Established in 1988, Prakruti deals with sustainable living, Natural/Organic farming and conservation of water and
energy with a view to reduce consumption of finite natural resources. The objective of Prakruti is to assist in developing an
environmentally viable society based on natural living and sustainable agriculture. Prakruti takes up programmes and campaigns for
promoting farmers to change over to sustainable agriculture and for developing links with consumers for ensuring supply of high
quality chemical free healthy food and fibre to the community.
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Few major contributions of Prakruti are:
Prakruti is registered under Societies Registration Act of 1960 (Regn. No. Bom 620/1988 G.B.B.S./21.11.1988). It is also registered under Public Charities Trust Act of 1950 (Regn. No. F 12998 (Mumbai)/10.2.1989).
- Prakruti has been supporting hundreds of farmers in
mobilizing themselves to change over to sustainable agriculture practices.
- Members of Prakruti have conducted tours to hundreds
of villages across India over the years to address the local issues.
- Public Interest Litigation against the Kerala
Government proposal to establish hydroelectric project in the Silent Valley
National Park, a rain forest in Kerala. Eventually government dropped the
- In 1995, campaign for organic natural cotton
cultivation involving 135 farmers working on 1200 hectares of land turned out
to be the largest organic cotton cultivation in the world.
- In 2005, Prakruti members studied the success of
Kambalwadi village in Kolhapur District of Maharashtra and brought out a
- In 2006, Prakruti members undertook Vidarbha Sadbhavana Yatra to provide solace to the victim families and to
study reasons for continuing farmer suicides in the Vidarbha region. Prakruti report on the findings and recommendations was presented to the Central and State governments.