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Lok Awaas Yatra - Western Region

by amar last modified 2010-03-29 18:06

The second in the series of Regional Yatras is the Western Region Yatra scheduled between 17-21 January 2010 covering Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat and Western Rajasthan. It will conclude in a Regional Seminar at Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), in Ahmedabad that will identify key enablers for enhancing the quality of rural habitats in the Western Region.

The key highlights of the Western Region Yatra are post-disaster reconstruction using alternate technologies both in Gujarat (earthquake) and Rajasthan (floods). An interesting feature would be the dovetailing of traditional indigenous technologies in Kutch and Rajasthan with the alternate technologies to arrive at habitat construction solutions that are locally viable, acceptable and sustainable. The integration of technology development, application as well as delivery through community based processes is also expected to provide some interesting insights to the participants. The Regional Partners for the Western Yatra are: Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Unnati and CEPT.


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