Issues we are focusing can be expressed by the acronym

WEALTH

  • Water, Waste/Sanitation
  • Education,Energy,Environment
  • Agriculture,Attitude,Administration
  • Livelihoods,Leadership
  • Technology,Trade,Transportation
  • Healthcare,Housing,Harmony

Water Projects

Our members have undertaken several projects in water harvesting, check dams, drinking water. etc.

  • Water and Sanitation Project In Duppada Village near Vizayanagram, Serving a community of 400 untoucahables. Built 2 Blocks of consisting of ten each for male and female bathrooms and latrines. Also installed a RO plant for drinking water . The RO plant has extra capacity so that they can sale water and get some revenues to support this project and other activities. Total Cost: $45,000. Funded by community contributions and matching grants by Naperville Rotary Club and Rotary International. Dr. Prakasam Tata, president, Bhartheeya Theertha, Naperville, IL
  • Institute of Rural Research and Development (www.irrad.org) has many check dams in the villages of Haryana to improve water supply and quality. They have received National Water awards for it from GOI.
  • Our members did a study of Vapi Industrial area Waste Water Treatment plant and made major recommendations for its improvements Team: Porus Dadabhoy, Usman Baki, Prakasam Tata
  • Earlier this January a water expert from IRRAD visited Soda Village to survey the water bodies and recommended solutions tto the young Panchayat head, to improve water quality, following our International Conference in Jaipur on Janaury 11-12, 2012.
  • Our members supported Water Pressures film project by Dr. Ann Feldman, president of Artistic Circles, Winnetka, IL in 2010-11. This project took the team to Rajasthan, where they filmed the water access issues. Students from NorthWestern University participated in the project.
  • Organized several Water Forums on World Water Day
  • Organized a 2-day Water Summit in Chicago in 2006
  • Filmed Amritam Jalam documentary based on the water bodies revival campaign in Rajasthan by the local Newspaper Rajasthan Patrika in the Summer of 2005.
  • Another member Ram krishnan, president of Akash Ganga, St. Paul Minnesota, Implemented Several Rain Water Harvesting Projects in India starting with IIT Madras.
  • Visited Jal Bhagirathi NGO in Jodhpur in 2011 to learn about them and find ways to collaborate with them.
  • Our members worked with Arghyam, Bangalore to help create India Water Portal.

"Let new India arise-let her arise out of the peasants' cottage, grasping the plough; out of the huts of fisherman,the cobbler, and the sweeper. Let her spring from the grocer's shop,from the oven of the fritter-seller." - Swami Vivekananda

IDCA News

  • The 5th South India Conference February 8-9 Hyderabad/Bengaluru More information coming soon
  • The 15th International Conference January 18-19, 2019, New Delhi/Gurugram
  • Presentations from the 7th North India conference and the 4th South India conference posted on website. Click here
  • Here is a collection of photos of our activities on the field and past conferences. Click here to view
  • Check out latest updates on 'Adopt A Village' initiative Click here