Collective action – social rituals

Jasdan, 22 Feb 2017

Saurastra is the area where very high expenses are incurred for social rituals like marriage and death. To increase the awareness about the ill effects of high expenses street play programs were initiated in almost the 17 VAs (Village Institutions) during last month. These VAs are being facilitated and supported by Reliance Foundation. As a result one of the VA, Shantinagar decided to minimize expenses after death in family which will help to family by saving of around ₹ 1-1. 5 lakhs. As it is ages old tradition consistent efforts are required to get it practiced and followed among other villages too. Shantinagar VA has set an example for the other.


Author: B K SINGH

Rural Development Professional, at present working for Reliance Foundation to bridge the developmental gaps between Rural Bharat and Urban India. Expert in Project Management, nurturing professionals to serve for holistic, self-reliant, and sustainable development.

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