeeta VengurlekarOffice cum Accounts assistant/ CooperativeB Com1 year
    24Manohari SontakkiField CoordinatorB A4 years
    25Poornima AnvekarField CoordinatorB A5 years
    26Manjula BhajantriField CoordinatorB A2 year
    27Santosh NaikField CoordinatorB A2 year
    28Shalini ShedgeriField CoordinatorPUC 2ndYear2 year
    29Harsha KabburField CoordinatorDiploma2 years
    30Anand GoudaField CoordinatorBA1 year
    31Nagaraj NaikField CoordinatorD Ed2 years
    32Ganapati GoudaField CoordinatorB A4 years
    33Shreya NayakOffice/Accounts AssistantB Com1 month
    34Pavitra BalkurOffice cum Accounts Assistant/ CoopertiveB Com1 month
    35Krishna PatgarField CoordinatorBA1 year
    36Shridhar GoudaField CoordinatorB A1 year
    37Mahabaleshwar GoudaField CoordinatorBA (LLB)1 year
    38Raghavendra BhatField CoordinatorBA1 year
    39Ganesh NaikProject Coordinator/ CooperativeBA2 years
    40Subray BhatField CoordinatorPUC5 years
    41D G BhatAdviser/ CooperativeB Com20 years
    42Ravi Rama PoojariField Coordinator/ FPOB Com1 year
    43Uday R SField CoordinatorBA1 year

    Certificates

    • Registration Certificate
    • 12A Certificate
    • 80G Certificate
    • FCRA Certificate

    WHERE WE WORK




    The organization is working in semi arid rural zones of Haveri district. It is the tropical region. The tanks in the district are silted and hence source of water for drinking and agriculture purpose is very less. Prime source of income here is agriculture only, which was also bitterly beaten. In such situation, when food and drinking water availability was totally absent, education became second priority for the Public. This was challenging for the work of MANUVIKASA. Main crops here are Jowar, Ragi, which demand less water. Even these crops were suffered from lack of water. There are very poor water sources in the district due to lack of channels & rivers, which are potentials of increasing ground water level. Due to this condition, people get migrated to various other places in search of food security and drinking water. Even in this 21st century child marriage, child labour, child trafficking etc. social evils have found their own place in the life style of people in Haveri district. 

    Uttara Kannada is a special district among other districts of Karnataka. The area here consists of coastal area, hilly region and plateau. This is a district with a forest cover of over 81 percent. As such, the district of Uttara Kannada has least density of population in the state, because a large area of land is classified as forests. The district can be divided into four eco zones i.e., the coastal, the crest line of Western Ghats, the high land area and the eastern plateau. The species of plants, soil varieties, flora and fauna are diversified from one place to other. The public is depended on agriculture, fishery and collection of forest products. Now many species of wild plants are under endangered situation. Due to the strict implementation of forest laws, the people who collect forest products are finding very difficult for their livelihood.

    Our Programs

    MORE ABOUT OUR WORK

     Learn about Pragatimitra North Kanara Farmers Producer Company- HERE
    Learn about Pragatimitra Souharda Sahakari Niyamita, Siddapura- HERE
    Learn about SRI Paddy Cultivation- HERE
    Read about Sandbox's publication on Manuvikasa's work- HERE
    Flagpost's Article on Manuvikasa's work- HERE

    CASE STUDIES
    1. Read the case study on Shakilabai- HERE
    2. Read the case study on Parvati Hegde- HERE
    3. Read the case study on Vandana Naik- HERE

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     BETTA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 


    Conservation of rare endangered and threatened species in fast degrading Betta Land through protection of species, plant enrichment and wetland creation in Siddapur Taluq of North Kanara District, Karnataka, India. The Western Ghats are recognized as one of the twelve mega-biodiversity places of the world. The Western Ghats forest lands are of national and global importance for ecological balance, bio diversity and the supply of natural resources. In the district Utttara Kannada, Karnataka, local communities living in the forest lands (Betta Lands) utilize these natural resources for many centuries. Forest lands degrading, plant and animal species are threatened and the livelihood since few years’ potential for the communities is declining due to over use. 

    The Betta Lands cover 40,000 Ha in the Uttara Kannada district and is situated in the heart of the Western Ghats and the northern part of Malanad Kodagu corridor. Due to unsustainable use and management, nowadays more than 70% of the Betta Land is degraded and converted into grass land instead of being covered with useful trees. Also several wild fruit plants, wild animals and IUCN red list species are disappearing from the Betta Land.

    The Betta Land forests are legally owned by the Forest Department but are handed over to local communities for collection of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP`s). Also the local communities use this land for horticulture and grazing of farm animals. 

    MANUVIKASA aims in this pilot project to collaborate with the Forest Department and the local communities to protect and restore the forests of the Betta Lands. Indigenous knowledge, technical solutions and scientific research will be used to develop a sustainable management plan, based on community based forest conservation. The project will be set up as a case study of the Siddapur Taluq, consisting of 4,000 Ha Betta Land. 

    MANUVIKASA is an NGO working with rural communities in Karnataka, India. It focuses on livelihood development, promotion of education, health support, Protection of human rights and conservation of natural resources. MANUVIKASA`s work is irrespective of caste, creed, race, sex, language or religion. The organization puts specific effort in the well being of downtrodden rural communities living in extreme poverty. 

    MANUVIKASA co-operates with different stakeholders in communities, governments, research institutions and NGO`s to set up a collaboration on the sustainable management of the Betta Land. This collaboration is essential for the protection and restoration of Betta Land and the preservation of its particular biodiversity. Also a business model will be developed for community based conservation of the Betta Land. MANUVIKASA has set up this project (from July 2013 until July 2015) to realize these goals. Financial support has been granted by UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAME (UNDP) small grant programme and Centre for Environment Education (CEE)

    What do we want to achieve? 
    In this project, MANUVIKASA focuses both on improving the ecological and economic conditions of the Betta Land. The objectives of this project will contribute to the government`s goals to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and protect the environment. The objectives are: 
    - Study, assess and evaluate the degradation of Betta Land and develop a sustainable management plan. 
    - Collaboration with forest department and government programs focused on forest conservation and restoration. 
    - Lobby and use of media to create more political awareness concerning protecting the Betta Land. 
    - Stimulate enforcement of legislation for protecting the Betta Land. 
    - Development of sustainable business model for local communities that also can be used in other areas. 
    - Conservation of rare, endangered and threatened IUCN species in Betta Land. 
    - Planting and sustainable management of NTFP, foliage and fodder species and medicinal plants. 
    - Development of water harvesting structure for soil and water conservation. 
    - Regenerate Betta Land through plant enrichment, control soil erosion and rain water harvesting. 
    - Capacity building of communities for preserving biodiversity, improve food security and economic development. 
    - Women empowerment through supporting Self Help Groups (SHG’s). 
    - Promotion of energy efficient Choolas (Closed stoves) for more efficient use of fire wood.

    Which Products and Results do we want to realize? 
    Specific, measurable and achievable products and results have to be set to achieve the objectives. MANUVIKASA organizes and conducts activities and monitors the progress of the products and results accurately. The products, results and activities are: Protection of rare, endangered and threatened IUCN species (e.g. Hopea ponga(IUCN Endangered 1998), Hydnocarpus macrocarpa (IUCN Vulnerable 1998), Pterocarpus marsupium (IUCN vulnerable 2006), Pterospermum reticulatum (IUCN Vulnerable 1998), Myristica malabarica (IUCN Endangered 2010), Santalum album (IUCN Vulnerable 1998), Vateria indica (IUCN Critically Endangered 1998) and Saraca asoca (IUCN Vulnerable 1998). 
    - Restoring of degraded Betta Land of 4,000 Ha with involvement of Betta users in 100 Villages. 
    - Counseling and use of best practices to motivate local communities to co-operate. 
    - Effective collaboration between communities and government departments in 21 core villages and 225 small villages. 
    - Promotion of 150 water harvesting structures (e.g. wetlands, water springs, small water tanks) and improvement of ground water level. Total of 75 water harvesting structures will be developed within the project. The other 75 will be developed through support of Deshpande Foundation. 
    - Enrichment of 10,000 NTFP and fruit bearing trees. Nursery raising techniques will be developed and the raising will be done through interested farmers and SHGs. Promotion of live fencing around areca nut plantations to grow foliage species. 
    - Promotion of sustainable horticulture methods like proper composting and effective fertilizing. 
    - Promotion of 50 smokeless, energy efficient Choolas. Choolas are up to 60% more efficient in use of fire wood. 
    - Developing information booklets on sustainable management of Betta Land for Grama Panchayths and field level forest officials. 
    - Capacity building by education and training for 200 Betta land users.


    Which benefits can be delivered? 
    The project intends to deliver a broad scale of benefits in ecological, economic and socio-cultural perspective. The benefits are based on different ecosystem services that can be derived from the Betta Land.

    Do you or your company want to help us preserve the Betta Land and sponsor this project? Or are you or your company interested in an activity or product of the project? Or do you have a remark or question about the project? GET IN TOUCH WITH US.



     WITH OUR SUPPORTER DR. DESH DESHPANDE 


    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     Developed 2130 small water harvesting units or farm ponds and harvesting 840 Million litre of water every year. 
     Provided irrigation facilities to 2600 Hectares of farm land and helped 2550 farmers. Farmers are getting second crop through this irrigation. 
     More than 250 Hectares of horticulture crop benefitted through farm ponds 
     Covered 800 acres of land under System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method. Farmers are getting 30% extra crop production through this effort. 
     Total 1000 Self Help Groups (SHGs) and 1200 Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) are promoted and extended 40 Crores of micro finance to 10000 families for income generation activities. 
     Provided learning materials, basic necessity materials and scholarships to the 1500 poor and orphan children to continue education in the working area. 
     Provided micro insurance for the low income groups covering 2000 families. 
     Developed 150 energy efficient smokeless choolas (Boiling water stoves) 
     Promoted Pragatimitra Farmers Producers Company and Helping 500 needy farmers in the area of input supply, aggregation, processing and marketing
    MANUVIKASA provides opportunities to the professionals, employees of the companies and interested persons in community development and environment conservation to work as volunteers. Numbers of foreign volunteers were engaged in our activities as volunteers. Volunteers can engage in office administration, teaching, planting, water conservation, FPO activities and any other activities interested by them. Volunteers can start campaign thorough online and raise funds to the MANUVIKASA. Volunteers can also involve in bringing publication about the organization activities and best practices.
    WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY

    Clara von Glasow From Hennef, Germany

    "During my six months of volunteer work with MANUVIKASA I have became familiar with many of its programs. What I would like to point out about their work is the visible impact it has on under privilege farmers, children and women in the area. Also I experienced a huge amount of team work between the staff members as well as passion and strong commitment to spreading livelihood and education. I take this opportunity to thank all the staff members and especially Mr. Ganapati Bhat for support and feed back during my tenure with them all the best for their future and I am certain that the world becomes better place through their work."

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Mangesh Mahalaxmi Building, Behind Rayarapeth Anjaneya Temple

    Vijay Nagar, Sirsi, Karnataka, India

    581401


    For general enquiries

    manuvikasa@gmail.com

    +91 - 9845982552