Rural Development


Changing climatic conditions are impacting the entire globe and specially farmers whose only source of livelihood gets destroyed by the untimely rains or any other climatic conditions which destroys the crop. In last decade approximately 3 lakh farmers have committed suicide in various parts of India, which amounts to 16,469 suicides per year. Activists and scholars have offered a number of conflicting reasons for farmer suicides, such as monsoon failure, high debt burdens, genetically modified crops, government policies, public mental health, personal issues and family problems.

ARK in collaboration with other research organizations is all set to start the “Climate Smart Villages Program” (CSVP) across India. The components of CSVP are Climate Smart Technologies, Climate Information Services, Village Development Plans and Local Knowledge and Institutions. The breakdown of the CSVP activities is given as below.

  • Selecting The Site
  • Working With Communities
  • Conducting The Baseline Survey
  • Prioritizing Interventions
  • Building Capacity
  • Monitoring And Evaluating Progress
  • Disseminating Outcomes