PLAN Foundation

(Foundation for Participatory Learning and Action Network)

PLAN Foundation is a non-profit making organization dedicated for bringing rural prosperity through Research and Studies, Trainings and Capacity Building, Technical Support & Intervention of Appropriate Rural Technology and Institutional Networking in the National and Global Perspective. Founded in 1998, Foundation has the expertise in different fields and capacity to undertake ventures of Research and Analysis, Training & Capacity Building, Programme Planning and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Developmental and Socio-Economic projects.

The primary focus areas of the Foundation are Rural Entrepreneurship Development, Capacity Building and Training of Local Self Governance Institutions and Strengthening of Panchayat Raj System, Watershed Development, Project Planning and Management, Comprehensive Health Care, Vocational Education, Interventions of Appropriate Rural Technologies, CBOs/NGOs Management and Networking, Social Forestry, Medicinal Plants and Herbal Gardening, Animal Husbandry and Stray Cattle Rehabilitation, SHG Strengthening and Micro-finance, Micro Insurance, Tourism Promotion, Disaster Management, Clean Development Mechanism, Agri-Horti Practices and Organic Farming, Alternative Energy.

Vision Statement

All round development of communities requires a combination of participatory eefforts and approach. PLAN is a collective effort for sustainable development and dedicated to create enduring prosperity and to improve the quality of life through technology promotion, research, capacity building and promotion of community ownership. To ensure that the benefits of development reach the poor in particular, and people in general, it is necessary that different agencies working for development pool their strengths and become partners.

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Demonstration of Participatory Learning by volunteers from”Youth Making A Difference” (YMAD) USA started at 4 Govt. Primary Schools in Banjar block, District Kullu H.P.

The Youth Making A Difference  USA is organizing educational camps for teachers and students in Himachal Pradesh from last 10 years. Presently "Demonstration of Participatory Learning" are started in  Govt. Primary School  Ghiyagi, Hirrab, Shoja and Seri  of Banjar Block Distt. Kullu. The program started on 9th June and will be completed  on 17th June. 2015. During this YMAD Volunteers from USA will carry out some activities (Hygiene Teaching, English Learning, Mathematics, Cleaning/Painting in school campus, Health Checkup, Distribution of Health Kit and Study Material etc.) developed for Elementary School children.

Free distribution of Poly Vermi Compost unit by PLAN Foundation in District Sirmour HP under Organic Farming Certification Program in support of Department of Agriculture H.P.

[caption id="attachment_442" align="alignnone" width="300"]Demonstration of Poly Tank (Vermi Compost Unit) Demonstration of Poly Tank (Vermi Compost Unit)[/caption]

External Audit of farmers under Organic Farming project (Rampur) by OneCert Asia completed

PLAN Foundation is promoting Organic Farming in state in support of Agriculture Deptt. H.P.  In Rampur area 500 farmers are registered for organic farming. The OneCert Asia Pvt. Ltd is external auditor for this project. The project is in third year and last external audit is completed by the agency.

PLAN Foundation completed Planning of Sungra Panchayat of Nichar, Sapni & Sangla of Kalpa and Chango of Pooh block for model village under MMAGY

In Distt. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh PLAN Foundation completed planning of villages under Mukhyamantri Adarsh Gram Yojna (MMAGY). Planning under this scheme was completed in these panchayat:

Block Kalpa: Gram Panchayat Sapni & Gram Panchayat Sangla
Block Pooh: Gram Panchayat Chango
Block Nichar : Gram Panchayat Sungra
The planning process completed in support of BDO Kalpa, BDO Pooh and BDO Nichar.



Property Tax Reform for Municipal Council Sunder Nagar H.P.

PLAN Foundation has started web/GIS based Property Tax Reform for Municipal Council Sunder Nagar H.P.  PLAN Foundation will support MC Sunder Nagar for assessment of properties under MC and development of web application for house tax.  The total income of MC will be increased by this reform and will reduce the work load i.e. manual data management of MC officials.

Exposure visit of farmers (Lab to Land)

PLAN Foundation has  collaborated with Agriculture Department H.P. for organizing Exposure Visit/ study tour of farmers of solan district. Total 5 visits will be organized and total 185 farmers  (37 )will be benefited under the program. These farmers will visit different locations/institutes with in state for learning purpose.

Survey Under Property Tax Reforms Started in Theog, Distt. Shimla Himachal Pradesh India

Plan Team has started door to door survey of each properties under Municipal Council Theog. The Program will assist urban local body in resource generation. Program is scheduled to finish with in three months.