- Raghuram Vemula
At Organo, the impact of building an eco-habitat is carefully thought out and closely monitored. Some of the impact can be directly measured in terms of numbers such as water conservation and reuse, energy production etc., and some of the impact is intangible and can be felt over a long period of time such as a positive impact on the health and well-being of the residents, improved economic conditions and livelihood opportunities for the people from the nearby villages etc.
The villages near our projects are co-opted as part of the eco-habitat social outreach boundary. The intent of social outreach is to create a bond between the residents of eco-habitats and the villagers residing in the surrounding villages. This bond is pivotal to ensure that the eco-habitats have a symbiotic relationship with their surrounding villages, and everyone lives in harmony.
With the rapid urbanization, there is a growing trend of people from the villages migrating to the cities in search of livelihood opportunities. Most of them work in the unskilled sectors where the wages are low, and they live in shanty homes with poor living conditions. In villages near the city the trend is that people commute to work in the city on a daily basis and come back home which takes away a good chunk of their earnings. Some of them leave their families behind and go to the city in search of work.
The presence of eco-habitats built on the idea of Rurban living, with their emphasis on localization, the aforementioned issues of livelihood related migration can be mitigated to a considerable extent. The eco-habitats provide avenues for the villagers to get upskilled and find livelihood opportunities in various facilities management related roles right from farming, animal husbandry, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing), hospitality services, housekeeping etc.
This has a multiplier effect such as improved income generation, stable livelihood, skill improvement, etc.
Apart from this, interested residents of the eco-habitat also get an avenue to participate in social outreach programmes with focus on education of primary and secondary school children in the villages, farmers in the villages who are willing to adopt natural farming methods etc.
With a considerable number of rural youth and people willing to upskill and work in the eco-habitats the economic and social benefits to the villages cannot be emphasized more. This impact is not based on charity but on necessity which ensures that both the villagers and the residents of the eco-habitats engage in a dignified partnership with each other and help support one another in living a holistic life.
At Organo we co-create eco-habitats that celebrate living. Eco-habitats are sustainable communities which offer an intersection of urban conveniences and rural experiences providing a way of life integrated with nature and focussed on wellbeing.
Organo creates integrated holistic living environments, where the residents can take part in collective natural farming and witness the food they eat. Having already delivered India's first rurban commune- Organo Naandi, Organo is coming up with a 182-unit eco-habitat called Organo Antharam near Chevella.
To know more about our eco-habitat communities please call 9071123446 or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org.