The Centre for People’s Collective (CPC)

Ongoing Project

Vidarbha Pashupalak Vaan Haak Adikar Abhiyan

  1. Submission of FRA Claims of 40 pastoral villages with SDLC over a period of 2.5 years
  2. Forming of CFR Committees and involving the strengthening process.
  3. Conducting Mapping and other survey.

The Habitat Trust

  1. To create a community-led grassland conservation movement in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra through Biodiversity Management Committees in three villages of Wardha District
  2. To create prospects of scientific documentation of fora and fauna of this region.
  3. To build a well-informed community for the protection of grassland and its eco-system.

Universal Medical and Educational Trust- UMET

  1. Establishment of a farm field school with linkages in 40 villages.
  2. Scoping study with the help of experts
  3. Establishing contacts in forty villages and tapping field resource persons
  4. Setting up an experimental kitchen garden on the farm and its adoption by at least 100 women farmers, as trust-building measure to kickstart an institutional partnership for transforming the livelihood scenario in the region comprising 40 villages.
  5. Submit a working plan for sustainable livelihood and agro-allied initiative for community people with farmland as a field school.
  6. By the end of the year CPC will deliver a comprehensive roadmap document- with regard to farmland development, its conversion into a field school, and a knowledge centre for Agri -allied activities in selected villages

Grant for Green grant Fund- GGF

    1. Formation and Training of Pastoralists’ Association/Collective
      1. Mobilisation of pastoralists into an people’s collective such as Breeders’ Association
      2. Training and handholding of members in accessing grazing privileges and managing grasslands and other grazing resources for fodder security, adopting best practices for conserving indigenous breeds, managing veterinary needs of livestock and building market linkages for livestock products
      3. Organisation of exposure visits for Association/Collective members for learning best practices from agri-allied enterprises and organisations working on dairy development, fodder development and grassland and grazing projects
    2. Building a cadre of para-veterinarians for improved delivery of livestock vaccination and healthcare advisory
      1. Identification and training of para-vets for administration of vaccines and traditional medicines to small and large ruminants in Vidarbha
      2. Capacity building of para-vets and programme personnel for collaboratively monitoring vaccine distribution and liasoning with relevant departments for timely supply of vaccines; organising exposure visits for para-vets to CBOs and government line departments
    3. Identification and training of women from underprivileged communities and pastoral groups for enterprise development
Identification and training of women with basic entrepreneurial abilities for establishing small and medium enterprises; organising exposure visits to established enterprises as part of the trainings

MKCL – FRFC (Forest Rights Facilitation Centre)

The idea of constituting such a facilitation centre is rooted in the long-felt need that would unlock the potential of this sector to the growth and empowerment of communities while also supporting the government with policy and research. This will also help the communities in efficiently accessing the local and distant markets for their minor forest produce, reducing if not eliminating the overpowering role of the many intermediaries in the process.

  1. Continuous communication and interaction on implementation of Forest Rights Acts between and within the communities and individuals.
  2. Execution for convergence and design of schematic investment and interventions by private and public sectors to maximize the resources and help augment the incomes and livelihood resources for Forest Dwellers.
  3. Creation of easy access to information and knowledge on a regular basis with relevant solutions for queries with advisory services.
  4. Formation of validated advisories for communities on Forest Rights and Resource Management to improve productivity and ensure sustainability.


  1. Apart from this broader objective, the more tangible and quantifiable outcomes of this project to set up the Facilitation Centre would be.
  2. Create a comprehensive instrument for conducting base line socio-economic, cultural, and biodiversity surveys in the Gram Sabhas that demand a list of services from the FC.
  3. To create and train a team of 25 Community Resource Persons (CRPs).
  4. Create standardized templates of different forms, letters, submissions, and documents that are needed to fulfil the government and internal procedures.