Lok Awaas Yatra - Eastern Region
The third Regional Yatra - Eastern Region is scheduled to be held between 26th – 30th March 2010 in the eastern regions of India covering Bihar and Orissa. The Yatra would consist of three trails from Bihar, Orissa and Sunderban.The focus in this yatra would be visit to projects on sustainable habitat development, people’s participation, water and sanitation and integrated habitat development models. The trails will conclude in a regional seminar at Patna on 30th March 2010 that will identify key enablers for enhancing the quality of rural habitats in the eastern region. Our key partners for the Yatra are Gram Vikas, Megh Pyne, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Ashraya and Goal.
The first two Yatras covering in the rural areas of the central and western part of India have already been successfully conducted in September 2009 and January 2010 respectively where more than 350 yatris including women – practitioners like masons, artisans, Sarpanches, Self Help Group members, architects, students, district level officers, technical institutes and civil society organisations participated.