The Integrated Villages Program focuses on a comprehensive effort towards self sustainable smart villages, adopting 30 villages in a specific geography and integrating communications and operational channels for maximum impact.
Integrated Village Development is currently active in 18 clusters around India.
Villages in a cluster
With a goal to create centers of economic activity, Ekal has created a hub and spoke model for implementation and monitoring. 13 Community Resource Centers serve 50,000 people in 100 villages, with a cumulative total of over 1 million.
The Centers have become the go to resource for villagers to learn sustainable farming, micro-entrepreneurship, gain access to markets and become vibrant centers for rural innovation, creating systemic indigenous solutions.
Education is Ekal’s flagship program. Since 1989, the organization has brought literacy and economic opportunity to over 10 million students in 102,000 villages and tribal areas in rural India.