Kheti Virasat Mission - The ecological movement for Punjab

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Gender MALE
Occupation Compassion
Location JAITU-151202, District - Faridkot, Punjab, India
Introduction The Kheti Virasat Mission - KVM is a non profit conscious civil society organization established in March 2005 and registered as a trust with head office at Jaitu town of district Faridkot. KVM is working in the field of sustainable agriculture, conservation of natural resources, environmental health and eco-sustainable technologies. KVM undertakes policy debates, issues of WTO and globalization, activities of environmental education, awareness and advocacy, youth activities for environment and sustainable development. Apart from this KVM has also build cross section alliance through networking with other civil society groups, activists, and experts. KVM is working to promote sustainable - ecological agricultural practices, conservation and regeneration of natural water resources and to re-establish the traditional wisdom and practices related to water. Umendra Dutt is Executive Director of Kheti Virasat Mission. Jaitu, Faridkot district in Punjab. Phone: 9872682161 E-mail:
Interests It is the spiritual and ecological connection with natural elements that draw me in to this work and then looking at the complex network of relationships within nature and how they are intertwined. This is why I feel Punjab’s field should reflect this, and not mono culture mindsets which destroy human life and thinking. The work is inspired by Spiritualised vision of Life. A deep sense of compassion towards all creations of nature, all life forms and sense of oneness with nature on one-side and witnessing destruction of nature very much in front of our eyes on other side has moved me to do some thing. I strongly believe that God is present in the entire nature and hurting nature is violence against God. One has to stand against this violence of development destroying nature. Contamination of food and destruction of food legacy of Punjab is another issue of concern for me.

The question which makes me extremely uncomfortable is - Is this development? And for whom it is meant for? Where are fundamental rights to live of poor and marginalized? Where is God given natural right to have water, shelter and live of other life forms? The planet Earth does not belong to human race only.