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12 Amrita SeRVe adopted villages are verified ODF

8 October 2017, Amritapuri President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented village leaders with certificates verifying their respective villages as Open Defecation Free by Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. An ODF (Open Defecation Free) village is one wherein all households have access to a toilet and no human waste or sewage pollutes the village surroundings. The […]

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Nature Care Village Resource

Organic farming of rice, harvest more than once

Farmers in the village of Sadivayil in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu live in a rain fed area, and have cultivated just one crop a year for many years now. This year, with the support of AmritaSeRVe volunteers, things are different. AmritaSeRVe decided to focus on organising the farmers to work collaboratively and to […]

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101 Village adoption

Scientific and Industrial Research will bring better economic returns to AmritaServe farmers

13 December 2016, Amritapuri The Director of CSIR-CIMAP was in Amritapuri to sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Amrita SeRVe project of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The MoU was signed in Amma’s presence by Dr. Anil Tripathi, the Director and Swami Jnanamritananda Puri. Farmers in the Amrita SeRVe villages will now receive guidance from […]

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Village Resource

Girls from tribal colony help their community as health workers

In the rural district of Attappadi, Kerala, MAM are training young women in poverty as health workers. Many of the girls are orphans, or were previously unable to complete their education due to poverty. Each of them is given six months’ training and a stipend, after which they are hired to work out at tribal hospitals […]

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101 Village adoption

Amrita SeRVe weaves another tale of success in Valaramkunnu

The tribal hamlet of Valaramkunnu is unknown to many. The settlement, located 22 km from Mananthavady, is home for 75 families with a total population of 300, all belonging to Paniya, Kattunayakan and Kurichiya communities. For decades, they had been living without electricity, pipe water and medication. Above all, the women folk had to fend […]

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101 Village adoption University Village Resource

Amrita University illuminating rural India via renewable resources

Last September, in her birthday address, Amma pointed out that India is suffering from a split personality–success when it comes to technological advancement and failure in terms of poverty, illiteracy, health sanitation and crimes against women. “A split personality is never a sign of sound health,” Amma said. “If we want to see India become […]

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Around Amma 2015 Community Out Reach Europe 2015

It is the message of peace, equality and unity

October 6-8, Barcelona, Spain – Europe Yatra 2015 On all the three days huge crowds lined up around the block for their chance to meet Amma. Many were coming to meet Amma for the first time but others, like the Mayor, the Honorable Josep Mayoral, have been coming yearly to welcome Amma. Granollers, Spain, has […]

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101 Village adoption

Amrita Water Distribution System: Water Management in Rural India

Oct 2015Under our Amrita SeRVe initiative–101 village adoption program–the people of the villages of Harirampur of Rajasthan; Guptapada, Odisha; and Komalikudi of Kerala are now able to receive water through an underground pipeline system in front of their houses. In all these villages, pipelines were laid, overhead water tanks were built, pump sets were installed, […]

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Around Amma 2015 Free Marriages

Free marriages at Amritavarsham

27 Sep 2015 Amritapuri – Amritavarsham 62 , Amma’s Birthday Celebrations Each year on Amma’s birthday, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math helps couples having financial difficulty to have a traditional Indian wedding by providing all the requisite clothing, gold jewellery and feast, etc. Sri. Ashok Singhalji, former president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and Sri. Vellapalli […]

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Around Amma 2015 Birthday Free Housing

130 houses and 2 intermediate colleges

27 Sep 2015 Amritapuri – Amritavarsham 62 , Amma’s Birthday Celebrations Over the past two decades, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math has built more than 45,000 homes for the homeless in more than 75 locations throughout India. Today, the Math extended this program by presenting keys to 130 homes and two inter-colleges in various locations throughout […]