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Ngo's: non government institutions

There are several Non government Organizations in Tiptur.

BAIF Institute for Rural Development

BAIF Institute for Rural Development-Karnataka (BIRD-K) is a voluntary organisation involved in Rural Development. It is a society registered under the Karnataka Society Registration Act, 1960.

In 1946, Mahatma Gandhi established a nature cure centre (the present Nisargopachar ashram) in Urulikanchan, a small village near Pune. He entrusted the responsibility of working for the up-liftment of the surrounding villages to his trusted disciple Manibhai Desai, the ashram being its centre. During his long association with the rural people, Manibhaiji studied their problems and designed suitable programmes to tackle the complex problems of unemployment, under employment, community health, hygiene, sanitation and other social evils. The rich experience motivated Manibhai to expand the rural development programme beyond Urulikanchan.

Consequently, BAIF group of rural development organisations was born. BAIF (Bharatheeya Agro-Industuries Foundation), the mother unit was registered on 24 August 1967. The organisation was later renamed as BAIF Development Research Foundation. To ensure administrative efficiency the organisation is decentralised into autonomous units at state levels, which are generally known as associate organisations. BAIF group of organisations today, operates in 9 states in India. It has 11 associate establishments as on date.

BAIF Institute for Rural Development -Karnataka is BAIF's unit that is currently implementing development programmes in Karnataka and Andhrapradesh.

Rachana Swayam Seva Sanga(R)
Maithreya Institute for Environment and RuralStudies(R)

'Maithreya' Institute for Environment and Rural Studies is a non profit Trust with the motto- Evolution in harmony with the creation and dedicated to advance the Knowledge of principle and practice of conceiving the harmony of development and environment.

Its community members are from various walks of life but deeply concerned of environment & rural issues vise., global warming, global dimming, destroy of flora and fauna, water scarcity, pollution, unemployment and poverty among rural people.

Its vision programme is getting materialized through the members of the organization, coordinating with the teachers of different institutions and non-government organization by various initiatives, activities, undertakings, workshops, seminars and publications.

Some of the nature related activities of MIERS

Nature camps
Bio-diversity assessment
summer camps for children from all strata of the society
devarakadu (sacred grove)
Monthly documentary shows on Environmental issues.

source: Wikipedia

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