One fact that cannot be ignored even today is the percentage of population living in the remotest part of India. The figure says it’s about 70% and by no means it’s less. This part of India has countless problems including poor wages, dependence on agriculture, malnutrition, poor standard of living and lack of access to quality education and healthcare facilities. Rural empowerment is a thing that needs upliftment from all sections of the society as that would lead to a strong India. Govardhan Ecovillage supports rural empowerment to the fullest as well help villagers address the issues they face in their day to day lives. We as a sustainable farming community work together and channel funds for the overall development of the areas around our ashram.
What are the Challenges?
The development in rural areas is highly limited and the local community often have little access to the schemes laid down by the government. This hinders their growth and keeps them backward and, in this situation, individual interests often take preference over community interests.
What does Govardhan Ecovillage do?
Govardhan Ecovillage is not just a Wellness Retreat Ashram but a community supporting sustainable living through adopting measures that adheres to the principle of eco-living. Being a Non-Governmental Organization working for the people of the nearby villages, Govardhan Ecovillage helps villages focus on the needs and privileges of the poor and relegated sections of the community.
An award-winning retreat, Govardhan Ecovillage strives to provide the best living for the unaddressed section of the society. Being a non-profit organization, we are committed to pass on the benefits to the people living in and around our ashram. The proceeds that we get from running the ashram is primarily dedicated towards the upliftment of the villages surrounding our ashram.
Being an ecofriendly ashram, we promote sustainable living for all and it includes educating the people here. At Govardhan Ecovillage, you experience the mix of Vedic as well as modern life. We entrust the villagers with all the responsibilities that let’s them lead a life full of vision. We have helped develop the nearby villages around the ashram by providing them basic infrastructure, education, basic amenities, etc. and have raised funds from the proceeds that we get from our ashram.
Govardhan Ecovillage in true sense is not only a firm supporter of sustainable living but also supports rural empowerment to its fullest capacity. Since our inception we have stressed importance on taking people along with us in our vision to achieve a sustainable living along with their empowerment.