Social Awareness through Human Involvement (SATHI) is a non-governmental, Non –profit and rural development organization in Himachal Pradesh ( India) whose mission is to promote sustainable livelihood through combining indigenous knowledge and innovative technologies for cost effective natural resource management. SATHI got established in 1992 by Dr.Anil Sharma (Founder/Director-SATHI) as a Volunteer organization and registered under the Society Registration Act 1860 (21). SATHI Head office is located at Thakur Dwara village of Pachhad block of District Sirmour (Himachal Pradesh).
For the last 20 years, Dr. Anil Sharma and his team Members of SATHI is diligently working for socio-economic uplift-ment of community reside in remote and backward hilly region of Himachal Pradesh. SATHI works with village level institutions (VLI’s) by generating farming alternatives, enriching the knowledge based training and demonstration, linking with development agencies and sharing experiences. Dissemination of information on advance and eco-friendly technology is major initiative of SATHI for self reliance of the community. SATHI had undertaken various demonstration programmes with (VLI’s) on rural technology such as organic farming , rain water harvesting from roof tops, Natural Resource Management, Artificial ground water recharge , Environment Conservation, Lantana utilization , Water and sanitation management, Mountain Livelihood promotion through farm and off-farm activities. In addition to this SATHI has always joining the hand with the government in implementing their programme. For its unique and pioneering works, SATHI has been conferred Vikas Ratan Award by IIFS New Delhi, National Ground Water Augmentation Award in 2008 by Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, Prerna Srot Samman Purskar in 2009 by Govt. of HP and Indira Gandhi Paryavarn Puruskar (IGPP Award -2010) from Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt Of India.
Resource available/ Expertise:
- Development of Village Level Institutions i.e. SHGs, VMS, UGs etc.
- Account Keeping and Record Maintaining For SHGs.
- Rain Water Harvesting through Polylined and F.C .Technology.
- Construction of Innovative Gravity Water Supply Schemes.
- Development of Vermi Composting Units.
- Organic Farming & Low Cost Seedling Rising.
- Water Shed Management / NRM.
- Improved Packages Of Crop & Vegetable Cultivation.
- Nursery Raising & Poly House Technology.
- System of Rice & Crop Intensification (SRI & SCI).
SATHI has managed all the interventions through village level institution (VLIs) and technologies adopted are simple, cost effective and environmental friendly. These interventions can be easily replicated in other parts of state or nation. In addition to this, exposure from State/National level is regularly visiting to SATHI and organization is always ready to share his experience & knowledge with everybody.