Satyagraha for Sacred Economy (ENG)

OUR DEMANDS

ZERO TAX AND REFINANCING FOR SACRED ECONOMIES

AND

STEPS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO REJUVENATE SACRED ECONOMY ON A WAR FOOTING

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Centenarian Freedom Fighter H S Doreswamy addressing the satyagrahis

Environmentalist Vandana Shiva speaking to the Industrial workers 

 

Why the Satyagraha?

Gram Seva Sangh has undertaken a satyagraha for revival of the sacred economy. Sacred Economy is that which gives maximum number of jobs with minimum investment and with least damage to the environment. The sage Valmiki in his Ramayana speaks of this harmonious existence between humans and nature. 

The Monster Economy is losing

Today the Monster Economy has spread its tentacles all over the world. The nature and girth of this economy is indeed monstrous. Ironically, this economy is losing and it is defeating not only us, but its surroundings as well. This is the ideal time to defeat the monster economy and pave the way for sacred economy.

Should we allow the monsters to win?

No. But governments all over the world are desperately trying to save the monster economy with taxpayers’ money. When small and medium scale industries are in distress, when farmers, weavers, and artisans are turning away from their professions and migrating to cities, saving the monster economy is a crime.

Exclusion is not sacred

The very meaning of sacred is being changed. Segregation in the name of caste and gender discrimination is being promoted in the name of sacredness.

Our demand

Sacred Economy sectors should have zero tax, have refinancing options and the government should work towards rejuvenating this sector immediately. 

Fashion guru Prasad Bidapa hosts a fashion show of handmade fabrics on behalf of Satyagraha for Sacred Economy

 

Is it possible to measure sacred economy scientifically?

“This is an immeasurable demand. Even if the government makes up its mind to accede to the demand, it is not possible to do so.” This is the opinion of some people. However, this is not true. This goal can be achieved. I will explain below.

Sacred Economy has criteria

If there are handmade products and locally procured raw materials on one end, then there is completely automated and imported raw material on the other end. 

Swadeshi limit

We have also formulated a criterion for procuring raw materials that are swadeshi. If the raw material is procured within a hundred kilometers of the manufacturing unit, then it is swadeshi. Or else it will be treated as foreign. When Gandhiji announced Gram Swarajya, this limit was set at 8 kms or 5 miles.

60-40 ratio

The criterion for sacred economy has a 60-40 ratio. This means that a manufacturing sector should have 60 per cent human effort and 40 per cent automation. The same ratio applies to raw materials.

Panacea for the collapsing economy

All the sectors that meet these criteria should have zero tax (GST), have refinancing options, and receive measures to uplift the sector. The only way to resuscitate the collapsing economy is by adopting sacred economy. We should not forget that we are primarily a local economy compared to developed countries.

An example of implementation

Take the auto-manufacturing sector. A large number of organized workers are employed in this sector. For this very reason, the government has provided tax breaks amounting to crores and crores of rupees. Then why has it not seen the desired result?

This is because the workers are not present in large numbers in Maruti, Ford or Toyota assembly line. They work in smaller ancillary industries which are shutting down.  For example, the industrial estate of Peenya in Bengaluru North, which is Asia’s biggest, has started closing down.

A collective movement

Revive the Peenya’s of this nation, not the monster economies. In this manner, this is a joint movement of the unorganized sectors of rural areas and the organized sectors of the cities.

Why use the word sacred? 

There are several dimensions to the satyagraha. While the creation of jobs is one aspect, protection of nature and environment is second. The third is the social structure. The satyagraha is also fighting caste and gender discrimination. Segregation is not sacred, I strongly believe that only hard work is sacred.

Tradition and Saint movements

Whether it was the Kalyana Kranti led by Basavanna or the movement led by Saint Ravidas or by Saint Kabir etc..it is noteworthy that all of them also talked about creating jobs, protecting the environment and destroying the caste system. If work is worship (Kayakave Kailasa), then tanning and weaving are also forms of worship.

Not just the temple that is sacred

How are temples that deny entry to dalits sacred? Sant Ravidas who used to sit on the roadside is sacred to us. Buddha, who organized the dalits, Allama, Manteswami, Male Mahadeshwara and Junjappa are all sacred to us. For several years Gram Seva Sangh has conducted a padayatra to all sacred places and has now taken up the fight for sacred economy.

Are city workers not sacred?

They definitely are. The creation of jobs is not limited to the rural sector. Hence, we did not call this movement as Gram Swarajya. Our definition of sacred economy includes people in the city like women garment workers, pourakarmikas, factory workers etc who are in distress.

Is our demand too big?

Yes, our demand is vast. Were it to be smaller, it would have been easier. The problem today is large and hence our demand is large. Our fight for smaller demands has not yielded the desired result. The economic distress has swept our workers into untold hardship.

Do or Die

This is the age of Do or Die. This has led to the rise of a global movement called Extinction Rebellion, a peaceful civil disobedience movement. We are patient. Even if the administrators lose their patience, we will not lose it. The satyagraha will be peaceful.

 What is the politics behind this?

This movement is not a political movement. We do not think that any political solutions can be found for this problem. But this does not mean that we will keep political workers away from our movement.  We call upon all workers to join us and bear upon their political parties to rejuvenate sacred economy.

This is a moral fight

Our satyagraha aims to encourage people to stop increased consumption and buy sacred products. We also want to bring moral pressure upon the government to formulate laws to help sacred sectors. 

Who are we?

We are not a workers’ union. Nor do we desire to gain political power with our satyagraha. Gram Seva Sangh is a union of all organisations involved in constructive work. We are working towards ensuring jobs in the sacred sector and protecting our environment. If our goals are met, then we will go back to our individual constructive work. 

Reading of the Ramayana during the satyagraha with noted singer MD Pallavi , singer Naada Maninalkuru and author Prasanna (left)

 

Satyagraha is wherever you are

We are with you where you are. Your satyagraha should be harmonious and peaceful. If you lose your temper or use the podium to further the prospects of your political party, then we are not with you. We are with the people. We are with the environment.

What if others are angry with me?

Anger is a disease. If you do not cure it, then you will never see the truth. Swallow your anger and convince others to set aside their anger as well.

Retired Supreme Court Justice V Gopala Gowda sitting for the satyagraha

 

What is the stance of the government?

The governments talk a lot about creation of jobs and protecting the environment. But their actions are contrary to their words. They bail out big corporations. In turn, these corporations grow bigger and automate jobs. They are killings jobs and destroying the environment.

Greta Thunberg

This teenager from Sweden is asking politicians and industrialists worldwide, “Why are you destroying my future, why are you destroying the environment for your profit?” We have the same question, but more specific. We also say that sacred economy is the only way to rescue the collapsing environment.

Release of the satyagraha’s logo. (L to R) M D Pallavi, Nada Maninalkuru, Vijayamma and Basavaraj Patil.

 

ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹದ ಘೋಷಣೆಗಳು (Satyagraha Slogans)

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ಹಸಿರನ್ನು ಹಸಿರಾಗಿ ಉಳಿಸಬಲ್ಲ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡಿ…!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ಸಭ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ಸಭ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಉಳಿಸಬಲ್ಲ ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ..!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ಕೆಲಸಗಳನ್ನೇ ಕೊಲ್ಲದಿರುವಂತಹ ಕೆಲಸಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಡಿ..!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ಗ್ರಾಮಗಳನ್ನು ನಾಶಮಾಡದಿರುವಂತಹ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡಿ..!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ಭೂಮಿ ಬಿಸಿಯಾಗದಿರುವಂತಹ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡಿ..!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ನೆಲ ಜಲ ಜೀವ ಜಂತುಗಳು ನರಳದಿರುವಂತಹ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡಿ..!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

ಜನರನ್ನು ಒಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಉಳಿಸಬಲ್ಲ ಕೆಲಸ ಕೊಡಿ…!

ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ… ಕೆಲಸಕೊಡಿ…!

Actor Kishore and other satyagrahis at a traffic junction

 

Noted handloom activist Uzramma speaks to youngsters at the Fashion show organized by Prasad Bidapa.

 

Noted historian Ramachandra Guha with Prasanna during his indefinite fast

Come…

Let us sit on satyagraha…..

The satyagraha by Gandhi-Ambedkar

The satyagraha that unites cities and villages

The satyagraha by nature lovers

A peaceful satyagraha by women and one and all

It is satyagraha by the youth

The satyagraha is wherever you are……..

GRAM SEVA SANGH

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#MonsterEconomy is dying, Let’s Cross Over…!

                                                                                                 – Prasanna

Let’s Cross Over

Monster Economy is dying. But we are unable to accept the fact. Like the children of a dying Grand-old-man, we have put the economy on ventilators; in an expensive hospital, called experts from all over the world, taken suggestions, even when those suggestions are contradictory to each other, and spent huge amounts of, scarce, national and international resource, on the treatment.

We are so completely involved with the dying monster that we don’t even want to go out of the emergency ward and see life as it is being lived. We do not want to notice for example, that even in the few weeks of the Corona Emergency the living world has already started looking livelier. The carbon emission levels have already started to come down and that the atmosphere has started showing signs of recovery. Nor for example do we, see animals (even wild ones) crossing over city streets, deserted and thus safe!

Instead, we want to go quickly back into the death ward, to pump more oxygen on to the dead lungs of the dying man! We are scared! Terribly, terribly, scared! The fact remains that we do not know how to manage without the monster! We do not know how to give up all the comforts that the old system offered! Unlimited travel, unlimited luxury, good looking malls, expensive hotels, connectivity and comfort!

But think! The wild animal crossing the street in a deserted city, whose picture we saw on the social media post, was crossing over and not intending to walk the street. We, on the contrary, have been walking the street, and want to continue to walk the street! We feel scared to crossover! We feel unsure on the natural ground; feel insecure with a hard working life! That’s our dilemma!

Look at it this way! The grand-old-man distributed his wealth unequally. His pet son (10% of the population) got a lion’s share, while the hard working children (90% of the population) had to scramble desperately for food even. The old man never cared for the old woman, meaning the nature! He is like the father in the Dostoevsky novel ‘Brothers Karamazov’. Of course, like in the novel, the monster economy has a few good qualities. For example, being driven by the machine, it looked after the business well. Let’s remember the good qualities, put a nice picture of it on the wall and cross over. In the novel one of the sons of the rascal father is called Alyosha Karamazov. He is a nice human being, almost a saint. We will have to follow his example, whether we like it or not!

Anyway there seems to be no choice. Why should we postpone the inevitable? If we pump more oxygen, the monster may breathe for a couple more years, but each such delay can put the living world to extinction. Let’s do Something.

  • Prasanna

Playwright, Theatre Director and Social Activist, Gram Seva Sangh

#Karonakuch A Letter

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The poor most affected by Corona, through it’s been brought home by the rich

Dear Friend,

Day before yesterday, India shut down completely for a day, as a mark of its resolve to fight Corona virus. It was a tremendous show of solidarity. But, Corona is just one of the many crisis facing humanity. There is global warming, economic slowdown, communal strife, war mongering and, above all acute poverty, to name a few!

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India’s unfortunate that are most vulnerable and unprovided for… #KaronaKuch campaign

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Virus or no virus. She needs job and money

What do we do? What sort of Future World would we be giving to our children? Let us ponder over these questions peacefully. In any case, most of us will have very little else to do, apart from pondering, in the next few weeks.

“ stay from home” cannot help these people – give them food and money for their well being

It is interesting! Most of us think that somehow the root of all our problems lies in the moral ground and not on the material ground.

Let’s ponder, introspect and amend ourselves

As a system, I suppose, we became monstrous and neglected the moral ground for a little too long. Whatever developments that we did over the last two centuries, we all know, benefitted only ten percent population. Pushing the other ninety percent people, nature and animal life, into the hell hole of deprivation or degradation! May be, we are being punished for this! Yes, punished by nature, or by god, if you want to call the moral authority that.

Temples, mosques and churches have also tried, are still trying, but haven’t succeeded in remedying the situation. I think the crisis needs a much larger and a more united social push. Such a push is what is called by some people as, secular-social-push. Of course religion is not excluded from such an exercise.

So, let’s all push! But before we do that, let’s discuss the issue first. May be on the social media platforms (Virus free!). And come up with concrete suggestions, such as, simple living, sharing, caring, etc. But, think concretely; think differently, before you suggest different sectors! Kindly use #karonakuch in all your postings, even amongst yourselves.

– Prasanna                                                                                                    24.Mar.2020         (Playwrite, Theater Director & Social Activist, Gram Seva Sangh ,               Bengaluru)

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Corona has made the poor more distressed – #KaronaKuch campaign

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Gram Sangh Seva’s #KuckKaro campaign

Dear Friends,

Gram Seva Sangh has launched a Social Media Campaign #KaronaKuch meaning Do Something.  This campaign attempts to draw the attention of the people of this country and also the Government, about the plight of the poor people during the last few months economic recession. Especially after the outbreak of Corona Scare.

Do something, poor, KaronaKuch Campaign
Majority of India’s poor segment need funds and assistance #KaronaKuch Campaign

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Do something for the needy #KaronaKuch campaign

We would very much like you to take part in the campaign by sharing these messages attached to all your friends and post in your social media platforms with #KaronaKuch

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No jobs for poor with MGNREGA stopped. How will the daily wage earners survive??

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Now no employment and earning for the poor with MGNREGA stopped. Government should fund the needy in this Corona crisis.

Any further ideas you have about this campaign, please do not hesitate to share with us. So that those ideas can be incorporated into the campaign, wherever possible.

Note: Try to tag @PMOIndia and other peoples representatives and influencers also, if possible.

Commercial success at the cost of destroying a river – Tiruppur’s Garment Business Case Story

 

Noyyal River - Tirupur

A Business model that damages Ecology

Tiruppur’s cloth range are not environmentally sustainable.

 

South India’s Tiruppur City is an example of the environmental damages, non-sustainable cloth and garment manufacturing processes can cause to a City’s precious rivers and water resources. This is a case in point of how business and economic progress took place at a huge cost of causing severe environmental degradation.

Noyyal River sacrificed for having the textile industry flourish!!

Tiruppur is a famous centre for it’s cotton knitwear , particularly cotton t-shirts. During the 1990’s, Tiruppur’s economy in terms of employment and export earnings thrived due to the cotton knitwear industry. The City’s garment businesses have got many global fashion retailers as customers. However, the process of manufacturing these garments involved bleaching and chemical dyeing which polluted the Tiruppur City’s Noyyal river which was once beautiful.

Contamination and pollution of Noyyal River -Tiruppur

 

Farmers lose out with their lands getting degraded

Farmers occupation hit at Tiruppur - India

 

Subsequently over the years, the Noyyal river became a toxic sewer and with the river’s chemically contaminated waters creeping into the groundwater table , a major natural source of clean water was destroyed and the water became unfit to be used for most of the agricultural purposes. All farmers in and around the district that depended on the waters of the Noyyal river for irrigation were negatively impacted.

Noyyal River - Tiruppur,India

 

 Productive Farming prevalent before the entities began their contamination

Before the dyeing and bleaching era existed prior to the 1990’s the Noyyal river which was clean supported the farming community as farmers grew a variety of crops – rice, sugarcane, groundnut, sesame, turmeric, beetroot, green chilli, tomato, cotton, tobacco, banana etc. Now the dirty, toxic contaminated waters of Noyyal river have destroyed farming occupations as the only crops that can be grown using these now toxic waters are coconuts and maize predominately used in dairy and livestock farming.

Unhealthy yield of coconut - Tiruppur, India

 

Even the coconuts that are grown now are of deteriorated quality looking small and unhealthy.

Farmer earnings now hit rock bottom!!

Villages that are even 70km downstream from Tiruppur are negatively impacted due to contamination of the Noyyal river with farmers making paltry earnings, as their agricultural lands and occupations are ruined, all due to these harmful effluents released by Tiruppur’s dye and bleaching entities!!

Tiruppur’s residents lose a precious source of water

Weeds, Distroyed Noyyal River, Tiruppur, India

Besides the farmers, resident people too are negatively affected with their local water resource contaminated and wasted by Tiruppur’s environmentally destructive textile manufacturing practices.

Let’s remember the water footprint of making one cotton t-shirt

Every cotton t-shirt has a water footprint with 1000’s of litres of water required to make it, beginning from growing the cotton crop, then processing of the cloth and wastage of water due to pollution involved in this process as well. Each cloth wastes, a natural resource that these days is critically scant.

 It’s possible to apply natural dyes for clothes – Sustainable Alternative

Charaka naturally dyed handloom clothes

 

This need not have been the story if Tiruppur did manufacture garments in an environmentally friendly, ethical way. For instance, Charaka, a women’s co-operative located at Bhimanakone Village in the Western Ghats region of Southern India, manufactures handloom garments using natural dyes.

Natural Dyes extracted from plant varieties

These natural dyes are extracted from crops and plants available in the forests of Western Ghats; like arecanut, pomegranate, jackwood, madder root for rich colours and hues of brown, red and yellow.

 Handmade clothes made with care employing rural locals

Designs made on a naturally dyed handloom cloth using Block Printing technique

Charaka was successful in providing employment and livelihoods to women of the region. Such garments are manufactured with care for the environment and done using labour employing their hand skills in weaving naturally dyed garments using handlooms.

Fabrics are woven using handloom employing labour

Fabrics are woven using handloom employing labour

 

Additional value is added to the garments with designs made on them with elegant hand embroidery and block printing, where wood blocks are used to make designs on the garments.

Charaka's elegant hand embroidery on their naturally dyed handloom clothes

Ultimate in Sustainability

Such a business model is sustainable, it employs local resources from raw materials to labour, gives jobs to rural people and there is a special value because these products are handmade, eco-friendly.

 We can make sustainable choices in making purchases!!

A takeaway for us in all this, is that when we buy clothes, we choose clothes that are ethically made, clothes that are made without polluting rivers without destroying livelihoods of farmers. This is sustainable fashion.

Charaka range of eco sustainable dresses for men

 

There is more value for a cloth that’s made with care, using hand skills of local rural people, than mass produced soulless machine made mass produced clothes.

Charaka range of eco sustainable dresses for women.

India we all know used to be popular with Khadi cloth business as well, it supported the village economy providing jobs to people of rural India. We have the choice of making conscious sustainable choices, valuing environment, labour and creating a positive change by buying clothes that helps in giving a living to local people, providing them respect and dignity for their valuable work.

All photos related to the Noyyal River taken from the following wire article
https://thewire.in/environment/australian-open-tiruppur-dyeing-bleaching-groundwater-contamination-agriculture-noyyal-river
Photo credits to Neetha Deshpande

 

The deteriorated Economy of India experiencing Low Growth and Unemployment

Declining Economy

 

 

These past recent months, there have been talks of weather India is staring at an Economic Crisis. The Indian Government, have tried to tone down this matter by saying that India is just going through a slowdown which is natural as a result of generalized Global Economic slowdown that is affecting even the developed economies of USA, UK,Japan and other countries around the world. However, latest data released for the 2nd quarter of 2019(July to Sept period) has given us clear data that indicate that the rate of growth of the Indian Economy has not just declined drastically but majority of the India’s population have got poorer, are consuming less and are unemployed.

Economic Crisis Situation

 

Wire news report on Indian Economic Performance 2019 Q2 Period
https://thewire.in/video/watch-the-wire-business-report-understanding-the-q2-gdp-slump

Overall growth of Indian Economy is poor reflected by Sub 5% GDP growth

GDP growth has been just 4.5% which is the lowest since 2013 Quarter 4 period. This means that the growth experienced by Indian Economy to provide jobs to it’s more than a billion population right now is just not enough!!!

Declining Economy

 Declining Growth Rates of the Major Sectors of the Indian Economy

In Q2 Manufacturing Sector has grown by 2.6%, Construction sector by 3.2% and Agricultural Sector has grown by a really dismal 2.1% , all these sectors are experiencing a decline in growth rates in comparison to Quarter 1 period of 2019.

 Industrial Production is at a low

Industrial and Manufacturing Activity have contracted as indicated by contraction of the core sectors of Indian Economy by 5.8% with a decline in production of crude oil, natural gas, cement, coal production, electricity, steel etc.

This indicates that there is less demand for these essential products required by Construction industries and manufacturing units for production and infrastructure building activities, due to them not doing much in their building and production activities.

 Investment in the Economy has grown by less than 1%

Investment in India by business entities was less than 1% in this period with the investment rate gone down to 28%, meaning no companies and business entities are confident to invest in India at present. This is despite the measures taken by the current Government to induce industries and companies to invest more with the Government having exercised its monetary policy of Repo rRate cuts so that industries and companies get cheap loans for investment purposes.

Besides cutting of interest rates, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaram also gave tax reductions to Corporate Entities amounting to 37,000 crore, even then investment has not picked up. Generally, if the above measures don’t work, it could only mean that there other issues ailing the Indian Economic Environment that needs to be fixed, for investment and growth to pick up.

 Unemployment, income inequalities and increase in Poverty

More worrying truths that are ugly emerge as well as rural distress has only increased, along with 7% increase in unemployment with their consumption having come down by 2% according to the 2018 leaked data of National Statistics Office (NSO).

Poverty has increased as well, with income inequalities having grown at vulgar proportions!! The majority of the section of India’s population who are in the bottom of the pyramid, are only getting poorer day by day.

 Retail inflation with low growth in economy and unemployment a worry!!

In the months of November and December, Retail inflation had risen to
5.54% and 7.35% with increase in prices of essential food items – milk, vegetables, egg, fish and meat. A majority of India’s population are low income population, along with low growth in job opportunities and unemployment, rise in prices of essential food products will have them not able to even afford food for basic nutrition!!

Outlook news on India’s retail inflation
https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/business-news-retail-inflation-jumps-to-735-in-december-2019-against-novembers-554/345659

The Structural issue in the current Indian Economic System

There have been discussions relating to whether this Economic slowdown is cyclical or structural, meaning are there inherent problems prevalent in the Indian Economic System that are the reasons for this economic low growth or is this just a natural economic cycle?. The answer to this is yes, there are structural issues crippling the Indian Economy. Since years the GDP growth of Indian Economy only grew because of profits made by the Corporate sector, but a large section of India remained poor and India’s rural economy has been destroyed.

Wire’s News article – 
India’s former chief statistician, Pronab Sen on India’s economic situation
https://thewire.in/video/watch-india-economy-karan-thapar-pronab-sen-interview

Farmer suicides since years because of Poverty

Agricultural Sector that comprises of farmers and labourers that provide food security to the entire Indian country have never procured a decent remuneration to make a living even though the goods that they produce have a permanent long standing demand as everyone of us are consumers of food materials for our survival, health and vitality!! Add to this they often are exploited and stressed due to the pressure of them needing to pay back loans, due to which many have been committing suicides.

The Workers and Labourers have always been paid very poorly

The workers and labourers in factories and industries are the real producers, but they never had job security even though their employers like big car companies, tyre companies, Construction companies and others make profits using their services, their wages also have been unfairly low when compared to the value they added to the Economic system. This was the case even when India experienced an economic boom, when Manufacturing and Construction companies were expanding and making profits.

https://www.networkideas.org/featured-articles/2018/08/factory-workers-in-india/

 India’s Rural Sector been destroyed

Traditionally, India’s rural Sector provided jobs to people in occupations like handicraft making, handloom cloth business, there were fishermen, farmers, small vendors, hawkers, khadhi weavers etc. These jobs were supporting giving livelihoods to lakhs of people in the area without the need for them to take that difficult step of migrating to urban areas and struggling to make a living there. However, that sector has been neglected by the Indian Government, as a result India’s poverty levels remain high.

SMEs are important as they provide employment to many

Small and Medium Enterprise segment (SMEs), that comprise of small and medium sized businesses do provide employment to a large population, but that segment has largely been ignored in the current Economic System which has favoured only capitalist entities in India!!

 India’s GDP could be more if the neglected sectors are developed and grown

India’s GDP would definitely have been better if all it’s sectors of Economy were nurtured and attended to by the Indian Economic System. So, farmers, weavers, textile workers, labourers, workers, fishermen, small and medium enterprise constituents would have earned enough to lead a dignified life. Then with enough money in their hands, their purchasing power would be constant enough to keep them demanding essential goods and services – food, electricity, healthcare, education services and other goods required by them which would have a positive and real increase in India’s GDP.

India’s prosperity only possible if the neglected sectors are revived

It is high time India becomes that country where poverty is eradicated and everybody has enough to lead a decent basic standard of living. India’s Economic system of production has been unjust to the majority of its population involved in occupations mentioned before (agriculture and farming, traditional textile industry comprising khadi and handloom garments, small scale industry constituents, fishermen, factory and industry workers and labourers, hawkers, handicraft artisans, weavers and more) .

Here is a write up on how the small sector players actually employ people – rural women and even disabled youth – 

https://gramsevasangh.org/2019/11/13/sacred-economy-in-the-real-world-and-its-positive-impacts/

India’s Banking Sector crippled with NPAs

Another, really troubling fact is that Big Corporates and individuals have cheated many Public Sector Banking institutions with non-repayment of loans and gotten away with it for a long time. This has affected the common man, as when there are bad debts and non-performing assets(NPAs), the hard earned money of the bank’s depositors are unsafe, with the bank not having liquidity to pay back it’s depositors with all that the amount lost as unrecovered loans.

Outlook Magazines story on Indians fear in having their saving in Public Sector Banks
https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/business-news-is-your-money-safe-why-indians-are-losing-their-trust-in-banks/302302

One of the latest cases is of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank not able to recover Rs 4355 crore loan which it lent to Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. Due to this, there were concerns on PMC’s money liquidity availability and Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) intervened imposing restrictions on Depositors on withdrawing their own money from the bank. It has to be noted that mostly the common man with small earnings are affected here with their years of hard invested savings being insecure in a public sector bank.

Now figures show that Bank Credit lending has come down by 88%, banks are not comfortable to lend to companies like before in fear of NPAs increasing as these companies may not be able to pay the loan back in the prevailing economic climate which is not looking promising.

India’s Economic System favouring mostly the Big Corporate Entities been harmful

The above case is just one example of bad loans, owners of profit making companies like Kingfisher’s Vijay Mallaya and jewel company businessman Nirav Modi have gotten away from India earlier without paying back the loans and advances they secured amounting to crores of money. All this definitely shows that India’s Banking Sector is not healthy which is required for the good financial health of the Economy. This also reflects how big companies and businessmen get easy money from the system, that’s not the case for small sectors discussed before, even though the small sector has potential to employ a lot of population lifting them out of poverty and hardship.

India’s earlier GDP growth numbers due to economic boom benefiting only a small section

Now, all these problems existed for a long while, but India sustained some growing GDP numbers as IT companies and other constituents in the capitalist system employed a small section of people who earned degrees and worked hard. India’s GDP growth, was definitely one sided it never reflected the prosperity of the Nation as a whole.

Growth of Nation cannot happen just by encouraging sales of cars, aiding the automobile industry to grow, or sale of real estate that’s also a costly market, or being happy with earnings that come from air travel, or gold jewelry sales anymore. Government must cater to the requirements of small players rather than having India’s GDP grow by stimulating demand of the upper class segments on products and services of big companies, industries and economic powers. This is definitely a monster economy not giving a level playing field to small players!!

 Demonetisation worsened India’s Economy

Lately, India has further fallen deep into the economic crisis mess because of certain policies of the BJP Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, namely Demonetisation and GST tax regime.

Demonetisation in November 2016 had the Government declare old issues of 500 Rs and 2000 Rs notes to cease as acceptable legal tender to be replaced by new version of those currency notes.

Demonetisation, resulted in small entities in neglected sectors not have money liquidity to sustain business, overtime they were forced to shut down and lakhs of people lost jobs. Added to this, came the Goods and Services tax (GST), this magnified difficulties for the small, neglected sectors discussed before, as they could not pay tax and this increased their distress. Ideally, small and medium Industries and businesses should be exempted from tax until they mature with constant earnings and prosperity.

 Corruption eating away precious money…

Much more can be said on India’s Economy, especially how precious money is lost in corruption wastages. Even though India Metro Cities are saturated with unsustainable and unplanned development, more projects that are not required are introduced like the needless flyovers,skywalks, dam building on free flowing rivers and other things. Often, money gets allocated for those projects, and corruption has officials pocket money. Again, big companies that get tender for the project get fatter making money out of it. However, no development happens in rural areas which lacks basic roads, healthcare and educational facilities. There is no balanced all around development that would benefit the entire Nations with prosperity and peace.

 India needs to sort this situation else it’s going to be a prolonged suffering

A must mention is resulting deterioration in environmental conditions in India with Government having allowed big economic entities to pollute rivers, cut trees, reduce forest cover for business projects of big companies and industries.

India is definitely in a mist of a big economic and environmental crisis, hopefully, Government at least encourages all the sectors that became marginalized as they were neglected to develop now, so farmers, weavers, textile workers, artisans, labourers, small entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprise businesses workers get to earn a living and many millions of population get employed and skilled working in these sectors.

 

Preamble of Satyagraha for Sacred Economy

Our Demand

Zero tax, Refinance, Restructure, all Sacred sectors of Economy

Preamble

            Organizations of agricultural labor, crafts people, farmers, industrial labor, small vendors, small entrepreneurs, service providers and environmentalists have all come together under this Satyagraha for Sacred Economy. We believe in the ethical dictum, labor is sacred. Hence the name sacred economy. Broadly speaking this is a sector that uses less than forty percent automation and more than sixty percent human labor.

But the system of political economy that is ruling us today is the opposite of being sacred, a monster. The monster economy is monstrous both in its size and in its nature. It has no ethics, no morality. It has continued with the feudal policy of dividing work from worship, making the work demeaning and the worship exclusive. It is essentially an immoral system.

But then it delivered results and accrued wealth for a while. Not any more. The monster is now dying. With the fossil fuel crisis deepening it is likely to collapse completely. Unfortunately, instead of letting it die governments from all over the world are trying to revive the monster. We, on the contrary, believe that the collapse of the monster is a good development and that we should protect the humanity from getting crushed under the falling debris. Sacred Economy we believe can do this.

However, Sacred Economy is not a mere economic programme. For example, it cannot be introduced through government regulations alone. It is a holistic programme. It needs the participation of the people. It has three major dimensions to it. Individual commitment to simple living, societal commitment to cooperation and peaceful coexistence. And, a shift in government policy through a radical shift in the political economy.

This satyagraha, we are proud to say, has been conducted peacefully so far. The government has invited Gram Seva Sangh for talks. But we know we have a long way to go. When we succeed, remember, all of us shall be working under a better working condition with a sense of participation and joy. We can expect better wages for the working people.

What we are fighting for is essentially rural entrepreneurship. Why should only Ambanis and Adanis of the world be facilitated for entrepreneurship and leadership. Why cannot it be facilitated to the small sectors as well.

Let us tell the world that small people are not foolish and that the big people are not saintly either. Let us change the system of governance and make good people govern.

Gram Seva Sangh

+91 99800 43911 | gramsevasanghindia@gmail.com

Medha Patkar lends support for the Sacred Economy Movement – Video

Narmada Bachao activist, Medha Patkar addressing audience at the Joint Convention of the Sacred Economy that took place in Bangalore.

Maam with her wide range of practical experience in the field of activism by leading the Narmada Bachao Andolan movement gave very wise insights and perspectives, highlighting what it would take for a movement like, ‘Satyagraha in support of the Sacred Economy’ to be successful and impactful.

Gram  Seva Sangh’s movement in support of the Sacred Economy intends to be a movement of people to restructure India’s Economic system, for an economy that’s just, equitable and sustainable.

Sacred Economy is Economy of Permanance 

Maam, explains the need for a Sacred Economy which is an economy that esteems the value of labour. It is that the economy of permanence that not only gives livelihoods to most number of people but  ensures a healthy sustenance of a Nation’s economy with a system that encourages production of goods and services that are actually required by the country’s population, which is what real development should be all about.

Centralization of Power and Exploitation widespread in today’s Economic System

Sacred Economy is an economy of justice and equity. Today’s economic system favors the Corporates, industrialists and only works to satisfy the needs of the City dwellers. Their agenda is profits, and this is got by exploitation of groups that have become marginalised. Corporates and industries use the services of workers who produce goods but these labourers and workers have no job security. Factories and industries close down at will, leaving lakhs of workers unemployed. This is the current scenario where many car factories closed down due to economic slowdown and no demand, workers are abandoned.

These big Corporate and industrial entities have nexus with political powers as well and have been arrogant enough to have taken lands of farmers for development projects that won’t benefit the poor people who have been  displaced. Narmada Dam is an example of that. 

However, it’s the farmers who provide food security to the country, it is the industrial workers and labourers who are the real producers of many factory and industry made goods, and they are not compensated, looked after fairly. That is why Gram Seva Sangh calls the current economic system, a Monster Economy!!

Today’s Economy continues to destroy Country’s Wilderness –   Climate Change Threat

The Monster Economy, has centralized control over a country’s Natural Resources that should be freely available to every person. The big powers have taken control of land, water, rivers, forests and have damaged it as well, which has led to an environmental crisis.

In future if things go this way, there will be no land to grow essential food produce, there will be no water, there will be severe air pollution leaving us with no clean air to breath due to loss of greenery, forest cover and pollution caused by industries and people. This future is nearby too, scientists have said it’s possible that in 12 years time due to climate change the earth will be facing a mass extinction possibility!!  

The above point cannot be denied as we know the severe air quality problem, the very capital of our country faces – Delhi.  There is unusually heavy flooding occurring during rain down pours in Kerala, North Karnataka, Uttarakhand etc killing many people and wrecking their houses and lives .

The reasons for these are partly man made – depletion of trees in forests that did flood control by being a catchment area for rain water, encroachment of lake, river beds with illegal constructions leading to flooding, landslides dues to drilling and mining in mountainous and ecologically sensitive regions,  pollution of river water due to effluent flows of industrial and human waste and dams that curb the flow of the river affecting water quality, fish and aquatic life, their mismanagement also leads to floods as all the excessive and unnecessary dams constructed just to profit the large Corporation that build it, are opened simultaneously allowing suddenly now fierce water to move and cause destruction. Unauthorised mining in sensitive areas have been releasing toxic chemicals on water bodies and forest soil!! Many of Natural Calamities are man-made and this is slowly leading to the extinction of the whole planet in reality.

Sacred Economy is required to save our Countries’ Environment

In contrast to this, Sacred Economy not only revives the domestic economy of our Nation, it also is environmentally friendly as sectors of this Economy traditionally as well as now, make maximum use of local raw materials, they don’t take away Natural greenery or pollute air or water. The best part is Sacred Economy has been an intrinsic part of the Indian culture. India’s been respected and recognized for it’s handicraft , handloom and khadhi products, they have a special value because  of being handmade, making use of the artistic skills of local people.

Sacred Economy is required to revive India’s Economy

Sacred Economy is needed for factory workers and laborers, agriculturalists, fishermen, hawkers, handloom weavers, construction workers, anganwadi workers and women in these occupations and others in both rural and urban areas to get supported so these essential occupations are enough to sustain them for a living. Today’s Monster Economy has neglected these segments but Sacred Economy will work to develop these sectors, so that our Nation’s Economy is actually healthy with everyone getting livelihoods and thus acquiring purchasing power to buy required goods and services, which will sustain the Nation’s economy and lift the country out of the deep economic crisis it has gone into.

Currently India’s GDP has fallen. Banks and Govt. policy measures to stimulate consumer demand through their money and market mechanisms are only done to benefit Corporates and industries not the farmers, weavers and others mentioned earlier who qualify to be Sacred Economy constituents. These segments are left out and even the little benefits that they are entitled to receive by Political and Economic powers in the Monster Economy, don’t reach them a tall!!

Therefore, the current Monster Economy system has only widened income inequalities. If we as Indian Citizens desire our Country to have all around development with removal of poverty  along with the existence of healthy natural environments filled with greenery abundant enough to provide for clean air, clean water, then we should support Gram Seva Sangh’s Sacred economy movement. Whatever maybe the political climate, we can’t make excuses, we have to demand revival of Sacred Economy, that would also revive India’s basic indigenous industry.

So, join forces with Gram Seva Sangh in our Campaign in support of Sathyagraha for Sacred Economy.

 

 

An Urgent Appeal for Funds

Gram Seva Sangh

23-12-2019

Dear Fellow Travelers,

As you are aware, the Gram Seva Sangh (GSS) has been making efforts since 2015 to bring together urban and rural workers through programs, agitations and Satyagraha’s in order to create a new force for social justice and economic equity in the society. In recent months, our Satyagraha for the Sacred Economy has found wide acceptance in parts of the major cities in Karnataka. In our current efforts to expand the Satyagraha to district and Taluka centers, we are happy to share with you that we find a high degree of resonance with people’s aspirations as witnessed in their enthusiastic participation and support to our programs.

 

A few days ago, the central government invited the GSS to Delhi to discuss the demands put up by the Sangh during the October Satyagraha. During the discussions, the GSS has requested the government to speedily address our demands. Nonetheless, indications are that only a mass struggle is likely to force the government to accede to our demands.

 

Accordingly, our next step is to visit a large number of places across Karnataka to strengthen the struggle. The background and ongoing work needed for this is immense. Therefore we have had to take one more full time and two part time volunteers for the Bangalore office. These five volunteers have agreed to work with us for a much lower remuneration, arising from their own commitment for justice and equity in society. It is not out of place to mention that they have given up their previous high paying jobs in order to work with us.

 

We also have to plan for expenses for our activity in interior Karnataka. While we gratefully acknowledge your generosity in providing assistance to us in the past, we find that our collections are presently significantly lower than our needs. Consequently, we face a shortage of nearly one lac rupees every month.

 

Such a deficit cannot be met without expanding our circle of contributors. Our appeal to you is twofold:

  1. Please consider a commitment for monthly contributions to our cause
    1. Small contribution from your monthly income (Ex: from 2 to 10 thousand rupees) every month.
    2. Or, a yearly or a onetime contribution of say 12,000 rupees or more
  2. As a longtime supporter of the agenda of the GSS, please enlist supporters from amongst your friends, relatives and associates across India and make them a part of our family, both materially and otherwise.

We would be grateful for a quick response from you. A change from the past is that we have recently opened a current account in the name of Gram Seva Sangh. The details of the Bank Account are given below:

Account Name: Gram Seva Sangh

Account No: 6820702287

IFSC Code: IDIB000C007

Bank: Indian Bank

Branch: Chamarajapete, Bengaluru

Thank You
Prasanna
Mentor, Gram Seva Sangh

Gram Seva Sangh

Flat #102, Shesha Nivas, 1st Block, 1st Main,Thyagarajanagar, Bengaluru-560070

www.GramSevaSangh.org | gramsevasanghindia@gmail.com | Mobile : 9980043911 | Twitter : gramasevasangha | FaceBook: GramSevaSanghIndia | Youtube: Gram Seva Sangh

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ತುರ್ತಾದ ಹಣಕಾಸು ನೆರವು: ನಿಮ್ಮಲ್ಲೊಂದು ಮನವಿ

ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘ

ನಲ್ಮೆಯ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘದ ಬಂಧುಗಳೇ,

2015 ರಿಂದ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘವು ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಮತ್ತು ಪಟ್ಟಣಗಳ ಶ್ರಮಿಕರನ್ನು ಹಲವಾರು ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ, ಹೋರಾಟ ಮತ್ತು ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಒಂದುಗೂಡಿಸಿ ಹೊಸ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನಾಗಿಸುವ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿದೆ. ಸದ್ಯದ ಪವಿತ್ರ ಆರ್ಥಿಕತೆಯ ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹವು ದೊಡ್ಡ ನಗರಗಳಲ್ಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹಳ ಆಶಾದಾಯಕವಾದ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ಕಂಡಿದ್ದು, ಹಾಗೇ ಮುಂದುವರೆದು ಕೆಲವು ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಮತ್ತು ತಾಲೂಕು ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳಿಗೆ ವ್ಯಾಪಿಸಿ, ಭಾರೀ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಜನರ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮೆಚ್ಚಿಗೆಯನ್ನು ಸತತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಲಿದ್ದೇವೆ ಎಂದು ನಿಮ್ಮೊಡನೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಇಚ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ.

ಇದೆಲ್ಲದರ ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ ಕೆಲವು ದಿವಸಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರವು ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘವನ್ನು ದೆಹಲಿಗೆ ಆಹ್ವಾನಿಸಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ವಿಚಾರಣೆ ನಡೆಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ತಿಂಗಳ ಒಳಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಈಡೇರಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ಕೇಳಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಸರಕಾರದಿಂದ ಪವಿತ್ರ ಆರ್ಥಿಕತೆಯ ನ್ಯಾಯೋಚಿತ ಬೇಡಿಕೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಮನ್ನಣೆ ಪಡೆಯಲು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಮಟ್ಟದ ಜನಾಂದೋಲನವೊಂದೇ ದಾರಿ ಎಂಬುದು ನಮ್ಮ ಗ್ರಹಿಕೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಬರುವ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಊರು ಕೇರಿಗಳ ಜನರ ಮುಂದಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋರಾಟವನ್ನು ಸಬಲಗೊಳಿಸುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ನಾವು ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳುವುದೆಂದು ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಈ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಪೂರ್ವಭಾವಿಯಾಗಿ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘ ಕಚೇರಿಯು ಹೊಸ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳ ಮೇಲ್ವಿಚಾರಣೆಯನ್ನು ಸಕ್ಷಮವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಲು ಒಬ್ಬ ಪೂರ್ಣಕಾಲಿಕ ಮತ್ತು ಇಬ್ಬರು ಅರ್ಧಕಾಲಿಕ ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.

ಒಂದು ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಐದು ಜನ ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತರು ಸ್ವಯಂಸೇವಕರೂ ಹೌದು – ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ಸಂಭಾವನೆಗಿಂತ ಬಹು ಕಡಿಮೆ ಗೌರವ ಧನಕ್ಕೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಕಳಕಳಿಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರೇರಿತರಾಗಿ ಇವರು ಕೆಲಸ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ವೆಚ್ಚಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ನಮ್ಮ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳ ವೆಚ್ಚವೂ ಸೇರಿ ತಿಂಗಳ ಖರ್ಚಿನ ಕೊರತೆ ಸುಮಾರು ಒಂದು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳಷ್ಟು ಇದೆ. ಇಂದು ಈ ಮಹದಾಶಯದ ಸತ್ಯಾಗ್ರಹವನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಲು ನಮಗೆ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲಗಳ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೊರತೆಯಿದೆ. ಈ ವೆಚ್ಚಗಳನ್ನು ಪೂರೈಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಉದಾರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳು ಅತ್ಯಗತ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ. ನಿಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೋರಿಕೆಗಳು ಎರಡು:

  1. ಪ್ರತಿ ತಿಂಗಳೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಗಳಿಕೆಯ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಭಾಗವನ್ನು (ಉದಾ: ರೂ. 2೦೦೦ ದಿಂದ 10,೦೦೦ ದ ವರೆಗೆ) ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಡುವ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿ ನಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿರಿ. ಪ್ರತಿ ತಿಂಗಳು ಕೊಡಲಾಗದ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ರೂ. 12,೦೦೦ ಅಥವಾ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮೊತ್ತವನ್ನು ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೊಮ್ಮೆ ಕೊಡುವ ನಿರ್ಧಾರವನ್ನು ಕೂಡ ನೀವು ಮಾಡಬಹುದು.
  2. ನಮ್ಮ ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳ ಬೆಂಬಲಿಗರಾಗಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತ, ಬಂಧು ಸಹೋದ್ಯೋಗಿ ವರ್ಗಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಿ ಅವರನ್ನು ಕೂಡ ನಮ್ಮ ಬಳಗಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಅವರ ಮೂಲಕ ಜನ ಧನ ಸಹಾಯದ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪವನ್ನು ಅನುವು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡಿ.

ನಿಮ್ಮ ಇತ್ಯಾತ್ಮಕ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಾವು ಎದಿರುಗಾಣುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಈಚೆಗೆ ಗ್ರಾಮ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಘದ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲೇ ಒಂದು ಚಾಲ್ತಿ ಖಾತೆ (current account) ತೆರೆಯಲಾಗಿದೆ. ವಿವರಗಳು ಕೆಳಕಂಡಂತಿವೆ

Name: Gram Seva Sangh

Ac. No.: 6820702287

IFSC Code: IDIB000C007

Bank: Indian Bank

Branch: Chamarajapete, Bengaluru

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